Dandruff is a common scalp disorder which affects more than 50% of population at the post-pubertal age. Dandruff is nothing but shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp. In general as the skin cells die, small flaking is normal, but some people experience unusually large amount of flaking, then it is dandruff. Sometimes dandruff is associated with redness of scalp.
Often dandruff affected people, especially teenagers have social or self-esteem problems. So treatment of dandruff is required. There are many shampoo based regime to treat dandruff.
However home remedies for dandruff is always welcome, it is easy and cheap. There are many common ingredients for dandruff prevention.
Before the bath rub the lemon juice over the scalp. Use lemon juice for more than 2 weeks regularly to get a result.
Boil about 100 gm of Neem leaves in 1 litre of water for 1-2 hours. Cool it and strain through a thin cloth. This decoction is excellent hair wash to prevent dandruff. For each hair wash session prepare a new decoction.
Fenugreek Seeds (Methi)
Get two tablespoons of Methi seeds, and soak it in water overnight. Grind it into a fine paste. The paste is to be applied all over the scalp and left for 30 mins. After that hair should be washed thoroughly with ritha solution. Repeat these steps for several days to cure dandruff.
Indian Gooseberry (Amla)
Mix dired Amla, Shikakai (pods pf soap nut acacia) and Neem leaves in equal amount and grind the mixture into fine powder. Mix the powder in 1lt of water to make the hair wash.
Tops and roots of beet can be boiled in water and the water is used to massage the scalp with finger tips every night. White beet is better for this purpose.
Juice of snake gourd can be used to massage the scalp to cure dandruff.
Along with this follow a healthy lifestyle, get fresh fruits and vegetables instead of fast foods, refined foods. And try to avoid tea, coffee and alcohol. Lead a low stress life.
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