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How to get rid of dandruff?

Have you ever looked in the mirror and wondered how you can get rid of dandruff? First of all, let’s have a look at how dandruff is formed.

Where does dandruff come from?

Dandruff is a terrible condition and is normally characterized by itchy and flaking skin on the scalp and sometimes the face. At times, it may be a condition due to an increase in skin growth, the growth of a yeast-like fungus on the scalp. Dandruff is common and chronic, but is not contagious and is rarely serious. It may be related to the presence of a yeast that eats the oil-like sebum produced by the hair follicles.

This yeast can become overactive and the skin becomes dry and irritated, which can lead to skin cell loss. This sort of yeast production may increase based on many factors, including hormonal changes, sometimes and increase in stress levels, a bad immune system,  skin conditions, some prescription medication for skin diseases, which can further make dandruff worse.

Dandruff and your hair

The only fast way to get rid of dandruff is using shampoos and conditioning. If you need to remove dandruff fast, there is a couple of home remedies which one can use, such as lemon, vinegar, aloe Vera, eggs and curd. Both woman and men can use these tips to eliminate dead skin and oils from making it clean and clear. Patience is required, as these pointers may take time, ranging from a day to one week.

Washing and brushing your hair

Always was and brush your hair to keep it clean, since dandruff is caused due to dead skin, brushing hair every day, removes that dead skin. It also helps to supply oils which are naturally produced to keep your hair moisturized. Excessive use of anti-dandruff shampoo may affect the quality of you hair due to its chemical nature. Twice a week is recommended.

Moisturize your hair

One of the major reason for oils and dandruff in hair, is because of a lack of moisturiser, which can lead to very dry hair. Use proper conditioners a few times a week to keep you hair soft and moisturized. Leave-in conditioners are also available which you can use. Moisture is a precaution which can prevent excessive dandruff in your hair.

Anti-dandruff shampoo

Try to use the best shampoo for clearing dandruff from your hair and making it clean. This type of shampoo contains ingredients such as selenium-sulphide, Salicylic acid, zinc pyrithoine, ketoconazole etc. Before you buy any type of anti-dandruff shampoo, these are some of the ingredients which you must look for. Since this shampoo contains certain chemicals, it is recommended to only us 2 to 3 times a week.

Your health

Getting enough sleep, exercising daily and eating lots of fruits as well as vegetables, leads to a healthy and strong immune system. Your hair should in return, not suffer from dandruff. As mentioned earlier, stress can also lead to dandruff. Do try not to lead a stressful life, or if you  do, find a healthy way to get rid of all the severe stress which is poisoning your body.

Home remedies

Lemon can be used as a hair purifier to eliminate dandruff, oils and dirt, making your hair clean and clear. Take two lemons and add its juice with water to dilute the juice. Lemon is acidic, which can lead to premature grey hair, in this case, add enough water to dilute it. Pour this water on your scalp and leave it on for about 5 minutes. Wash your hair with shampoo.

Vinegar has super powers to help wipe away dandruff from your hair. Take some vinegar, according to your hair size and add equal water to it. Rinse your hair with this solution to get quick relieve from flakes in the hair.

Olive oil treatments are also widely used in dandruff removal. In this treatment, you have to apply lukewarm olive oil on your scalp and rub your fingers in circular motions. Apply this oil at night and wash it with shampoo in the morning.

Honey and lemon can also be used as a treatment as a hair cleansing technique for getting dandruff free hair. Add 5 spoons of honey to 2 spoons of lemon juice. Add water to this treatment and wash your hair with this natural shampoo to get clean and moisturized hair.

Ever thought of using egg and curd. The white of an egg is extremely rich in protein, which helps in nourishing your hair and getting rid of weak hair and split ends. Mix the egg white to the curd and apply it to your hair. Leave it in for about 15 minutes and then wash your hair using cold water to remove the dandruff.

These are only a few pointers on how to get rid of dandruff. Hopefully some of these tips will help to easy your itch.

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