If dandruff is leaving a snowy trail from your scalp to your shirts, you need to put an end to it with the help of these home remedies. Not only is this problem embarrassing, it also leads to an itchy scalp and hair loss. Here’s how you can get rid of the snow and hair-fall.
Here are 5 effective home remedies to get rid of this embarrassing and ugly problem:
Pour rinse and repeat with vinegar
All you need is 1/2 cup warm water and 1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar or White Vinegar. Mix together the warm water and vinegar in a cup. ( the amount would vary according to the length and volume of your hair) Pour the mixture over your hair, scrub it around gently for several minutes, and then rinse it thoroughly with water. Repeat once every week or two weeks, depending on how often you feel you need it.Vinegar helps in treating itchy, dry skin and also helps to kill dandruff-causing fungus and bacteria.
Wash with baking soda
Mix one tablespoon of baking soda to every one cup of warm water and apply or you can simply add some baking soda to your shampoo while washing hair to derive its benefits. Baking soda, along with its exfoliation and anti-fungal properties, also soothes the scalp and reduces redness and itching. It will counter the growth of overactive fungi and leave you with a cleaner mane.
Massage with olive oil
Heat some extra virgin olive oil until it is slightly warm, massage it onto your scalp and then wrap your hair in a warm towel. Leave it on for at least 45 minutes or overnight and then shampoo and condition your hair. Repeat this remedy a few times a week. Olive oil is a natural moisturizer that has the power to cure your dry and itchy scalp.
Say no to dandruff with neem
Take ¼ cup neem juice, coconut milk and beetroot juice and 1 tsp coconut oil. Mix all the ingredients together and massage the pack into the scalp. Wash it after 20 minutes with a herbal shampoo and conditioner. Repeat this remedy every once a week.
Squeeze some lemon
Mix the juice of half a lemon in one-quarter cup of plain yogurt and apply it on your hair and scalp. Leave it on for about 20 minutes before rinsing it off and shampooing your hair. The acidity in pure freshly squeezed lemon juice contains acids that can help break down the fungus that is often the cause of dandruff outbreaks.