Dandruff can put you in many embarrassing situations, with the white dead skin being scattered on your clothes or the constant itching caused by it, even if you try not to scratch your head in public, at times it becomes so unbearable that you have to give up causing embarrassment. Dandruff is nothing but the tiny dead skin of a person’s hair and is mainly caused due to the dry skin or scalp, when you use hair products which are not suitable for your hair, eczema, fungus etc. it can also be caused due to some health conditions, your diet as well as if you take too much mental stress.
There are many natural ways which can help you to control dandruff. Some of them are listed below:
Neem or Indian Lilac :
Neem has a lot of anti-fungal and anti bacterial properties which helps in controlling dandruff. All you have to do is take Neem leaves and water as required by you for rinsing .i.e. should be dependent on the length of your hair. Boil the Neem leaves till the color of the water changes, cool this water and use it as your final water for rinsing your hairs after shampooing. Keep doing this regularly for effective results.
Coconut Oil :
Coconut oil is loaded with Vitamin E and K, proteins, etc which keeps the scalp moisturized and hydrated hence, preventing dry scalp which causes dandruff. Coconut oil also has anti-fungal properties. Regular head massage of warm Coconut oil on your scalp will keep dandruff at bay.
Tea tree oil :
Tea tree oil also does wonders on controlling dandruff due to its anti-fungal and anti bacterial properties. Apply lukewarm tea tree oil by massaging your scalp thoroughly. Keep it overnight and wash it off in the morning.
Jojoba Oil :
Jojoba oil is also used for the prevention of dandruff. A regular massage with jojoba oil on your scalp will give you the desired result i.e. it keeps dandruff in control.
Olive Oil :
Olive oil is enriched with anti oxidants which keep the scalp healthy, also olive oil is considered as a natural moisturizer, so when you apply olive oil to your scalp it keeps the scalp moisturized and prevents the scalp skin from getting dry thus keeping dandruff at bay. One of the easiest ways to use Olive oil is to do a hot oil massage on your scalp and leave it overnight for better results.
It is proven fact that the citric acid in lemon is very effective to get rid of dandruff; it also helps in maintaining the pH balance of your scalp. There are various ways through which you can use Lemon either you mix lemon juice with henna powder and apply it on your scalp or you can directly rub Lemon slices on your scalp and keep it for at least 30 minutes before rinsing it off. You can also use the mixture of lemon juice and water as your final rinse after shampooing.
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Baking Soda :
As weird as it sounds but yes baking soda does wonder in the treatment of dandruff. The bicarbonate of baking soda helps in controlling dandruff. All you have to do is to rinse your hair with water and apply the baking soda on your hair nicely and massage the scalp. After massaging for at least 5 minutes rinse it off again with water and see the difference in your hairs.
Apple Cider Vinegar :
Apple Cider vinegar is a multi beneficial product. Consuming this not only keeps you healthy but also does wonders to your body. Apple Cider Vinegar helps in restoring the pH balance of the hair which in turn curbs the growth of yeast causing dandruff. Mix equal amount of water and apple cider vinegar and massage this mix on your scalp. Rinse your hair after keeping it for at least 30 minutes.
Henna is another natural ingredient which helps in treating dandruff. Mix Henna powder with strained black tea and apply this all over your hair. Keep this mask till it dries or for at least an hour and wash it off using your regular shampoo.
Amla (Indian Gooseberry) :
Use of Amla is also an effective way in the treatment of dandruff. Amla is also considered as a natural conditioner which helps in keeping the scalp moisturized. You can either apply Amla powder and water paste to your hair or give a hot oil massage to your hair using Amla oil. Regular use of this will do wonders for your hairs.
Fenugreek seeds :
Take at least two cups of fenugreek seeds and soak it overnight. Now in the morning strain this and use this water for rinsing your hairs. You will see dandruff diminishing from your hairs after first wash itself.
Egg yolks are a rich source of biotin which is helpful in the treatment of dandruff. All you have to do is whisk the egg thoroughly in a bowl and apply this using a brush all over your scalp and hair. Keep it for at least an hour or let it dry and wash is thoroughly with a good shampoo as it will emit the smell of egg after washing.
Coconut oil and Olive oil :
We all know how beneficial coconut oil and olive oil are for our hairs, but when these two oils are mixed together it will do wonder for your hairs. Take both Coconut oil and Olive oil in equal proportion and heat the oil to make it lukewarm. Apply this mixture of oil all over your scalp by massaging it well using your fingertips. Keep it for sometime or overnight and wash it off with your regular shampoo.
Baking Soda and Apple Cider Vinegar :
Mix equal amount of baking soda and Apple cider vinegar and make a paste out of it. Apply this paste all over your scalp and wash it off after keeping it for at least 30 minutes.
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Henna and Amla powder :
Take the required Henna powder as per the length of your hair and add to it 1-2 tablespoon of Amla powder. Now add strained black tea to this and make a paste out of it. Apply it on your hair and let it rest for an hour then wash it off with a mild shampoo.
Yes, the tablet found in all household is also a great way to prevent dandruff. Salicylates help in exfoliating the scalp which helps in prevention of dandruff; these Salicylates are found in aspirin. All you have to do it to crush two tablets of Aspirin into fine powder and mix it with the shampoo you are using for washing your hair.
Yoghurt has lots of good bacteria, the probiotics present in yoghurt helps in treating dandruff. All you have to do is apply plain yoghurt to your scalp after shampooing your hair. Keep this for 10-20 minutes and again wash it off using a little amount of shampoo.
Henna and Yoghurt :
Mix Henna with Yoghurt and strained black tea making it a paste. Carefully apply this on your scalp and let it rest until it dries. Wash your hair using your regular shampoo. Additionally, you can add Coconut oil, Olive oil and tea tree oil in this mixture.
Coconut Oil and Lemon juice :
Add at least one tablespoon of lemon juice to your 6-7 tablespoon of coconut oil. Apply this mixture nicely on your scalp and wash it off after 1-2 hours using your regular shampoo.
Basil leaves and Amla powder :
The above given remedies are very simple and effective as they are homemade and have no side effects. So, what are you waiting for? Try them today to attain long, shiny and dandruff free hairs.