Home remedies for dandruff

Dandruff-and-Herbs

Neem: One way to address your dandruff woes is by using a home-made pack containing neem. Celebrity naturopath Dr Nirmala Shetty in her book ‘Beauty At Your Fingertips’ shares an anti-dandruff pack.
Mix all the ingredients together and massage the pack into the scalp.
Wash it after 20 minutes with a herbal shampoo and conditioner.
Do this once a week to see results. Click to reap in other beauty benefits of neem.
Baking soda: Yes, baking soda can help you get rid of dandruff. It is alkaline in nature and helps eliminate dead skin cells by acting as a mild exfoliant. It also helps in controlling oil secretion on the scalp.
Wash your hair with warm water.
Add a few drops of water in baking soda to form a paste.
Apply it on your scalp and massage it for a few minutes.
Rinse your hair with plain water or shampoo.
Lemon: This citrus fruit has abundant vitamin C and is acidic in nature which helps keep dandruff at bay. You can either squeeze out its juice or rub it directly on the scalp. Here’s how to use lemon for other beauty problems.
Rub lemon slices on your scalp and leave for 10-15 minutes.
Rinse with plain water.
Do this once a week to see results.
Aloe vera gel: Aloe vera gel is effective in keeping dandruff in-check. Apart from its anti-fungal properties, it also is soothing to the scalp and keeps itching at bay. Aloe vera gel also has several benefits for your skin and health.
5 tbsp aloe vera gel
You can either scoop out gel from aloe plant or use gel sold in drugstores.
Simply massage it on your scalp and let it stay for 30 minutes.
Make sure your hair isn’t oiled.
Wash with plain water or mild shampoo.
Aspirin contains the same active ingredient (salicylic acid) as many medicated dandruff shampoos.
Keep flaking in check by crushing two aspirins to a fine powder and adding it to the normal amount of shampoo you use each time you wash your hair.
Leave the mixture on your hair for 1-2 minutes, then rinse well and wash again with plain shampoo.

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