Dandruff can be controlled by special means and with the help of a doctor. You can also use home remedies that are less invasive and slightly more in tune with nature.
The direct cause of dandruff is infection with Malassezia yeasts. It manifests itself under the forms:
- dry dandruff, in the form of fine white flakes resembling dust;
- oily dandruff, more troublesome, in the form of thicker, peeling greasy scales.
Factors contributing to the formation and persistence of dandruff
A factor contributing to the formation and persistence of dandruff may be an unhealthy diet rich in hard-digestible foods that strain liver function, as well as immune and neurological system disorders and improper hormonal management. Also prolonged stress and improperly selected cosmetics based on strong chemicals drying the scalp can contribute to the struggle with troublesome dandruff.
Sometimes it can be too cold climate, and sometimes bad nutrition – especially the lack of zinc in the body. In addition, using hair dyes, abuse of electric rollers, gels and hairspray can lead to dandruff. Other causes include insufficient rinsing of hair during washing or too rare use of shampoo. In addition, there are factors such as dry scalp or an allergy to the ingredients of Individual cosmetics.
Home remedies for dandruff
- Lemon juice
Lemon juice has natural antiseptic properties that can help to get rid of dandruff and balance the natural pH level of the scalp. Squeeze the juice from one lemon and massage it into the scalp in the shower. Then rinse with cool water. Don’t leave any specifics on your hair, especially if you go out in the sun – it can brighten it up!
- Coconut oil
Coconut oil is an amazing hydrator that will soften your hair. Buy 100% natural virgin oil, take a spoonful and warm it up in your hands until it becomes liquid. Then massage into the scalp for 5 minutes. Leave overnight, then wash and rinse. Repeat treatment at least twice a week for best results.
- White vinegar
Dandruff is basically dead skin in hair and scalp. White vinegar used as a hair rinse can reduce scalp flaking and eliminate fungi and bacteria that contribute to itching. To find out, rinse your hair 3 times a week in the shower with a bottle of white vinegar. Then rinse it with water to get rid of the vinegar smell.
Fenugreek is an herb that can be found as a seed. They contain vitamins that will help cure dandruff. Just grind a handful of seeds and add to Greek yoghurt to create a hair mask. Apply to the entire scalp, leave for 20 minutes and then rinse the hair. Repeat the treatment at least twice a week to notice the significant difference in dandruff problems.