Dandruff and hair fall are inter-connected. Shedding at least 100 hair a day is quite common. But what is difficult is if the number exceeds and if you have Dandruff, then you will be facing hair fall. Before you proceed with dandruff treatment, you need to understand and find out if you have Dandruff? There are times where people mistake flaky scalp for Dandruff. Once you are sure that you have Dandruff, go ahead and select the dandruff treatment of your choice. I will give you a few home remedies and treatment options here in this post.
What are the Causes of Dandruff
- You are not washing your hair correctly.
- You are not washing your hair at regular intervals of time.
- Oily scalp.
- Weather change.
- The hair care products that you are using are not suiting you.
- Malassezia is a fungus that lives on the scalp and if you are sensitive to it,
then you can get Dandruff. This does not apply to all.
Dandruff treatment at home
Curd to Treat Dandruff
Add some water to curd and apply it on the scalp.
Leave it for 20 minutes.
Wash it off with a mild shampoo.
You can also add three drops of lemon to curd.
This reduces Dandruff and itchiness on the scalp.
Mehandi/ Henna for Danruff
I love to apply Henna on my hair for various reasons.
It helps in getting rid of Dandruff, flaky scalp, itchiness, hair fall, and dry hair. It also adds shine to the hair. I would say Henna is one of the best natural conditioners.
How to Make Henna/ Mehandi paste?
You can buy the henna powder available in the market or make one at home. I buy from the Market (I like Biorganic and Godrej henna powder.)
Add water to the powder and make a paste. I also like adding coffee water to it (optional)
Let the mixture rest for 2 to 3 hours. Then add coconut oil or olive oil to the paste.
After 3 hours if the paste is very thick, then you can add more water to adjust the consistency.
Give your paste a mix and then apply it to your scalp and hair.
After 2 to 2.30 hours, wash your hair thoroughly.
DIY Fenugreek Hair Mask to get rid of Dandruff
I have talked about fenugreek hair masks in the past too. I am mentioning it yet again because this gives quick results.
1.Soak a handful of Fenugreek seeds overnight in water.
2.Next morning grind the Fenugreek seed in the mixer
3.You will get a thick paste. Now add few drops of lemon to the paste.
4.Apply it on your scalp and leave it for 20-30 minutes.
5.Wash off with water followed by a mild shampoo.
Try this mask once or twice a week.
Solution for Dandruff treatment that Works!
Nizral 2% Solution
This again works well for Dandruff. If you have a very itchy scalp, large flaky Dandruff then you can give it a try. But it should be used along with a good anti-dandruff shampoo.
How to Use?
After shampooing, dry your hair and apply this solution all over your scalp.
Massage it well.
Leave it on.
Don’t wash. Use it just like how you apply hair serum after hair wash.
Glycolic acid or salicylic acid Toners
Take the toner in a cotton pad and massage it on your scalp.
Bonus Tips to get rid of Dandruff
- Oil your hair regularly. Not oiling your hair makes your scalp dry.
- Shampoo your hair regularly. Try always to oil your hair before shampooing.
- Don’t let dirt build up on your scalp.
- Keep your scalp hydrated.
- Make sure that Dandruff doesn’t fall on your face. It leads to pimples.
- Try home remedies when you have mild Dandruff.
- Back acne, acne on your forehead are common if you have Dandruff
- Follow a good hair care routine to prevent dandruff
If you are facing severe dandruff issues that are leading to worse acne and worse hair fall, then please consult a good Dermatologist. They will study your case and prescribe you the hair care products and in some instances, even medicine.
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