Saturday, October 18, 2014

Home Remedies for Dealing with Dandruff

Dandruff, also known as Seborrheic dermatitis is a common scalp disorder. It can occur due to dry skin, irritated oily skin, growth of bacteria and fungus on the scalp, inflammatory skin conditions and other such factors. It causes itchiness along with excessive formation of dry skin flakes on the scalp.

Dandruff can be controlled by following healthy hair care routine. However, it can even be controlled with easy to follow natural remedies. It is true that natural remedies take time to show results but they can effectively treat the problem completely.

1. Olive Oil

Take extra virgin olive oil, if available. If not, take the regular olive oil, heat it and apply it on your scalp and hair. Massage gently. Olive oil will return your lost moisture. Your hair will appear healthy, shiny and of course, dandruff-free.

2. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera has many beneficial properties. Take raw aloe and cut it into half. Take out the sticky gel in a bowl. Apply this gel before taking a shower. If you are unable to find raw aloe, you can use aloe vera juice. After applying aloe vera juice or gel, rinse thoroughly with a mild shampoo.

3. Thyme

Take 4 tablespoons of thyme and boil it in 2 cups of water. Boil it for 10 to 15 minutes. Let it cool down and then, strain this thyme mixture. Apply it on your scalp and leave it for 5 minutes. It’s a good herbal therapy for dandruff.

4. White Vinegar

Take one cup of white vinegar and mix it with 3 cups of normal water. Rinse your hair with vinegar mixture and then, run down the water on your scalp.

5. Salt

Salt really works as a great scrub. Take some salt and sprinkle it on your dry scalp. Massage gently as this will remove the nasty dandruff. Shampoo your hair afterwards.

6. Egg

Take 2 eggs and beat the yolks along with egg whites. Apply this mixture onto your scalp and leave it for 1 hour. Wash it off thoroughly after one hour. This will make your hair shiny, dandruff-free and silky.

7. Apple and Orange

Take orange and apple in equal proportion and make a fine paste. Apply this onto your scalp and massage gently. Wash your hair after 20-30 minutes with shampoo.

8. Garlic

Mix 2 tablespoons of garlic powder with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Make a fine paste and apply it on your scalp. Leave it for 35-40 minutes and rinse off with cold water and mild shampoo.

9. Onion

Take an onion and make a fine paste. Apply it on your scalp. Wash your scalp after 1 hour.

10. Ginger and Beetroot

Take ginger and beetroot and make a fine paste. Massage your scalp with this solution and leave it overnight. Rinse your hair, the next morning. Repeat this procedure for 4 to 5 nights.

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