Dandruff can occur due to dry skin, irritated oily skin, growth of bacteria and fungus on the scalp, inflammatory skin conditions e.t.c. It causes itchiness along with excessive formation of dry skin flakes on the scalp
Dandruff can be controlled by following a healthy hair care routine. You can also try some simple natural home remedies. It is true that natural remedies take time to show results but they can effectively treat the problem completely.
Rinsing your hair with Apple Cider Vinegar or white vinegar is an effective way to treat dandruff. Put simply, dandruff is the result of skins cells maturing and dying too fast, building up, and causing irritation. Vinegar will get rid of the unwanted skin that would flake off into dandruff, and it won’t clog up your pores. To use mix together warm water and vinegar in a cup. The total amount may be varied to be more or less depending on how much hair you have. Pour the mixture over your hair, scrub it around gently for several minutes, and then rinse it thoroughly with water. Repeat once every week or two weeks, depending on how often you feel you need it.
Baking soda is just an all-around useful thing to have in the house. It plays a large part in a lot of natural home remedies. It mildly exfoliates, which gets rid of the excess dead skin. To use, mix one tablespoon of baking soda to one cup of warm water. Apply generously and wash. You can add a teaspoon of baking soda to a handful of shampoo and use that instead.
Tea tree oil has been used medicinally for centuries. It can be used to treat dandruff. Be aware that tea tree oil, while safe for topical use, should not be ingested under any circumstance. To use, pour one tablespoon of tea tree oil into 1 cup of warm water. After shampooing, spray the mixture all over your scalp, massage, and let the hair dry.
Not only is aloe vera cooling but also mildly exfoliates the skin and has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. It is best to directly extract some from the aloe vera plant. It can be applied in the scalp and then washed off with a medicated anti-dandruff or mild shampoo.
Since dandruff can mostly be attributed to fungal colonization of scalp, it is only right to turn to this age-old remedy for skin ailments. Neem has been used for centuries for its anti fungal and bacterial qualities. Natural is always the best way to go. However, used diluted neem for the scalp as concentrated versions may only irritate the skin further.