By Prerana Sharma, Natural Remedies For Dandruff
Dandruff usually refers to the state of the skin in which white flakes or scales disconnect from the scalp and gather in the hair. The situation can become worrying if the skin gets infected.
Dandruff Symptoms –
1. When one combs the hair, that time if the scales from the scalp drop like snowflakes and settle on the shoulders, clothes or white flakes are visible sticked to hair strands, then he/she is suffering from dandruff! These scales occasionally appear as lumps or crusts on the scalp.
2. scalp will be itching a lot, always khujlao!
Dandruff Causes –
1. Dandruff is caused mainly if your health is not ok. Due to intake of wrong foods, constipation or any infectious diseases dandruff occurs.
2. Emotional tension, harsh shampoos is also a reason.
Home Remedies to treat Dandruff
Fenugreek Seeds (methi)
Soak two tablespoons of methi seeds(meethi daana) overnight in water and ground into a fine paste in the morning. Apply this paste all over the scalp and leave for about an hour. Then wash your hair as usual with mild shampoo.(better if u can use Ritha-sikakai solution/shampoo.
This remedy has a ve point, Methi paste is slippery so you will need to wash thoroughly 3-4 times but this tip is very effective.
Dandruff treatment with Lime
Apply fresh lime juice on your scalp with a cotton bud, leave for 1hr and shampoo as usual. pour some lemon juice+ water for the last rinse of your hair too, this not only leaves the hair shining but also removes stickiness and prevents dandruff.
Dandruff treatment by Green Gram Powder
Wash your hair two times in a week with two tablespoons of this powder mixed with half a cup of curd.
Beets for dandruff Cure
This I came to know recently that Beets have been found helpful in dandruff. Boil the green as well as root part of beet in water and massage this water into the scalp with the finger tips each night. White beet (shalgum) is superior for this purpose.
3-4 days old curd for dandruff
massaging the hair for half an hour with curd which is kept in the open for three days will surely decrease dandruff.
Amla juice or dilute cider vinegar for dandruff
Mix few drops of lime juice with amla juice and massag each night, before going to bed. Or dilute Cider vinegar with an equal quantity of water and dab on to the scalp with cotton in-between shampooing also helps. Cider vinegar if added to the final rinsing water after shampooing also helps to disappear dandruff (plus vinegar can also make hard water soft).
Some Tips :
# Comb your hair at least three or four times a day in opposite direction (ie, bend down and comb from neck towards hairline).
# Washing your hair regularly and keep them clean .(twice in winters and thrice in summers atleast).
# while rinsing your hair, avoid water trickling down your face, this may cause u acne.
It is also said that we should stay away from strong tea/coffee, pickles, refined and processed foods if suffering from dandruff. Hair and scalp should always be kept clean so as to reduce the accumulation of dead cells. Hair must be brushed every day to get better circulation.
So try out any of these tips and get the license to wear black
P.S- Few pics have been taken from Google
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