Since dandruff as a problem is as old as our obsession with beautiful hair, home remedies are more popular than modern medical treatments. Also, at times, they are more benign on the skin too as sometime dandruff recurs after one stops using medicated products.
As a lasting beauty solution, there are no substitutes for home remedies. Here are some to keep your tresses looking and feeling gorgeous.
- To achieve a clean scalp, mix equal quantities of lemon juice and white vinegar. Apply on scalp and wash with egg shampoo after 15 minutes.*
- Use a fenugreek paste: Soak fenugreek seeds in water overnight and grind it into a fine paste the following morning. Leave this paste applied on the scalp for 30 to 45 minutes and then wash it with a mild shampoo.
- Another alternative therapy that seems to reduce dandruff is daily shampooing with tea tree oil. Tea tree oil, which comes from the leaves of the Australian tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia), has been used for centuries as an antiseptic, antibiotic and antifungal agent. Mix 1 teaspoon tea tree oil in some hot water and massage your scalp with this. Wash your hair with lemon water followed by plain water. Wrap a hot, wet towel around your head for some time. Caution: The oil may cause allergic reactions in some people.
- Mix some camphor in coconut oil. Heat this oil and massage scalp with this twice a week.
* Egg shampoo can be prepared by beating 2 eggs with a little water in it. Wet hair, apply and massage the scalp for some time. Let this remain for a while. Wash.