Dandruff is a widespread problem amongst men and women, which sometimes causes embarrassment in front of everyone.
Also called Seborrhoea, it targets the scalps of many people, young and old. It also leads to other skin problems like pimples/acne. Generally, it is caused due to bacterial infection of Pityrosporum ovale due to dry skin and unclean scalp and hair. Other factors include skin infections, stress, deficiency of vitamins and junk food.
Given below are some home remedies to prevent dandruff
Home Remedies For Dandruff.
Certain vitamins and minerals can help keep the skin and scalp healthier and support the immune system, thereby addressing some of the factors that can contribute to dandruff.
Vitamin-A: Vitamin-A in your diet can help improve skin and scalp, and boost immune system function-which may help alleviate dandruff symptoms. Adding foods such as Dairy products and Eggs to your diet helps increase Vitamin-A intake, and yellow vegetables such as Carrots, Sweet potatoes and Squash are also rich in Vitamin-A. Fruits that are good sources of Vitamin-A include Apricots, Peaches and Papaya.
Vitamin-B: There are plenty of B vitamins in your diet can help keep your scalp healthy and dandruff-free. Whole grains are rich sources of B vitamins, as are Green leafy vegetables, Legumes, Potatoes and Bananas. Other foods rich in B vitamins are Meat, Poultry, Dairy foods and E
Vitamin-C: It helps support the circulation system, which in turn supports skin and scalp health. Adding citrus fruits such as Oranges, Lemon, Lime and Grapefruit to your diet is a great way to increase Vitamin-C intake. Kiwi fruit is very rich in Vitamin -C, as are Strawberries. Vegetables that are rich in Vitamin -C include Spinach and other Greens, Brussels sprouts, Chilli peppers and Green peppers.
Zinc: Zinc deficiency can increase the risk of developing skin conditions such as dandruff and eczema. Meat, poultry, seafood and nuts are rich in Zinc.
Tea tree oil: Mix Tea tree oil with Coconut and Olive oil, and massage gently for 10 minutes and keep it overnight.
Apple cider vinegar: Mix a quarter cup apple cider vinegar with a quarter cup water in a spray bottle and spray it on your scalp. Let it sit for 15 minutes to an hour, then wash your hair as usual. Do this twice a week.
Lemon: Apply lemon juice in scalp and then rinse with water. Do this thrice a weak.
Neem and Methi seeds (Fenugreek):Soak Methi beans overnight. Next day strain water, grind fresh Neem leaves with Methi seeds and make a paste. Apply in hair and keep it for 30 minutes.
Curd with Honey and Almond oil: Take curd quantity according to your hair growth. Add 2-3 drops of almond oil and 2 teaspoon of honey. Mix well, apply on hair and leave for half hour. Rinse hair with mild shampoo.
Apple & Orange paste: Make a paste with equal quantities of Apple and Orange and apply it on the scalp. Wash your hair after 20-30 minutes with a shampoo.