How to Get Rid of Dandruff With Plain Yogurt

Got dandruff? It's yummy yogurt to the rescue.

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If your scalp is raining chunky flakes on your shoulders or leaving a trail of white dust behind you, chances are, you've got dandruff. Dandruff can be a pain to treat, not to mention set you back a few nickels if you decide to settle down with a medicated shampoo for a few months. However, good news for dairy queens: plain yogurt--not fruity-flavored or topping-laden--can help your head on the cheap. Yes, plain yogurt works on dandruff because it contains a form of bacteria called acidophilus that goes to battle on your scalp.

1.

Apply a liberal amount of plain yogurt to coat your scalp. Depending upon the size of your noggin, you might use between 1/4 to 1/2 cup. Massage it into your scalp.

2.

Let the plain yogurt set on your scalp for 10 to 30 minutes. Chill out with a good glam rag while you're waiting, or pull beauty double-duty and give yourself a pedicure.

3.

Rinse the yogurt out thoroughly with cool to lukewarm water. Wash your hair with a mild shampoo, and condition as usual.

4.

Repeat the yogurt treatment on a daily basis until you notice your dandruff is no longer an issue.

Things You'll Need

 

1.Plain yogurt, sufficient quantity to coat your scalp

3.Conditioner

2.Shampoo

 

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