You are going somewhere very important. Let me suppose; a job interview. You want to look fantastic and be impressive. You are sitting in the waiting area for the interview call in about 2 minutes.
You did great at your interview, but on the way back, you see something white sprinkled on both shoulders. You didn’t realize that it was there. Quite embarrassing! Isn’t it?
That’s dandruff, my friend!
A cascade of white flakes on a jet-black blazer –laid bare for all to see.
Dandruff is a medical issue as it has managed to get together half of the entire adult population beyond age, race, or gender.
A bit technical! Dandruff is caused by Malassezia –a fungus. It feeds on Sebum, an oily matter secreted by the sebaceous glands on our scalp and the dead cells. It occurs naturally, though, because it is a part of our scalp.
However, it is problematic when the Sebum feeds the Malassezia, which breaks it down into fatty acid and never stops itching.
To get rid of this mess, I’ll share some amazingly working remedies that work sure to get rid of dandruff. So you never have to feel embarrassed in front of an interviewer or sit across a dinner table with your girlfriend. If this is what you are up against, you either need a consultation with a hair treatment salon or a physician or resort to home hacks.
Just keep reading!
List of Essential Ingredients for Hair dandruff treatment at home
1. Vinegar –no more itchy scalp!
It sounds mouth-watering, but the dining table isn’t the only place a vinegar bottle must be. You can use it to treat your itchy scalp too. Vinegar has some fantastic qualities in killing dandruff that causes fungus and bacteria.
Vinegar is acidic, and its acidic content has incredible qualities that drastically reduce your scalp’s flaking.
Most dermatologists advise that applying vinegar is super beneficial for a clean scalp. You can mix it with water and apply equally over your scalp for about thirty minutes and then wash it with clean water.
- Wash your hair with shampoo and use conditioning on your hair first.
- Add 2-4 tablespoons of vinegar with 16 ounces of water
- Apply the mixture evenly over your scalp
- Let it set for 30 minutes
- Rinse it out
That’s it! You’re done!!!
The best thing to know if it works is to bring it into your hair care routine. Just do it and get rid of the flaking.
2. Mix Coconut Oil with Lemon!
Coconut possesses some unique qualities with great taste. Weight loss is one of its edible benefits. However, you can use its oil for other purposes too. It is one of the easiest ways to eliminate the tiny flakes that pull down your confidence. Coconut oil is best for well-nourished hair when you mix it with lemon. It removes dandruff quickly. Just follow the simple procedure and get rid of dandruff once and for all.
Follow the Method:
- Add two tablespoons of coconut oil equally with a mixture of lemon juice.
- Massage your hair gently with the mixture.
- Wait for at least 20 minutes to work well.
- Rinse it with shampoo. If it’s Organic, it would be good.
To work well, you must follow the procedure in the prescribed method listed above.
Give it a try if you want to get rid of dandruff quickly.
3. Curd –effective against Flakes!
Treating your hair with curd may sound crazy to some people. I know it’s messy, but sometimes messy and complicated things are compelling –especially curd. It’s one of the most effective and quickly working agents against dandruff as it possesses some incredible qualities.
Procedure to follow:
- Apply curd to your scalp and whole hair first.
- Wait for at least an hour to let it dry.
- Watch TV or something.
- Rinse it off after an hour with shampoo.
Use a cloth on your shoulders to avoid messing up your dress.
4. Egg Yolk –excellent conditioner!
Applying egg yolks on your hair may sound filthy, but it contains biotin, the most effective agent against dandruff. It acts as a conditioner and makes your hair healthier than ever.
However, you must separate the yolk from the surrounding white layer of the egg because the yolk is more beneficial than the white layer.
- Keep your hair and scalp dry before you apply the yolk to your head.
- Cover your hair with a plastic bag once you apply the yolk
- Could you wait for an hour for it to work well?
- Wash it off with shampoo. But I suggest washing it twice or thrice to eliminate the bad smell.
Important: you need to apply it thrice a week and follow this procedure in the morning. You can take a shower anytime you want.
The methods mentioned above aren’t dangerous to follow. However, sometimes we aren’t satisfied with the remedy’s results. And it’s right. Not everyone has the same dandruff situation.
But it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t apply these methods to your hair care routine.
The mentioned products have many other natural and organic nutrients that will benefit your hair even if it doesn’t give you the desired result. It would help if you gave it a try anyway.
Majid Ali contributes to this article. Mr Majid Ali is passionate about writing. He is a content writer with Rami Jabali, one of the leading salons in Jumeirah, Dubai. A copywriter by trade & a lifelong lover of language and the art of storytelling. Mr Majid is a word-weaver extraordinaire with a deep love for branding and its power to shape culture.