How to Get Rid of Dandruff: An Ancient Remedy that Actually Works

How to Get Rid of DandruffHaving dandruff sucks.

You can’t wear anything black. You’re constantly scratching.  And you’re always scraping gunk out under your fingernails.

You’ve bought all the dandruff shampoos…and no luck.

Here’s where you went wrong: You tried every cure, except this one…

It turns out that there’s an ancient cure for dandruff that people have used for thousands of years.  The reason it’s so old is that it actually works.

And in a moment, I’ll share it with you.

But first, let’s dispel each of the common dandruff myths that lead to ineffective cures.

What Really Causes Dandruff?

There’s a lot of bad information out there about what causes dandruff.  And you’ve heard it all before.

  • Dirtiness
  • Oily Scalps
  • Dry Scalps
  • Cold Weather
  • Stress

It’s all nonsense.

Let me guess…You’ve tried washing, drying, moisturizing, magic spells…you’ve tried everything.  And none of them work.

Here’s the real truth:

If you already have dandruff, any of those things could make the problem worse.  But none of them are the actual cause.

The real cause is…

A yeast-like fungus known as Malassezia

It feeds of the oils secreted by your hair follicles.  And it’s the real cause of dandruff.

In smaller quantities it’s normal, and simply part of a healthy scalp.  But sometimes, it grow out of control.  When that happens, the scalp gets irritated and it attempts to rid itself of the fungus by shedding more skin cells at a faster rate.

The result is dandruff.

A Simple 2 Step Plan to Becoming Dandruff-Free

Want to cure your dandruff?  Here’s how it’s done.  All you need is a combination of two things: coconut oil, and cold showers.

1. Kill the fungus with Coconut Oil

Imagine that yeast on your scalp is an army of enemy soldiers invading your homeland.

Now imagine a jar of coconut oil as your nuclear bomb.  It stops them dead in their tracks.

Why does coconut oil work so well for curing dandruff?  Because of it’s natural anti-fungal properties. Fungus doesn’t like coconut oil. And it’s a fungus that’s causing your dandruff.

Eliminate the excess fungus, and you eliminate the dandruff. It’s beautifully simple. :)

Just buy a jar of virgin coconut oil and apply it to your scalp once a day before bedtime…or whenever.  It doesn’t really matter…just make sure you put it on. You should notice an immediate improvement in your dandruff in just a few days or so.

2. Avoid drying out your skin with hot showers

It’s a well known fact that hot water dries out your skin. While dry skin is not enough to cause dandruff on it’s own, it will certainly aggravate an existing case of it.

So stop taking hot showers. Crank that bad boy to cold!

I know, I know…you love your hot showers…but I’m guessing not as much as you hate your dandruff.

So suck it up and stop whining already. :)

Honestly, it’s not that bad.  And it’s actually quite refreshing once you’ve gotten through it.

Oh yeah…and here are two related tips:  Avoid blow driers, and always shower after exercising.  If it’s heat in general that dries out your scalp, then avoid it in whatever ways you can.

Other Natural Cures to Consider

If your goal is to wipe out dandruff once and for all, coconut oil and cold showers is a deadly combination.

But let me play devil’s advocate for a second. Let’s be real here. No cure, no matter how effective, is going to work for 100 percent of people in 100 percent of cases. It’s just not possible.

So if you happen to fall into that small minority of people who find the coconut oil to be ineffective, let me offer you a few other alternatives to try.

In all honesty though, the success rates of these treatments are rather mixed, and their effectiveness is unverified.

  • jojoba oil (mostly positive results)
  • tea tree oil, olive oil, almond oil (mixed results)
  • aloe vera gel (mixed results)
  • lime or lemon juice (mostly poor results)
  • apple cider vinegar (mostly poor results)

So What Have We Learned?

Here’s a quick summary of the most important points to take away from this article:

  • Dandruff does not occur from inadequate washing, or oily scalps.
  • The true cause of a dandruff is the overgrowth of a yeast-like fungus known as malassezia.
  • The best way to get rid of dandruff fast is a combination of coconut oil and cold showers.

That’s it. Now go pick up a jar of coconut oil and get to work. :)