October 14, 2015

HOME REMEDIES FOR DANDRUFF

Dandruff generally refers to the condition of the skin wherein shiny, silvery scales separate from the scalp and collect amidst the hair. The condition can become troublesome when the skin gets infected.

The main cause of dandruff are impairment of general heath, development of a toxic condition mainly due to taking of wrong foods, constipation, and a low vitality due to infectious diseases.

Remedies:

  • Fenugreek seeds are one of the most important remedies in the treatment of dandruff. Soak 2 tbsp of seeds overnight in water and ground into a fine paste in the morning. This paste should be applied all over the scalp and left for half an hour. The hair should then be washed thoroughly with soap nut or shikakai.
  • While washing the hair, rinse  hair with 1 tsp of lemon juice. This not only leaves the hair glowing but also removes stickiness and prevents dandruff.
  • The hair should be washed twice a week with 2 tbsp of green gram powder mixed with half a cup of curd.
  • Boil tops and roots of beets for few minutes then massage the scalp with the finger tips every night.
  • Snake gourd juice should be rubbed over the scalp.
  • The foremost consideration in the treatment of this disorder is to keep the hair and scalp clean so as to minimize the accumulation of dead cells.
  • The hair should be brushed daily to improve the circulation and remove any flakiness.
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