Dandruff is, as you know not a harmful, contagious, itchy and irritating problem. Of course, how can we forget that dandruff can embarrass you and put a blemish on your personality. Natural treatment of the condition ensures less chances of hairfall and apparently no damage to the skin.
How dandruff appears?
Dandruff is one of the most common conditions that occur or rather re-occur on many of us. There are several causes behind it; we will take the most common ones here.
The first one is dry skin, people with dry skin are very likely to get dandruff. The dandruff or the white flakes that appears on their scalp is not oily. Seborrheic Dermatitis or the irritated oily skin is also a cause of dandruff. The flakes in this case are oily and appear on other places too, like armpits, behind ears, groin area, eyebrows and more.
Skin diseases, like scalp psoriasis and eczema can lead to dandruff as well. It has been observed that dandruff increases in certain conditions, such as cold dry winters, under mental stress or when one is unwell.
These natural DIY remedies seem to have worked for hundreds of people, there is no harm in trying for sure.
A mixture of fenugreek seeds, apple cider vinegar, and water can substantially reduce dandruff. Fenugreek has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, which help in countering the re-occurrence of dandruff.Soak two tablespoons of fenugreek in a cup of water overnight. Grind it in the morning to form a paste. Add a cup of apple cider vinegar to the paste and apply it on the scalp. Leave it on the scalp for thirty minutes and then wash it with a mild shampoo.
This is the simplest method to keep dandruff away. Lemon is the only ingredient required here. Slice 4-5 lemons or extract their juice. If you are using lemon slices rub them on your scalp properly, in case of lemon juice just apply it on your hair. Rinse your hair with plain lukewarm water after about 15 minutes. Repeating the process once a week will show good results.
- Tree oil
Add a few drops of tree oil to your shampoo and your dandruff will be washed away, your scalp would be nourished as well. Research has shown that even 5% of tree oil in a shampoo helps in reduction of dandruff.
You can repeat these safe DIY remedies at least once a week without any hesitation. It is easier to get rid of dandruff,probably than you thought. Dandruff free hair will give you confidence and save you from embarrassment.