Home Remedies to Get Rid of Dry, Itchy Scalp and Dandruff

It is not easy to find a fair share of product that promises you to help you get rid of dandruff. Even after squeezing bottle after bottle, you are unable to notice the desired results. Does cascade of white flakes all over your shoulders make you feel embarrassed? or you are unable to wear your desired hairstyle due to flaky scalp?

Keep reading, you are at the right place as today we have decided to share some home remedies that can help you to get rid of dandruff without causing further damage to your hairs or scalp. Basically, dandruff is a skin condition that is caused due to dry skin, eczema, psoriasis or skin yeast cells called Malassezia. Malassezia is a yeast cell that is part of the scalp but the problem arises when the number count of these microorganisms starts increasing. Following are few remedies that were probably used by our grandparents to treat dandruff.

Coconut Oil:

Well from many years people are using coconut oil as hair care oil for better growth of hairs. Although new research has found that coconut oil also has many health benefits due to its antimicrobial properties. Therefore, people add it to their diet to enjoy its magnificent health benefits. Similarly, coconut oil can also help you to get rid of dandruff that is caused due to unhealthy microbes because it contains saturated fat in the form of lauric and capric acid that works as strong anti-fungal.

Aloe Vera:

A plant that is part of many houses is known for its amazing benefits for skin and hair. Aloe Vera is abundant in Vitamin A, E, and B12. Selenium, zinc, and magnesium are other constituents of Aloe Vera gel that helps in treating dandruff as selenium combines with Vitamin E to become an antioxidant, magnesium helps to wash off the toxins and zinc is the most popular agent that is used in anti-dandruff shampoo. Take an Aloe Vera leaf, blend its pulp and apply the gel on your scalp and hair for minimum 15 minutes. Aloe Vera gel will not only treat dandruff but it will also help in increasing the volume of your hair and bring shine to it.

 Apple Cider vinegar:

Apple cider vinegar is yet another agent that is being used for medicinal purpose due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Vinegar can be used on minor cuts and wounds to kill the bacteria when you do not have tincture handy. Apple cider vinegar is known as natural astringent and acidic in nature. Apply ACV by diluting it with water in 1:2 ratio with the help of cotton swab on your scalp. It will stop the growth of Malassezia by maintaining the pH value of your scalp.

You can take some precautionary measures to avoid dandruff by making small changes in your diet. The weak immune system can also lead to different health and skin issues. Therefore, try taking food that contains Vitamin B6, B12, D and zinc that will help you to keep your immune system healthy and the vitamins will help to avoid the dry and inflamed skin.

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Author Bio:

Jane Scott is currently working as a nutritionist at a renowned firm. With an experience of more than a decade, she is considered as a go-to person in her field of work. She also writes blogs for her website Home Remedies for Life.

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