14 Nov 2018
#HealthBytes: 5 natural home remedies for long, dandruff-free hair
Dandruff is problematic, frustrating, but unfortunately, pretty common. Roughly half the world population is affected by it.
Characterized by an itchy scalp and flakiness, it happens due to dry skin, allergy to certain hair products, or fungi growth.
Although there are many ready-made dandruff treatment products available, natural home-remedies are always better.
Here are top 5 home remedies to help you deal with dandruff.
Coconut oil-Lemon juice hair massage
A coconut oil and lemon juice massage provides great nourishment to your hair, without you having to rush for chemical-loaded hair-care products.
Heat up 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and mix with the same amount of lemon juice. Now, massage your scalp gently with this mixture.
Keep the solution on for about 20-30 minutes, then rinse off with shampoo.
For shinier and cleaner hair, go for yogurt
If getting your hands and hair a little messy for a while doesn't sound like a problem, then go for yogurt.
It makes for an amazing home remedy for helping you get a dandruff-free scalp.
All you have to do is apply it well all over your hair, then keep it on for an hour or so, and lastly, wash off with a shampoo.
Apple Cider Vinegar to the rescue
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is super-effective in killing the dandruff-causing fungus.
Furthermore, it gives you instant relief from itchiness.
Just over the course of a few days of ACV-use, you'll start noticing improvements in your hair health.
How to use ACV? Dilute Apple Cider Vinegar with equal quantity of water (1:1 ratio) and start using this lotion in place of your regular shampoo.
Put your faith in Orange Peels
With acidic properties that help lower excess oil in hair, orange peels can condition your scalp and help control dandruff.
What you'll have to do is blend 3-4 dry orange peels with 5-6 tablespoon lime juice in a mixer to form a smooth paste.
Now apply this paste on your scalp, and rinse off with your regular shampoo half-an-hour later.
Make friends with Baking Soda
Baking soda can remove your dead skin, fight against the overactive fungi that cause dandruff, and suck out any excess oil from your scalp, thus gifting you great, dandruff-free hair.
Start by wetting your hair, then take one tablespoon of baking soda, and rub it along your scalp. After a minute or so, wash off thoroughly with water or shampoo.