One of the most annoying problems affecting our confidence and making us wear hats and not wear dark clothes is dandruff. Most of us think that dandruff is just a cosmetic problem, but it is not.
Dandruff is related to disturbance of lipid metabolism, which can be triggered by endocrine system, gastrointestinal tract or nervous system problems; poor nutrition – lack of certain key nutrients.
Dandruff affects not only the head, but the nose, the forehead, the chin, the back, the armpits. It is a disease and should be treated to avoid further complications. If not treated, dandruff could trigger acne, seborrheic eczema, rosacea, alopecia, warts, etc.
When you start your anti dandruff program, check your health status and be sure to supply your body with the needed amounts of Vitamin B12 – liver, beef, eggs, milk; Vitamin B6 – liver, fish, legumes; Vitamin F – peanuts, walnuts; Selenium- bran, onions, tomatoes, broccoli; Omega-3.
Sometimes, dandruff is caused by external factors – aggressive shampoos, poor quality hair products, pollution.
This is where the home anti dandruff remedies could help perfectly.
Nettles infusion to get rid of dandruff
Mix 500ml of water and 500ml of vinegar, add 100g nettles and boil 30 minutes. Filter the infusion when cooled down and apply to your scalp every night massaging it. This is good for dandruff and hair loss. It will remove dandruff and your dull locks will turn into a shiny, smooth mane. Stick to this routine at least one month and you will see results.
Garlic oil – anti dandruff home remedy
Massage the scalp with garlic oil and leave it for two hours. Wash with shampoo as usual. The garlic oil is particularly useful in treating seborrhea and hair loss.
Quinine powder to remove dandruff
Mix 10ml castor oil, 10g quinine powder, 100ml alcohol and 3 drops of lavender essential oil. Apply the mixture to the scalp every day for a week. Then stop for another week and continue to repeat the procedure till you get rid of dandruff completely.
Black tea infusion to get rid of dandruff
A very helpful anti dandruff home remedy is the infusion made of one litter of water and two teaspoons of black tea. Use it to rinse the scalp after washing your hair.
Natural oils – an easy anti dandruff remedy
Apply with a gentle massage warm castor or almond oil to the scalp. Then spread the oil to the length of the locks. Wash after two hours. This treatment is very effective to remove dry dandruff – will gradually eliminate it.
Lemon juice to remove dandruff
Lemon juice is a home remedy that successfully removes dandruff. Mix fresh squeezed lemon juice with coconut or almond oil – 2 parts lemon juice 1 part oil is a good ratio. Massage the scalp with the mixture, put a shower cap on and leave it at least several hours, if possible – overnight. Wash as usual.
Vinegar – remedy for dandruff
After your usual hair washing routine – shampoo and conditioner, rinse thoroughly the scalp with lukewarm water with added 2-3 tbsp apple cider vinegar. Vinegar helps with reducing dandruff, clarifies hair and makes it soft and shiny.
My advice: If you want to get rid of dandruff for good, combine traditional treatments and home anti dandruff remedies; do not forget to switch to all natural / organic hair care products and the most important – good quality sulfate free shampoo.