You’ll hardly find a person who can say confidently that he/she has never had to deal with the “dandruff” problem ever in their lives. It is one of the commonest hair and scalp issues, which is not only uncomfortable because of the itching, but also embarrassing because it shows no matter how much we try to cover it up.
But, interestingly enough, there are quite a few home remedies that help you go a long way towards eliminating this problem. Let us discuss 6 of the best home remedies that have worked for many.
Lemon juice mixed with coconut oil
Probably the simplest of all the anti-dandruff remedies ever is a mixture of lemon juice and coconut oil. Lemon juice is known for its anti-fungal properties. Coconut oil, on the other hand, is helpful for the dry and itchy scalp. It also promotes hair growth and that is always favourable.
It is simple. Mix equal parts of lemon juice with coconut oil and apply it on your hair and do massage it well. Leave it on for about half an hour and wash your hair with your favourite shampoo. Do it regularly after 3-4 days until your head is clear.
Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar takes care of the scalp pH and prevents fungal growth and is also a natural hair cleanser.
Mix a few tablespoons with your shampoo or mix with hair oils and apply on your hair. Repeat until you no longer have dandruff issues.
Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil is a new trend in the market. Tea tree oil is anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory. It is an effective remedy for dandruff and also other conditions like acne.
Mix a few drops with your favourite shampoo and wash your hair properly. In case you are sensitive to tea tree oil, I would suggest you mix it with another oil, like coconut oil and massage it on your hair followed by a shampoo. Continue as long as is necessary.
Yeah, aspirin is not only an analgesic, but has anti-dandruff benefits too. Aspirin contains salicylic acid, which controls inflammation and also helps in getting rid of the dandruff flakes from the hairs.
Powder two aspirin tablets and mix it with your favourite shampoo and you are good to go. Continue for as long as is desired with a 3-4 days gap in between.
Vinegar and olive oil
Those of you who prefer a light oil, this is for you. Olive oil conditions your hair and protects it from damage. Vinegar, on the other hand, fights off the fungus and bacteria that build up on your scalp.
Mix vinegar and olive oil in the ratio of 2:1 and massage it properly onto your hair and scalp. Leave it on for some time and wash it off with your favourite shampoo. Do it at least once a week till you have a dandruff-free scalp.
Aloe vera gel
When it comes to aloe vera we are all familiar with its myriad benefits. It is used for skincare extensively. But, did you know it can be used to get rid of dandruff as well? Yeah, didn’t think so!
Aloe vera kills the fungi and bacteria that affect your scalp and also conditions your hair naturally.
Apply it generously on your scalp and hair and massage well. Leave it on and shampoo the next day. You can use fresh aloe vera gel from the leaves and if you don’t have the time to go for good commercial brands.
Now that you know 6 of the best home remedies to control and get rid of dandruff, what are you waiting for? Each of the remedies above is highly efficient in treating dandruff and have helped millions get this dandruff issue over with. It just needs a little bit of sincerity and dedication on your part and you’re all set. And by the way, try to use a gluten and paraben-free shampoo when shampooing the hair after the treatments for best results.
So, that’s all for now and see you soon with another topic.
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