Dandruff is a very common hair and scalp problem. But you can definitely cure dandruff from home remedies naturally. Before curing the dandruff, first of all you need to know what dandruff is. Dandruff is simply shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp. Problem of dandruff is different from dry scalp. Also dandruff has not much to do with ethnicity or gender. Although severity of dandruff is affected by weather and it usually gets worse in winter
There are many causes of flaky, itchy dandruff problem. These might be as simple as extreme exposure to heat and cold, or as complicated as ringworm, dermatitis. Psoriasis or cradle cap (common in newborns) also causes dandruff. Problems like hormonal fluctuations, stress, neurological disorders also are the reasons of dandruff. Sometimes extra sensitivity to the fungal infection or fungus contributes to the problem of dandruff.
Although dandruff is a persistent condition, but still it can (almost) always be controlled. Some dandruff shampoos may succeed in the short term treatment of controlling dandruff. Before you apply anything on your scalp, look for the symptoms in your head like white flakes. These white flakes are dead skin scaled from the scalp and the first symptom of dandruff. Closely watch the color and thickness of these flakes. Small, dry and white flakes are caused by reaction of your skin to cold weather in combination with indoor temperature which usually differs a lot. Flakes which are thick and oily are most likely caused by psoriasis. Always think twice before applying various hair products on your hair as skin sometimes reacts to some of these resulting in dandruff. Recognize the symptoms and treat them well by following any of the remedies given below-
Keep your head and scalp clean by shampooing regularly. Allow the shampoo stand in your scalp for few minutes before you rinse it. It will help in cleaning head properly and hence avoiding dandruff.
Stress plays a very important role in the origin of dandruff. So better avoid it.
Never apply any random chemical on your hair, unless you are very sure. Also avoid chemical based hair care products.
A healthy and balanced diet always helps in avoiding dandruff problem.
It is generally noticed that dandruff reduces in summer. Therefore, it is also a thought that the sunlight is somehow helpful in treating dandruff.
Always prefer lukewarm water for head bath. Luke warm water helps to clean dandruff from the head very effectively.
Mahua Tree oil is one of the best traditional Indian herbs which help in curing dandruff.
You can make oil by mixing two portions of Asteraceae leaves juice and only one portion of sesame oil. For this heat both of them together until mix well and filter the oil after that. Use this oil to massage your scalp which will help in curing dandruff.
Take pulp extracted from Balanites Aegyptiaca fruit and mix it thoroughly with water until you see foam. Apply this in your scalp and keep it for some time, then wash it which will cure dandruff.
Fenugreek (methi) paste can also be applied on the scalp for an hour before washing hair to reduce dandruff problem.
Lemon juice can also be applied on the scalp for about an hour before hair wash to deal with the problem of dandruff.
Curd is very effective home remedy for dandruff. You can apply sour curd by itself or can mix it with few drops of lemon juice before applying.
Reetha (Soap Nut), which is usually used for washing hair, also gives relief in dandruff problem treatment.
Paste of amla also known as Indian gooseberries when applied on scalp sometime before bath is helpful in curing dandruff.
Boil hibiscus leaves with small quantity of water. Use this along with shikakai to wash your hair instead of soap or shampoo to face dandruff. These both will act as a natural conditioner for your hair.
Mix besan or gram flour with curd and apply it on your scalp before bath. It will help in curing dandruff.
Wash hair with boiled beetroot leaves, which will in getting rid from dandruff problem.
Some home remedies are as simple as regular oil massage. This is also effective way to get relief from dandruff.
Paste of neem or sweet neem mixed with paste of Indian basil (tulsi) when applied on scalp also helps in curing problem of dandruff.
Grinded arhar dal or pigeon pea can also be applied in scalp in for the treatment of dandruff.
Paste of raw papaya helps in preventing the process of exfoliation of dandruff flakes. It can be applied on the scalp about 10-15 minutes before taking bath. Enzyme papain which is present in papaya is also very helpful in the problem of hair fall
Neem water can also apply for curing dandruff. For this boil fresh neem leaves for sometime, about half an hour, and filter the remaining water. Let it cool down and then apply this liquid on your hair for 10 minutes and then wash it away.
Mix six spoons of water with two spoons of vinegar and apply it on the scalp with the help of cotton before going to bed. When you wash your next morning remember to rinse your hair again with vinegar after shampooing. This will help in curing dandruff.
Massage your scalp with a mix of a spoon lemon juice and two spoon vinegar. Wash your hair a shampoo containing egg to get relief from dandruff.
You can soak fenugreek seeds (methi dana) in yogurt for overnight and can apply this yogurt on your scalp for an hour before taking a bath.
Take two and beat them properly after mixing two tbsp of water in it. Apply this mixture on wet hair and massage your scalp. Let the mixture stand in your hair for about 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse the hair well with lukewarm water after that. This home remedy is very good and effective for both dandruff and hair fall problem.
Camphor or capoor is very effective in dandruff problem. You can apply it my mixing 4-5 tablets of camphor in hair oil (preferably coconut oil). This will keep dandruff problem and lice away from your hair.
Washing hair with fenugreek seeds or methi dana is very beneficial in dandruff problem as well as in problems like hair fall and baldness. For doing this, you need to soak seeds in water for overnight until they get soft. Then grind them to a paste and apply in on hair for half an hour before hair wash with shampoo.
Mix well 1 tbsp curd, 2 tbsp oil and 1 tbsp lemon juice and warm it. Apply this mixture for about 20 to 25 minutes before washing hair with shampoo once a week help to keep dandruff away.
A mix of tea tree oil with alovera gel is also helpful in curing problem of dandruff.
With these home remedies it will not be difficult for you to cure dandruff problem from now. By following any of these 30 home remedies you can surely cure dandruff problem naturally at home.
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