Grapefruit Seed Extract for External Use

Scalp and Hair

Treatment Shampoo
    Put a portion of shampoo into your hand and mix 5 to 10 drops of grapefruit seed extract into it. Massage into hair and scalp for about 2 minutes. Rinse out well afterwards. For eczema or undefined skin irritations on the scalp, the extract can also be used as a lotion. To do this, soak a cotton pad in a solution of 20 drops of grapefruit seed extract in an egg-cup of water and dab the scalp with it. If the extract gets into the eyes, immediately wash out thoroughly with water.

Dandruff
    Dandruff is often caused by a fungus of the scalp. Treat as described under "Treatment Shampoo." Use the shampoo and/ or Lotion about 2 to 3 times a week, later once a week. After the formation of dandruff has diminished, continue the treatment every two weeks as a preventative measure.

Itching Scalp
    If possible, the cause should first be clarified. Try treating it according to the directions under "Treatment Shampoo" and observe the reaction. if successful, repeat the application.

Head Lice
Head lice are increasingly widespread. We were very successful with a mixture of one-third grapefruit seed extract and two-thirds shampoo. (If you wish, you can experiment with a smaller dose.) Mix well and spread evenly over the entire scalp and hair. Cover the hair with plastic and allow the extract to take effect for 20 to 30 minutes. Repeat after 3 days.