Itching your dry scalp and leaving behind trails of your hair? Dandruff, the villain in such a scenario is surely an embarrassing scalp disorder that is faced by nearly over half of the world's population. So, what is the main cause for this itchy and irritating scalp problem? As proved by a series of researches, it is now known that dandruff is caused due to two basic reasons, external and also internal problems.
External factors include the excessive use of hair styling products such as dryers, hair sprays and infrequent oiling and shampooing. However, the internal factors that cause dandruff include excessive stress, poor hygiene, fat, excessive sugar intake, lack of rest, etc. However, the best part about this disorder is that it can also be easily cured using both chemical and also other natural dandruff remedies.
Home Based Treatment:
Tea tree oil: A very common remedy for dandruff is applying tea tree oil to your scalp. You can mix it with your shampoo or possibly buy shampoos with tea tree oil.
Vinegar: A natural treatment for your home. Add about 2 spoonful of vinegar into 6 spoons of water. Now apply this water to your scalp using cotton plug and go off to sleep. Next morning wash your hair properly and rinse with vinegar water. Follow the process once in a week for 3 months.
Neem oil: Take some neem oil and apply it to your itchy scalp. This will also stop the redness of your scalp and the initial psoriasis conditions. You can also add a spoon of camphor with the neem oil before massaging your scalp with it.
Lemon juice: Add one teaspoon of lemon juice to 2 teaspoons of vinegar. Mix the two ingredients properly and then massage your scalp with it for some time. Now shampoo your scalp with an egg based shampoo. This will strengthen your hair and help get rid of the dandruff. Adding 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice with hazel (100 gm) to 200 ml water and then using this natural remedy for washing your hair and scalp is another natural method of treating your dandruff.
Almond and olive oil: Add equal amount of olive and almond oil and massage it to your hair. Leave it on your hair for 5 minutes and then wash off your hair properly using a mild shampoo.
Neem (Azadirachta indica) has powerful detoxification properties, which can be made use to purify blood and cure skin diseases like acne, psoriasis, eczema, dandruff and almost all dermatological problems. Neem's effectiveness in controlling all dermatological diseases is a subject of brisk researches in India, Germany and the USA.
Neem relives pain and inflammation. Neem oil is an important constituent of different ointments. Neem oil is also useful in treating ring worm, lice, scabies and athletes foot.
Neem oil is beneficial in curing dry skin, skin ulcers, wrinkles, warts and other dermatological conditions. Ayurvedic skin care soaps, lotions, ointments, etc make use of the powers of neem. Such skin care products have neem seed oil, neem leaf or bark extracts.
Young twigs of neem were also used to brush teeth, which ensured healthy teeth never attacked by germs or decay.
Acne causing bacteria are killed by neem. Boil some neem leaves in water and use the water to wash your body. This will kill germs and bacteria on your skin. When neem extract based soap is used for washing your body, it can reduce the instances of acne inflammation. However you need to either regularly wash your body with 'neem leaf boiled' water (after cooled, of course) or regular application of an ointment with neem extracts.
Eczema is another condition that responds well to neem leaf extract treatment. Eczema condition becomes milder with application of neem leaf extracts. Using an Ayurvedic soap, shampoo or ointment is enough to get the desired results in even the severe cases of eczema.
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