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Monday, October 3, 2011

Dealing With Dandruff

Dandruff is a very common skin problem that nearly all people experienceat one point of time in their life.It affects not just the scalp ,but any hair growing area with even very small hair follicles.

Causes Of Dandruff

Dandruff begins with an unbalanced diet and poor nutrition.It is further triggered by overactive oil glands ,food allergies,stress,excessive perspiration,harsh shampoos and dust.Emotional Stress worsen the condition.Differents weather codition like cold ,dry winters are notorious for bringing the problem.

Some people believes that drying effect of shampoo will worsen the dandruff ,due to this the scalp will not be cleansed enough and the scales build up in to larger and and more noticeble flakes.

How to Prevent Flaking

1.Avoid fried ,greasy and spicy food,alcohol and caffeine.Eat more food contaning zinc such as brown rice ,oysters,ham,red rice,chicken ,pasta,milk and eggs.

2.Do not pour shampoo directly on the head.It will cause irritation of the scalp.Also shampoo daily and switch between two different brands of shampoos.

3.Do not scratch your head .Scratching your itchy scalp may make you feel better for that moment,but it could injure your scalp and make dandruff worse.

4.Once in a while ,wash your hair with powder of green gram to prevent dandruff.

Natural Remedies For Dandruff

1.Massage your scalp with warm olive oil or sesame oil and then wrap a warm cloth or towel on the head for few minutes.

2.A hot steam head bath is highly beneficial.

3.After washing your hair with shampoo ,rinse it with apple cider vinegar .The vinegar will help clear up flaky scalp .Pour equal parts apple cider vinegar and water in your hair and leave it on for several minutes before rinsing it out.

4.Rinsing your head with fresh lime juice is another option.You can also apply a peel of lime (dried in sun for 10 days)immersed in coconut milk or warm oil.Lime juice mixed with curd and amla before going to bed is good too.

5.Beetroot crushed in henna paste is good not only for dandruff but also hairfall .Beetroot juice mixed with ginger juice is also very helpful.

6.Soak fenugreek seeds in water overnight.Grind into a paste and apply on the scalp gently.Leave it for 45 mts then rinse off with the help of shikakai or ritha.

7.To treat dandruff ,you can also massage your scalp with almond paste and olive oil for five minutes,leave it on for some time and then wash off.

8.Giving sufficient exposure of sun to the scalp is another important method of getting rid of dandruff.