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Dandruff? Try These Most Effective Natural Remedies

Dandruff can be most annoying and embarrassing! But don't worry, it can be controlled easily with these most effective home remedies.

Dandruff? Try These Most Effective Natural Remedies

In India, 1 out of 5 people have dandruff trouble

Dandruff is shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp. It may be a result of dry scalp. Dandruff is a medical problem affecting half of the adult population across the world - beyond gender, age and race.The severity of dandruff may fluctuate with season as it often worsens in winter. It causes anitchy scalp that leaves your shoulders dusted with flakes.Dandruff usually can be controlled.In cases of chronic dandruff, the condition may affect the skin around the nose, eyes, ears and chest area. It might be embarresing sometimes and leads to lower self esteem. 

Causes Of Dandruff:

  •  Oily scalp
  •  Sensitivity to hair products
  •  Excessive use of shampoos, hairsprays, hair curlers and gels.
  •  Infrequent shampooing
  •  Stress, anxiety and tension
  •  Improper use of hair colouring products.

You can use these simple home remedies to control dandruff:

  1.  Aloe Vera: Aloe vera can be applied directly on scalp and then washed with a mild or anti-dandruff shampoo.It soothes and moisturizes the dry scalp and removes dead skin cells.It has an anti-inflammatory compound called glycoproteins that reduces the inflammation and soothes itching sensation.
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Antifungal properties make Aloevera perfect to fight dandruff and keep your scalp healthy
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 Baking soda: Baking soda reduces overactive fungi that can cause dandruff. Wet your hair and then rub a handful of baking soda vigorously into your scalp followed by a normal wash by just water. You can also simply add baking soda to your shampoo while washing your hair.

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Baking soda reduces overactive fungi that can cause dandruff
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3. Apple cider Vinegar: The acidity of apple cider vinegar changes the pH of your scalp, making it harder for yeast to grow. Mix a quarter cup apple cider vinegar with a quarter cup water in a spray bottle and spray on your scalp. Wrap your head in a towel and let sit for 15 minutes to an hour, and then wash your hair as usual. Repeat this twice a week.

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Apple cider vinegar has antimicrobial properties and restores moisture.
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4. Garlic: Garlic has antimicrobial properties which are beneficial as an anti-fungal natural product. Crush garlic and rub it on your scalp. To avoid the smell of garlic you can add some honey and garlic to it.

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Garlic's anti-fungal properties are perfect for eliminating dandruff-causing bacteria
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5. Yogurt: The age-old lemon and yogurt combination works as a powerful anti-bacterial agent. Apply it to the scalp for 30 minutes and wash with lukewarm water. You can also add a few drops of oil for nourishment.

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Yogurt prevents dandruff causing bacteria
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6.Neem oil: Neem oil is said to be good for dry and flaky scalps. You can often find it in prepared shampoos sold for the treatment of dandruff. It is derived from the seed of the Azadirachta indica tree.

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Neem is a very traditional way to treat dandruff

7. Tea tree oil: Tea tree oil is a widely accepted dandruff acts as an anti-fungal element .Add few drops of it to your shampoo and wash normally.

Also read: 5 Ways To Keep Your Hair Healthy And Shiny



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