Dandruff is itchy, annoying and embarrassing. Most people on earth have probably had a dandruff episode once in their life and can sympathize with those currently experiencing this discomfort. The main cause of dandruff is a fungal infection in the scalp. Other reasons include over exposure to the sun, fluctuations in hormone levels, stress and neurological disorders. Here are some simple home remedies everybody can enjoy to help treat itchy and flaky scalps.
Olive oil is great for treating dandruff. Most of us have a bottle somewhere in the kitchen. To get rid of dandruff massage some olive oil in scalp at twice a week. For best results, wrap a towel around your head and leave on while you sleep. Rinse and shampoo as usual in the morning. Olive oil contains natural clarifying properties that fight dandruff.
Aloe vera contains anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties making it a good dandruff fighter. Apply aloe vera gel to scalp and let sit for 40 minutes. If you have this plant in your garden simply break off a couple of leaves, crush with fingers and apply same as above.
According to some studies fenugreek seeds can help reduce blood sugar levels and have anti-hyperlipidemic properties. However this spice can also help relieve dandruff. Start by soaking the seeds overnight in water. Make a paste and apply to scalp and leave for 30 minutes. Do this weekly for a month.
Neem leaves can also be used by boiling them for half an hour. After boiling crush them and make a paste by adding water. Apply to scalp for 40 minutes before rinsing it off.
Apple cider vinegar has many different uses. It is used for salad dressings, cooking, lowering blood sugar levels and fighting dandruff. Shampoo and condition hair as usual. During your final rinse add a few drops of apple cider vinegar in a small pail and use this to rinse your hair. Apple cider vinegar is loaded in potassium effective in getting rid of dead skin cells. Avoid using other kinds of vinegar except apple cider.
Aspirin salycilic acid, the same ingredient used in medicated shampoos. Keep flakes off by crushing two aspirins to powder and adding it to your shampoo. Let the mixture sit in your hair for two minutes before rinsing it off.
Another often used ingredient in home remedies is baking soda. To use baking soda, wet hair first skip the shampoo and apply baking soda directly to scalp and then rinse. Baking soda helps reduce fungus in the hair causing dandruff. This will leave hair a bit dry for the next couple of days but natural oils will return and you will be flake free.
Coconut oil is a tried and tested remedy for dandruff. Before showering apply some coconut oil to hair and scalp. Let oil sit for 5 minutes before shampooing and rinsing. Coconut oil has anti-fungal properties and will make your hair smell really nice.
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