There are several over-the-counter options for treating dandruff, and natural solutions often work just as well. Try these home remedies for relief.
Coconut oil is known for its ability to moisturize the skin
There are several techniques to get rid of dandruff, from conventional treatments like corticosteroids and medicated shampoos to unconventional ones like tea tree oil and baking soda. Living with dandruff can be difficult and embarrassing as it causes itchy, white flakes of skin on your scalp. In addition, there may be other signs, including tingling on the skin and oily patches on the scalp.
Dryness, seborrheic dermatitis, intolerance to hair products, and the development of a special type of fungus that resides on your scalp are just some of the possible causes of dandruff. While there are several over-the-counter options for treating dandruff, natural solutions often work just as well. Try these home remedies for relief.
Here are some effective home remedies to help you get rid of dandruff:
1. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil has traditionally been used to treat conditions like psoriasis and acne. Additionally, it has been shown to possess powerful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce dandruff symptoms. Additionally, people with sensitive skin may experience irritation from tea tree oil. So before applying it directly to your skin, it’s wise to dilute it by combining a few drops with a carrier oil like coconut oil.
2. Neem and Coconut Oil
Because it contains so many vitamins and fatty acids, coconut oil is known for its ability to moisturize the skin. Neem, which has antifungal and antibacterial properties, combined with the benefits of coconut oil, provides the ideal defense against dandruff. 4 tbsp coconut oil should be added to 1 tsp neem powder. These amounts can be changed depending on the length of the hair. For best results, slightly warm this mixture. After 20 minutes of gentle massage, wait about an hour before rinsing your hair with a gentle shampoo.
3. Fenugreek seeds
Patients with low blood sugar are believed to benefit from fenugreek, which also increases testosterone levels and helps women produce more milk. Fenugreek has many benefits including controlling cholesterol and hunger. To make this, you need to add a few tablespoons of fenugreek seeds to a tall glass of water and leave them overnight. The next morning, grind this mixture into a paste and apply to the scalp. Leave on for 30 minutes and follow with a scalp wash and your usual hair care routine.
4. Aloe vera
Succulent aloe vera is commonly used in lotions, cosmetics, and skin ointments. It can be used topically to treat skin problems like burns, psoriasis, and cold sores. One study claims that aloe vera’s antibacterial and antifungal properties may also protect against dandruff. Similarly, numerous studies indicate that aloe vera may be beneficial against a variety of fungal species and may help treat certain fungal diseases. Although further studies are needed.
5. Omega 3
Omega-3 fatty acids play a crucial role in your body. They are important for the health of your heart, immune system and lungs, and also make up the cell membranes that enclose your cells. Omega-3 fatty acids are also essential for healthy skin. They facilitate wound healing, slow down the aging process and control oil production and hydration. A lack of omega-3 fatty acids can lead to a variety of symptoms, including dandruff and dry skin and hair.
Try these home remedies every few days during the winter to see a noticeable change.
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