Get rid of dandruff naturally

Have you tried fighting dandruff and failed miserably? Do not give up. We suggest a few natural treatments that you can try to get rid of dandruff…

  • Apply a mixture of lemon, curd and oil to your hair. Soak for 15-20 minutes and then rinse. Repeat this every week.
  • You could try the same process with egg yolk. Cover your head with a plastic cover as this one is a tad smelly.
  • Replace your shampoo with a handful of baking soda as it is a natural dandruff remover.
  • Another option is to apply apple cider vinegar to your hair. Rinse after 20 minutes.
  • Make sure to get a shampoo with tea tree oil.
  • Mix one part mouthwash with nine parts water and pour it in your hair after a usual hair wash. Do not rinse after this.

Reasons Why you Get Dandruff

We treat the symptoms but hardly pay heed to the causes. Now, if you find out the causes, treatment is a cake walk and the chances of it returning become far lesser. A few lifestyle changes and simple habits can help you get to the bottom of the problem. There are some simple everyday habits which can impact or aggravate our dandruff problem, here’s what they are:

  • You are too stressed- We often do not understand that we are stressed until it becomes a chronic problem. Even if it is a little hard to believe, stress causes dandruff.  Stress impacts your immune system and the result is a dandruff flare up. If the tension in the workplace, or at home is getting a bit much to handle, you might have to take steps to reduce it.
  • Poor brushing technique- If you are one of those who feels too lazy to follow a few beauty rituals before hitting the sack, beware, you might face skin and hair issues, including dandruff. Regular brushing of hair helps get rid of the accumulated dead skin cells. Once you get rid of them, there are fewer chances of a dandruff occurrence. Brushing or combing twice a day activates the blood circulation in the scalp, which ensures that you have problem free healthy hair.
  • Improper shampooing technique- We shampoo our hair but more often than not we do it with haste, not washing our hair well. It is important to shampoo every alternate day to get rid of the dirt and greasiness accumulating on the scalp, but it is also important that you use lots of water so that no residue is left on your hair. Chemical residues from the shampoo and conditioners often cause dandruff. So remember to wash your hair well, and also use a mild herbal shampoo which will cause minimum damage to your hair.
  • Too many hair styling products- Don’t get us wrong here, we are not saying you should not use styling products, but some of these products which you end up using have loads of chemicals in them, causing your hair to turn dull, weak in the process, and you also end up with dandruff. Cut back on hair sprays, styling gels, and mousses when possible. These styling products can build up on your hair and scalp, and the residue is one of the chief reasons of oiliness. You need to be careful about the kind of products you are using, try to choose ones which have fewer chemicals and additives.
  • Not eating right- Modern day lifestyle is the chief cause of inflammation, and inflammation leads to dandruff. Our diets today largely contain processed food, which has too much of salt and sugar. This causes a toxic build-up in the body and invites a host of other health problems. Stick to a largely unprocessed diet which includes whole grains, fruits, vegetables, eggs, and meat- a balanced diet, which will fulfill all your nutrient needs.