Dandruff is a skin problem by which about 50% of world population is affected. There could be number of causes of dandruff. All of these reasons disturb the ph value of scalp result in skin infections. Dandruff should be treated both internally as well as from externally. Mother nature has blessed us with numerous natural remedies to cure dandruff permanently. These are the best methods to get rid of dry, flaky and itchy scalp. Either a person is affected with dry dandruff or oily dandruff natural remedies work effectively on both types. Before applying these remedies one should know which type of dandruff he or she is affected with, because one remedy can do wonders on dry dandruff but does not work at all on oily dandruff. A person having straight hair are more prone to oily dandruff where as one having curly hair have higher tendency to get affected with dry dandruff. I will explain remedies separately for these different types of dandruff.
- Causes and types of dandruff
- Natural remedies for dry dandruff
- Massage scalp to moisturize it
Oil massage is the best way to moisturize scalp. You can use coconut oil, castor oil, almond oil, olive oil to massage scalp. Each of these oil work amazingly on scalp. To massage scalp take any one of these oils or mix these oils properly. Warm it a little and apply it on the scalp. Then gently massage your scalp for some minutes so that your scalp absorb oil properly. After that take a towel and wrap it around your head at least for an hour and let the oil do its magic. Then wash your hair with some mild shampoo. Repeat this every other day or at least twice a week. Remember, this remedy is for dry dandruff only. A person who is suffered with oily dandruff should avoid oil massage.
Yogurt and lemon juice
Yogurt is the best conditioner available and Lemon Juice is rich source of vitamin C. The lactic acid found in yogurt with lemon juice will cleanse the scalp by clearing white flakes which is nothing but dead skin cells and improve scalp health. Also yogurt will give strength to the hair from the roots.Take a small bowl of yogurt and add one table spoon of lemon juice in it. Mix it well. Apply this mixture to the scalp and work it in along tip of the hair. Leave it for 30 min. and rinse it off with normal tap water. It will soothes the scalp and fix dryness and itchiness.
Natural remedies for oily dandruff
Fuller’s Earth contains healthy minerals like silica iron oxide and has inclination to absorb impurities like excessive oil, dust which leads to oily dandruff and other scalp problems. It improves the blood circulation in scalp which will not only reduce dandruff but also improve texture of your hair. Take 2 tablespoon of fuller’s earth add little amount of water or milk to make a paste. Change the quantity according to hair density. Apply this paste on your scalp and leave it for 20 to 30 minutes. Rinse it off with normal tap water. This will remove excessive oil from scalp and soothes it.
Remedies for both oily and dry dandruff
These are the best methods and they will definitely cure dandruff both from internally and externally as well no matter which kind of dandruff you are suffered with.
Exercise can do magic
Yes, exercise plays a major role to cure skin infections. Let me explain you how does it work. While doing exercise blood flow increases in our body. More blood flow means more oxygen as well as nutrients will reach scalp that will improve scalp health and heal it faster. I will suggest you to do running and perform yoga poses like Head Stand, Utthanasana (Standing Forward Bend), Adho Mukho Savasana (Downward Dog Pose), Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand), Setubandhasana (Bridge Pose) followed by breathing exercise and meditation.
Indian Gooseberry (Amla) and Aloevera Juice
These two can do miracle to hair and scalp. Both of them are great source of vitamins and amino acids.There anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antioxidant properties help to maintain overall scalp health. Drink 15 to 20 ml of both Aloevera and Indian Gooseberry juice daily. These powerful juices will nourish your scalp and hair. Not only on dandruff but it works on other skin problems also.
Eat Flax-seeds and Chia-seeds
These come enriched with fiber, protein, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, lignan among other nutrients and minerals. These seeds will make your scalp healthy and hair strong. Make these seeds as part of your diet . One important thing do’t consume flax seeds and chia seeds more than a tablespoon. Chew them properly to get maximum benefits or soak them in water before consuming them. You can take them with cereal, bread, yogurt or make some smoothies. Search recepies on internet.
Apple Cider Vinegar
The acetic acid in apple cider vinegar will neutral the ph level of your scalp and control the dandruff. Take 1 table spoon of apple cider vinegar and mix it with a cup of water. You can change the quantity according to your hair density and length. Gently rub it on scalp with fingers. Let this mixture work on your scalp for 30 minutes then wash it off. Use this twice in a week.
Tea Tree Oil
The tree tea oil obtained by cold pressed techniques are highly beneficial for hair. It’s antibacterial and anti-fungal property soothes the scalp and improve it’s health. It will also make your hair strong from the roots. To use this oil you can add it’s 5-6 drops max to apple cider vinegar or in the other hair mask. You can also add this oil to your shampoo. Make sure that do’t apply this oil directly on skin.
Either you consume it or apply it on scalp aloevera will give you benefits only. Aloevera gel is great source of all the essential nutrients that are necessary for healthy scalp. You can buy gel from market but make sure that it does not contain any preservatives or make one at home. To make gel at home peel aloevera leaf, cut it from middle throughout the leaf and extract gel from it. Apply this to your scalp leave it for 15 minutes after that rinse of your hair with normal water. Do this twice in a week. With continue usage it will cure dandruff permanently also it will give strength to the hair.