Many parents might not take notice of the fact that their kids suffer from the problem of dandruff. They might have itchy scalp or white flaky substances might be visible on their dresses. Do not raise an alarm if you find that your kid has dandruff. There are some highly effective home solutions that can help in getting rid of dandruff from your child’s scalp in no time at all.
- Medicated dandruff shampoos for kids are readily available in the market. To increase the effectiveness of the shampoo, take two uncoated aspirin tablets and crush them in a mortar and pestle. Add the powdered aspirin to the medicated dandruff shampoo that your child uses and see the immediate results that are obtained.
- Another way to deal with dandruff for your kid is by applying regular shampoo followed by scalp rinse. There are 2 scalp rinse alternatives that can be tried. In one, add 2 tablespoons of alcohol based mouthwash or lemon juice in one cup of water. In the second alternative, mix 2 cups of apple cider vinegar in 2 cups of water. Both these varieties are scalp rinses. After shampooing the hair and washing the same with plain water, use any of the one scalp rinse for getting rid of dandruff. In case your child’s scalp is dry, try using an oil-free conditioner.
- Take 1 ounce of carrier oil like olive oil, jojoba oil or almond oil and add 12 drops of tea tree oil in the same. Mix both the oils well. Now apply this mixed oil to the child’s scalp. Keep it like that for about 30 minutes. After that apply shampoo.
- Instead of using anti-dandruff shampoo for your kid, why not try something that is more effective in eliminating dandruff from his/her scalp. Try using baking soda in lieu of shampoo. Take a handful of baking soda and add water so that it becomes like a paste. Apply the paste to the child’s scalp by massaging it softly. Leave it like that while showering. At the end of the shower, just rinse off the baking powder paste.
- Create a natural hair mask for your kid. For this you will need half mashed banana, plain Greek yogurt about 1 tablespoon and 4 tablespoons of any kind of carrier oil. Mix all the ingredients together to form a mask. This mask should be massaged to the scalp for about 5 minutes. Let it stay for about 15 minutes and then shampoo.
With no harmful side effects, you can deal with your kid’s dandruff in an effective manner.