How to reduce dandruff in one wash

Lemon Juice

Apply some lemon juice to your hair and scalp. Distribute evenly.

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Give some time to the lemon juice to react, approximately 20-25 minutes. The scalp will itch, but don’t worry, this is normal.
Wash your hair thoroughly. If required, use shampoo too.


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Olive Oil
Use olive oil. Apply olive oil before washing your hair. Let it do its stuff for about 5-10 minutes before washing your hair.
Before going to bed, apply olive oil once more. You may wish to wrap your head in a towel or cotton cap, or use an old pillowcase to absorb the oil. You should wake up to a dandruff free head.

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Egg Yolks
Mix the yolks of 1 to 2 eggs.
Apply to a dry head. As much as possible, place it onto just the scalp area.
Put a plastic bag over the scalp/hair. Be warned – the egg has a bad smell and it leaks.

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Leave it on your scalp for 1 hour.
Wash thoroughly with a good shampoo. You might have to wash your head twice to take it out.

Wash your hair regularly, but not obsessively. Dandruff is caused when your scalp sheds dead skin cells. It is not caused by hair itself.
The Mayo Clinic recommends washing your hair every day with a dandruff shampoo until the flakes subside, and then continuing to wash your hair with the anti-dandruff shampoo 2-3 times per week.
Excessive shampooing, especially with harsher chemicals, such as lauryl sulfate, can irritate the scalp and dry it out, causing more dandruff.

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Give your dandruff shampoo time to work. If you choose to wash your hair with dandruff shampoo, leave the shampoo in for at least 5 minutes before you wash it off. This will give the shampoo time to work.

To help prevent dandruff, brush your hair after you shower and shampoo. Brushing your hair will help distribute the oil that is naturally occurring in your scalp and hair over the entire surface of your head.
Starting at your scalp, brush outward to help distribute oil from the scalp along your entire head.

Avoid stress and stressful situations. Stress can cause dandruff, so try to exercise your stress away or deal with your stress in other healthy, effective ways.
Eat healthily. What you put into your body has an impact on what your body responds with. An excess of unhealthy foods (fast food, sugary foods, etc.) will often result in skin, scalp and hair problems.
Foods rich in zinc and vitamin B6 are particularly important for maintaining healthy hair and scalp.

Way to stop of ants naturally

Bust Out The Vinegar, Baby
Ants communicate with each other using sounds, touch, and-the golden ticket here-pheromones. The pheromones are chemical signals. Scent trails, in essence. Ants perceive smells with their antennae, and can determine direction and intensity of scents. If a forager ant finds food, it marks a trail leading back to the colony, which the other ants than follow to the source of the food. Each time the trail is traveled, the smell is intensified. By using white vinegar by all of their entrances and any paths that you know of, you are disrupting their scent trails and making it harder for them to creep back to the food source they’ve been invading.

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You will need…
– 1 part white vinegar
– 1 part water
– A clean cloth

Mix together white vinegar and water, and spray/wipe down all of the entrances you know or suspect they may be getting in by, and spray/wipe down all counters or surfaces by food sources.

Vinegar Ant Remedy

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2. Draw The Line
Have you ever noticed outside in the summer the way ants and sidewalk chalk just don’t seem to mix? That’s because they don ‘t. Ants that stumble through chalk get covered in the stuff, while some people suggest minerals in the chalk (such as talc) actually kill the ants.

You will need…
– A stick of sidewalk chalk

Draw a thick, heavy line around entrances-repeat as needed. This generally needs to be used in conjunction with another method of elimination.

Ant Chalk

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3. The Ant Honey Pot
How to get rid of ants…are you focusing too much on the “get rid of” part? Have you done everything you can to exterminate the ants, but it’s just not working? If eliminating them isn’t doing the trick, try diversion. No, you don’t want to attract the ants to your house, but if a colony has set up camp, diversion can sometimes be the way to go. Once they’ve decided the honey pot you lay out is better than that hard to reach food you’ve locked up, it’s easier to lay something to deter them from coming back in. After you’ve got their scent trails cleaned up, food sealed tightly, and some kind of deterrent by the entrances, they aren’t nearly as apt to coming marching in again. Even if they try, they’re going to find you’ve made it a lot harder by then!

You will need…
– A small paper bowl
– A few tablespoons of honey OR a 1-1 mixture of sugar and water


Place a little paper bowl with the honey outside, a little ways from your house but not so far that the ants won’t find it. Once they find the sweet stuff, they will happily go to that, rather than try to battle their way into your house. You can also mix some sugar and water and spray it on the ground if you find the honey ineffective. Once they have discovered the pot, move it a little bit at a time further and further away from the house, refilling and refreshing it as needed.

Ant Honey Pot

4. Essential Oil Entrance Blocker
Ants don’t like strong smells. They mess up their scent trails and communication, not to mention it covers their bodies if they literally have to crawl right through it-which they do, with this essential oil spray. Now you can really experiment with different oils, or blends of oils, and see what works best for you and your ants. For me, peppermint or eucalyptus usually does the trick. Regardless of what method I am using to get rid of ants, I always whip up a batch of this spray to further ensure success.

You will need…
– 20 drops of peppermint essential oil
– Fresh water
– A spray bottle

Fill a regular or medium size spray bottle with fresh water and mix in the peppermint essential oil. Spray liberally around any and all entrances to the house. Repeat when you deem it necessary (usually when the scent starts to fade.)

Essential Oil Spray


5. Ant Balls
If you find that spraying a solution of essential oil and water doesn’t work, it’s time to bust out the ant balls. The cotton balls serve as an extra barrier to keep the ants out of the home, while the undiluted essential oil will steer the ants clear at least 90% of the time. Be sure not to leave these where you think a curious pet or child would find them an appealing snack. If you don’t have essential oil, you can try using white vinegar in a pinch.

You will need…
– Cotton balls
– Peppermint essential oil OR undiluted white vinegar

Liberally douse the cotton balls with undiluted peppermint essential oil. I usually put the oil in a dish first so I don’t accidently drip it all over my fingers. Alternatively, soak the ball in undiluted white vinegar, squeezing out just enough excess that it doesn’t leave a puddle where you place it. Use one of the cotton balls to wipe down the area by the entrance, and then stuff another into the crack/hole/almost invisible opening that they are sneaking in through. Refresh as needed.

Peppermint Oil for Ants

6. When Push Comes to Shove
I don’t like to kill anything-I am the person that will rescue an ant if I see it floundering about in the water-but sometimes, you have no choice. For example, if you have a nest of fire ants and a baby crawling around-there was even been an instance where the venomous stings of a fire ant colony almost killed a 13 year old boy. In this case, the non-toxic way to eradicate the ants is with soap and boiling water. It’s unfortunate, but sometimes there are simply other things you need to protect.

You will need…
– A medium pot’s (or bucket’s) worth of boiling water
– 1 cup of liquid dish soap

Fill a medium pot with water, leaving enough room at the top that you can carry it without it sloshing over the edge. Bring it to a vigorous boil, and quickly stir in the dish soap (use an environmentally friendly dish soap that is biodegradable.) Put the lid on the pot to retain heat and minimize the risk of it spilling, and use hot mitts to carry it out to the nest. Pour the water into the nest, slowly enough so that it doesn’t overflow. If you are aware of another entrance, and are worried about the ants going up into the yard, you can place a barrier over one of the entrances. Repeat the process as needed if you run out of water (really, once is usually sufficient.)