Itchy and dry condition of scalp which causes white flakes of skin is known as dandruff. Dandruff is common hair problem which can affact at any age and it can be embarrassing sometimes.There are mainly two causes of dandruff first is dry scalp and second is fungal infection. Dandruff associated with dry scalp can be caured easily by using shampoo or deep conditioning with coconut oil but it can be difficult to get rid of fungal dandruff with the help of shampoo or oil. So here are some ingredients direct from your kitchen with antifungal properties to treat dandruff.
Acidic nature of lemon maintain the pH of your scalp and helps to get rid of dandruff. Take 3 tablespoons of coconut oil add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice into it and massage your scalp with this oil,leave it for 2 to 3 hours and then wash it off.
Add two tablespoons of lime juice into a mug of water and rinse your hair with this water after shampoo.
Massage your scalp with lemon juice and apply some juice along the length of your hair. Leave it there for 15 to 30 minutes and then rinse it off with shampoo. This remedy is very helpful to get rid of dandruff and also add extra shine to your hair.
Antifungal property of alovera helps to cure dandruff. Take 3 to 4 tablespoons of aloevera gel and apply it onto the roots of your hair,leave it there for about 30 minutes and then wash it of with mild shampoo.
Curd is rich source of vitaminB5 and proteins,which are very beneficial for dry and itchy scalp and also helpful to get rid of dandruff. Apply curd on your scalp along the lenght of your hair and gently massage your scalp for about 5 minutes. Leave it there for 30 minutes and then rinse it off with shampoo. It helps to remove dry flaky skin and deeply moisturize your hair.
Fenugreek is antifungal in nature and very helpful to sooth scalp itching or irritation and also helps to reduce dandruff. Soak a handful of fenugreek seeds in water overnight. Make its paste next morning apply on scalp and hair and leave on for about an hour, after an hour wash it off with a mild shampoo.
Acetic nature of vinegar is very helpful to remove dead skin,relives itching and also prevent the bacterial and fungal growth. Add one-half cup of vinegar to two cups of water. Rinse your hair with this mixture after shampooing your hair.
Take 3 tablespoons of vinegar and massage your scalp for 5 to 10 minutes and then rinse it of with mild shampoo.
Follow anyone of these remedies twice or thrice a week for good results.
Besides these home remedies proper hygiene is also important to prevent dandruff . Hair brushes,combs,pillow covers,towel should be washed regularly in anticeptic water.Advertisements