With our current lifestyle, dandruff unknowingly became an unwelcomed guest who just refuses to leave. But today I will be sharing some Indian home remedies for dandruff that actually will soothe your itchy scalp and give you your confidence back to wear black again.
What is Dandruff?
Dandruff is a skin disorder affecting the scalp, which occurs as a result of dead skin cells. Mainly this disorder is caused by dry skin or poor hygiene habits or sometimes it could be a sign of infection.
It is mainly whitish flour-like flakes on your hair and scalp. These flakes eventually spread if they are not treated early on. This causes itching on the scalp and eventually leads to hair fall and in some extreme cases baldness too.
Indian Home Remedies For Dandruff And Itchy Scalp
To avoid itchiness use apple cider vinegar as a last hair rinse. Mix it with water in the 1:1 ratio and use it after your shampoo. This kills fungus causing dandruff and gives instant itchiness relief. It helps in balance your scalp’s disturbed pH and remove build-up from different hair products.
Pure Coconut Oil And Camphor Massage
Heat this mixture using the indirect heat method until the camphor tablet dissolves. Now massage it into dry hair concentrating well enough on your scalp and let it sit one hour before washing it off.
It acts as anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial formula. This will reduce the spread and growth of dandruff on your scalp.
One of the best remedies for dandruff if you ask me 🙂
Lemon Juice And Curd
A mixture of lemon juice and curd or unflavored yogurt in the ratio of one teaspoon of lemon juice to one bowl of curd works from the first time you use it. Keep it on for an hour then shampoo as usual.
It will prevent the formation of dandruff as lemon juice is acidic hence the environment won’t be favorable for the survival of dandruff.
Check out detailed recipe of this hair mask for dandruff here.
Rub it in wet hair concentrating on your scalp and leave it for 3 minutes and wash it off. This fights off fungus-causing bacteria. This in turn will help you control dandruff and hair loss.
Green Tea And Mint
This wonderful combination not only soothes the scalp giving it a relaxed feeling but will also work well as a home remedy for dandruff. It also helps in controlling hair fall and adding instant shine to your hair right at the comfort of your home.
Just brew green tea or chamomile tea like you normally would and add some mint leaves to it while brewing. Now strain this tea and use it as last hair rinse. This will help you get rid of that stubborn dandruff from your scalp.
Egg White And Lemon
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When these mixed as a conditioner, beat one egg white and one spoonful of lemon juice and mix to make a paste then apply to the affected area. Let it sit for one hour then wash it off.
It works as an effective dandruff treatment and combating hair fall.
To make this hair mask more effective and use it for triggering your hair growth, just check this post on egg white and lemon hair mask for faster hair growth.
Aloe Vera Gel Mixed With Tea Tree Oil
Apply on the wet scalp and let it dry for 30 minutes to one hour. This gel has various scalp benefits due to its natural medicinal value, when applied sparingly on the scalp and left to dry it gets rid of dandruff and soothes itching of the scalp in a short term.
Dandruff Control Tips
As they say, prevention is better than cure. So apart from home remedies for dandruff, here are some tips which when taken into account will help you have dandruff free hair:
- Always maintain a healthy balanced diet which comprises lots of fruits, leafy greens, and drinks lots of water or fluids.
- Avoid having a dry scalp by oiling your scalp on daily basis.
- Maintain cleanliness of the hair and scalp.
- Avoid stress as this will lead to dry skin hence dandruff will emerge.
Tips To Dandruff Free Hair And Itchy Scalp
If you already are dealing with stubborn dandruff, apart from home remedies here are some tips that will help you get rid of dandruff quickly:
- Use a good anti-dandruff shampoo and warm water to wash your hair then condition it weekly.
- Sunlight, pollution, and hard water are the biggest culprits when it comes to dandruff and itchy scalp. So you need to prevent your hair and scalp from these harsh enemies.
- Comb the hair using a wooden comb, to ensure your natural oil from the scalp gets distributed well and your scalp and hair stay at their best healthy self.
Scientific Studies Related To Dandruff Treatment
If you are a geek like me who enjoys reading about the studies conducted related to dandruff do check out this page.
Apart from these, you can check out these helpful posts on dandruff:
- How I got rid of dandruff naturally in a month?
- How to get rid of dandruff and hair fall naturally? Reader’s Query My Solution
In case if you feel we missed out on any important points, please feel free to add via comments.
~Written by Priyanka Jagtap.