Top 7 Home Remedies to Cure Dandruff!

 

Dandruff is a serious problem to many of us and though we have gone through significant medical advancement, the menace of dandruff still lingers in our lives. Most of us do try out some remedies but at the end dandruff comes back! Yes, dandruff can be a recurring problem unless necessary precautions are maintained. Usually it’s the oily dandruff which recurs unlike the dry dandruff which can be prevented easily. To treat the dandruff, Over the Counter (OTC) prescriptions can be opted but sometimes these do not seem to be serving the purpose. Home remedies on the other hand usually succeed in terminating dandruff.

 

 

Causes of Dandruff

 

  • Impairment of health.
  • Wrong diet.
  • Emotional stress.
  • Usage of harsh shampoos.
  • Scalp fungus (Malassezia).
  • Excess usage of hair styling products.

 

Treatment of Dandruff

 

Treatment of dandruff using home remedies has minimal side effects on the hair and scalp. Therefore it is much safer approach to treat dandruff using the natural resources you’ve got at home. Here are the top 7 home remedies which you could actually take up to get rid of dandruff.

 

1. Treating dandruff using Fenugreek: This is one of the best home remedies where fenugreek seeds are used to treat the dandruff. Take 2 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds and soak them overnight in lukewarm water. Then grind the soaked seeds and make paste out of them. Apply the paste all over your scalp and leave it for half an hour to an hour to dry. Then rinse your hair with lukewarm to normal water and wash your hair with acacia concinna solution. You may also herbal shampoo so that your hair doesn’t get damaged. The water in which you soaked the seeds may be later applied on your hair after hair wash as hair tonic. This would give your hair extra shine.

 

2. Treating dandruff using Soap bark: Make a soap solution by mixing soap bark decoction and soft soap solution (1:1) and then rise your hair with this solution. This soap bark acts as anti-dandruff and anti-inflammatory agent apart from its natural cleansing activity.

3. Treating dandruff using Lime: Fresh lime juice can be used as an anti-dandruff remedy. Apply lime juice onto your hair and scalp during your last rise with water and this would serve the purpose of removing dandruff and imparting glow on to your hair. For deep cleanse therapy you may also mix the fresh lime juice with Fueller’s earth (Multani mitti) and apply it on your scalp. You may also apply Lime juice + 1teaspoon of sugar + lukewarm water on scalp and rinse your hair.

 

4. Treating dandruff using Beet: Beet roots have good anti-dandruff property. Boil the beet roots and massage the boiled water after cooling it on your scalp. Leave it overnight on your scalp and wash it the next morning. This would help you get rid of dandruff. It is better to use White beet as it would not leave dark stains as the red/purple one does.

 

5. Treating dandruff using Vinegar and Olive oil: Apply diluted vinegar on your scalp and leave it about five to ten minutes. Wash your hair with lukewarm/cold water (as hot water removes the oils from your scalp leaving it dry). Then massage your hair with Olive oil and leave it for atleast 2 days. This would help in removing the dandruff.

 

6. Treating dandruff using Snake gourd: Snake gourd is believed to possess good amount of anti-dandruff property and therefore it has been employed over the ages to cure dandruff. Extract the juice of snake gourd and massage it over your scalp. Later wash your hair with lukewarm to cold water.

 

7. Treating dandruff by Right diet: Diet plays an important role in determining one’s body condition. Taking in the right diet would help in reduction of dandruff recurrence. The diet should comprise of variety of fruits excluding the citrus and bananas. Drink plenty of fruit juices so as to nourish your skin well and avoid flaking

 

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