How to Manage Dandruff
Itchy Scalp or Flakes on Your Clothes ?
5 out of every 10 adults are facing this problem around the world. Of course, everyone hates that itchy sensation and the vexatious shower of flakes from hair. According to experts, this condition usually occurs due to the hyperactivity of certain microbes on our scalp. The presence of the concerned microbes on our scalp is natural, though.
Usually, people think that dry scalp leads to dandruff, but it’s only a common misconception. Trichologists say that there are higher chances of occurrence problems due to dandruff on oily scalp. The other is because the oil acts as a source of nutrients for the microbes. Dandruff will not go away if you start showering or using shampoo more frequently than before. Dandruff happens when due to some reason, your dead skin from the scalp starts shedding unevenly. Here are some natural remedies to help you tackle the issues you’re facing :
Add some baking soda into your shampoo and massage it onto your scalp. Baking soda is an excellent remedy for dandruff because of its antifungal properties. It also prevents itchiness and reddening of the scalp. In addition, due to its crystalline structure, baking soda works as a natural scalp scrub and exfoliates dead skin cells.
Apple Cider Vinegar
The acidity of vinegar helps balance the pH of the scalp, thus reducing the growth of dandruff-causing microbes. It is also known to have antifungal properties. You can mix apple cider vinegar with water or other essential oils and spray it on your hair. Adding it to your shampoo while washing your hair also works.
Tea Tree Oil
Famous for its antifungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, tea tree oil is a great remedy for dandruff. Just add few drops of it to your shampoo or your coconut oil and apply it to your scalp.
Everyone is aware of the numerous health benefits of aloe. The application of aloe vera gel is an effective treatment against dandruff. Freshly extracted aloe vera gel is considered the most effective. You can apply it to your scalp and then wash it off with the help of mild anti-dandruff shampoo.
Diluted neem extract can help you eliminate the excessive microbial growth that leads to the formation of dandruff. Neem extract can be obtained very easily just by stirring neem leaves in boiling water. You can also go for a neem extract based herbal shampoo.
In addition to following any of the above remedies, use a good quality anti-dandruff shampoo. Exfoliation of accumulated dead cells, microbial growth and cosmetics accumulated on the scalp is also important. You can use a scalp scrub once a week for this purpose. If you have susceptible skin, please consult a dermatologist before following any of the above-mentioned home remedies.
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