If you’re always down to try the newest trick or hack, I’ve got a pretty funky one for ya. Spotted on Huffington Post, using mouthwash for dandruff is one beauty blogger’s hottest new hair strategy. Yes, like what you gargle with everyday. Crazy, right?
Canadian beauty blogger Farah Dhukai brought this craze to life by posting a quick vid on Instagram breaking down what to do. She mixes together Listerine and water, and advises you to shampoo and condition as normal before spraying your scalp in the Listerine mix. After a few minutes, you rinse again and, allegedly, your scalp will be dandruff-free. But is there any science behind this? Apparently the answer is yes.
Dr Macrene Alexiades of Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center of New York told Daily Mail, “The menthol and eucalyptus in the Listerine possess anti-fungal properties, which kill the yeast overgrowth that causes dandruff.” There you have it! But she also warned, “‘It is a low likelihood to work long term or to completely eradicate the problem … You are better off developing a realistic preventative regimen for long term success.”
By the way, if you are in fact going to try this, StyleCraze warned, “If your scalp is sensitive or if there is any broken skin, you should skip this treatment… [Also] wait for until any cuts or broken skin heals before you try this trick.” Safety first, right?
Below is Dhukai’s vid if you want to try!
This strange dandruff hack made me want to scout out quirky beauty hacks, so scroll on to see even more.
1. Snip Your Fringe With Twisting
Kamila Bravo demonstrates this popular method for trimming your own bangs evenly.
2. Set Makeup With Hairspray
Just make sure to use a good moisturizer after you wash it off.
3. Use Baby Wipes On Deodorant Stains
BeautyyBird shared a whopping 17 amazing little beauty and fashion hacks you can use baby wipes for, but banishing those pesky deodorant stains is my favorite.
4. Apply Proactive Pads For Sun Spots
Actress Olivia Munn spilled that Proactive acne spot clearing pads work equally as well for sun spots. Who knew?
5. Make Nail Polish Matte With Cornstarch
Swirl in cornstarch to your favorite polish for instantly matte bliss.
6. Try “The Golden Triangle” Brow Rule
Vlogger Tina Young knows what’s up when it comes to brow, and her triangle filling strategy is pure brilliance.
7. Make Any Lipstick Matte With Powder
All you need is a little translucent powder to set it. Sweet.