Health - Wellness
Can Cedarwood Actually Help Control Dandruff?
By RUTH CLARK
Cedarwood oil is made from the bark, leaves, needles, and berries of the cedar tree. The components in cedarwood oil — cedrine, cedrol, and thujopsene — may be antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, insecticidal, and antifungal, making it a popular at-home treatment for things like acne and hair loss, but it also works for dandruff.
Try mixing cedarwood oil with a carrier oil, like jojoba or coconut, and massaging it into your scalp, or you can also try mixing a few drops directly into your regular shampoo or conditioner. Beyond cedarwood oil, there are other easy remedies to try for defeating dandruff.
You can simply brush your hair more often, which carries the oil away from the scalp and prevents buildup that causes excess skin cells and dandruff. You can also try one of the many available dandruff shampoos, like Head and Shoulders, which have different active ingredients that help control the flakes.