Dandruff is a term that is used to refer to the skin condition in which silvery, shiny scales begin to separate from the scalp and then the scales collect amidst the hair. If the skin gets infected, dandruff can really become very troublesome. There are two major symptoms of dandruff.
One symptom of dandruff is when the scales begin to separate from the scalp. During the time that the hair is brushed or combed or during the time that the scalp is scratched, the scales that are located on the scalp begin to fall like little white snowflakes and then they settle in the eye brows on your shoulders and on your clothes.
There are times that these scales will appear in lumps and there are times that they will appear as crusts all over the scalp. The second major symptom of dandruff is that there is a presence of itching and the scalp becomes red.
The Causes of Dandruff
There are two main causes of dandruff. The first main cause of dandruff is the impairment of wrong food intake, general health and constipation. So basically, the major causes of dandruff is going to be because of the development of a toxic condition that has resulted from the consumption of wrong foods, a low vitality because of an infectious disease and the impairment of your general health. The second main cause of dandruff is harsh shampoos, emotional tension and general exhaustion. Some other factors that can contribute to dandruff are harsh shampoos, emotional tension, general exhaustion and exposure to cold.
Household remedy tips for dandruff:
Besides the anti-dandruff creams, lotions, oils and shampoos available in the market, there are many simple household remedies to fight dandruff described below:
- Hot oil therapy is one method to cure dandruff. Massage hot oil into the scalp at bedtime. Next morning an hour before bath, rub lemon juice mixed with cosmetic vinegar (mix 1:2 ratio) into the scalp. Give the hair a good wash with egg shampoo.
- Give your hair a hot steam bath. Massage hot oil with a hot damp towel and leave it on the head like a turban so that the steam can fight dandruff. You may use two towels for this purpose. This will improve the moisture of your scalp skin to fight against forming dandruff.
- After giving your hair a good wash, boil five teaspoons of dried and used tealeaves in limewater, use it as a last rinse after shampoo, to give your scalp skin, the factors of anti-dandruff formation. This gives your hair… a lustrous shine and provides nourishment too.
- Instead of shampooing, massage handfuls of baking soda into the hair and scalp to absorb oil and to loosen dead skin on scalp. Rinse thoroughly and use no other shampoos. While initially the hair may seem dry, after several weeks, dandruff will go off and hair will be smooth and shiny.
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