Dandruff, also known as seborrheic dermatitis is one of the most common scalp condition experienced by most men worldwide. Caused primarily due to eczema, psoriasis, sensitivity to hair care products or due to frequent or infrequent use of shampoo, dandruff is an embarrassing scalp condition that involves the shedding of white flakes from the scalp.
Although medicated shampoos are one of the most common treatments used to treat dandruff, using crushed aspirin in your shampoo is another great way to get rid of dandruff naturally.
How does Aspirin help treat Dandruff?
Aspirin has a large percentage of salicylic acid, an active ingredient used in many anti- dandruff shampoos. Salicylic acid contains anti-microbial and fungicidal properties that work beneficially to fight white flakes caused by the fungus, helping get rid of dandruff from your scalp.
How to get rid of Dandruff using Aspirin Shampoo
- 8 aspirin tablets
- 1tbsp shampoo
- Bowls and spoons
- Crush two aspirin tablets using a mortar and pestle. Pour 1tbsp of shampoo in a bowl and add crushed aspirin in it. Stir both the ingredients well.
- Add the remaining 6 aspirin tablets in another bowl of warm water. Allow the aspirin to dissolve in it, stirring it occasionally to blend. Keep the aspirin- water mixture aside.
- Shampoo your hair using the aspirin shampoo. Allow the shampoo to sit on your scalp for a few minutes before rinsing it off with warm water.
- After rinsing your hair with water, massage your scalp with the aspirin water for a few minutes. Allow the solution to sit on your scalp for about 10- 15 minutes.
- Remove the aspirin solution by rinsing hair thoroughly. Towel- dry your hair.
Tips to use aspirin Shampoo for Dandruff
- When massaging aspirin water solution in your scalp, pay attention to areas that are itchy or irritated by dandruff.
- When rinsing aspirin dandruff shampoo, allow the water to run through your hair a little longer than you would do while washing with a normal shampoo.
- For the final rinse (after using water-aspirin solution) add some apple cider vinegar to a pitcher of water for that extra dandruff-fighting power.