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Homemade Rosemary Dandruff Tonic

By Knotty Boy
Rosemary For Dandruff

A step-by-step guide to creating your own rosemary for dandruff dreadlock tonic.

It's true that dandruff is the single most common scalp complaint dreadheads have. But before reaching for that horror-filled dandruff shampoo, try this easy scalp tonic - proven highly successful amongst the Knotty team in ridding locked scalps of annoying flakes.

Caution: Even though this solution is quite diluted, you don't want to burn an irritated scalp. Discontinue use if increased irritation occurs.




Step 1 {Gather Your Gear}

  • Fresh or Dried Rosemary (Not Powdered)
  • Water
  • Small Pot
  • Strainer
  • Cotton Balls or Cotton Makeup Removal Pads
  • Cup or Jar with Lid
supplies for rosemar tonic

Step 2 {Brew}

Put one large handful of rosemary in a pot and cover rosemary with water, plus an inch. On medium heat, bring water to just bubbling, then reduce to a low simmer. Simmer for about 20 minutes until the liquid is really dark, like a strong, thick tea. Be very careful not to let it boil dry!

brew the rosmary tonic on your stove

Step 3 {Strain & Swab}

Carefully strain the liquid into cup or jar and let cool. Once cool, soak a cotton ball or pad in the solution, then carefully swab scalp with tonic on all irritated spots. Let scalp dry. If you really want to rinse you can, but it's best to keep the solution in contact with your scalp as long as possible.

Et voila! You should notice the dandruff is much less, if not completely gone, the next day. Repeat application if needed, up to three times per week.

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More Answers
  • If you find the solution too weak, allow rosemary to simmer longer or add more to the pot. If too strong, add more water to the solution.
  • Store for reapplication in the refrigerator up to one week.
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