Treating Dandruff in Hair

Dandruff is one of the most common hair problem faced by people of all ages. A kind of skin disorder, it results in formation of shiny scales on the scalp.

In winters, the problem is aggravated and the dandruff falls on the clothes making it embarrassing for the person suffering from it.

Dandruff can be caused by a number of reasons including improper diet, low immunity, ill health, toxins in the body, stomach disorder, etc. Some kind of infectious diseases can also trigger the problem of dandruff. Tension, anxiety, stress are other reasons for the problem of dandruff.

Chemicals in hair styling products, harsh shampoos, hair colors and sprays, exposure to sun, etc can also cause dandruff in hair. Excess of dandruff in hair can cause other problems like hair loss and even complete baldness.Dandruff can be controlled with the intake of balanced nutritious diet.

Green vegetables, fresh fruits, lentils, etc prevent dandruff. Intake of too spicy and oily foods, sweets, junk foods should be restricted. Plenty of water and fresh juices should be taken to flush out the toxins from the body which can sometimes cause dandruff.

Hair should be brushed regularly to stimulate the circulation of blood in the scalp. Brushing gets rid of the dead cells from the scalp. Before going to bed, you can bend and hang your head downwards. Then brush the hair from their roots to the ends.

Massage routine is essential to keep the problem of dandruff in check. Massage allows proper circulation in the scalp. Coconut oil, jojoba oil, olive oil, sesame oil, etc are best for hair oil massage. Heat it to a lukewarm temperature and massage the oil into your hair by with two fingers by moving them in circular motion. However ensure that you do not apply the hair using finger tips as your nails can damage the scalp.

Fenugreek seeds can be soaked in water overnight. In the morning, form a paste of the seeds and apply it in the hair. Or else lemon juice can also be used to treat dandruff. These home remedies are quite effective in dealing with the problem of dandruff.

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