8 Quick, Effective, Dandruff Remedies | Home Remedies
Tired of dandruff?
Quick fact – Dandruff is among the commonest conditions in the world! Yet still, it is surprisingly easy to treat. Dandruff is as a result of dry skin or a condition known as seborrheic dermatitis. Dandruff is typically harmless and can be resolved through easy DIY remedies.
Let’s get right into it:
1.Don’t oil your hair and leave the oil on your scalp for too long
It is okay to oil your hair, but if you leave the oil on it for too long, there will be a high chance that you will provoke the occurrence of dandruff. Hair oil provides food for Malazzesia which is a fungus that exacerbates dandruff. You might feel good when you apply oil on dry skin but it will increase dandruff on your scalp.
2. Tea tree oil
Add two drops of tea tree oil to a small amount of shampoo. Afterwards, gently rub this concoction on to your skin. Next, wash and dry your hair. You will love the results.
Dandruff is caused by fungi and bacteria. Vinegar treats dry, itchy skin, and kills bacteria and fungi. Vinegar has an acidic effect which helps reduce flakes. Mix water and vinegar then apply on your scalp. Finally, wash with your regular shampoo. Don’t use too much vinegar.
4. Indian Lilac
Indian Lilac is also known as Neem. It treats scalp acne, itchy scalps, dandruff, and falling hair.
- Boil a handful of Neem leaves.
- Wait for the concoction to cool.
- Use the mixture to rinse your hair. You can do this 2-3 times a week.
5. Lemon juice
Lemon juice has an acidic effect that can fight off dandruff. It also helps get rid of itching in your scalp.
- Mix lemon juice and yoghurt and apply the mixture on your hair and scalp.
- Leave this mixture for about 20 minutes to let it settle in and shampoo your hair with warm water.
- You can also mix lemon juice and water, then, apply on your scalp and hair.
- Leave it for 5 minutes and rinse your hair with shampoo. You can repeat this procedure 2 times a week.
6. Fenugreek seeds
Fenugreek is an herb that has antifungal and soothing effect on the skin. It controls dandruff by killing the fungi found on the scalp.
- Soak a few seeds of fenugreek in water overnight. Next morning, grind them to paste and also add yoghurt to the mixture.
- Apply this paste on your scalp and leave it for a few hours to settle in.
- Rinse with warm water and shampoo your hair.
You can do this once a week.
You might enjoy eating bananas but what you didn’t know is that bananas can treat an itchy scalp! Bananas also condition your hair and reduce dandruff, flakes, and inflammation.
- Mash two bananas and mix them with ripe avocado.
- Apply this mixture on your hair and scalp.
- Let it settle for one hour, then, wash your hair thoroughly.
8. Sesame seed oil
Sesame oil is very nourishing. It can be used as a lubricant and treatment agent for dry scalp and to relieve itchiness. Massage your scalp gently with the sesame oil before getting to bed every night.
- Heat the sesame oil.
- Massage the sesame oil using your fingertips for 10 minutes. Wrap your hair with a towel for another 10 minutes. The sesame oil provides optimum moisturizing effect.
- Shampoo your hair thoroughly and repeat this procedure 2-3 days a week.