Hair dandruff can be a pain in the neck especially if you have been dealing with it for a long time. Many have spent lots of money trying to get cure without results. Like some other hair conditions, getting rid of dandruff is not just about expensive products, some home remedies often works well for this condition, you just need to find the one that works for you.
1 cup plain yogurt
1 raw egg
a) Mix the yogurt and egg together until they are well blended.
b) Apply this mixture all over the scalp, focusing on affected areas. Leave the mask on for a minimum of half an hour
c) Wash away with a mild shampoo) Repeat this process at least once a week till you see results.
1. Black pepper is anti-fungal in nature, making it a potent cure for fungal infections. Egg and yogurt used in combination with one teaspoon of pepper powder will also drive out the fungal infection causing dandruff.
2. Fenugreek: Dandruff doesn’t exist in isolation – it always brings a few other hair problems, the most common being falling of hair. Soaking and blending one teaspoon of fenugreek seeds along with this hair mask will also arrest hair fall over a period of time.
3. Lemon Juice: If you are bothered by the stench of egg remaining on your hair, mix one teaspoon of lemon juice into the hair mask before applying it. Lemon juice too is a potent fungicide and will arrest the spreading of the fungal infection.
For best results, however, allow yogurt-based hair masks to rest for a minimum of 30 minutes before washing off.
Important Things To Note:
1.. Let It Rest: Hair packs, especially homemade remedies, take time to act on the scalp. If you have had dandruff or ot0her scalp issues for a long time, the pack might take even longer to work.
2.. Use Mild Products: Choosing the right shampoo can make all the difference between a dandruff problem that fades away and the one that refuses to go. Always use a mild shampoo when dealing with dandruff; anti-dandruff shampoos use very strong chemicals, make the hair dependent on them and can act like a slow poison for the overall health of the scalp.
3. Water: A number of scalp problems arise because we don’t use enough water to rinse the hair and scalp. Shampoos and other products that remain on the scalp even after washing usually dry up to form as flakes. Use enough water to wash the shampoo or other hair care products thoroughly. Not washing away shampoo properly is one of the easiest ways to invite an itchy scalp problem, even without there being one.
4. Take It Slow: Take your time when using homemade remedies. Massaging the products onto the scalp is just as important as choosing the right ingredients. Spread a thick layer of yogurt and egg hair mask on one side, massage it into the scalp and then proceed to apply another layer elsewhere.
5. Keep At It: Most of us stop using the homemade remedies after using them once or twice because they take time. For best results, use the hair mask once a week and continue till all the traces of dandruff have been gotten rid of. Stopping the treatment in the middle will result in the problem only aggravating.
6. Go To The Doc: If nothing works, speak to a Trichologist to figure out what exactly is the cause of your itchy scalp. In case of a scalp eczema, psoriasis or other fungal or bacterial infections, consult a doctor before you try anything at home. Remember, go to the root of the problem first.