Natural remedies for Dandruff
Dandruff is a scurf that forms on the skin especially of the scalp and comes off in small white or grayish scales. The causes include Poor blood circulation in the head, too oily head, poor nutrition, deficiency of zinc, fungus, yeast infections etc.
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Neem is known for its antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial properties. So apply the paste of Neem leaves on the scalp. Keep this paste on the scalp for about 15 minutes, and then wash the hair.
Apply the mixture of Rosemary oil and coconut oil to the scalp to help with Dandruff.
Soak rosemary leaves in boiled water. Let it stand overnight, strain and add vinegar to it. After shampooing, wash your hair with this.
Soak a handful Fenugreek seeds in water overnight. Then make a paste of these seeds. Apply this paste on the scalp. Leave it for 15minutes. Rinse hair with light shampoo.
Take apple juice and warm water in equal quantity. Apply it on the hair. Then leave it for 10 minutes. Then wash the hair.
Application of processed henna powder is advisable.
Apply juice of lime on the head and then wash it. Lime acts as an antioxidant.
Olive oil is a natural moisturizing agent. Take lukewarm olive oil. Apply on the scalp in circular motion. After one hour, wash it with mild hair shampoo.
Apply Aloe vera gel on the scalp, leave it for 15 minutes. Then wash the hair.
Lemon juice along with yogurt is an effective topical application against dandruff.
Take a diet rich with Zinc and Vit B.
The daily massage of coconut oil is advisable. After massaging wash the hair.
Beat egg whites, add lemon juice to it. Apply it on the scalp; leave it for about ½ an hour before washing the hair with a shampoo.
Take flaxseed oil every day. It provides omega 3 fatty acids, which helps to control scalp irritation.
Stress affects the skin and scalp, so get stress supplements.
Avoid fried food, sugar, chocolate.
Add more vegetables and fruits to your diet.
Brush lightly and regularly
Tea tree oil has a beneficial effect in helping dandruff.
Wash hair regularly twice a week to check the production of sebum, which helps prevent the hair from drying out.
Useful Vitamins, Minerals –
Zinc - If one has a deficiency of zinc, they may face problems like hair loss, dandruff or Psoriasis.
Deficiency of Iron leads to hair fall, hence for healthy hair, iron is required.
Vitamins B3, B6, B5, stimulate a healthy hair growth and stimulate the scalp.
Selenium is beneficial for hair and scalp. Antidandruff shampoos contain this substance. Food sources include Wheat germ, walnuts, Brazil nuts, Radish, and Garlic.
Vitamin H or Biotin is essential for healthy scalp and hair, as per the University of Maryland Medical center.
I hope the above natural remedies for Dandruff will help all that are trying to address this situation. In severe or chronic cases one should consult a healthcare adviser.
Dr. Veena Deo is an Ayurvedic Doctor in India. All the information provided and on supplements above and opinions expressed are her own and should not be construed as medical advice. This information is provided for educational purposes only.