How to Fight Severe Dandruff and Hair loss: Best Ways
Dandruff is a problem which is faced by people of all ages. Especially teenagers suffer a lot because of dandruff. Dandruff and flakes are usually caused by an oily scalp. For teenagers, oily skin and oily scalp is caused in teenagers because of the hormonal changes in the body. Puberty is not the only cause for dandruff. Other things such as pollution, the food we eat, and the air we breathe can also lead to dandruff. For those who love wearing nice looking black dresses and to go out to party and stuff like that, dandruff always creates trouble.
It is said that one out of every two people suffers from at least mild case of dandruff. There are many types of shampoos available in the market which promises to remove dandruff. But most of them seem to be not working for most of the people. Instead of spending your money on buying such shampoos, let us see some of the home made remedies that actually work. If you use these remedies consistently, it can help you reduce and even prevent extreme dandruff. Let us see some simple and easy to do homemade remedies to remove severe dandruff and control hair loss as well.
A Good Shampoo:
First thing for you to do is to check the shampoo, conditioner or any other hair care product that you use. If they have chemical that strip the essential oils off your scalp, then replace such products with other milder products which are available in the market.
Apple cider Vinegar concotion:
Another widely recommended remedy for dandruff is apple cider vinegar. All you need to do is to mix equal portions of apple cider vinegar and water to make a concoction. Then pour this concoction onto your scalp after your normal hair wash. Leave your hair like that for 10 to 12 minutes and then rinse it off using water. Continue doing the same for one week and then you will be surprised to see the results.
You can also try using baby oils to restore the essential oils on your scalp. Apply baby oil on your scalp before you go to sleep. Leave it overnight and then wash it off the next morning. Baby oils are much more convenient to use as they are milder and also smells good compared to other alternative remedies. Baby oil is something that is suggested by many dermatologists to use against dandruff along with other remedies.
One of the oldest Known methods by humans to fight dandruff is by using coconut oil. Rubbing coconut oil on the scalp is a very effective method to remove dandruff. Just warm some coconut oil and then massage it onto your scalp.try to do this at least once in a week. You might have to wash your hair twice to remove the stickiness of the oil from your hair. But doing this process is worth the effort you put. Coconut oil helps in keeping your scalp hydrated and thus prevents the formation of dandruff. Try this remedy and you will be amazed how good our ancestors were with these home remedies.
Another magical remedy you have for removing dandruff is fenugreek seeds. They work quite well on your scalp. All you need to do is make a pack of yogurt and grounded fenugreek seeds. Apply this pack on your hair and leave it there for half an hour and then rinse it off. Continue doing this for few days and then you will see lesser flakes of dandruff on you scalp.
Last but not the least; you can try using hibiscus to treat dandruff. Just grind some hibiscus leaves to make a paste and then apply it on your scalp. Massage this paste well on your scalp and leave it there for around 30 minutes. This pack will leave your hair lustrous and smell good. It will also make your hair strong. Hibiscus works pretty well on your scalp.
Another remedy you can try is using neem leaves. Neem leaves is best known as an antiseptic. It is also found to be very useful in treating dandruff. All you need to do is just dry few neem leaves and then powder it and mix it with water or curd. Apply this pack which you made on your scalp and leave it there for around fifteen minutes before you wash it off.
We have discussed many different oils till now. But there is also olive oil, one which we cannot avoid to speak about, when comes to treating dandruff. Olive oil, like for the skin is one of the most essential and most common oil that is good for the scalp. It would be good if you make it a habit to massage your scalp with olive oil at least an hour before taking your shower. Also make sure that you do not leave it applied on your hair for more than an hour. It might lead you to catch cold.
Tea Tree oil:
This remedy might be a little bit difficult to find out, but is definitely worth the search. Tea tree oil is one of the most aromatic oils and is found to be highly effective in treating dandruff. If you find it difficult to get the oil, try using shampoos that have this oil as an ingredient.
One way to remove dead skin and thus dandruff from your scalp is by using yogurt. Apply little amount of yogurt on your scalp. Yogurt will not act as a conditioner, but it will help in removing the dead skins off your scalp. But ensure that you do not overuse it as it can make you smell like yogurt. That is something nobody wants to be like. To remove the yogurt smell off your scalp, rinse your hair with vinegar and some fresh smelling herbs.
If you are someone facing trouble because of severe dandruff, just try any of these remedies and give them time to work. All the above said remedies are natural and hence do not have any side effects. You should also follow a balanced diet, and if you are a frequent traveller, then cover your head with a scarf wile you travel. Wish you the best.