HYDERABAD: The change in weather can be quite disastrous for those with sensitive scalps. If you find that you have been dealing with unusually stubborn dandruff, don’t panic. A few simple home remedies can clean that issue up in a jiffy. If you find that the weather isn’t the spoil sport, understanding why you’re getting dandruff is necessary.
Yogurt and pepper:
n Grind finely about two teaspoons of black pepper
n Add this powder to one cup of curd
n Mix them thoroughly and apply to scalp and not the hair
n Leave it on for about an hour and then rinse off
n Follow it up with a mild shampoo
n Massage warm olive oil onto the scalp in gentle circular motions at night before going to sleep
n Keep the olive oil overnight and cleanse with a mild shampoo in the morning.
n Remember to use an old pillowcase to absorb the oil or wrap your head in a cotton cap.
n Take care that the olive oil is warm but not hot.
n You can also apply olive oil on your hair before a wash; let it stay for 15-20 minutes before shampooing. Olive oil is truly an excellent home remedy for dandruff.
Lemon juice and oil:
n Mix one part of lemon juice to five parts of coconut oil.
n Smear this mixture gently onto your scalp and leave on for about 20 to 30 minutes.
n Wash off the mixture using a mild shampoo. Treat regularly to get rid of dandruff using lemon.
n Massaging apple cider vinegar onto your scalp gently benefits blood circulation as well as cures dandruff.
n Apple cider vinegar helps in getting rid of the dead skin which forms the flakes of dandruff and clogs the hair roots.
n Another easy way of including vinegar in your dandruff treatment routine is to add about a tablespoon of vinegar in your last mug of water as a rinse when you are washing your hair.
n Take care that this does not get into your eyes. Don’t worry about the smell as it will go away once your hair is dry.
n Just add about one teaspoon of baking soda to your shampoo and wash your hair with this newly prepared shampoo.
n One wash is enough for you to see that the stubborn flakes hiding in the strands of your hair are also removed by the baking soda.
n Apply fresh Aloe Vera gel obtained from the plant directly on your scalp.
n Leave it for about a quarter of an hour and wash it off using a mild shampoo.
n Do this daily till you get satisfactory results.
n Aloe Vera cleans up the scalp, and also soothes and heals the scalp which makes it the perfect dandruff home remedy.
n Mash garlic and make it into a smooth paste.
n Apply it on the scalp and leave it on for about half an hour.
n Wash your hair as usual with a mild shampoo.
Fenugreek seeds (Methi):
n Soak fenugreek seeds overnight and make a fine paste out of this the next day.
n Apply this on your scalp and leave for half an hour followed by
n Try this treatment for a month to do away with your dandruff problem.