Dandruff is the shedding dead skin cells from the scalp. Dandruff is a common scalp disorder affecting almost half of the population at the post-pubertal age and of any sex and ethnicity. It often causes itching. It has been well established that keratinocytes play a key role in the expression and generation of immunological reactions during dandruff formation. The severity of dandruff may fluctuate with season as it often worsens in winter.
Dandruff can have several causes, including dry skin, seborrhoeic dermatitis, not cleaning/scrubbing often enough, stress, shampooing too often, not to remove the residue of hair products, psoriasis, eczema, sensitivity to hair care products, over activity of the glands that produce fat or a yeast-like fungus. Dry skin is the most common cause of flaking dandruff. It is believed that dandruff may be caused by a fungus called Pityrosporum orbicular that feeds on skin oils.
Dandruff fighting shampoos have sulfate as active ingredient selenium, zinc pyrithione, tar or ketoconazole.
Dandruff is not a serious disease but a case of dandruff itself is annoying and embarrassing. Here some anti-dandruff methods are as follows –
Eucalyptus oil can fight the fungus that causes dandruff. Simply add 5 drops of eucalyptus oil to shampoo and wash as usual.
Rinse rosemary against dandruff
Rosemary attacks the bacteria and fungus. In a cup of boiling water add a teaspoon of crushed rosemary. Wait a few minutes and strain. Apply once daily.
Tea tree oil to eliminate dandruff
Mix 7 drops of tea tree oil in a tablespoon of olive oil. Apply it on the scalp overnight.
Lotion rosemary and thyme
1 tablespoon rosemary, 1 tablespoon thyme, 1/2 liter of water. Boil water and add the rosemary. Set it on fire for five minutes and remove. Add the thyme. Let stand for 15 minutes and strain. Apply it to dry hair and do not rinse.
Rinse hair with baking soda to remove dandruff
This method to remove dandruff is very easy to do. Add a few teaspoons of baking soda in a bowl of water and rinse after shampooing.
Potatoes lotion as anti-dandruff
Another home remedy facilitated to remove dandruff is to use potato lotion. Cook five popes. Remove the water and add 10 drops of lime oil, 10 drops of iodine, 10 drops of lemon juice and half a teaspoon of almond oil. Store in a jar and refrigerate. Use it 15 minutes before washing your hair.
You can also use medical plants to remove dandruff.