Dandruff is a type of infection of scalp when the skin of the scalp gets dry and shiny and dry snowflakes like skin flakes starts to fall when you comb or brush your hair. It becomes prominent when you wear a black or dark colored dress and comb your hair.
The situation is embarrassing. Moreover dandruff is accompanied with an itchy sensation. Causes of dandruff can be many – lack of hygiene, ill health, side effects of some medicine, over use of chemicals and cosmetics like harsh shampoo, hair color, hair spray, etc. This article will help you to cure dandruff naturally.
Home Remedies For Dandruff
Regular Care of Hair
Keep your hair clean. Wash your hair everyday with mild shampoo but be sure that you have washed the last drop of shampoo. Do not let the dirt and grease accumulate on the scalp. It gives birth to dandruff. Comb or brush your hair regularly.
Combing and brushing help to enhance the blood circulation in the scalp and thus it makes your scalp healthy. Moreover combing and brushing help to remove loose dirt and dust. Thus, regular cleaning helps to keep your scalp dandruff free.
Lime is an excellent natural treatment for dandruff. Squeeze one lemon and take the juice. Mix equal amount of water with the juice. Then massage that lemony water on your scalp in a round about way. Keep it for overnight. Then wash your hair either with plain water or with mild shampoo.
Lemon juice being acidic controls the oil secretion of sebum gland and keeps your scalp oil free. You can do another thing. Mix lemon juice in coconut oil into 1:1 ratio and apply that on your scalp. Keep it for an hour before washing it with mild shampoo. But do not apply raw lemon juice on hair. It may make your hair grey.
Fenugreek seed in another wonderful remedy for dandruff. Soak some fenugreek seeds in water overnight to make them soft. Then grind them into smooth paste.
Apply that paste on your scalp and leave it to dry. Then wash your hair with plain water. Fenugreek seeds have antibacterial properties and it cures dandruff within fortnight if you follow this method regularly and religiously.
Hot Oil Treatment
Hot oil treatment is a good remedy to cure dandruff. Take 2-3 spoons of any oil – olive oil, coconut oil, sesame oil or castor oil. Take the oil in a metal container and place them on boiling water for sometimes to make them hot.
Then massage that hot oil on your scalp with fingers in a round about way. Hot oil is absorbed by the skin very well. Practice this method every alternate day and comb your hair with fine teeth comb. You will soon get dandruff free hair.
Follow an ideal diet to avoid dandruff. Eating too much oily and spicy food gives birth to dandruff. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables for enough supply of minerals and vitamins.
Drink adequate water (8-10 glasses) of water to keep your body hydrated and toxin free. Dry skin is another reason of dandruff. There are hundreds remedies to cure dandruff naturally. What you need is patience and little bit initiatives to make your hair dandruff free.