Dandruff is caused when a type of fungus called Malassezia begins to grow on your scalp, this results in scalp damage and causes severe dryness. some of the major causes of dandruff are, irregular brushing and hair washing, not using shampoo constantly and sharing a hair brush with someone who has dandruff.
There are many home remedies that you can use on a daily basis and this will help you get rid of dandruff permanently;
1. Coconut Oil with Lemon:
Coconut oil keeps your hair nourished and when this is mixed with little lemon juice, it can cure dandruff. Heat 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and mix it equally with some mixture of lemon juice. Apply this mixture on your scalp and massage your hair gently with it. After this is done, leave it for 20 minutes and then rinse it off with some shampoo.
2. Neem Juice:
Neem is a very good cure for dandruff. It is found in most shampoos as one of the main ingredients that is why it is very good. All you need to do is, crush some neem leaves till it forms a thick paste, apply this paste onto your scalp and hair and let it dry for a minimum of 10 minutes after that you can wash it away with some water.
Vinegar has medicinal properties that can kill the bad fungus and this can be seen as an easy remedy to get rid of dandruff the easy way. Take 2 cups of vinegar and 1 cup of water, boil both the cups of vinegar and keep it aside to cool, then mix one-eighth cups of water to the vinegar. When this is done, use this to clean your scalp and you can rinse it away with shampoo.
4. Egg Yolk:
Egg yolks can act as conditioners for your hair because they contain biotin which is the major vitamin that treats dandruff. Remove the white layer that surrounds the yolk. For the hair, the yolk is more beneficial than the white layer that surrounds it.
Firstly, keep your hair and scalp dry and then apply yolk on your hair. Cover your hair with a plastic bag for an hour. Wash your hair gently using shampoo. Sometime you will have to wash your hair twice to remove the bad odor.
5. Green Tea:
Green tea contains a lot of anti-fungal properties and it is an antioxidant that can restore the health of your scalp. Put 2 green tea bags into hot water for 20 minutes till the decoction dissolves in it and then allow it to cool, apply the green tea onto your scalp and let it dry for 30 minutes then gently rinse your hair with water.
6. Olive Oil:
All you need to do is to apply olive oil to your hair and this strengthens your scalp.
Dandruff is very common and can easily affect children too. So at home make use of some of these remedies from time to time.
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