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3 Home Remedies To Help You Get Rid Of Dandruff


Those irritating and embarrassing white
flakes on your shoulders… 

Dandruff is one of the most common scalp problems that affect people at
any age, and often keeps coming back. And when it does, we are ready to spend
our life savings on desperate attempts to get rid of it. Dandruff is not
a problem you can simply ignore (if nothing else, it affects one’s
self-esteem), but it is also not an-impossible-to-manage skin condition. 

Have you ever asked yourself what might be
the cause of persistent itching and scaling of your scalp?

Dandruff mostly occurs due to dryness of
the scalp, excessive oil production, or an overgrowth of a fungus called
Malassezia.
The root cause, though, usually lies in our lifestyle, diet, and daily hygiene
habits. Since prevention is always better than cure, before dandruff takes over
your scalp, you might want to consider taking some of the following preventive
measures:

  • Properly brushing your hair at
    least twice a day
    will help remove the dead skin cells that your scalp
    naturally sheds. It will also improve blood circulation, which is important for
    the overall health of the scalp and the hair.
  • Wash your hair regularly to
    prevent accumulation of oil, but do it with a mild natural shampoo, 
    free of SLS and SLES. Besides that, make sure to wash it off thoroughly, since any
    residue left in the hair might contribute to the dandruff problem.
  • Use hair sprays, gels, waxes,
    and mousses sparingly
    , as they tend to dry out and irritate the scalp.
  • Try not to stress. Excessive
    emotional or physical stress has a strong impact on our general health and on
    our hair, and it can contribute to the appearance of dandruff, as well as 
    hair loss.
  • Pay attention to what you eat! Bad diet, consisting mostly of
    processed foods and refined sugars, can also be responsible for the occurrence
    of dandruff. Limit the intake of salt and sugar, and include more minerals
    (especially zinc), vitamin B, and omega 3 fatty acids in your meals. Remember
    to drink plenty of water.
  • Regularly clean your hair
    brushes and never share them with anyone

If you are already facing the problem,
there is no need to worry – as with everything else, nature has solutions to
offer. There are many natural remedies that will help you keep your scalp
dandruff-free. Pick one from our list below.

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Tea Tree Oil

Multiple studies have confirmed that tea
tree oil has strong anti-fungal properties and high skin penetration abilities,
which makes it one of the best cures for dandruff.

How
To:
You can mix it with your favourite hair mask,
or add a few drops to your shampoo. Whichever method you choose, it is equally efficient
and you can use it even if your hair is dandruff-free, as a measure of
precaution.

Egg Yolks

Egg yolks are a natural source of biotin –
an essential vitamin that helps in the treatment of scaling skin.

How
To:
Mix the yolks of 2 eggs in a bowl, and apply
them to the scalp. Cover the hair with a plastic bag and wash it thoroughly
after an hour or so.



Coconut and Honey Scrub

Coconut moisturizes and nourishes the skin,
while honey kills microbes, therefore this recipe cannot fail.

Hot
To:
Take 5 teaspoons of coconut oil and 2 teaspoon honey,
mix them well and massage the mixture gently into your scalp. Keep massaging
for 10 to 15 minutes to open up the pores and stimulate circulation. Let the
scrub sit for about 30 minutes and rinse it off.

Neem and Olive Oil Paste

Neem has excellent anti-fungal properties,
while olive oil re-hydrates dry skin and prevents it from flaking.

How
To:
Crush a few neem leaves into powder and mix it
with 4 tablespoons of olive oil. Apply this paste to your scalp in the evening,
before going to bed, and shampoo your hair in the morning. Your scalp will
probably itch a little when you apply the paste, but it is completely normal
and will soon pass.

Have
you tried any of these natural dandruff remedies? Which one is your favourite? Do
you know other recipes that work? Tell is in the comments below!

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