Does itching and irritation refuse to leave even if you use shampoo? We understand We've been there Try these natural remedies and see amazing results!
VDandruff victims understand how annoyingly persistent it is. No amount of shampoo can remove itchy flakes permanently.
What causes dandruff? The root cause (pun) of dandruff can vary from dry scalp to sensitivity to hair products.
Sometimes he Malassezia mushroom, which is present in the skin of many mammals, becomes infectious and drains the natural hair oil, leaving the scalp too dry and prone to dandruff.
I have tried a range of shampoo brands, each of which promises me a scalp free of dandruff at any time. But here we are, still dusting the white scales of our hair, scratching persistently and accepting it as our destiny.
But where strong chemicals fail, natural ingredients take over.
Depending on your skin and hair type, choose between the following methods to clean your scalp.
Try this. Mix equal parts of apple cider vinegar and water and apply on hair. Make sure you reach each corner and let the vinegar act on your scalp. Deep massage helps.
A dry and flaky scalp is alkaline in nature, and apple cider vinegar is acidic. This helps keep scalp pH levels controlled. This is a direct attack against dandruff. Leave it on for a few minutes before washing it.
Regular use will not only treat dandruff but also leave you with softer and thicker hair!
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2. Garlic and onion not only add flavor
Both garlic and onion have antifungal properties that will cure the scalp of dandruff. Add them to your hair care regimen and the results will surprise you. Fair warning, both have a strong and spicy smell, and you may want to use a strong natural shampoo or conditioner to control the smell.
Take a couple of garlic cloves (more if you have thick and long hair), peel and crush them. Mix with a little honey and massage the scalp with it. Honey fights the smell of garlic and can replace it with water if the honey feels too sticky. Leave it on for a few minutes before washing your hair.
If you prefer onion, peel half the onion and grind it with a cup of water. Massage your scalp with this juice. Apply it also on your hair, so that it looks more bulky. Leave for 15 minutes, shampoo and condition.
Tea tree oil not only controls the growth of Malassezia but also controls itching and scales. Who wants to keep scratching their scalp all day, right? The best part of this remedy is that you don't need to do much. Step 1, buy tea tree oil by clicking on this link. Step 2, add 5-7 drops of the essential oil in your shampoo bottle. Shake well. Step 3, continue with your hair care routine. Easy!
4. An olive branch for dandruff? Never. Olive oil instead.
Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, olive oil can cool the scalp. All that itching and scratching should irritate your head and this weekend, let it relax with a massage with olive oil.
Apply the oil on the scalp and make sure it reaches the roots. In minutes, comb the visible scales of your hair. Now wrap your hair with a towel or shower cap, rest for 15-20 minutes and wash it. Shiny hair, calm scalp and reduced dandruff, all in a wash!
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This is a traditional and favorite method of dadi. If you are not oiling your hair yet, here is a friendly reminder. ALWAYS grease your hair before washing it.
But if that is not enough, try what my friend Saiqua suggested. Boil about 100 ml of cold-pressed coconut oil and add 2-3 stems of curry leaves (the stems and leaves are equally important). Let it boil until the leaves are black like coal and crispy. When the oil cools, pour the mixture into a glass jar and use this brew pre-shampoo.
Cure, dandruff, add volume to your hair and make it super soft (I've been a big fan of this remedy, and the results are undeniable!)
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Also read: 5 cosmetic options without parabens and sulfates for healthier skin
(Edited by Vinayak Hegde)