Friday, 28 August 2015

Herbal Remedies for Dandruff

Healthy and shining hair improves the overall personality. For this purpose a healthy food and nutritious diet is necessary along with proper care of the hair.  The improper care causes several problems the chief among them is dandruff. 
A typical case of severe dandruff and dry scalp
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This problem is caused due to dryness of the hair. This problem equally affects the men and women of all ages.
Excessive dandruff causes acnes on face, neck.forehead and back. In the beginning it occurs on the upper layer of the scalp and soon reaches the inner layers of the skin. In reality dandruff is due to the presence of dead cells. It causes itching and ultimately leads to hair fall. 
Causes of Dandruff
Improper cleaning of hair, less nutrients reaching the hair roots and applying no oil on hair causes the problem of dandruff.  Other reasons include excess sweating and stress. However no certain reasons could be assigned to it.
It is caused when the sebum glands become overactive. The intake of less water and the absence of nutrients in diet also cause dandruff.
Another reason is the release of excess hormones in young age.

Herbal Cure
A little care of the hair helps to get rid of this problem. Here are some herbal remedies which have no side effects as compared to the synthetic or chemical treatments.  

Proper cleanliness is necessary to avoid dandruff. Clean the hair with herbal shampoo or soap nut on alternate day.

The following tips and home remedies help in dandruff.

1. Massage the hair with mustard, olive or almond oil every day before going to bed at night. Wash the hair in the morning. Massage the hair with vitamin E oil.

2.  Use steamed towel on the hair after oil massage.The massage with warm oil nourishes the skin of the scalp.

3.Apply the mixture of rosewater and glycerine on hair roots after bathing.

4.Prepare the mixture of olive oil and few drops of ginger juice and apply on the hair roots by gentle massage. Leave it for an hour and wash it off with herbal shampoo.

5.Do not comb the hair again and again, as the excess oils get released from the hair on combing which further aggravates the onslaught of dandruff.

6. Drink enough water

7. The strong oils crease the hair loss. So use the mixture of neem or margosa oil and black til or sesame oil 2-3 times a week.
8. Mix a little camphor with coconut oil and apply on the affected areas.
9. Washing the hair with curd also removes the dandruff.
10. The cholesterol hampers the growth of the hair so try to maintain its proper levels in the blood.
11. Include green leafy vegetables, sprouted grains, cucumber, boiled vegetables, beans, carrot etc in regular diet to get rid of dandruff. 

12. Mix a little black pepper powder with lemon juice and apply on the roots of the hair to get rid of dandruff completely.
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