How to Treat Dandruff With Witch Hazel

How to Treat Dandruff With Witch Hazel

Dandruff can be an embarrassing condition. It's caused by dead skin cells on the scalp that become itchy. This dry skin flakes off and can fall onto your clothes where everyone can see it. You can treat dandruff with food if it's caused by an allergy or you can treat it externally. Instead of using special shampoos, treat your dandruff in a more natural way with witch hazel.


Mix 2 oz. of witch hazel with 1 cup of distilled water and 3 tbsp. of lemon juice. Combine these ingredients thoroughly.


Apply the witch hazel mixture your scalp when your hair is damp and clean. Leave the mixture in rather than rinsing it out. Allow your hair to dry naturally and style it as usual.


Repeat the application of the witch hazel mixture two to three times a week. It helps to keep your dandruff under control and gives your hair a nice shine.


Add cider vinegar to witch hazel to treat dandruff. Mix witch hazel and lemon in the same proportions as described in Step 1, but instead of 1 cup distilled water, use cider vinegar. Again, ensure that you mix these ingredients thoroughly before use.


Put this second mixture on your scalp when the hair is dry. Leave it on for 30 minutes, then wash it off with a mild shampoo. You can repeat this procedure as often as needed and you can dry and style your hair as you would normally.