If you are fed up with the white stuff coming off your head and spreading over the shoulders of your outfit, go through this article to explore the excellent home remedies to get rid of these tiny white particles known as dandruff. But if your dandruff is serious and is not alleviated with these home remedies, you should visit your dermatologist as soon as possible because it directly affects the health and growth of your skin.
Types of Dandruff
It is the common type of dandruff and is caused due to the dryness of scalp skin. It appears in white flakes which falls of and is visible on hair, back and shoulders. It also causes itching.
It is also known as sticky dandruff. It is generally invisible. You can also see it when the scalp is wet for a long time in rain or due to sweating. It causes itching with smell.
Best Home remedies to Get Rid of Dandruff
There are numerous home remedies to cure dandruff but here we have listed the most recommended best home remedies to get rid of dandruff.
Deep Conditioning with Hot Oil:
Hot oil therapy is useful for dry dandruff. Choose any of the olive oil, mustard oil or coconut oil and heat it properly. Apply it on your head in a massaging manner. Scratch the thick dandruff flakes in between. Now soak a towel in hot water and wrap your hair with it for 5 minutes. Repeat this process for 3 to 4 times. It will help your hair and scalp to absorb moisture. It will also lessen dryness. Now leave your hair overnight. Apply thoroughly fresh lemon juice on your hair in the morning and wash it off with shampoo after 20 -30 minutes. Repeat it twice a week.
Egg and Heena Mask:
Take 2 tsp of heena powder, 1 tbsp of lemon juice, 1 egg, 1 tbsp of mustard oil; Stir all the ingredients well to make a thick paste. Apply it on your hair and leave it for 1 hour and than wash your hair with shampoo. Repeat it once a week. It removes dandruff and prevents further formation.
Tips to Remember
- Never wash your hair with hot water because it is dry in nature and causes dandruff. Always wash you’re with cool or normal water.
- Do not use strong chemicals on hair. Always wash your head with mild herbal shampoo.
- Do not use excess of shampoo on hair because it causes dryness.
- Apply a toner/ natural serum after shampoo. Lemon juice or black tea in water can use for this purpose.