Dandruff Treatments Recipe

Keep your scalp moisturized in the dry winter air, and prevent dandruff with this easy oil treatment that features basic kitchen ingredients.

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Dry indoor climates and cold outdoor temperatures can cause flaky scalps. This common scalp problem is easily cured. Serious cases of scalp dryness, however, should be treated by a physician. Yield: 3 ounces, enough for 1 treatment.

For an Oily, Flaky Scalp


  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar or fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons filtered water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Mix together all ingredients, and massage into your scalp.

To use: Leave on for 20 minutes before shampooing.

For a Dry, Flaky Scalp


  • 2 tablespoons jojoba oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon tea tree oil


  1. Combine the 2 oils.
  2. Massage into clean, wet hair.

To use: Leave on for 10 minutes before shampooing.

Also from Natural Beauty for All Seasons:

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