Baking soda is a popular ingredient that is found in most homes. It has a variety of uses, from baking to cleaning. It can also be used to treat dandruff. You don't need to purchase expensive dandruff shampoos if you have baking soda in your cupboards. The main ingredient in baking soda is sodium bicarbonate, which helps loosen dead skin cells. Dandruff is mainly a build-up of dry skin cells on your scalp that is easily removed with exfoliation.
Add one tsp. of baking soda to a bottle of shampoo.
Shake the bottle to disperse the baking soda throughout the shampoo.
Wet your hair in the shower or tub and squeeze a quarter-sized amount of shampoo into your palm.
Lather the shampoo between your hands and rub it on your scalp. Use your fingers to massage the mixture into your scalp.
Leave the mixture on your scalp for up to an hour and then rinse thoroughly.
Wash your hair with this baking soda shampoo every time you are in the shower. Add more baking soda to your shampoo if your dandruff does not go away, or sprinkle some directly into your palm and mix it with shampoo.
If your scalp has thick scales, red or yellow skin discoloration, and persists despite using dandruff shampoo, you should see a doctor.