DIY Cures for Dandruff
Dry skin, poor shampooing habits, the growth of bacteria and fungus on the scalp, inflammatory skin conditions and stress can cause an excessive formation of skin flakes on the scalp called dandruff. Dandruff is a common problem that most of us may have encountered at some point in our life.
Dandruff can be controlled by following a healthy hair care routine from home.
Increase your water intake.
Hydration is extremely important for your hair. Lack of water in the body causes your skin and scalp to be dry, increasing your chances of getting dandruff. Drink more water and keep your system hydrated, always.
Use a Garlic hair mask
Crushed garlic is great for eliminating dandruff. Allicin – garlic’s primary active ingredient which is rich in antibacterial and anti-fungal properties prevents dandruff from forming on your scalp. To make your own anti-dandruff garlic hair mask, crush 5 or 6 cloves of garlic and mix in some bee’s honey. Apply the paste directly to your scalp and let it sit for 10 minutes. Then rinse with water and shampoo for a rejuvenated feeling
Apple Cider Vinegar.
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is known for its ability to kill the fungus that causes dandruff. It restores the pH balance of the scalp, preventing any chances of the growth of yeast. Combine equal parts ACV with water and massage onto the scalp. Wrap your head in a towel and let it sit for few minutes. Then rinse your hair. Continuing this for a week or two and notice the difference.
No more itching with Aloe Vera.
With dandruff comes an intolerable itchiness. Aloe Vera is an effective itch-fighter that has been known to soothe and heal dry and irritated skin of your scalp. A natural source of fibre in Aloe Vera helps strengthen the cells in your scalp and stimulates the growth of healthy, dandruff-free new cells. Stop yourself from scratching by massaging Aloe Vera into your scalp before shampooing.
Nourish your hair with Kumarika Dandruff Control Hair Oil.
Enriched with 100% natural extracts, Kumarika Dandruff Control is the best hair oil for your dandruff problem. The goodness of lime and dill seeds nourishes your hair, relieving itchy scalp and reducing dandruff.