How many times do you feel the need to constantly scratch your scalp and feel embarrassed since you are out in public? This is what dandruff can do to you. The fact is a lot of men and women have dandruff as it is one of the most common hair/scalp problem. It is a result of a growth of a dry fungus that goes by the name malassezia, which can be caused due to an excessively dry or excessively oily scalp. There are a lot of products like shampoos, hair oils etc. in the market that claims to offer dandruff relief but the fact is most of them offer temporary relief.
The good thing is there are quite a few natural remedies that help to get rid of dandruff, more often than not in a permanent fashion. Prolonged application of these natural remedies will ensure that you successfully keep your dandruff at bay. Here is a quick look at the 11 natural ways to get rid of dandruff and itchy scalp.
Mix 1 cup curds with 5 teaspoons of lemon juice and apply the paste on your scalp. Massage well for 20 minutes, let it soak for another 10 and then wash off with a mild shampoo. Repeating this remedy every 3 days or so will eventually get rid of your dandruff problem.
Olive Oil is an excellent remedy to get rid of dandruff. Massaging your scalp with warm olive oil and letting it soak overnight and then washing it off with a mild shampoo will help in reducing your dandruff problem over each application.
Neem leaves are known for their antiseptic quality and are one of the best natural remedy to help fight dandruff. You need to boil Neem Leaves in a bucket full of water and use the same water to rinse your head.
Coconut Oil and Lemon Juice
Lemon Juice is one of the best remedies to get rid of dandruff. When mixed with warm coconut oil and applied on the scalp, it helps in moisturizing your scalp and also keeping the dandruff at bay.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar helps to keep dandruff away. You can massage your scalp with a spoonful of apple cider vinegar just before shampooing your hair or first shampoo your hair and then condition it with a mixture of warm water and a spoonful of apple cider vinegar solution.
Hibiscus, commonly known as shoe flower is another great natural remedy to keep dandruff away. You can use the flower as well as the leaves of the Hibiscus plant to get relief from dandruff. Grind the leaves or the flowers into a fine paste and mix it with warm coconut oil and massage your scalp with the same. Let it soak in for around 30 minutes and then wash it off with a mild shampoo.
Olive Oil + Castor Oil
Castor Oil is extremely helpful in getting rid of dandruff and also helps in moisturizing your scalp. Mixing warm castor oil and olive oil and applying it on your scalp and then giving a compress with a warm towel for 15 minutes helps in getting rid of your dandruff problem.
Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe Vera Gel is one of the best ingredients that help in reducing dandruff. Massaging your scalp with Aloe Vera Gel and then washing it off with a mild shampoo will help in reducing your dandruff
Fenugreek seeds are a natural remedy for soft and shiny hair and also help in getting rid of dandruff. You can soak fenugreek seeds in water overnight and grind it to a paste, mix it with curds and massage your scalp with the same before shampoo. You can also boil them in water and use the water to rinse your hair for best results.
Coconut Oil and Camphor
Mixing one portion of camphor (powdered) with warm coconut oil helps in getting rid of dandruff from your scalp. Camphor is also a coolant that helps to cool the itchiness from your scalp.
Eggs are one of the best remedy for soft, shiny hair that is dandruff free. Beat a couple of eggs and apply it on your scalp and let it soak for an hour or so. Wash it off with a mild shampoo, if required shampoo twice to get rid of the strong egg smell from your scalp.
All these ingredients are easily available, cheap and are a sure way of getting rid of your dandruff problem without spending a lot of money.