We all love the winters, don’t we? It is all about lovely snowflakes and the cool weather. However, what do you do with your hair during this season? No one likes going out with a flaky scalp and dandruff on the shoulders. The hair becomes dull and hard to manage and you need to do something to get rid of these flakes. Dandruff is stubborn and you need to put extra effort to keep them at bay. This article is about easy home remedies to keep dandruff away.
Home remedies to cure dandruff
Check out the best home remedies for clearing your scalp from dandruff:
Neem has several medicinal properties and out of all one of the most important is its anti-fungal property. Neem has so many benefits that Ayurveda science considers it to be the one ingredient that can heal all diseases. Out of all problems, neem leaves can also solve dandruff issues and scalp infections. There is more than one way in which you can use neem for a clear, dandruff-free scalp.
Take any oil that you like for example coconut oil. Now heat it and put in a few neem leaves. Now strain the leaves and pour the oil in a separate bottle after it cools down. Massage your scalp with this oil for magical results. You can also mix neem oil to your regular shampoo. You do not have to fill the shampoo bottle with a lot of oil. Just take a little oil and blend with a few drops of shampoo. The oil should be just enough for that much shampoo that you will use at one time.
Neem leaf powder is the perfect replacement of neem oil. You can mix this powder with water in such a way that you can apply the mixture on your scalp. A better way to use the powder is to mix it with yogurt. This will act as a conditioner as well as an anti-pathogen cleanser for the scalp.
Why do you think dandruff remedies work? They work for mainly three reasons. Firstly, if the remedy has some kind of microbial property. Secondly, the remedy should condition and cleanse your scalp to remove all the dry flakes. Lastly, the remedy should act as a coolant for your scalp. The good news is that yogurt does all of that. Yogurt is such a magical remedy that it will work over all those salon special and organic anti-dandruff shampoos.
The problem is that we do not realize that the chemical shampoos that we use rip away all the bacteria from our scalp. The ripping away includes the bad as well as the good bacteria. How do you think the scalp will remain alright with all the good bacteria gone? The fact is that you need to maintain a proper balance. You need to make sure that the good bacteria stay, and, the bad bacteria die. Applying yogurt is going to get that balance correct. It works like an A-grade shampoo. Applying yogurt regularly will increase the growth of good bacteria on the scalp and thus help you get luscious hair.
We choose lemons to add freshness to anything and everything. So that works the same way with your scalp and hair too. Lemons are one of the best cleaning ingredients of all time. Hence, apply lemon juice to your scalp to get rid of odorous hair and flaky scalp. The scalp usually feels greasy because of the activity of unwanted pathogens there and lemons help to get rid of those. Lemons contain antioxidants and ascorbic acid. The combination of these two can fight dandruff and flaky elements in almost no time.
The organic acid in lemons further helps to balance out the PH levels of the scalp. You can blend 5-10 drops of lemon juice to the shampoo or oil that you use regularly. However, leaving the scalp like that after applying lemon juice is not good. Let it sit for just about 15-2 minutes and rinse off thoroughly.
These are bitter tasting leaves and they have been gracing Indian dishes for ages now. The leaves and well as the seeds are packed with so many medicinal benefits. They are healing agents for several disorders besides just enhancing the taste of our food. There is often fungi-deposition in the roots of your scalp that leads to dandruff. Fenugreek has anti-fungal properties that can eradicate dandruff easily. Fungi can block hair follicles triggering more hair fall. Fenugreek prevents all such problems.
You do not have to worry about the application procedure at all. You just have to mix a tablespoon of fenugreek seeds in water and leave it for a couple of hours. Now make a paste of it and apply as a hair mask. Leave the mask for 45 minutes and rinse thoroughly with warm water.
Are you surprised that you just heard salt for dandruff? Yes, you heard it correct. Salt, especially sea salt or Himalayan pink salt is extremely helpful in getting rid of stubborn flakes and dandruff. Did you know that seawater, due to the salt content is a natural therapy to shoo away dandruff? Now it is not possible to go for a trip at the seaside anytime. However, you can make your container of seawater at home easily. Just get a pack of sea salt or Himalayan rock salt from the local market and mix it in water. You can use this in 3 ways-
- You can use this salt and water solution to rinse your hair after washing it.
- You can add a small amount of these salts when you shampoo your hair
- Massage your hair with the solution when your hair is wet and then wash it after you are done.
Like neem and fenugreek, garlic also contains several medicinal properties. Do you know that Egyptians used to vow by the name of garlic because they consider it sacred? You can either apply garlic in some way or directly consume it for the best results. It can fight bad bacteria and pathogens. So, this is the reason why we can use garlic to get rid of dandruff.
Here you have some of the easiest remedies that you may follow to get rid of embarrassing itching and flaky scalps. These remedies are all made of ingredients that are easily available at home. You just need to follow these regularly for the best results.