Dandruff

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calender iconMay 2, 2024

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It’s no fun having dandruff! Though it’s not contagious or serious its embarrassing when the itchy, flaky scalp creates a snowfall effect on your shoulders which stands out visibly on dark clothes.

Probable causes for dandruff include a dry scalp, over active sebaceous glands and bad grooming habits. Sometimes it’s as easy to treat as using a mild shampoo but it might also be worthwhile looking into these home remedies to say goodbye to it.

TEA TREE OIL:
The powerful antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties in tea tree oil make it an effective remedy against dandruff. Tea tree infused shampoos work better so mix a few drops of tea tree essential oil with your regular shampoo. Rub into scalp, leave on for 5 minutes and wash with cold water.

Note: sensitive skin may react to tea tree oil so do a test patch first.

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR:
It’s abundant with antifungal and antibacterial properties which are effective at maintaining the health of your scalp. The vinegar eliminates any dandruff-causing fungi and effectively curbs the problem by balancing the PH of the scalp. a pH imbalance is the root of a dandruff problem. Also, the anti-inflammatory properties of ACV soothe scalp irritation and inflammation and reducing the itchiness.

HAPPY SOUL RECIPE:
Mix equal parts apple cider vinegar and water in a bowl. Wash your hair as usual, and then pour the vinegar-water mixture onto your hair and scrub it into your scalp. Leave it on for about 15 minutes, and then wash it off with water.

FENUGREEK (METHI) SEEDS:
Here comes the saviour! Rich in antibacterial and antifungal properties, fenugreek seeds contain protein, vitamin C, iron Potassium and lecithin which are wonderful for healthy hair and scalp.

HAPPY SOUL RECIPE:
Put a cup of fenugreek seeds in a bowl of water and leave it overnight. In the morning, grind the seeds to form a smooth paste. Apply this paste to your scalp and hair. Leave it on for 30 minutes. Wash your hair with a mild shampoo and condition as usual.

 

 

BAKING SODA:
Baking soda is great to reduce overactive fungi which cause dandruff. It reduces excess oil on the scalp and within a couple of weeks, your scalp will start producing natural oils to combat the dryness.

HAPPY SOUL RECIPE:
Wet your hair, and rub the baking soda into your hair and scalp. Leave it on for a minute, and then wash your hair thoroughly with water.

 

LEMON JUICE:
Lemon juice is an effective remedy that has been proven to fight dandruff. It’s antimicrobial properties eliminate the fungus and cleans and strengthens hair.

HAPPY SOUL RECIPE:
Mix the juice of 2 lemons and 1 cup curd in a mixing bowl. Apply the mixture to your hair and massage it into scalp. Leave on for about 10-15 minutes. Wash your hair as usual with mild shampoo and conditioner.

 

 

MULTANI MITTI:
Multani Mitti (Fullers Earth) absorbs oil, grease, and dirt from the scalp, all of which are major aggressors of dandruff. It also improves blood circulation to the scalp, thereby keeping it clean and dandruff free.

HAPPY SOUL RECIPE:
Mix multani mitti with enough water to form a smooth paste. Add a squeeze of lemon juice and apply the mix to your scalp. Leave it on for about 15 minutes. Wash off with cool water.

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