Dandruff is just a build up of dead skin cells. It is not catching. The result of a speed up in cell turnover, it is thought to be caused by a chemical change in the body, probably associated with stress, poor eating habits and wrong usage of hair products.
It strikes everyone at one time or another. Just how severe your problem is depends on the rate which your cell turnover has speeder up. We normally renew and shed our skin cells ever 28 days, but a person with dandruff is shedding faster than this.
Types of Dandruff
There are two types of dandruff:
1. Oily Dandruff
Most sufferers come into the oily category, which means they are not shedding on their shoulders or dandruff is not visible on their clothes. It stays in their hair.
2. Dry Dandruff
Those with dry dandruff, on the other hand, will have a snowy collar.
Dandruff can also cause of Acne, Pimples, hair loss and premature graying hair. Some useful natural tips and home remedies are more effective to get rid of dandruff. Regular natural treatments will normally cause dandruff to disappear, but only constant control will stop it recurring.
Best Natural Tips to Get Rid of Hair Dandruff
Camphor Water and Mouthwash Hair Lotion
After shampooing, comb your hair, (keep brushes and combs immaculate). Then dab on a scalp lotion made with one part mouth wash and two parts camphor water. Leave it for one or two hours then wash your hair as usual with your regular shampoo. Tried and tested remedy to combat dandruff easily.
Eggshells of Witch Hazel, Eggshells of Safflower Oil, Lemon Juice and Eggs
Take two eggs, the juice of one lemon, two half eggshells of witch hazel, one half eggshell of safflower oil. Mix together, then apply with cotton wool ball to scalp and whole length of hair. Cover with shower hat and leave for 30 minutes. Remove shower hat, massage for 10 minutes, then rinse. Finally, shampoo and condition as usual.
Hair Wash with Buttermilk
Washing hair with buttermilk is the best natural oldest and tried tip to remove dandruff naturally. Wash your hair with butter milk once a week to cure dandruff.
Coconut and Henna Oil
Mix coconut and henna oil in equal quantity. Keep it in a glass bottle and apply it thrice a week to get rid of any kind of dandruff and scalp skin problems. Apply it with your finger tips in your hair lines and massage. Leave it overnight and wash your hair next day.
Yogurt with Sesame Seeds Oil
Mix 1 or 2 teaspoons of sesame seeds oil in yogurt and apply this mixture in your hair lines, 1/2 hour before having your bath. Wash your hair with lukewarm water.
Coconut Powder with Yogurt
Yogurt is obtained from fermentation of milk and contains a lot of lactic acid and have anti-fungal properties that is excellent for dandruff removal. Coconut helps to restore scalp health and reduce dandruff naturally. Mix well coconut powder in yogurt and apply it 30 minutes before and massage that on your scalp. Wash your hair with shampoo and apply conditioner.
Henna with Lemon Juice
Mix few drops of lemon juice and 1 egg in Henna to make a paste. Apply it for 1 hour before washing your hair. The best tip to remove dandruff naturally.
Egg Yolk, Yogurt and Mustard Oil
Mix 1 tablespoon of Mustard Oil in 8-10 tablespoons yogurt and one egg yolk. Apply it on your scalp for one hour for three days. After one hour rinse hair with normal water. It effects very quickly and nourish your hair. Or mix 1 tablespoon of Mustard Oil in two egg yolks. Apply it for 25-30 minutes then rinse. Repeat it once a week.
Mustard Oil in Blue Bottle
Take a Blue glass Bottle of 250ml and fill it with Tar Oil (50ml) and Mustard Oil (200ml) keep this bottle in sunlight for 3-4 hours about 30 days. After 30 days start to use this oil twice a week. Your hair comes thick, dandruff free, long and strong hair.
Keep massaging with almond oil 2-3 times weekly. Almond Oil is a great dandruff healer. Daily take one teaspoon almond oil and mix it in one cup lukewarm milk. You can add sugar to taste. Take it daily for one month to treat dandruff problem permanently.
Gram Flour with Yogurt
Take 3 tablespoons of Chickpea Flour/Gram Flour, 6-7 tablespoons of Yogurt and 1 tablespoon Mustard Oil. Mix all thoroughly and make a past apply it with a brush in your hair and scalp skin. Leave it for 1-2 hours and then rinse with cold water. This is very effective natural tip for dandruff removal.
Aloe Vera with Olive Oil
Take a leaf of Aloe Vera and get the gel from inside it. Mix 1 tablespoon Hot Olive Oil in it and apply it on your scalp for 3-4 hrs and rinse with Luke warm water. It removes worst dandruff. Repeat it twice a week.
Amla, Reetha in Coconut Oil
Crushed Reetha (gooseberry) 125grms and fry in Coconut oil and Amla oil (125grm each). Fry the reetha in oil when oil turns into black color than off the stove. When oil becomes cold filter the oil. Massage with this oil daily to your scalp before going to sleep. Wash it next morning, within 3-4 days dandruff must go away. Your hair will become black and thick too by using this oil.
Amla, Reetha, Sikakai and Yogurt
Mix in yogurt 1 tbs Amla powder, 1tbs Reetha powder and 1 tbs Sika Kai powder and make a paste. Apply it on your scalp for 3-4 hrs. Very effective home remedy.
Egg Yolk Oil
Boiled eggs yolk oil massage is very much effective for dandruff and hair health. Tea Tree Oil for Dandruff Tea tree oil is very effective fungal oil. Massage it twice a week is very useful. It has stopped itching scalp.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Mix 1 table spoon of Apple cider vinegar, 3 tbs of water and 1 tea spoon of lemon juice. Apply it with a cotton on your scalp skin, it is very effective for dandruff.
Aspirin Powder in Your Shampoo
Mix two Aspirin Powder in baby shampoo when you wash your hair, leave it on your scalp for 3-4 minutes. Than mix 2 tablespoons of mouthwash based on alcohol in your bath tub and rinse your hair with this water. After this again wash your hair with shampoo. Use it twice a week for dandruff. It really works.
Ginger juice with Mint Leaves
Mix 2-3 tablespoon of Ginger Juice in Mint Leaves Juice 1-2 tablespoon and apply it on your scalp it is also a very effective remedy for dandruff.
Azadirachta Indica Leaves
Boil Neem Leaves in water in a large bowl, leave this water to cold and before shampoo your hair wash your hair with this Neem boiled water and then wash with shampoo. It is very effective for dandruff. Mix 1 tablespoon of Vinegar in 4-5 tablespoons water and apply it with cotton to your scalp. Leave it overnight and wash your hair in the morning. Flakes removes and dandruff gone away.
Thyme and Coconut oil
Thyme is very useful for dandruff treatment. Boil 4-5 thyme in 250 ml coconut Oil for about 10 minutes and then strain it and let it cool down. Massage twice a week with this oil to get rid of dandruff.
Additional Tips to Combat Dandruff
- Cut down on sugary and fatty foods especially cheese. Eat lots of fresh fruit and vegetables. And do your best to cut down the stress in your life and relax.
- Brush your hair 100 times a day does not give you a ‘crowning glory’. It heats up your hair and scalp and dries out valuable moisture.
- Bristle Brushes are not necessarily better than plastic one. It depends on your hair texture. For coarse, thick hair, brushes with wide gaps between teeth or bristles are most suitable as hair slips through easily without tugging.
- Zinc is necessary for your hair health.
- Vitamin E/fish oil (Omega-3s) improves the condition of your hair
- Massage your scalp one hour prior to the bath.
- Drink at least 9-10 glasses of water or liquids daily.
- Do not too much oil your hair.
- Do not share your towel and soap.
- For regular best results, change your shampoo after every three months.