Treating dandruff is no easy task in winter. Among the range of skin conditions that worsen in winter, dandruff is certainly one of them. Most of the time, this causes an itchy scalp with tiny white flakes of skin finding their way onto your clothes. Winter air could dry out your scalp and cause flaking. A fungus called malassezia can contribute to your dandruff problems. Another common cause of dandruff is seborrheic dermatitis or seborrhea.
While there are a variety of products available that promise to take care of your dandruff problems, including dandruff shampoos, we all know they don’t always do the trick. No wonder, a lot of people trust natural remedies to treat their dandruff problems because they hardly have any side effects.
Ayurvedic expert Dr Dixa Bhavsar, who regularly shares health and nutrition tips on her Instagram account, took to social media to share some effective Ayurvedic remedies for dandruff. Looked:
1. Soak 1 tablespoon of methi seed powder (fenugreek) and 1 tablespoon of triphala churna in 1 bowl of curd overnight. The next morning, apply it as a mask for an hour and wash off with a mild shampoo. Do this once or twice a week.
2. Take a bowl of coconut oil and heat it for 2 minutes. Then add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and mix well. Apply it in your hair overnight or for 2 hours before hair washing. Do it once a week.
3. Mix 5 g of tankan bhasma (calcined Borax or Suhaga) in coconut oil with 1 teaspoon of lemon. Apply it overnight and wash your hair the next morning with herbal shampoo. Do it twice a week.
4. Mix 1 cup of aloe vera gel with two tablespoons of castor oil. Apply this on your scalp. Let sit overnight and rinse off the next morning. Do it once a week.
5. Soak a cup of fenugreek seeds in water overnight. Grind into a paste and add 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel to it. Mix thoroughly and apply this paste on your scalp. Leave on for 1 hour. Rinse your hair with water followed by a mild shampoo. Do it twice a week.
6. Take 2 glasses of buttermilk and mix 1 tablespoon of triphala churna and keep it overnight. The next morning, wash your hair with this medicated buttermilk, then use a mild shampoo. Do it twice a week.
7. Wash your hair with boiled water containing neem leaves.
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