Dandruff is a common problem and we all may face this. It can be an embracing situation if don’t treat it at right time. If you want healthy and lustrous hair then you need a dandruff free scalp. Your hair health depends on the health of your scalp. Dandruff can lead to hair fall and we don’t want it at any cost. If you have flaky skin and itching on your scalp, it is an alarming condition and can lead to sever problem of dandruff. This will not let you have healthy and shiny hair. So in this post i will answer “how to remove dandruff” at home permanently. Read also 7 Hair Care Hacks Every Girl Should Know
There can be different types of dandruff treatments and products available, you may choose from. It’s a fact we all cannot afford these treatments and products due to time and money. So Instead of having expensive dandruff treatments, You can use some natural means which will not cost you so much. So let’s know some of the best and easy to make home remedies for dandruff. These natural remedies are very effective and having no side effect.
What are the causes of dandruff?
Before we know “how to remove dandruff”, we should know the reasons of dandruff. Knowing the reasons will help us to remove dandruff easily. It has been found that stress, excessive shampooing and excessive exposure to sunlight, Irritated oily skin, fungus and dry skin are the most common reason of dandruff. So avoid the condition if possible for a dandruff free scalp.
How to remove dandruff with home remedies
Here are 5 effective home remedies to treat dandruff at home. You Need the ingredients mentioned below and read the complete post. I am sure these remedies are effective and an answers to “how to remove dandruff at home”.
1. Green tea for dandruff
Having dry scalp can lead to skin flaking resulted in dandruff. It is a valid reason for dandruff. So how to hydrate and nourish your scalp? For this you just need green tea. It contains antioxidants and anti bacterial properties. It is an all time famous and effective solution to get rid of dry scalp as it hydrates and nourishes your scalp from deep. Along with nourishing your scalp, it will make your hair silky, soft and shiny. All you need to do Make 2 cups of green tea, Let it cool and apply it on your scalp and hair properly. Read also Benefits of Green Tea for skin, hair, Teeth, and Complete Health
Green tea and peppermint essential oil hair mask
Both green tea and peppermint promotes scalp health. Paper mint improves blood circulation on your scalp. You need three ingredients for this face pack, green tea, paper mint leaves and apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar maintains PH balance hence regulate oil on your scalp.
How to make
- Take 1 cup of green tea
- Now add some crushed mint leave into it
- Also add 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar
- Mix well and strain it
- Now apply it on your scalp while massaging gently
- Now wash your hair with a mild sulfate free shampoo
2. Honey for dandruff
Honey is an antibacterial, anti fungal substance which works perfectly for dandruff and itchy scalp. It has been proved in studies that topical application of honey on your scalp, once in a week, removes dandruff and problems like itching on scalp. So simple apply honey on your scalp and leave it for 2 hrs. Now wash hair with some mild shampoo. Do it once a week. Read also 5 Homemade Honey Face Masks for Wrinkles and Aging
Honey and lemon hair mask for dandruff
Now we already know that honey can cure problems like dandruff and itchy scalp. When you add lemon into honey it will be a cheap and effective treatment for dandruff. Lemon is a rich source of citric acid and Vitamin C which are required for healthy scalp. It cleans your scalp and maintains pH balance also. When you mix lemon and honey, it becomes a natural remedy for dandruff and itchy scalp.
How to make
- Take 2 tsp of honey
- Add 2 tsp of lemon juice into it
- Mix well and apply it on your scalp properly so that your scalp absorb this
- Leave it for 30 min
- Now wash with mild shampoo
- Do it 2 time in a week
3. Aloe Vera for dandruff
Aloe Vera is a natural cure for all skin related problems but it can do wonders for your hair also. It’s anti fungal, antibacterial and anti inflammatory properties makes it a perfect ingredient to treat dandruff and itchy scalp problems. It promotes your scalp health by generating new skin cells. Aloe Vera is a natural moisturizer which keeps your scalp hydrated and nourished. It is a natural cleanser which removes flakes and dandruff from your scalp. You can apply fresh Aloe Vera gel while massaging gently with it. Leave it for 15 min and wash. Read also Aloe Vera for Hair Related Problems
Aloe Vera hair mask for dandruff
Aloe Vera itself can be used for dandruff. You can also add tea tree oil with aloe Vera to enhance its capacity to cure dandruff. Tea tree oil has anti bacterial and anti fungal properties. Mixing these two ingredients together, can be a great solution for your dandruff
How to make
- Take 2 tsp of Aloe Vera gel
- Add 6 -7 drops of tea tree oil into it
- Mix well and apply on your scalp
- Leave it overnight
- Wash with mild shampoo in the morning
- Do it 3 times in a week for faster results
4. Curd for dandruff
Regular application of curd on hair maintains hair health and makes hair soft, smooth, silky and shiny. It contains Vitamin B5, protein, calcium and lots of good bacteria’s hence it improves your scalp health and nourished it from deep. It removes dryness and irritation on scalp. So you need to spread a thin layer of plain curd on your scalp and hair, do some gentle massage and leave it for 30 min. Now wash it with water and some mild shampoos. You can use this method alternate day to get rid of dandruff and itching fast. Read also Summer Special: 7 Curd Face packs for Healthy Skin
Curd hair mask for dandruff
You need curd and fenugreek seeds for this effective remedy. Fenugreek seeds are highly beneficial for dandruff and hair fall. It contains essential protein and Nicotine for dandruff removal. It also treats dryness, itching and flaking on scalp. Curd and fenugreek makes a perfect hair mask for dandruff and hair fall. Read also Flax seeds Gel for Hair: Get healthy, Strong and Lustrous Hair
How to make
- Take ½ cup of fenugreek seeds and soak them in water overnight
- Now grind them
- Add 2-3 tsp of curd to make a fine paste
- Apply it on your scalp and hair
- Leave it for an hour
- Wash with mild shampoo
- Do it 2 times in a week for faster results
4. Apple cider vinegar for dandruff
Apple cider vinegar has anti bacterial and anti inflammatory properties. Acidic nature of apple cider vinegar helps in maintaining scalp PH balance and removes fungus too. It removes flacks and open clogged hair follicles. All these properties make it a perfect solution for dandruff. You need to apply diluted apple cider vinegar on your scalp 15 min before you wash your hair. Read also Beauty Benefits Of Apple Cider Vinegar You Never Knew
You can use ACV either with honey or curd to enhance it properties to cure dandruff at home.
How to make
- Take ½ cup of apple cider vinegar in a bowl
- Mix ½ cup of water into it
- Add 2 tsp of curd or honey (only one)
- Mix well and apply it on your hair and scalp
- Leave it there for 20 min
- Wash with mild shampoo
5. Baking soda for dandruff
Baking soda is a natural cleanser. It removes excessive oil from your scalp and maintains scalp PH balance. It means your scalp has required quantity of oil now. You can use it simple by mixing water into it. Now apply it on your scalp and hair properly. Leave it for 15 min before wash. You should apply some olive oil on your hair before you use this remedy. Read also DIY Shikakai Hair Mask for Hair Fall, Dandruff and Split Ends
Some important tips to avoid dandruff
- Brushing (combing) is very important for your scalp health. It improves blood circulation on your scalp and open up a way for air to your scalp.
- You should not use shampoo daily as it will take away required oil and leave your scalp dry. This condition will lead to flaking and itching on your scalp. Try to use Sulfate free shampoos.
- Do regular exercise it will make you fit and avoid stress. Stress is also a valid factor for hair fall and dandruff.
- Don’t get your hair treated frequently at saloons.
- Processed fried foods, refined sugar, foods rich in fats can lead to inflammation which will be resulted in dandruff and itching. So eat healthy.
- People with dry scalp, should apply oil regularly.
- People with excessive oily scalp should wash hair regularly.
- Read also DIY Shikakai Hair Mask for Hair Fall, Dandruff and Split Ends
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