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Step 5: DE-FLAKE

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Dandruff can affect many different people in every age group. Dandruff can manifest as either very dry and flaky scalp or very oily scalp with flakes. Contrary to popular belief, dandruff is not caused by a dry scalp or from improper hair care. It can be caused by increased oil production, hormonal fluctuations, stress, and illness.

To banish a flaky scalp, try this simple recipe:
In a small grinder or blender, mix all ingredients on low for 30 seconds.

Wet the hair with warm water and shampoo the mixture into the hair well. Rinse with warm water.

Cover and refrigerate leftovers. Discard after 3 days!

 
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mufary5 years ago
Dandruff is also often caused by a fungal infection of Malassezia furfur or the yeast Pityrosporum ovale. However, guess what's been shown to treat that fungus pretty well? Tea tree oil! A 5% solution of tea tree oil makes a great antifungal. Would your recipe tolerate tea tree oil at 5% -- would it still lather well? I'm going to try it!!

{source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12451368 and *blush* Wikipedia}
MadelineR1 mufary2 months ago

How did it work out for you? I'd like to try it.

AWESOME!!!

TY for posting
scoochmaroo (author)  mufary5 years ago
Go for it. I use the tea tree/peppermint combination because I have scalp troubles too. It's been great! Tea tree oil is great for a variety of skin irritations/problems.
amuscat11 year ago
Why isn't there one for oily hair?
ebbstarr3 years ago
Will adding Vitamin E to the DeFlake recipe extend the life a little longer?
Xzav5 years ago
Yes, dandruff is a fungus. According to Dr Tullio Simoncini cancer is a fungus and can be killed with alluminum free baking soda. Dr Tullio has a 90 % success rate and does not use chemo nor radiation which are know to cause cancer. Doug Kauffman also says that fungus cause most diseases on earth including diabetes, parkinson, lou Garret, arthritis and most other diseases and can be killed thru natural means.
geeklord Xzav5 years ago
You sure?, that seems like quite a bold statement, any links?