Imagine getting all dressed up, feeling really good about yourself, only to comb out your hair and start noticing white flakes of dandruff falling all over the place. This could really be a bother and it’s embarrassing when someone points out dandruff in your hair in a public place. Dandruff occurs as a result of dryness of the scalp, excessive oil and irritation of the scalp. Also, poor diet and some certain illnesses can also contribute to the formation of dandruff. Dandruff can be treated in a number of natural ways. It’s really not necessary to see a doctor for this. Let’s look at some homemade remedies that can get rid of the flaking in our hair.
1. ALOE VERA:
Asides the wonders aloe vera does to the skin and other organs, its anti-bacterial properties help in getting rid of dandruff and other build ups in the scalp. All you need to do is this:
- Get a freshly cut aloe vera plant.
- Cut it open and remove its gel.
- Work the aloe vera gel into your scalp and leave to dry.
- You may leave it in as a conditioner or wash off after an hour.
2. OLIVE OIL:
Olive oil is also a very good option when it comes to curing dandruff. It is said to perform some medicinal purposes. Massage your scalp with olive oil daily. You can wash this out after three days and continue with the whole process.
This method isn’t widely recognized, but trust me, its effects are super. Aspirin, the popular pain reliever, can be used to remove dandruff from the scalp as well.
Grind some aspirin tablets and mix with your shampoo. Work the lather into your hair down to your scalp. This would dislodge the dandruff and leaving your scalp clean.
Funny as it may seem, yogurt also removes dandruff and prevents its further growth. After your first hair wash, pour a considerable amount of yoghurt on your hair. Massage it into your scalp and leave for about 20 minutes before washing off.
5. CASTOR OIL:
Castor oil is enriched with certain nutrients that keeps the scalp and hair moisturized. It is known to enhance hair growth within a short period of its usage and it also prevents hair breakage.
Melt some castor oil and massage into the scalp. Be sure to wash your hair weekly as too much oil can clog your pores and attract dirt.
6. HIBISCUS FLOWER:
There’s really no harm in giving this method a try. Hibiscus flower not only gets rid of dandruff but also softens the hair. Grind some hibiscus flower petals into a paste and massage into the scalp. Leave in for 10-15 minutes and wash off afterwards.
7. LEMON JUICE:
Because of its high acidity level and anti-bacterial properties, lemon juice eliminates dandruff and heals damaged scalp in no time. Squeeze out the juice from fresh lemons. Section your hair into parts and apply generously. Wash off after 15 minutes. This method can be practiced till all dandruff is gone.
Our homemade remedies are quite effective. Be consistent, you sure would get positive results. This is how to treat dandruff naturally!
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