Dandruff is a condition in which the skin seperates from the scalp and collects amidst the hair. This condition can get troublesome as some of the skin can get infected. There are also two types of dandruff: dry and oily. One thing you should note when treating dandruff with home remedies is that the oily type of dandruff is often more difficult to treat as it can recur.
Grind two tablespoons of soaked seeds into a fine paste. Apply over entire scalp and leave for 45 minutes. Then wash the hair with a soap-nut (ritha) solution. Repeat twice a week or until symptoms subside. This is especially effective for dry dandruff.
When finished washing and conditioning your hair it is very beneficial to apply a teaspoon of fresh lime juice and then rinse. This not only keeps your hair glowing but it also can prevent dandruff. You can also use lemon juice but be sure it is fresh. This remedy is excellent for oily dandruff.
With lemon juice and fuller's earth make a paste and apply once a week for 30 minutes. The lemon juice in the paste will help break down the excess sebum that has collected on your scalp.
The juice of snake gourd is beneficial for the prevention and treatment of dandruff. To increase its effectiveness you can combine the juice with beet juice. Apply once or twice a week.
Beets are extremely beneficial for many different ailments and overall good health, to bad they are disgusting. To gain the full benefits of beets for dandruff you should use all parts of the beet (top and roots). Bring both to a boil in water, use this water to massage into the scalp with your fingertips. It is best to continue doing this each night. This remedy is beneficial for both oily and dry dandruff.
Green Gram Powder
Wash the hair with two tablespoons of this powder mixed with half a cup of curd. We recommend doing this twice a week. You can also let the mixture sit for a couple of minutes.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Mix with equal parts water. Apply with a cotton ball on the scalp in between shampoos.
*It is also wise to make your own shampoo or use an organic shampoo specifically made for sensitive skin.
**To make your own shampoo read our article here.