Dandruff is a common problem which can be found among every other person. It can be found in the hair all year round and is the result of a dry and itchy scalp. It can be seen in both men and women and we should not take it lightly. We can often see pesky white flakes on our shirt and our scalp is itchy. The main reason behind it is the overgrowth of a fungus, Malassezia. In winters it is quite evident as the scalp is dry and does not get enough moisture.
Some other reasons of dandruff are:
- Prolonged period of stress.
- Illness such as eczema.
- Harsh or irregular brushing.
- Lack of nutrients such as Vitamin B12.
- Pollution and heat.
There are various remedies which helps us to get rid off dandruff. Some of the effective home remedies are:
- Coconut Oil and Lemon
Coconut Oil is the solution for all your hair related problems as adviced by our grandmother. It has antifungal properties which provides great relief from itchiness and dry scalp. Lemon Juice and coconut oil mixture not only helps to get rid off dandruff but also boosts hair growth.
From ancestral times, fresh grounded paste made of neem leaves is used for skin problems. It has antibacterial, anti fungal and anti microbial properties and is a simple cure for dandruff and itchiness.