Taking vitamins and supplements like B3, biotin, lysine and amino acids can all help to restore a healthier scalp microbiome.
2. Exfoliate your scalp
Gently exfoliating your scalp can help to remove any skin cell build up that could result in dandruff and odor. Try this DIY. Click here.
3. Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo soaks up excess oil, which is important as bacteria feeds off on the fatty acids found in oil. I always recommend using an all-natural dry shampoo overnight, as oil production occurs the most at night.
4. Avoid clogging your scalp
Products with ingredients like silicones, dimethicones, and trimethicones will make your hair feel soft, but they will also plug your hair follicles. This can promote the presence of oil and bacteria.
5. Clean your hairbrushes
I’m sure most of us don’t do this enough, but clean your hair brushes regularly to avoid spreading bacteria onto your scalp.
6. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is natural, has antibacterial properties, and it is a great way to naturally balance the scalp. Mix six drops of tea tree oil with 1-2 tablespoons of jojoba oil. Apply it the scalp and leave it on for 20 minutes before rinsing. You can do this daily, or as a weekly treatment.