Dandruff is nothing but scaling off of the dead skin cells from the scalp. It can be a cause of dandruff-causing fungus or dry weather. There are a lot of anti-dandruff products in the market but you can also use a mouthwash-listerine to eradicate dandruff. This sounds surprising, but this trick works on both humans and animals. Here is how you can use Listerine to cure dandruff:
Listerine can be directly used on the scalp if you are fine with the minty feeling or cooling sensation. Simply take some Listerine on your palms and fingers and use it to massage your scalp. To avoid getting the Listerine on your face, tilt your head backwards and massage. Wash hair as usual.
If you don’t like the feeling of directly applying Listerine on your scalp, you can mix some amount in your usual shampoo and use it to wash your hair. Add 1 teaspoon of mouthwash in 1 dollop of shampoo and mix it on your palms. It will be liquidy so carefully apply it on your scalp and hair and massage. You may increase the quantity accordi8ng to the length and thickness of your hair.
AS LAST RINSE/SPRAY
If you have severe dandruff problem, you need to use Listerine as a last rinse or spray at the end of hair washing as it will stay on your scalp and prevent dandruff until the next time you wash your hair. Simply add 3-4 tablespoons of Listerine to 2-3 cups water and use it as a last rinse. You can wash just the hair using plain water but let the rinse remain on your scalp. You can also add the diluted mouthwash in a spray bottle and use it to spray on your scalp after hair washing.