The hair problem of itchy scalp and dandruff is one of the most common among other hair related problems. You may have increasing dandruff because of a dry scalp. It is also caused because of a skin condition called seborrheic dermatitis. Eczema, psoriasis or an overgrowth of a yeast like fungus called malassezia can also cause dandruff in your hair. Remedies offered by drugstore might include shampoos with zinc pyrithione, which mainly focus on fungus and bacteria; ketoconazole, which also anti-fungus; coal tar and selenium sulfide, which reduce the growth and die-off of skin cells on your scalp; and salicylic acid, which aids in loosening the white flakes making them easily washed away.
In order to make your hair dandruff-free, you need to keep it clean. Using proper shampoos and conditioning is one of the fastest ways to do away of dandruff permanently from hair. You can also get rid of dandruff and itchy scalp naturally with home remedies such as lemon, vinegar, aloe vera, eggs and curd etc. These tips are useful for both men and women in eliminating dead skin and oils from hair making it clean and healthy. However, this treatment may take time to provide result. It may take time ranging from a day to one week, so, you need to be patient.
If you do not treat dandruff on time, it may grow excessively in to your hair and a person with excessive dandruff often find it difficult to adjust socially because the white flakes not only appear in combs and brushes but they are often visible in the hairline or fall in to the shoulder. Dandruff is a common scalp condition. Apart from oily and dry skin, stress can also cause dandruff. For natural remedies to reduce dandruff, read on.
Aspirin is packed with the same dynamic ingredient- salicylic acid as most of the medicated dandruff shampoos have. You can keep a check on the increasing dandruff by grinding two aspirins in to a fine powder and mixing it to the amount of shampoo that you use to wash your hair. Apply this mixture on your scalp and hair and leave it for 1-2 minutes, then rinse well and then wash your hair again with shampoo.
Tea Tree Oil
Studies stated that shampoos even with a minimal percent tea tree oil can considerably improve the sternness of dandruff. Add a few tea tree oil to your regular shampoo while shampooing your hair. This will definitely help to remove dandruff from your hair.
Baking soda that is usually available in your kitchen is one of the best remedies for dandruff. It helps in providing an itch-free, flake-free scalp. Apply baking soda to your wet hair and rub it thoroughly on your scalp. Then do not shampoo your hair instead just wash your hair with water. Baking soda helps in eliminating overactive fungi that can cause dandruff. Baking soda might make your hair dry at first but you scalp will begin to produce natural oils after a few weeks and thus will make your hair softer and dandruff-free.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is regarded as one of the best home remedies to remove dandruff, since the acidity present in the apple cider vinegar alters the pH of your scalp, making it tough for yeast to grow. To use it, you need to add a quarter cup apple cider vinegar to a quarter cup water and keep this mixture in to a spray bottle and spray this mixture on your scalp. Then wrap a towel on your head and let the mixture sit on your head for 15 to an hour and then wash your hair. Repeat this at least for two times a week.
You read it right, a mouthwash- an alcohol based mouthwash can do wonder in reducing dandruff from your hair. Mouthwashes are packed with anti-fungal properties that aid in preventing yeast causing dandruff from growing. Wash your hair with your regular shampoo and then rinse it with a mouthwash. Then condition your hair
Coconut oil is regarded as one of the best treatment for any hair issues. It not only reduces dandruff but also provides nutrients to the hair making it grow softer and silkier. It is stated as ‘tried and true’ treatment for problem of dandruff. Before you take a shower, massage your scalp and hair with coconut oil and let the oil to sit for an hour. Then wash your hair. You can also opt for a shampoo that already contains coconut oil to get rid of dandruff fast.
Massaging your scalp with lemon juice is sure to reduce dandruff from your hair. Mix a teaspoon of lemon juice in to a cup of water and rinse your hair with this mixture. Repeat this process daily until your scalp and hair is free from dandruff. Lemons loaded with citric acid aids to balance the level of pH of your scalp, which helps to get rid of dandruff fast.
The roughness of eating salt works wonder for removing dandruff from your hair. Scrub your scalp with a tablespoon of salt before you shampoo. Put salt on your scalp and massage it thoroughly to spread it evenly on the scalp. After a few days, you will realize that it had worked out the dry, flaky skin from your head.
You can get rid of dandruff and itchy scalp by massaging your scalp with aloe vera before shampooing. Aloe vera contains cooling effects that has soothing effects on itchy scalp.
Garlic contains anti-fungal properties, which are perfect for eradicating dandruff-causing bacteria. Crush garlic and rub it into your scalp thoroughly. Mix garlic with honey before applying it on to your scalp as this will avoid that potent smell.
Massage your hair with olive oil and let the oil sit overnight. Wash it off the next day with your regular shampoo. In or order to get rid of dandruff fast, you should look for a shampoo that contains olive oil.
Keep your Hair Moisturized
You hair becomes dry due to lack of moisture and it is also the main reason that makes your hair oily that further results in dandruff. Use a good conditioner thrice a week to keep your soft and moisturized. Today, leave in conditioners are available on the market that you can opt for. Moisture is a precaution that helps in preventing the growth of excessive dandruff in hair.
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