Thursday, June 4, 2015

Dandruff Relief

I have been dealing with dandruff for the past couple of months now, and I have literally tried everything to treat it.  I tried apple cider vinegar, baking soda, all natural shampoos, even Head & Shoulders and all kinds of dandruff treatments, but nothing seemed to work.  Finally, when my baby had cradle cap, I used this all natural baby balm and I could tell the balm was healing and loosening the flakes, but they were not coming off.  It eventually occurred to me, that not only did her scalp need a nourishing treatment to heal the cradle cap but also some gentle exfoliation.  Once I shampooed and "brushed" her hair, the cradle cap was gone.  Since cradle cap is essentially the same thing as dandruff, I realized I needed to exfoliate my scalp as well.  I found this brush on Amazon for only $10 and I couldn't be a happier with the results!  According to the description, the copper infused bristles on the brush aid in killing 88% of dandruff causing fungi".  Plus, it feels amazing on my scalp!
I also decided to try NYR Organic's Rosemary & Cedarwood Hair Treatment because rosemary essential oil stimulates circulation to the scalp.  On top of that, the antiseptic and astringent properties in cedarwood essential oil make the two oils a perfect combination when treating dandruff.  This is the book I refer to when using essential oils.

Once I started using this brush along with this hair treatment, the dandruff disappeared.  I have also noticed that my hair has become smoother and more manageable.
 This is the process I go through:
1. Brush dry hair (with the above brush), focusing on the scalp, for at least a minute or two.
2. Apply small amount of Rosemary & Cedarwood treatment to the "problem areas" of your scalp.
    (only need a very small amount or it can be difficult to wash out of your hair)
3. Wrap your hair in a cotton t shirt.  I have learned that the fibers in towels can actually increase             frizz.  Leave treatment on for about a half an hour.
4.  Wash out with all natural dandruff shampoo.  This is my favorite.
5.  Condition as usual and comb hair.
6.  Let air dry, then use the brush again to remove any remaining flakes.

**If you have any questions about the NYR products, please contact me at  I am an independent consultant for NYR Organics, but I have not been compensated for this post.

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