Dandruff is a problem faced by almost each one of us at some point of time. Caused by various lifestyle factors like weather change, hormonal changes, deficiency problems, etc, certainly dandruff can turn into a big concern. Stepping out after a bath just to have an itchy scalp 10 minutes later is an issue commonly faced by people with dandruff. While we try various ways to tackle dandruff with numerous beauty products, the chemicals present in them lead to degraded hair quality. We often neglect the fact that there are always DIY remedies to try at home, which can actually do wonders. From effective ingredients like lemon, honey, etc to picking the right shampoos and conditioners, we have got you covered with a haircare guide to get rid of dandruff.
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DIY Remedies To Get Rid Of Dandruff
This pack is one of the most effective home remedies to get rid of dandruff. Lemon is known for helping to maintain the pH balance of the hair. Yogurt has moisturising properties, and as such it retains natural moisture and conditions the hair, whereas honey helps in controlling dandruff. For this hair pack, all you need to do is take 1/2 cup yogurt, add one tablespoon of honey and lemon. Mix it well and apply the mixture on your hair and leave it on for about 30 minutes. Then wash your hair with a shampoo that suits your hair type.
If you want to give some natural nourishment to your hair, egg and yogurt can do magic to your hair. Eggs are rich in proteins, biotin and sulphur that helps in not only tackling dandruff but also makes the hair shiny and strong. For this mask, you need to take one whole egg for normal hair, 2 egg yolks for dry hair and if you have oily hair, go for 2 egg whites in a bowl. Add one tablespoon of olive oil and lemon juice to it and then add one cup yogurt. Mix the ingredients well and then apply it to your hair for about 20 minutes and then wash it off with cold water.
Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Mask
The antifungal and antibacterial properties in apple cider vinegar helps in controlling dandruff. It also helps in follicle clogging build-up, which is another cause of dandruff. This is a super simple hair mask and for this you need one tablespoon of raw apple cider vinegar and three tablespoons of water. Mix it well and apply the solution to your hair for a few minutes and then wash it off with a shampoo that caters to your hair type.
Garlic has been a very old and an effective remedy for treating dandruff at home. It has anti-inflammatory, antifungal and anti-bacterial properties, which treats the cause. For this mask, you need to take 6 garlic cloves and 7 tablespoons of honey. Crush the garlic cloves in a bowl, allow it to set in the bowl for about 7-10 minutes and then add honey to it. apply the mixture to your hair and allow it to settle for 10-15 minutes. then wash it off with a mild shampoo.
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