How To Remove Dandruff Naturally At Home
Dandruff is the occurrence of small white flakes in our hair. It can be quite embarrassing and also quite uncomfortable, causing itching of the scalp. It occurs due to one of two possible problems. The most common cause of dandruff is due to dry scalp. When the scalp is dry, it creates small flakes. When the flakes are not removed properly, they stay in our hair like little snowflakes scattered around. The second cause of dandruff is a fungal infection. When this is the cause, the flakes tend to be larger and more greasy. It is essential to differentiate the two types of dandruff to be able to treat is properly. In this OneHowTo article we show you some natural products that may be useful to solve this problem. Discover how to remove dandruff naturally at home.
A good home remedy to remove dandruff from hair is to make a toner containing celery as the main ingredient. Celery is said to have antifungal and antibacterial properties, making it excellent at getting rid of the fungus that causes dandruff. To prepare, boil a litre of water and add a stalk of celery. Let it simmer for 5 minutes and wait for it to cool. Then, add a tablespoon of olive oil and apply to the scalp for an excellent anti-dandruff lotion, leaving in for at least 20 minutes before rinsing. The olive oil will moisturize the scalp to get rid of dandruff caused by dry scalp. Both the celery and the olive oil will nurture both your scalp and your hair, leaving you with shiny hair!
Lemon is one of the best natural ingredients that can help us get rid of dandruff and have more healthy and shiny hair. The recipe is to prepare a hair rinse from lemon juice. Squeeze a fresh lemon and apply the juice on the hair after shampooing.
A popular home remedy to remove dandruff is the use of white vinegar or apple cider vinegar. To prepare, you must dilute the apple cider vinegar in the same amount of water. Pour the mixture into a spray, apply on hair and leave on for 40 minutes, approximately. Then, perform a normal hair wash. Apple cider vinegar is great at removing build-up that accumulates in your hair and on your scalp. You will notice how your hair is silkier and with a shine.
We already know the amazing properties of aloe vera for hair care, skin and overall health, but it is also perfect for eliminating dandruff. Just take a piece of aloe vera, cut and remove the pulp for the gelatinous fluid inside. Ideally, massage your scalp with the gel and let it sit for several minutes to allow penetration. Then rinse and wash your hair as you normally do.
Finally, we bring you a great home remedy to remove dandruff is made from beetroot. It may be surprising but this vegetable has been used, for some time, in many dandruff shampoos. To prepare at home, boil the roots of white beet and apply the solution by massaging the scalp with fingertips.
If your scalp is very sensitive and dries easily but you need a good solution to get rid of dandruff, the following solution with bicarbonate sodium is your best option. You only need to mix 2 spoonfuls of bicarbonate with a bit of water and apply the paste on your scalp, while gently massaging. Wait 15 minutes then remove with a lot of water. Follow by washing as you would normally do.
For an Indian natural remedy against dandruff, check our article on shikakai.
Tea tree oil, an antifungal, antibacterial and anti-irritation oil is another great product to be applied on the scalp to get rid of fungus that causes dandruff. Mix a few drops of the oil with aloe vera or olive oil. Make sure that you only apply the oil to your scalp as it could dry out your tips. You´ll feel a relieving tingling sensation. Leave on for a few minutes then wash out with your regular shampoo.
You may also want to learn how to make a homemade anti-dandruff shampoo.
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