Dandruff occurs when dead skin cells shed from the scalp. All people tend to suffer from skin flaking from time to time, but for some individuals, dandruff can become so irritable and prevalent that it can have a harmful effect on their personal well-being and social lives. This has forced a lot of them to seek solutions that can cure their problem.
While Western modes of treatment do offer a number of remedies for dandruff, usually in the form of shampoos, they almost always have artificial, synthetic, and unpronounceable ingredients that always come with a number of adverse side effects. The good news is that there a lot of inexpensive, safe, and all-natural dandruff treatments that work even better than their allopathic counterparts. Some of these remedies are as follows:
Neem – This is a tree that has powerful anti-fungal qualities. When applied to the scalp, the oil and leaves from Neem can be a very effective treatment not only for dandruff but for other scalp problems like lice infection, as well. Apply the Neem oil or leaves to the scalp then after an hour or two, rinse.
Olive oil – One of the best home treatments for dandruff is olive oil due to its clarifying and moisturizing properties. To fight dandruff, slightly heat the olive oil until it is lukewarm to the touch. Massage the oil on the entire scalp. Sleep with the olive oil in your scalp throughout the night and in the morning use a mild shampoo to rinse it.
Apple cider vinegar – This type of vinegar has many practical uses that can be very helpful to your overall health. One of its benefits is its ability to treat dandruff. The high potassium content of apple cider vinegar can moisturize the itchy and dry scalp caused by dandruff. The product also can help in ridding the body of the dead skin cells on your scalp. Just apply a small amount of the product on your scalp and massage for five minutes. Use a mild shampoo and water to rinse your hair.
Lemon juice with garlic or sandalwood – Combining lemon juice with either garlic or sandalwood can help cure dandruff. This is because both garlic and sandalwood possess antimicrobial qualities while lemon juice can prevent flaking. Mix two part of sandalwood or garlic to one part of lemon juice then apply the formula to your scalp. Leave the formula on your scalp for about 30 minutes. Afterwards, use water and a mild shampoo to rinse.
Raw egg – Some people may find applying raw eggs to their scalp disagreeable but the fact is, this practice have been used by the great cultures of Japan, China, and India in the fight against dandruff. Beat a couple of eggs and simply apply it to your scalp for an hour. Use water and mild shampoo to clean your scalp and hair. Raw egg can also serve as a great natural conditioner.
Black pepper – Long utilized in India to cure dandruff, black pepper can be an effective treatment for dandruff. It contains adequate amounts of selenium and zinc that can eliminate dandruff flakes. Instead of putting the pepper directly on your scalp, mix a cup of yogurt with two teaspoonfuls of black pepper and stir. The mixture then is applied to your scalp and left for a couple of hours. Afterwards, use a mild shampoo and water to rinse it off your scalp and hair. Like the eggs, this mixture can also be an excellent natural conditioner.
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