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Best-Ever Natural Dandruff Treatment Formula

Best-Ever Natural Dandruff Treatment Formula

Many conventional dandruff shampoos contain immunotoxicants and neurotoxicants like selenium sulfide, which, if swallowed, can cause vital organs to degenerate.

Dandruff shampoos also often contain carcinogenic PVPs and formaldehyde.

Much better to make this splendid formula with apple cider vinegar to balance the pH of your scalp, cornmeal to gently exfoliate the dry flakes, and an emollient to soothe and nourish your skin.

Easy to make, all natural, and really effective!


1/2 cup grapeseed oil
2 tablespoons cornmeal
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 plastic bag that will fit over your hair.

Makes 1 or 2 treatments, depending on hair length and thickness.

To Make:

1. Pour the grapeseed oil into a bowl, then add the cornmeal and vinegar.

2. Stir well to make a pasty oil.

To Use:

1. Rinse hair with warm water.

2. Warm a tablespoon of the oil mixture in the palms of your hands.

3. Using your fingertips (not nails), in a circular motion gently massage the mixture into the scalp.

4. Repeat until the entire scalp has been massaged.

5. Place a plastic bag over your hair, secure with a hair clip or clothespin, and allow oil to remain on for at least 1/2 hour.

6. Rinse well, them shampoo as you normally would.

Read more: Health, Natural Remedies

Adapted from The Herbal Home Spa, by Greta Breedlove (Storey Books, 1998). Copyright (c) 1998 by Greta Breedlove. Reprinted by permission of Storey Books.
Adapted from The Herbal Home Spa, by Greta Breedlove (Storey Books, 1998).

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1:20PM PST on Nov 8, 2013

has anybody tried this for real? does this work? I have a horrible dry itchy scalp that seems to never stop no matter what i do?

10:18AM PST on Nov 23, 2012

wow, getting half a cup of oil out of your hair sounds nasty.

10:12AM PST on Nov 23, 2012

Thanks for the tip.

4:56AM PST on Jan 9, 2012

Thanks for the article.

9:32AM PST on Dec 22, 2009

this sadly did not help at all

4:22PM PDT on Oct 23, 2009

I had to wash my hair about six times after doing this to get the oil out. I think that may have counteracted the positive benefits.

5:36PM PDT on May 21, 2007

What shampoos are recommended after this treatment?

2:24AM PDT on May 8, 2007

This is FANTASTIC! It is a bit messy, but it works better tha the store brands ever have.The results have been immediate. Thank you so much for sharing!

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