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10 Home Remedies for Dandruff


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Try Tar
Tar shampoos have been a proven remedy for more than 200 years.
Tar shampoos have been a proven remedy for more than 200 years.
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If the anti-dandruff shampoos aren't working, it's time to bring out the big guns, namely the tar shampoos, which have been a proven remedy for more than 200 years. The tar decreases cell turnover quite effectively, though there are some drawbacks. Tar shampoos have a strong odor, may stain the shaft of lighter-colored hair (it can take weeks of using a milder shampoo to get rid of the discoloration), and may irritate the skin.