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Dandruff is the most common problem throughout the country. In this situation the hair are shaded by dead skin cells of the scalp. Dandruff can be humiliating and not easy to treat but it can reduce. When dandruff occurs it can cause itching problem to the individual. If the individual did not wash their hair daily then dandruff is visible. The dandruff is also depending on nature, in winter season it may increase as compared to summer season. Dandruff can occur in any age and after that reduce with age. Many people use specialized shampoos to treat dandruff but there are some simple home treatment which can help to get rid of dandruff.
Causes of dandruff
Nobody knows why dandruff occurs. However there are some factors which can contribute to occur dandruff. Let see below what are that.
1) Dry scalp
The person who has dry scalp can suffer with the problem of dandruff more often. It mostly occurred in winter season because when the winter cold air combined with the heated room then it can cause itchy, flaking skin. The person with dry skin should have small flakes of dandruff and the flakes are not oily.
2) Less use of shampoo
Some person say that if you don’t do enough shampoo that the oil is occur in the scalp and the dead skin cells, causing dandruff. But many hair specialist doubt that this is true.
A bunch of expert says that people who don’t consume enough food that contain zinc and vitamin B have more risk to lead dandruff.
4) Not using hair brush daily
People who don’t use comb regularly have high probability to affect by dandruff this is because they are not promoting the shedding of skin which is provided by combing.
5) Reaction to some skin care products
Some hair care products can increase the risk of occurring dandruff. Many researchers say that the use of excess shampoo can also cause dandruff as it can create itching problem.
6) Certain skin infection
The people who are suffering from disease like psoriasis, eczema and other skin disorders incline to get dandruff more habitually as compared to others. Tinea capitis a type of fungal infection which is also known as scalp ringworm can lead dandruff problems.
It is mostly occur from adolescence to middle age. Although it can be lifelong problem. Men are more infected by dandruff as compared to women, possibly the reasons is related to hormones.
Treatment for dandruff
Dandruff is some time a chronic problem but it can be reduced using some proper home remedies. Now let’s see below how we overcome this problem by using home remedies.
1) Fenugreek seeds
Take 1/4 cup of fenugreek seeds ( methi) then you need to soak this in 2 cup of boil water and let it stay overnight. Grind the fenugreek seeds and add water in it to make its paste. Take its paste and add 2 tsp of coconut oil, lemon juice of half lemon squeeze and half tsp. of baking soda. Mix all the ingredients so well to make a fine paste. Before you apply this to your hair rinse your hair with Luke warm water. Then apply it to your hair and scalp with the help of brush and leave it about 40-45 minutes. Wash your hair with normal water don’t do shampoo on same day. If you have a severe dandruff then continues use 3 days a week can give best result.
2) Coconut oil
Take 2-3 tsp of coconut oil and add 1 lemon juice into it. Apply this mixture to your hair and scalp with the help of cotton ball. Let it stay for about 30-35 minutes, then wash it off with purified water, follow this process daily, it will help you to get rid of dandruff.
3) Baking soda
Take 2-3 tsp of baking soda and add some amount of water to make a thick paste. Apply it on your hair and scalp. Leave it for about 2 minutes then wash it off with lukewarm water. Follow this process once a week and you will observe that your dandruff is reducing.
Yogurt contains many nutritive components like calcium which will help to get rid of dandruff. Take a lemon, squeeze half a lemon and add yogurt. Mix it well and apply this mixture to your hair and scalp. Leave it at about 45 minutes then wash it off with cold water using shampoo. Use this remedy in morning while taking a bath, you can follow this remedy 2-3 times in a week.
5) Aloe vera
Take an aloe Vera leaf and separate a gel from it. Apply the gel gently to your scalp and hair. Leave it about 40-45 minutes then rinse your hair using mild shampoo. Follow this twice a week for best result. Aloe Vera has a special anti-bacterial property which removes dead skin cells and also helps in not occurring dandruff again.
6) Fullers Earth Powder
Take fullers earth powder also known as multani mitti and add water in it to make the paste and also add lemon juice. Apply it to your scalp and hair. Leave it about 30-35 minutes then wash your hair with normal water using shampoo. Repeat this remedy twice in a week, this will help you to get rid of dandruff.
7) Curry leaf
Take some curry leafs and boil it with 2 cup of water then you need a spray bottle and pour the water into bottle, add half squeeze lemon into bottle. Shake it properly before going to use. Then spray it to the hair and scalp and massage it at least 5 to 10 minutes then leave it about 30-35 minutes. Wash your hair with lukewarm water. You can repeat this remedy 2 to 3 times in a week for good result.
8) Mustard oil
Take 3 tsp. of mustard oil and add half squeeze lemon into it. Apply this mixture to your hair and scalp. Leave it about 2 hours then wash your hair with normal water using shampoo. Repeat this remedy regularly for a week to get a best result.
Take 2 tsp. of vinegar and start pouring it to your scalp and hair. Massage it nicely with your hands and leave it to 5 minutes. Wash it off with cold water. You can repeat this remedy twice a week for faster result.
10) Anti-dandruff shampoo
Take an anti-dandruff shampoo and apply it to your hair. You have to create more froth by using it and leave it about 5 minutes. Then rinse your hair with cold water until your froth is removed nicely. Repeat this remedy twice a week you will observe that your dandruff is really reduced.
11) Gram Flour
Take some amount of gram flour and curd in a bowl. Mix both the ingredient so well to make its paste. Now apply this paste to your hair and scalp. Let it stay for 20 minutes then rinse it off using normal water. Repeat this remedy twice a week it will definitely help you to get rid of dandruff.
12) Phyllanthus Emblica ( amla )
Take 5 dry amla, put it in a bowl of water for soaking it. Leave it overnight. Next morning grind it to make its paste. Apply it on your hair and scalp, leave it for 30 minutes. After that wash it with normal water. Repeat this process once a week for several weeks, this will be beneficial to get rid of dandruff.
13) Neem leaves
Take some amount of neem leaves, grind it and add little amount of water in it to make its paste. Apply it on your scalp, wait it for some time until it dries completely then wash it with lukewarm water. Follow this process twice a week, it will help to fix your dandruff problem.
Take 3 inch of ginger, grind it to make its paste and extract its juice from its paste by using strainer. Now add 1 tsp of olive oil in ginger juice. Mix it well, apply it over your hair root and gently massage it for few minutes. Let it stay for 20 minutes then rinse off. Repeat this remedy thrice a week, it will help you get to rid of dandruff.
Take a ripe banana, peel it off and grate it to make its paste. Now put the paste in a bowl and add some apple cider vinegar in it. Mix both the ingredient so well. Apply this paste to your scalp, let it stay for sometime then rinse it off with cold water. Follow this process once a week for good result.
Garlic is the easiest remedy to get rid of dandruff. You have to take a clove of garlic, grind it to make its paste. Add few drops of coconut oil in it, mix both the ingredients so well. After that apply this paste on your scalp and leave it for 30 minutes. Rinse off using normal water with the help of mild shampoo. You can repeat this remedy twice a week.
17) Tea Tree Oil
Most of us know about tea tree oil, this oil has special capability to reduce dandruff instantly. Take 2 tsp of tea tree oil, directly apply it on your hair and scalp and massage it gently for few minutes. Let it stay for 20 minutes. Wash it using lukewarm water with the help of shampoo. Follow this process twice a week, this will really help you to get rid of dandruff.
18) Egg Yolk
Egg yolk has many beneficial properties which treat dandruff and hair fall. Take 1-2 eggs, separate the yolks from the egg white. Stir it well, and apply gently on your dry scalp. leave it for 25-30 minutes and rinse with normal water followed by mild shampoo. Repeat this remedy twice a week.
19) Basil leaves
Take 10-15 basil leaves, grind it in a mixer and make a thick paste by adding sufficient amount of water. Now apply the paste on your scalp, let it stay for 15 minutes. Wash with lukewarm water and pat dry. Follow this process 3 time in a week, it will useful to get rid of dandruff.
20) Beet root juice and vinegar
Take 1 beet root, grind it in mixer by adding vinegar and adding sufficient amount of water. Apply the paste on your dry scalp and let it stay for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with normal water followed by shampoo. Repeat this process once in a week for healthy and dandruff free hair.
Comb your hair daily which will help to increase blood circulation in your scalp
Shampoo and condition your hair at least thrice a week
Always try to maintain healthy balance diet
Take regular bath
Avoid using chemicals and dyes, because they may be harmful for your scalp