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How to Treat Dandruff Using Natural Remedies

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)---ACV has been known for a long time to treat dandruff due to its acidity. One cause of dandruff is excess yeast growth on the scalp, and the acidity of ACV changes the pH of the scalp, so it’s not any more an ideal environment for yeast to grow. Mix one part apple cider vinegar with one part water. Wash your hair normally, then pour the mixture onto the wet hair and massage into your scalp. Leave on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse with water. Be careful not to let any of the mixture get into your eyes as it will burn. Repeat the treatment daily for about a week.

Lemon and Yogurt--You can create a hair mask that uses 2 ingredients that are known to get rid of dandruff: lemon and yogurt. You can add honey to the mask or a few drops of carrier oil (such as almond oil) to prevent dryness of the hair. Just wash and rinse your hair, then rub the mask into the scalp, and leave for 10-15 minutes. You may apply this mask 2-3 times a week.

Aloe vera---The juice in the leaves of the aloe vera plant can ease dandruff, itching and scaly skin in people. Aloe vera has antiseptic properties as well as moisturizing tendency that helps in preventing the skin from drying up. Apply aloe vera gel directly onto the affected area, let the gel remain for about an hour, and then wash your scalp under cold running water. Don’t shampoo your hair after using aloe vera. You may apply this gel 2-3 times a week. Aloe vera is a common medicinal herb and is useful for other ailments, not just for the skin.

Baking soda--Baking soda is used in many ways, and one of them it to treat dandruff. Instead of shampooing, rub a heaping tablespoon of baking soda into your wet hair and scalp and rub the baking soda on your scalp a few times a week. Wash thoroughly after one minute and don’t use shampoo afterwards.

Coconut oil or olive oil---Warm the oil before applying to the hair. Apply a little bit of either of these oils onto your scalp and massage gently. Cover your hair with a towel and leave the oil for at least 30 minutes or even overnight. Wash with a good anti- dandruff shampoo afterwards.

Tea Tree Essential Oil

There are several essential oils that are known to help treat dandruff, but probably the best known among them is the tea tree oil which is a natural antiseptic. Shampoos with at least 5% tea tree oil have been shown to effectively treat dandruff. Another option is to buy tea tree essential oil on its own and add it to your regular shampoo. To add the oil to your existing shampoo, add 10 drops for every eight ounces of shampoo in the bottle. Then shake the shampoo bottle to distribute the tea tree oil thoroughly. Rub the tea tree oil shampoo into your scalp and let sit for 5 minutes. Rinse with water, repeating once per day. It goes beyond the standard dandruff solution to give you soothing itch relief and reduce flakes in only a matter of days

Dr Neetu Nicholas
Homeopathy doctor in Dubai UAE
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