Dandruff is so disgusting! Yet, it affects a lot of people. Dandruff is caused by the oils in the scalp, causing the cells to clump together and form white flakes.
It can also be caused by dry, itchy scalp and even as an allergic reaction to some products. Sometimes, no matter how much we wash our hair, it fails us.
All those ads of shampoos claiming to make you go flake free can have you rushing to the stores for a remedy, but ultimately they will disappoint you, when right after washing, you end up in scratching your scalp and see those pesky white flakes again.
Well, there is only so much that shampoos filled with chemicals can do. Sometimes, they tend to make the situation worse because of their harshness.
But, why rush to the stores when you can find easy and safe methods to cure this problem at the ease of your home? These methods are safe, inexpensive and highly effective as well on regular use.
So if the problem of dandruff is making you go crazy and bothering you and also embarrassing you by showing up on your dark-coloured clothes, keep reading!
Apple Cider Vinegar: Apple cider vinegar is seriously a wonder product. If you do not already own a bottle, I'd suggest you go buy one now because it provides a multitude of benefits. For the dandruff cure, take 3 parts of water and 1 part of the vinegar and mix it together. Apply the mixture on your scalp in massaging motions and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Wash your hair after this. And don't worry, the smell of the vinegar wouldn't remain.
Castor Oil: Castor oil has antifungal properties, so massaging this oil would help fight the infection and also improve blood circulation, further reducing the appearance of dandruff. Keep the oil on for an hour or so and then wash and condition as usual.
Yogurt, Lemon & Honey Mask: Yogurt has natural antibacterial properties and lemon gets rid of unnecessary oils present in the scalp. The added honey in the mix provides moisture and shine, as the yogurt and lemon could potentially dry out the hair. Massage the mixture on your hair and scalp and keep it on for an hour, then wash it off with a mild shampoo.
Also read: How To Treat Chronic Dandruff?
Neem: Neem has antifungal and blood-purifying properties and has been used for generations to treat a host of ailments. For the dandruff cure, boil some neem leaves in water, then strain them and allow the water to cool down. Use this as an after-shower rinse.
Lemon Juice: If you don't have the time for a full blown mask, plain lemon juice could also work wonders. Just massage the juice from the lemon on to your scalp, approximately two tablespoons would be required. Make sure you don't keep the juice in your hair for more than 30 minutes, as this could strip the scalp off the oils that are important. Wash and condition after 15-20 minutes.
There you go, these are the easy, ultimate home remedies for those annoying flakes. Let me know if this post helped!