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Home Remedies for Dandruff

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Dandruff is a common scalp condition marked by white flakes on the scalp and itching. It appears to be caused by the yeast-like fungus, malassezia (or pityrosporum). Malassezia is normally found on the scalp, and if it grows unchecked (possibly due to hormone imbalances, stress, immune suppression, infrequent shampooing, illness, or increased oil production), there is mild inflammation that produces dead skin cells. The dead cells mix with oil and clump together, making them appear white and flaky.

Some Home Remedies for Dandruff are:

  • Herbal shampoo
    Herbal shampoo wash is advised at least four times a week. For this wash, do use less shampoo and completely rinse it well with water. Apply two tablespoons of vinegar on the scalp, half-an-hour before shampooing; and massage the vinegar lightly into the scalp.
  • Oil
    Heat pure til oil or coconut oil. Allow it to  stand for few hrs and then apply either of these oil on your scalp at night. Allow it to stand overnight. Next morning use vinegar as we discussed previously before shampooing.
  • Henna
    Sometimes, you can treat your hair with Henna also to get fruitful results. This home remedy of dandruff is widely used among the dandruff sufferers.
  • Vinegar
    A home remedy for dandruff is to mix 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar with 1/4 cup water. Pour this mixture into a spray bottle and spritz it on to your hair and scalp, being careful to avoid the eye and ear area. Wrap your head in a towel. After 15 minutes to an hour, remove the towel and wash your hair. This is generally done once to twice a week.
  • Biotin
    Biotin is a water-soluble B vitamin that helps to break down fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. It is sold in supplement form and is also found naturally in foods. Food sources of biotin are egg yolk, liver, milk, soy, barley, brewer's yeast, and royal jelly. Biotin is also produced naturally by bacteria in the intestines. Eating raw egg whites and prolonged use of antibiotics are thought to be causes of biotin deficiency.