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|Home Remedies for Dandruff.
The term dandruff generally refers to the condition of the skin wherein shiny, silvery scales separate from the scalp and
collect amidst the hair. The condition can become troublesome when the skin gets infected.
When the hair is combed or brushed, or when the scalp is scratched, the scales from the scalp fall like snowflakes and settle
on the eye brows, shoulders, and clothes. These scales sometimes appear as lumps or crusts on the scalp. Often there is
itching as well and the scalp may become red from scratching.
The main causes of dandruff are impairment of general health, development of a toxic condition mainly due to taking of
wrong foods, constipation, and a low vitality due to infectious diseases.
|Other factors contributing to this disorder are emotional tension, harsh shampoos, exposure to cold, and general exhaustion.
Home Remedies for Dandruff #1
Dissolve 10 aspirins (5 grains each) in 1 cup warm water. Massage into scalp for about 10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly. Add a
vinegar rinse as an extra help after rinsing aspirin out completely. Use after every shampoo if necessary for a while.
Home Remedies for Dandruff #2
In a separate container, mix 1 cup burdock, 1 cup peach tree leaves, 1 cup chamomile, 1/2 cup sage leaves. Pour 8 cups of
cider vinegar into a gallon jar. Add the herb mixture to the cider vinegar. Let stand for 2 weeks. Strain and apply morning
and evening. Do not rinse off Let dry on hair. Wait until the next day to rinse it out. There is no need to use any soap or
shampoo to rinse out the treatment. Using plain water will wash this treatment along with the dirt from your hair. This works
quickly on dandruff. To darken the hair with this recipe, add 1 cup of hop flowers to the herbs before allowing them to steep
in the vinegar.
Home Remedies for Dandruff #3
Add 4 tablespoons of dried nettle to 2 cups boiling water. Steep overnight. Strain and add 1 cup of apple cider vinegar.
Massage into the scalp. Can also be used as a face rinse to get rid of oily skin. Apple cider vinegar is great to use for scalp
treatments, facial treatments, or simply to add to your bath. It helps to keep the skin clear if you drink a little vinegar water
a couple times a week. Add honey and you keep your whole body toned up.
Home Remedies for Dandruff #4
Dandruff can be removed by massaging the hair for half an hour with curd which has been kept in the open for three days.
Another measure which helps to counteract dandruff is to dilute cider vinegar with an equal quantity of water and dab this
on to the hair with cotton wool in-between shampooing. Cider vinegar added to the final rinsing water after shampooing also
helps to disperse dandruff.
Home Remedies for Dandruff #5
The use of fenugreek seeds is one of the most important remedies in the treatment of dandruff. Two tablespoons of these
seeds should be soaked overnight in water and ground into a fine paste in the morning. This paste should be applied all
over the scalp and left for half an hour. The hair should then be washed thoroughly.
Home Remedies for Dandruff #6
The use of a teaspoon of fresh lime juice for the last rinse, while washing the hair, is another useful remedy. This not only
leaves the hair glowing but also removes stickiness and prevents dandruff.
Home Remedies for Dandruff #7
A valuable prescription for removal of dandruff is the use of green gram powder. The hair should be washed twice a week
with two tablespoons of this powder mixed with half a cup of curd.
Home Remedies for Dandruff #8
Beets have been found useful in dandruff. Both tops and roots should be boiled in water and this water should be massaged
into the scalp with the finger tips every night White beet is better for this purpose.
|Home Remedies for Dandruff #9
This is a great rinse and helps to control dandruff too. Pour 2 cups of boiling water over 1/2 cup of chopped parsley. Let
stand 30 minutes. Massage into scalp and allow to stay on 15 minutes. Use as a final rinse.
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