Dandruff can be an annoying problem. There are a lot of shampoos on the market to help treat dandruff, including those that contain the active ingredient zinc pyrithione (Head & Shoulders), selenium sulfide (Selsun Blue), or coal tar (Neutrogena T/Gel).
But what if you need your flakes fixed right now, and you prefer not to head out to the store to buy something over the counter? Try this at-home trick for exfoliating those unsightly dead skin cells. All you need is Epsom salt, shampoo, and a little elbow grease.
How to Do an Epsom Salt Dandruff Treatment
Gently massage a few tablespoons of Epsom salt onto your dry or slightly damp scalp for two to three minutes. The salt granules will effectively exfoliate the dead skin cells off your scalp and help treat dandruff. Shampoo your hair immediately after your scalp massage. If you have a dandruff shampoo, let it sit on your scalp for 30 to 60 seconds before rinsing.
You can use this dandruff treatment as often as two to three times per week, depending on the severity of your flakes. Even if you find that an Epsom salt treatment helps improve your condition, it may still be a wise idea to invest in a good dandruff shampoo will help treat the problem and prevent flakes from returning.
Other Products That Help Treat Dandruff
Below, a few of our other favorite products to help treat dandruff.