You will not find a single person who is not worried about hair dandruff. Hair dandruff always creates a disgusting situation and affects your normal beauty routine. No one must want to tolerate the consequences of dandruff. Probably, it is the result of a dry or flaky scalp, itching sensation or ‘seborrheic dermatitis’ skin condition. It also can be caused by psoriasis, eczema or a fungus like yeast called ‘malassezia’. If you are facing hair dandruff problem right now, you may be thinking of using the drugstore remedies. But, before using these remedies and consulting with dermatologists I recommend to follow and practice the home remedies for hair dandruff described below. This is the list of top home remedies for hair dandruff and all are very effective and at the same time long lasting. Before starting with the home remedies let’s have a look at the source and cause of hair dandruff.
Malassezia fungus causes hair dandruff when it grows on your scalp. Then it sheds the scalp skin. Generally, you can face two types of hair dandruff – one occurs for the dryness of the scalp and another occurs due to the excessive production of oil on your scalp. The most familiar causes of the hair dandruff are:
You can get rid of hair dandruff by maintaining some natural home solutions. I am describing the top remedies by which you can easily get rid of hair dandruff naturally.
Take farewell from dandruff with these remedies
Neem leaves can be used in the hair dandruff treatment. It has an excellent antifungal property. Neem is also familiar for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Take a few dried neem leaves and 4 tablespoons of olive oil. Crush the leaves to a powder and mix with olive oil in a bowl. Then apply the paste to your scalp. Wait for an hour and wash your hair with shampoo and apply conditioner. You can also follow an alternative method. For this, you will need only green neem leaves. Boil the leaves in the hot water for half an hour. Make a paste and directly apply to the scalp. Leave it on for 30 minutes and wash off with clean water then. Complete the whole process before having a bath. You can also use it at night and wash off with shampoo in the morning.
Aspirin has salicylates in it that exfoliate dandruff affected scalp skin. Take only 2 aspirin tablets. Crush it and make powder. Then mix the powder with a little amount of regular shampoo. Using the mixture apply shampoo on the scalp as usual. After two minutes, rinse with water. Use it in the morning while having a bath.
Baking soda works against hair dandruff by reducing the rate of overactive fungi which are mostly responsible for it. You will need 3 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice, 3 tablespoons of baking soda and a bowl of apple cider vinegar. After collecting all the items make a perfect mixture in a bowl. Then apply the mixture paste to the scalp. Wait for 10 minutes and the scalp will start to itch. After that, wash off your hair with water. Use apple cider vinegar as an optional like conditioner. Apply this in the morning before taking bath.
Coconut oil helps to preserve your hair’s natural protein. It eliminates the hair dandruff also. Honey is popular for its antimicrobial property that is suitable for treating hair dandruff. You will need 2 teaspoons of coconut oil, 2 teaspoons of olive oil, 2 teaspoons of honey and 3 teaspoons of yogurt in total. Mix all the items in a bowl and let the mixture to be a paste of medium consistency. Add a little more honey or yogurt if the paste is still runny. Afterward, apply the paste to your scalp with gentle massage and rub it from the roots to the tips of the hair. Continue the massaging process for about 10 minutes. Wash the hair after 30-45 minutes. After that, pat dry your hair with a soft towel and apply a few drops of coconut oil to the scalp as well as hair. Apply this before having a bath in the morning.
Caution: Don’t wash off your hair with shampoo more than twice. Doing this so can strip the scalp of the moisture provided by the mask.
Listerine mouthwash has the antifungal property that fights against the yeast that causes hair dandruff and also prevents its growth. You just need 1 tablespoon of Listerine mouthwash and 9 tablespoons of water and mix them properly in a clean bowl. Apply shampoo as usual and then rinse the hair with the Listerine-water mixture. Apply same as before taking bath in the morning.
The orange peel has acidic properties that reduce excess oil and simultaneously condition the scalp which helps to get rid of the hair dandruff eventually. Collect a few dry orange peels and 5-6 tablespoons of lemon juice. Put them into a food processor and blend properly until turn into a smooth paste. Then apply the paste to your scalp with hand and leave it on for about 30 minutes. Wash off your hair with shampoo. Use this pack twice or thrice a week for a better result. As described before, use this in the morning before taking bath.
The baking soda has an exfoliating property that helps remove dead skin. It also reduces the excess oil on the scalp that causes hair dandruff. Applying this process might dry the hair initially, within two or three weeks, your scalp will start producing natural oil. Baking soda also has the active action against the overactive fungi that cause hair dandruff. You will need only one tablespoon of baking soda. Rub it perfectly on your wet hair on the scalp. Or, mix it with the shampoo and then use the mixed shampoo to wash your hair. Repeat it twice a week. Apply in the morning before having a bath.
Caution: Don’t leave your hair for a long time applying the soda on it. If you do so, reversely it might dry out the hair.
Coconut oil has the medium-chain fatty acids which have the regenerative property and this can help treat hair dandruff. Simply wash your hair with your regular shampoo and let them dry completely. Don’t use conditioner this time. After that, apply the coconut oil directly to the scalp and leave it on for a few minutes. Apply it in the morning after taking a bath. Repeat this process once a week until hair dandruff id fully gone.
Apple cider vinegar has the ability to hamper the growth of yeast. The acidity changes the pH levels of the scalps and treats the hair dandruff. Take and mix equal quantity of apple cider vinegar and water in a bowl. Wash the hair with regular shampoo and afterward pour the mixture into the hair and scrub it into your scalp. Wait for 15 minutes and rinse with water. Apply it in the morning while having a bath. For better result repeat it daily for about a week.
Caution: Don’t let the mixture get into the eyes. Any unhealed scratch or scab might burn while using the remedy. In this case, keep washing the affected area with water thoroughly.
There are many studies which have supported that tea tree oil can treat hair dandruff. Tea tree oil has extraordinary anti-inflammatory properties and a higher rate of dermal penetration that makes it one of the best home remedies for hair dandruff. It is also well-known for its antifungal properties. Tea tree oil also works as an antiseptic. Add a few drops of tea tree oil with small amount of shampoo. Mix it properly and rub the mixture into your scalp. After five minutes rinse it out. Apply this method in the morning while taking a bath. Use this once a day for about week.
Egg yolks contain the vitamin named ‘Biotin’ that can help treat hair dandruff. It also works as hair conditioner and makes the hair healthier. Take 1 or 2 egg yolks and mix it/them in a bowl. After that, apply the yolk on your scalp when the hair is dry. Then cover the hair with a plastic bag and keep it on for about one hour. Wash the hair off with a good shampoo once or twice to remove the odor. Apply this in the morning while having a bath.
It can work in two ways in this regard. (A) Olive oil moisturizes the dry portion of the scalp and prevents them from flaking. It can help loosen stubborn dandruff scales. Then they will eventually fall of your scalp. (B) Olive oil has the property to absorb into the thick and scaly areas of the scalp which causes continuous dandruff issues. For this, the scaly portion falls away as large piece instead of separate flakes. This ends dandruff because the affected spot can finally heal. Take a few drops of olive oil and apply it to the scalp. Rub for about 10 minutes then wash your hair. After that, you can normally wash with shampoo. In another way, apply oil before going to bed and wrap the head in a towel to absorb the extra oil and wash your hair in the morning. You this in the morning before taking a bath or at night before going to bed.
Caution: Must cover the head with a cotton wrap as the wet hair can attract dust. The olive oil is to be just a little warm, not to0 hot.
It has an antifungal property that can eliminate the microbes which mainly cause hair dandruff. You will need a few cloves of garlic and 1 tablespoon of honey. Mix the crushed garlic cloves with the honey until you get a smooth paste. Massage the paste into the scalp and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Finally, wash it off with shampoo. Apply it in the morning while taking a bath.
The acidity of lemon juice balance the pH level of the scalp that keeps the hair dandruff away from you. Coconut oil has antibacterial properties and conditioning agents which make the hair stronger. You will need 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and 5 teaspoons of coconut oil. Mix the lemon juice and coconut oil at 1:5 ratio. Apply and rub the mixture on the scalp and leave it on for half an hour. Wash the hair off with a mild shampoo. Apply this while taking a bath in the morning.
Caution: Make sure to use the natural orange juice as the bottled juice can have the artificial ingredients and you may not get the desired result or it can cause harm to your hair and scalp. If you have small cut or wounds on the scalp, stay away from applying this method.
Aloe Vera has the antibacterial and fungicidal properties in it. It can break down proteins including the dead skins by proteolytic enzyme characteristics. Aloe vera also work as an exfoliant so removes the dead skin cells. For this, it does not appear later as dandruff. Take a small amount of natural aloe vera gel that is obtained directly from the plant. Apply it on your scalp. Wait for 15 minutes and then rinse using a mild shampoo. Apply this in the morning while taking a bath. Use regularly for the best result.
It is important to have a clean scalp and hair to prevent dandruff. My advice is to choose a mild anti-dandruff shampoo if your problem is too severe.
Before washing your hair, brush it out. It will help to reduce hair dandruff.
Take a full and proper rest as lack of sleep and stress can increase the hair dandruff.
Always cover up the hair from dust basically while traveling. This will keep your hair away from harsh, polluted environment and reduce the risk of hair dandruff.
Never expose your hair to the sunrays, because the harmful UVA and UVB rays can dry hair out and finally causes hair dandruff.
Make sure that your products to remove hair dandruff are parabens, sulfates and silicones free. Always try to use herbal products and look out for ingredients such as ZPT and Pro-V Complex that reduce dandruff to a great extent.
I hope that would be helpful to remove hair dandruff naturally.
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