Dandruff is a common chronic scalp condition marked by shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp, often accompanied by itching. For people with dandruff, the new cells on the scalp are produced at a faster rate than they die, resulting in more skin being shed, making dandruff noticeable.
Excessive flaking may be caused by extreme dryness in scalp, yeast (Malassezia) infection, unhealthy diet and irritated, oily skin (seborrheic dermatitis).
Here are few easy remedies to get rid of dandruff at home.
Yogurt possess beneficial anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and cleansing properties that help in reducing intensity of scaling
Being a mild exfoliant, baking soda helps remove dead skin cells and absorbs excess oil. It can also help balance pH levels on the scalp and reduce the growth of fungi that cause dandruff.
3. Lemon and Coconut
Coconut oil helps to eliminate dandruff due to its antifungal properties. It also moisturizes dry scalp and provides relief from itching. Healing properties of citric acid is also well known. Citric acid in the lemon kills the fungus and prevents dandruff.
4. Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil contains terpinen-4-ol that has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that helps to treat scalp problems. When applied on scalp, it penetrates the hair follicles, unclogs them and kills microorganisms that trigger dandruff, itchy scalp and irritation.
With their anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties
neem leaves are one of the most effective remedies in controlling dandruff.