28 Cool Tips to cure dandruff naturally and effectively.
One of the most embarrassing hair conditions that one can face is Dandruff, is a very common scalp issue especially in winter. Dandruff not only lowers one’s self confidence but also eventually leads to itching and acne problem.
There can be many causes of dandruff like fungal infection on scalp, dermatitis or simply because of over exposure to heat, cold, hormonal imbalance, stress etc. Here are some easy home remedies to get rid of those itchy unsightly flakes oncue and for all.Just be patient while using any of these home remedies for dandruff. Repeat any treatment at least for 3-4 weeks for good results.
1. Fenugreek (Methi) paste
Methi is excellent for various hair and skin problems. Methi has antifungal and soothing properties that help to control dandruff efficiently. Soak some fenugreek seed overnight in water, then make a fine paste out of it. Apply this paste on the scalp and leave it for 30 minutes. Then wash it off thoroughly. In case of excessive dandruff repeat this twice a week. Continue the treatment at least for 4 weeks.
2. Lemon wassh
Take peel of 3-4 lemons, boil them in water. Cool this solution and apply it on your hair, keep it for 2- 5 minutes and then rinse it off. Repeat the procedure twice a week at least for 3-4 weeks to see the visible change.
Alternatively you can also apply the fresh lemon juice directly on the scalp. Keep it for few minutes before washing it off with water. You can repeat it daily.
3. Aloe Vera gel
We know aloe vera has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties which help to get rid of dandruff effectively. Aloe vera contains pectin that repairs raw and broken skin and stimulates the growth of new tissues on the scalp . Take some aloe vera gel apply it on the scalp thoroughly. Leave it for 30 minutes, then wash it off with some mild shampoo. Repeat this twice a week for 3-4 weeks to see the result.
4. Tulsi (Basil) and Amla (Indian Gooseberry) paste
Take some basil leaves and make a paste of it . Add amla paste to it. Mix well. Apply this mixture on scalp and leave for 30 minutes and then wash your hair thoroughly. You will notice that this remedy works wonder.
5. Coconut Oil
This is tried and tested treatment for dandruff. Due to anti –fungal properties of coconut oil it helps to eliminate dandruff efficiently. It moisturizes scalp and gives relief from that irritating and embarrassing scalp itching.
Take 5 tbsp coconut oil add 1 table spoon of lemon juice. Apply this mixture on the scalp. Rinse it after 20 minutes. Repeat this 2 times a week. The lemon juice added to that of coconut oil ensures right PH balance keeping your scalp healthy and dandruff free.
6. Coconut oil and Camphor
Take 4 tbsp of coconut oil add a piece of camphor. Mix and heat the mixture. Apply the lukewarm oil on scalp before bedtime. Wash the hair normally the next morning.
7. Olive oil
Extra virgin Olive oil is an effective natural moisturizer which is helpful in treating scalp dryness. Thus it can be effectively used in controlling dandruff. Massage your scalp with some warm extra virgin olive oil. Leave it overnight. Before washing hair just wrap one warm towel on your hair. Leave it for 15 minutes. Wash your hair with mild shampoo. Similarly you can also use baby oil for massage.
8. Coconut oil and honey rub
Take 2 tablespoon of coconut oil , olive oil and honey each and add 3 tablespoon of yogurt. Mix well. Apply this mixture on the scalp. Leave this rub for 20-25 minutes. Rinse it off thoroughly with water and mild shampoo. This rub helps to open up head pores and improves blood circulation.
9. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil has a fungicidal properties and it is overall soothing to the itchy, sore skin. This oil is for Topical use only. Take tablespoon of tea tree oil in 1 cup of warm water. Mix well. After shampooing your hair just spray this mixture all over the hair. Keep it for few minutes. Don’t wash it off. Pat away the excess moisture.
Alternatively you can also add 3-4 drops of tea tree oil in your favorite shampoo and shampoo the hair normally.