We bring out the best home remedies for dandruff, which is one of the common disorder.
Dandruff can sometimes put in a very embarrassing situation.
Dandruff is a flaking scalp like a falling snow and
settles on one’s brows,shoulders and clothes.
It is an unpleasant and irritating condition
associated with bacteria in case of excessive
scales formation on the scalp.
Horny layers of the skin are responsible
for the formation of these scales.
Dandruff is a result of a fungal infection or other skin disease.
It is produced when a scalp doesn’t receive sufficient supply of blood.
As a result,there is a lack of protein in the skin,which becomes dry and flaky.
- Deficiency of Vitamin-B6
- Toxic condition of the body
- Wrong feeding
- Emotional tension
- Harsh shampoo
- Exposure to cold temperature
- Lowered vitality
- Lumps or crusts on the scalp
- Scalp turn red when scratched
- Increase in scaliness while brushing
Home remedy #1
To improve circulation to the scalp,
massage for few minutes daily
with neem oil (azadirachta indica)
Neem oil has a disinfectant properties which will
heal the fungal infection and improves the blood supply
Home remedy #2
Egg whites with neem oil is a
very effective dandruff treatment.
Blend 2 egg whites with fresh juice of
1 lime in a container.
Apply to your hair and leave it for 1/2 hour.
then,wash with neem soap.
The egg white will provide lacking protein and
neem soap (azadirchta indica)will heal fungal infection
and dandruff will disappear.
Home remedy #3
Keeping the hair and scalp clean
to minimise the accumulation of dead cells
is the foremost thing to do in the dandruff treatment.
Bend forward from the waist with the head down
towards the ground and brush from the nape of the neck
towards the top of the head is the most effective way of brushing.
Home remedy #4
Massaging your scalp every day is also
very beneficial dandruff remedies.
You can massage just before or after brushing the hair.
Massage stimulates the circulation,dislodges dirt and dandruff
and encourages hair growth.
The right way to do a proper massage is to
spread the fingers fanwise and slip them through the hair.
Press down on your scalp with your fingertips
with your thumb pressed behind your ears.
Now rotate your fingers so that they move the scalp
over the bony structure of the head.
It will make you feel as your skin moves and scalp tingles.
Move up an inch at a time until you cover the whole head.
Home remedy #5
Fenugreek is a very effective home remedies for dandruff.
Soak 2 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds (methi)
overnight in water.
Then grind the softer seeds into a fine paste in the morning.
Apply the paste all over the scalp and left it for 1/2 hour.
Home remedy #6
Lime juice is also very effective dandruff remedies.
1 teaspoon of lime juice for the last rinse is very helpful.
It not only removes stickiness and prevents dandruff but
also adds shine to the hair.
Washing the hair twice with green gram powder in curd
is also another effective way to treat dandruff.
Home remedy #7
Dilute apple cider vinegar with an equal quantity of water.
Dab this on to the hair with cotton wool in shampooing.
Final rinsing with apple cider vinegar after shampooing
helps to disperse dandruff.
Home remedy #8
There are two effective ingredients to massage with to disperse dandruff.
- Massaging with curd which has been left open for 3 days
for half an hour is also one of the best home remedies for dandruff.
- Add few drops of lime juice to amla (azadirachta indica) oil.
Massage with it every night before going to bed.
Do’s and Don’t
- Increase intake of Vitamin-B-6
- Increase intake of omega-3 fatty acids
- Avoid fatty and fried foods
- Avoid candies,ice-cream,cold-drinks etc.
- Increase intake of fruits like apples,pears,grapefruit etc.
- Avoid citrus fruits like orange juice,sweetened lime juice etc,