Do you want to get rid of your dandruff? Then keep reading!
This potentially money saving trick will have you replacing your Head and Shoulders with an entirely different product.
Listerine. Or even just regular mouthwash. Canadian Vlogger Farah Dhukai posted a video to her YouTube channel demonstrating how she gets rid of those pesky flakes.
In the video she mixes one part Listerine to one part water in a spray bottle. So, half and half of each solution is the way to go. Give it a little shake to mix it together and apply directly to the scalp. Let it sit for a while and then wash it out! Apparently your scalp should feel clean, tingly and, most importantly, dandruff free.
However, although this is the first we’ve seen mouthwash being used as a solution for dandruff in recent times, Farah isn’t the first person to have thought of this. In the 1950s Listerine was literally sold as an anti dandruff solution. It can be assumed they realised its potential for breath freshening and mouth cleaning at some point down the line.
Apparently, it’s the menthol, thymol, eucalyptol and methyl salicylate within products like Listerine, which is so effective. Experts are inclined to agree. When speaking to Huffington Post UK, trichologist from Philip Kingsley, Carole Michaelides has said:
“Mouthwash such as Listerine can indeed help treat dandruff. It doesn’t specifically target the malassezia yeast pityrosporum ovale that is thought to be primarily associated with dandruff, but it could have a mildly antifungal effect and help reduce irritation.”
When we at Defacto have dandruff issues we’ll be giving it a go so why don’t you give it a try! Tell us if it works or if you’ve tried it before.
You can watch Farah’s video HERE