So, are you thinking twice to put on your favourite black jacket this winter? And, are those white flakes i.e. dandruff the reason? If yes, this article is for those men who want to wash off dandruff naturally.
Let’s start with what dandruff is. It is the shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp. This common problem for men is easily curable if treated at right time and if not, it can turn out as severe cases of hair fall and hair thinning.
Scalp dryness and scalp infection are two foremost reasons of dandruff and this nuisance requires attention from the very beginning. Don’t get perplexed. Here are few home remedies for you to fight this mess. But, before that, you need to keep few points in mind.
A HEALTHY DIET
All your struggle to win the war against dandruff will go in vein if you are not healthy from the core. A healthy and balanced diet is what you should start following right now. Do you know what’s a healthy diet? It is a nutriment rich in protein, vitamins and essential minerals. Green veggies, colourful fruits, fishes, cereals, omega-3 fatty acid rich nuts are the must haves in your daily menu to get naturally healthy hair & scalp.
The more hygiene you follow the best hair you get. Your everyday accessories such as hair brushes, comb, towel and pillow cover are the closest companion of your hair. Keeping them clean and free from infections are the prime regimen to ensure. Moreover, you should avoid sharing hair brushes or towels with anyone.
EVERYDAY HAIR WASH
Don’t wash your hair every day.You should wash it when needed and that is once in two or three days. Washing your hair daily will wash off the natural oil from your strands and scalp that is makes your hair shiny and healthy. It will also weaken your hair roots that leads to hair all and in severe cases baldness too.
This is what we repeat again and again. Market available shampoos, conditioners or hair styling gels might damage your strands more than nourishing them as most of them contain harmful chemicals like SLS, parabens that are immensely harmful for your scalp and hair. These chemicals can make your scalp dry and cause dandruff. So, if you are using them already, it’s time to stop. Go organic. Bring home pure herbal shampoos.
SAY NO TO STRESS
Stress is one common thing in men that contributes to multiple health, skin or hair hazards, and dandruff is not the exception. So, stop stressing yourself. Take a break, get into meditation and Relax.
These points pooled with home remedies given below will show quick and effective upshot in giving you a dandruff free scalp.
Some Home Remedies to Ward Off Dandruff!!
TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL OR LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL
No matter how acute dandruff you’re having, Tree Tree Essential Oil or even Lavender Essential Oil will help you get rid of it more quickly than any. Antibacterial, anti fungal properties in Tea Tree oil fights against the infection causing dandruff, soothes inflammations and treat infections with efficacy.
Lavender oil too provides similar anti fungal benefits that are fruitful in removing dandruff.
The best is to mix 4-5 drops of Tea Tree or Lavender Essential Oil and almost 20 drops of Olive, Argan or Castor oil. Apply this blend onto your scalp and massage thoroughly before going to bed. Leave it overnight. Wash your hair with any organic shampoo in the morning. Repeat this thrice a week initially for maximum result and once dandruff starts to abate,follow the method once or twice a week.
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BAKING SODA AND LEMON JUICE
Another effective way to get a clear scalp. Make a semi-thick paste by mixing 2 tablespoons of baking soda with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of rose water. Apply this mixture on scalp and massage for 2-3 minutes. Leave the paste on your scalp for more 5-10 minutes and rinse your hair with cold water. Follow the same thrice a week for better results.
NEEM LEAVES OR ALOE VERA GEL WITH MINT LEAVES
Neem has antibacterial properties and both aloe vera and mint are soothing for your scalp thus able to cure itchiness, inflammations and dandruff.
Collect 20 fresh neem leaves and 10-15 mint leaves or 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel. Crush the leaves and make a mixture using water.Massage the paste onto your scalp and leave it untouched for 30 minutes. Repeat this on alternative day for quick and better results.
MULTANI MITTI WITH ROSEMARY ESSENTIAL OIL
This is one of the popular ways to remove dandruff permanently. Multani mitti or fuller’s earth is rich in many essential nutrients that is needful for a healthy scalp. Likewise, rosemary essential oil is known for fight scalp infections, control hair fall and promote hair growth.
Blend 2 tablespoon of multani mitti in needed amount of water and make a thick paste of it. Add 3-4 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil to it. Blend properly and apply on your scalp. Leave it for 20-30 minutes and wash your hair with any organic cleanser. Rinse thoroughly and repeat thrice a week.
All these remedies are homemade and easily available.Following them with a healthy diet, proper hygiene and shifting to an organic regime mentioned in the beginning will help you get a dandruff free clean scalp fast and effectively.
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