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Remedies to get rid of dry, itchy scalp and dandruff

Scratching your scalp continuously and avoiding wearing dark colours because you are afraid of dandruff flakes showing up on your dress can make you feel quite embarrassing in public. 
Dandruff is usually result of dry scalp, eczema, psoriasis and yeast cells called Malassezia. There are number of commercially available solutions with zinc, ketoconazole, selenium sulfide and salicylic acid which claim to kill bacteria and clean dandruff. But these chemical based solutions may cause other scalp or skin conditions. Therefore, it is batter to adopt decade’s old method to treat it at home without experiencing any side-effects. 

Remedies to get rid of dry, itchy scalp and dandruff- NWoBS Blog

Tea Tree Oil:

Tea tree oil is extracted from Myrtle Tree present at coastal areas of Australia. The oil is used in cleaning products, skin care products and for treating viral infections because it has anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties in abundance. Therefore, if the dandruff is caused due to fungal infection it can be treated by using tea tree oil. Mix a few drops of tea tree essential oil with olive oil or coconut oil and massage your scalp twice a week. Tea tree oil also helps to unclog the pores that regulate production on natural oils in scalp.

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Apple Cider Vinegar: 

Apple cider vinegar is acidic in nature and is known as natural astringent. Basically, astringents are used in medications to reduce inflammation. Applying apple cider vinegar helps to remove any microbes present on your scalp that can aid in development of dandruff. AVC also changes pH of scalp which limits the growth of fungus and yeast cells. Remember to use Apple Cider Vinegar by diluting it with equal amount of water. Dip a water cotton swab in it and apply the mixture on the roots and rinse after 10 minutes. You can repeat doing this twice a week. 

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Coconut Oil:

Remedies to get rid of dry, itchy scalp and dandruff- Coconut oil- NWoBS Blog

Coconut oil is yet another oil with anti-microbial properties and helps in avoiding and treating dandruff. Coconut oil contains fatty acid chains such as Lauric acid and Capric acid which act as strong anti-fungal. In addition to this, applying coconut oil moisturizes your scalp and keeps it hydrated. It also creates a barrier between scalp and bacteria that keeps your scalp healthy. Coconut oil is a miracle home remedy that can also help to treat sunburn or stretch marks.


Remedies to get rid of dry, itchy scalp and dandruff- Lemon - NWoBS Blog

Dandruff relief is no farther than your kitchen. Lemon juice is an effective ingredient that can be used to treat dandruff. Similar to Apple cider vinegar, lemon juice also works as an astringent and regulates pH of your scalp which helps to kill bacteria and limits their growth. Lemon juice also helps to soften the skin and accumulates dead skin therefore; Lemon juice can be used for dead skin treatment.

Yogurt and Egg Mask:

Yogurt acts as a prebiotic as it contains active bacteria that helps to kill other harmful bacteria. In addition to this, it helps to exfoliate dry skin of the scalp and moisturizes it. On the other hand egg nourishes your hairs with protein present in it.

Hope the above provided information will help you to get rid of dandruff naturally. Have a happy hair day!


Author Bio:

Jane Scott is currently working as a nutritionist at a renowned firm. With an experience of more than a decade, she is considered as a go-to person in her field of work. She also writes blogs for her website Home Remedies for Life.
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