Dry skin and scalp condition can cause dandruff problem for both men and women, especially during the cold and dry season. Dandruff occurs due to seborrheic dermatitis that is isolated to the scalp. If your shampoo is not helping, use home remedies to get rid of dandruff.
Follow this easy home remedies to get rid of dandruff
Aloe vera care: Remove fresh gel from aloe vera leaf. Rub it on the scalp. Let it stand for half an hour. Wash it off with a mild shampoo.
Honey tips: Make a paste of two garlic cloves with little honey. Apply the mixture on the scalp. Leave it on for 20 minutes. Use a mild shampoo to wash off.
Coconut care: Massage the scalp with warm coconut oil. Leave it on for an hour before shampooing.
Fenugreek remedy: Soak two tablespoons of fenugreek seeds in one cup of water overnight. Make a fine paste. Add two tablespoons of yogurt. Massage the scalp with this mixture and leave it on for two to three hours. Wash it off with a mild shampoo.
Salt solution: Salt acts as a good scrubber for dry skin. Rub your scalp with it. The dandruff flakes will be cleansed away after shampooing.
Baking Soda: Mix one tablespoon of baking soda with half cup of apple cider vinegar. Apply the mixture on the affected skin. Leave for 10 minutes. Rinse with normal water.
Tea tree: Warm tea tree oil mildly. Give a massage to your scalp. Wear a shower cap. Leave it on overnight. Wash with a mild shampoo.
Lemon care: Massage your scalp with lemon juice. Leave it on for a few minutes to get absorbed. Rinse with water. If you are using shampoo, then mix one teaspoon of lemon juice with one cup of water and rinse off your hair after shampooing.
Cinnamon sticks: Boil five to six cinnamon sticks in one cup of water till it remains half in quantity. Apply this water in your scalp. Leave it on for an hour and rinse it off with water.
Sun care: Follow these remedies twice or thrice a week. Besides these cures, expose your scalp to sun more often but moderately. The ultra violet rays may help reduce the flakes. Increased exposure may be harmful to skin. So don’t stay out for too long.
Avoid processed food: Eat whole grains, nuts, avocados, bananas, vegetables, eggs, olives and other nutrient rich foods. Keep yourself away from using hair styling products such as styling mousses, gels and hair sprays.