Home Remedies to Get Rid of Dandruff Immediately

Dandruff is a common skin condition, in which white or grey flakes of skin appear on the scalp and in the hair. Sometimes they fall off the scalp onto the shoulders and become noticeable. Your scalp would be dry and itchy. There is nothing to worry about as it’s not contagious.

 

home remedies for dandruff

 

Causes Of Dandruff

There can be different causes of dandruff. And there is nothing much to worry about as well. Some of the most common causes are:

  • Seborrhoeic dermatitis

It is a common skin condition caused by with an overgrowth of yeast on the skin. It causes the face, scalp and other areas of the body to become scaly, itchy and red. In babies it’s called cradle cap.

  • Tinea Capitis 

Also commonly known as ringworm. It can also be one of the causes of dandruff. Consult your doctor if you suspect ringworm as this is highly contagious.

  • No Shampooing

If you don’t regularly wash your hair, oils and skin cells from your scalp can build up, causing dandruff. The layers of dead skin start accumulating on the scalp causing itchiness and irritation.

  • Dry Skin – Eczema

People with naturally dry skin tend to get more dandruff than others. Winter cold air, limescale in water pipes combined with overheated rooms is a common cause of itchy, flaking skin. And this mostly happens with people living in cold areas. So people with dandruff caused by dry skin tend to have small flakes of dandruff which are not oily.

  • Malassezia

Malassezia is a type of fungus that lives on everyone’s scalp. Most of the times, it doesn’t cause problems like itchiness, etc. But it can grow out of control. And it feeds on the oils which our hair follicles secrete. This way the scalp becomes irritated and start producing extra skin cells. Then these extra skin cells die and falloff.

Treatment

There are many home treatments available for dandruff. Doing these you can forever goodbye to dandruff.  

1. Curd, Egg And Olive Oil

Olive oil and curd for dandruffThings You Need

  • Curd – half a cup
  • Olive Oil – 3 tablespoons
  • Egg – 1

Mix three tablespoons of olive oil in a cup of curd. Whip an egg and in the mixture. And start applying the oil mixture in your scalp. After you have finished applying oil, massage your scalp in circular motions. This will relieve the itchiness and the pain caused by dry scalp.

 

2. Turmeric And Coconut Oil

turmeric and coconut oil for dandruffThings You Need

  • Turmeric – 2 teaspoons
  • Organic Coconut Oil – 3 tablespoons

You have to mix them both and start massaging in circular motions on your scalp. Rinse your hair. This will not only give you relief but also cure dandruff. Do this at least once a week to get rid of dandruff permanently.

 

 3. Baking Soda And Apple Cider Vinegar 

baking soda and apple cider vinegar for dandruffThings You Need

  • Baking Soda – 1 teaspoon
  • Apple Cider Vinegar – 2 tablespoons

Mix both to make a paste. Massage gently on your scalp to scrub away the flakes caused by dandruff. Wash off with cold water. This paste will make your scalp smooth and dandruff free. For best results, repeat the process twice a week.

 

4. Fenugreek Seeds 

fenugreek seeds for dandruffThings You Need

  • Fenugreek Seeds – enough to make a paste
  • Lime – half a lime
  • Curd – 3 tablespoons

Soak some fenugreek seeds in water overnight. The next morning, make a fenugreek paste by grinding it. Then mix it with some curd and lime juice. After that start massaging the paste onto your scalp and leave for 30 minutes. Rinse off you hair with cold water. Repeat the same process twice a week to get rid of dandruff forever.

 

 

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