If you’ve experienced it, then I’m sure you’re all too familiar with the close inspection in the mirror, the hair ruffle, the horror when the flakes have now multiplied and for such weightless looking things they just seem to cling on for dear life! The vicious cycle just never seems to end!
This was me pretty much the whole of 2015. I would wash my hair and the following day I would have a dry scalp which would then start flaking and itching even. It looked absolutely horrendous and no shampoo in the whole of Boots seemed to fix it. And before you say it, yes I did try Head and Shoulders!
I was at a complete loss. I tried oiling my scalp, using lemon like my mother recommended, tying my hair up and even keeping it out of direct sunlight. None of it was helping in the slightest bit.
Then, at the beginning of last year (2016) I woke up super late for work and had about 15 minutes before I had to leave the house. I contemplated going without washing my hair but I was well into day 3 of not washing my hair and it was starting to look like I had walked through a blizzard. I rushed into the shower and grabbed the nearest bottle without checking what it was.
The shampoo was green and my scalp was tingling slightly, still it lathered well and I had just about 4 minutes to change and rush out the front door so again wasn’t interested in checking.
That day I was completely rushed off my feet at work and forgot about my manic morning. Day 2 and I did the mirror check and surprisingly I wasn’t greeted by the usual dandruff staring back at me. I thought it might be the lighting and checked in my well lit bathroom and nope, no dandruff. Must’ve been a fluke but I decided to save time and not wash my hair anyway. Day 3 and still no dandruff (nor greasy hair). Something wasn’t right, well actually something was extremely fantastic but I had to find out what it was that seemed to have cured me.
For those of you who might not be familiar with it, Cien is actually a brand by Lidl who also have some AMAZING skincare products – no, seriously.
You might be wondering Why Tea Tree Oil is so good for removing dandruff?
Well, Malassezia is one of the most common causes of dandruff. It is a yeast-like fungus which can sometimes go out of control and that usually leads to extreme skin cell growth. When these cells die they become dandruff. Sounds kinda gross but it’s actually really common.
Tea tree oil is known to have anti-fungal properties, so it can battle funguses like the aforementioned Malassezia which makes it a great weapon for combating dandruff.
Considering that I’ve just found you a possible life changing cure isn’t even the best bit. The icing on the cake is the fact that this shampoo costs just 39p. 39p!!! FOR 400ml! That’s like 13 times cheaper than Head & Shoulders (yes I did the maths!).