Dandruff (Seborrheic Dermatitis) is a common scalp disease, is technically an annoying skin disorder with a reputation for being unattractive in both males and females.
Dandruff and scalp Eczema is usually associated with the growth of a yeast like fungus.
Dandruff is the excessive flaking of the skin on the scalp that leads to white flakes on the head, neck, and shoulders. Scalp may also be itchy and red, and eyelids, nose, and forehead may be affected.
Dandruff usually is not harmful, but definitely causes embarrassment and discomfort as your scalp becomes very itchy and inflamed
It can appear on your dog as well!
Although using Neutrogena T/Gel Dandruff Shampoo or normal shampoos this can only eliminate the fungus for a small time span and can’t give a permanent solution or remedy.
The good news is you can often treat, control and cure dandruff there are some excellent natural cures.
Natural Anti Dandruff Remedies have helped a lot of people cure their flaky and itchy scalps.
If your scalp has a cut or broken skin, wait till that is fully healed so you won’t experience any stinging.
Here are some simple home based natural remedies for the management of dandruff and itchy scalp available at your fingertips:
Another herbal anti-dandruff rinse!
The chemicals and volatile ingredients in fresh Bay leaves can help to eliminate dry skin and dandruff. Bay leaves are a good scalp tonic, stimulating growth and easing dandruff. Bay Leaf powder can be mixed with your regular shampoo and applied to the scalp.
Basil is normally used for cooking but it has many healing properties. Dried Basil can sometimes be substituted for fresh basil leaves, Basil Oil can also be applied to the scalp.
Basil soothes irritation caused by dandruff and can be used to remedy itching of the scalp.
Repeated use can help reduce dandruff.
Black Pepper contains anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties.
Rather than solely applying black pepper to the scalp.
If the dandruff condition is severe is causing try mixing two pinches of black pepper and olive oil then massage gently into the scalp.
Fresh Fenugreek is also useful in the removal of dandruff. The leaves can be consumed as part of your daily diet. A strong Fenugreek Tea made from the herb is another remedy that can be applied to the hair and scalp for 15-20 minutes before rinsing. Try this method twice a week. This will keep your scalp healthy and dandruff free.
Also known as Calendula With regular application of Marigold Oil antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, Calendula promotes fast healing and regeneration of the skin. That is the reason why it is used to cure many skin problems including dandruff. Marigold is also available in a tincture form.
Mustard Oil is a Grandma’s all time favourite hair care solution. A different, yet effective type of anti-dandruff treatment.
Mustard oil not only helps in curing dandruff but prevents dandruff in the long run and treats split ends. Two thorough applications will completely remove the dandruff from the scalp.
We usually don’t think of Parsley as a cosmetic herb, but it works! Parsley acts as a hair tonic and contains large amounts of Chlorophyll which is a mild antiseptic to disinfect the scalp. Parsley is one of the most soothing and effective hair rinses for dandruff.
Apply four tablespoons of fresh parsley to your hair conditioner, leave for fifteen minutes before rinsing this will eliminate the issue and also promote hair growth.
Peppermint Tea or Peppermint Oil Tea has a range of therapeutic benefits increasing the blood supply to the follicles, increases scalp circulation, calming inflammation and relieve itching. A handful of fresh peppermint leaves from Peppermint tea bags applied to the scalp for ten minutes and rinsed twice a week will help to combat dandruff.
Dried Rosemary is recognised as a natural remedy for the scalp. Dried Rosemary can be mixed into your regular shampoo.
Rosemary Oil is also an intensive treatment for bad dandruff it can be rubbed on hair, left for at least an hour before rinsing. Rosemary is excellent for increasing blood circulation to the scalp, treating dandruff and other irritated skin and scalp conditions as well as helping to prevent hair loss.
Dried Thyme can be found in your kitchen cupboard. Thyme is rich in antiseptic and anti fungal elements which soothe and combat dandruff. Four tablespoons of dried Thyme can be added to your shampoo and gently massaged into your for ten minutes before rinsing.
Tips to Prevent Dandruff
Giving your scalp a good massage before or after brushing will also help to improve circulation and remove flakiness.
Thoroughly wash your hair with a mild, pH-balanced shampoo
Avoid using hairspray. It is extremely drying and it can make your dandruff problem much worse.
Avoid excess salt.
Enjoy a diet rich in essential B vitamins, and Zinc as they help prevent dandruff.
Pumpkin seeds, nuts and vegetable oils are also anti dandruff and can prevent dandruff.
Limit your intake of milk and other dairy products, sea foods and fatty foods.
Following a healthy diet, modified to fit your nutritional type can also help you balance out your internal system, and eliminate excessive fungi naturally.
However, if neither frequent shampooing nor natural remedies help reduce dandruff, it would be advisable to consult your health care provider or a Dermatologist.
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