NATURAL WAYS TO TREAT DANDRUFF
Women today suffer from a lot of beauty ailments, one of them being dandruff. Dealing with dandruff can be a very agonizing experience. Some people go as far as trying every other dandruff shampoo they get their hands on but the dandruff keeps coming back. However, if you would give a pause to these shampoos and go natural, then you can get rid of dandruff easily. Go through our blog below to know what the best natural ways to treat dandruff are.
Easily available and amazingly useful, baking soda can make your scalp dandruff-free and itch-free in a few days time. It eliminates overactive fungi from the scalp that may cause dandruff. After wetting your hair, rub baking soda gently on your scalp. Don’t use a shampoo afterwards. After rinsing it out, follow up with a good, moisturizing conditioner. Your hair will feel a bit dry in the beginning but after a few days, your scalp will start producing its natural oils, restoring your hair’s health.
Dermatologists suggest that the fluid or gel present in Aloe Vera leaves can ease itchiness caused by dandruff really well. Cut an aloe leaf and squeeze and rub the fluid directly on your scalp. You can also use store-bought aloe vera gel for this purpose.
Olive oil is an effective moisturizer. Its regular use can cure scalp dryness. Massage some olive oil onto your scalp. You may heat it a little bit before. After the massage, wrap your hair in a towel or a shower cap for atleast half an hour. Follow up with your regular shampoo and conditioner routine.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) works wonders against dandruff. Its acidity changes pH of your scalp, making it difficult for fungi to grow on it and cause dandruff. It also cleans up clogged pores and follicles. Mix together quarter cup water and quarter cup ACV in a spray bottle. Spritz it on your hair while massaging your scalp. Wrap your head in a towel and let the mixture set in for 15 minutes. After that, rinse thoroughly. Try this treatment atleast once a week.
Tea Tree Oil
Shampoos containing even 5 percent of tea tree oil are known to cure dandruff effectively. You can also apply the oil directly but dilute it with water first. It would be safer if you add a few drops of tea tree oil in your shampoo, rather than applying it directly because it may trigger allergies in some people.
The acidity of pure, fresh lemon juice balances the pH of your scalp, driving dandruff away. Take two table spoons lemon juice and massage it on your scalp. Then take one tea spoon lemon juice and mix it with one cup of water. Rinse your hair with it. Do it regularly everyday until your dandruff disappears.
Coconut oil, in addition to having a nice smell, is known to fight dandruff effectively. Massage some coconut oil onto your scalp before showering. Let it sit for atleast an hour. Follow up with your shampoo and conditioner routine.
Sprinkling salt on your dry, scaly scalp doesn’t sound like a fun idea but it works wonders against dandruff. Its abrasive crystals, when massaged on scalp, will help you get rid of excess oil and flakes. Massage some salt on your scalp before shampooing. Basically it clears the path for shampoo so that it may sink in completely and work with its full potential.