The term dandruff generally refers to the condition of the skin wherein shiny, silvery scales separate from the scalp and collect amidst the hair. Seborrheic dermatitis is quite a common skin condition that affects the scalp causing an itchy scalp and scaly or flaky skin and stubborn dandruff. The condition can become troublesome when the skin gets infected. There are two main types of dandruff, namely dry dandruff and oily dandruff.
Those with an oily skin tend to suffer from oily dandruff while those with dry skin suffer from dry dandruff. The type of dandruff home remedy that one chooses must therefore be decided according to the type of dandruff. Oily dandruff can be a little tougher to treat as it tends to recur quite easily while dry dandruff can be prevented quite easily. Nevertheless, with a suitable dandruff home remedy and a regular hair care regimen, you can get obtain permanent relief from this condition.
While most people see dandruff as a purely cosmetic problem that can be embarrassing at times, dandruff can have several serious repercussions. Dandruff increases one’s risk of scalp infections, especially dry skin conditions, like psoriasis and it can also cause loss of hair which is generally temporary but which can be permanent. Dandruff can also cause itching on your forehead and face as it settles on your skin.
This may explain why some people tend to confuse the itchiness and skin irritation symptoms of lice, or rather head lice with dandruff. A dandruff home remedy needs to be used for a prolonged period to ensure that the condition is successfully treated. Very often, people use home remedies for dandruff for just a week or so and as soon as the dandruff has seemed to have cleared, they stop the treatment.
However, discontinuing treatment before the condition has cleared completely will cause the problem to resurface. A dandruff home remedy is usually made up of natural ingredients and can be used for at least two weeks or so as this will ensure permanent relief.
Home Remedies for Dandruff 1. Mix olive oil and almond oil in equal proportions. Leave it for about 5 minutes. Once a burning sensation is felt, wash the hair. 2. Immerse two tablespoons of fenugreek seeds in water overnight. Grind them the next morning to form a paste. Keep it for half an hour before washing it with a ritha solution or shikakai. 3. Conditioning the hair using cider vinegar after shampooing also acts beneficial in removing dandruff. 4. Heat 300 grams of coconut oil with 3 grams of black pepper. Strain this decoction. Once cooled, apply this decoct on the hair and the scalp overnight. 5. Use a teaspoon of fresh lime juice as a conditioner. Apart from removing the dandruff, it also gives a glowing effect to the hair. 6. For a person who applies henna, mash beetroot leaves in it. Apply this mixture on the head to prevent dandruff and hair fall. 7. Washing the hair with green gram powder in curd twice a week would also cure a person from dandruff. 8. Add two tablespoons of water to two beaten eggs and mix it properly. Apply this combination to the moist hair and leave it for 10-15 minutes. Rinse the hair with lukewarm water. this will be effective in treating dandruff.
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