November 28, 2013

Homemade Recipes For Dandruff

Dandruff, certainly isn't a life-threatening problem, but it can be irritating and sometimes a source of embarrassment,  more so, when you are wearing a black dress and those white flakes falling over it become all the more noticeable. There are several ways to tackle this dandruff, but the best and safest of all are DIY home-remedies. A hot oil massage with olive oil, coconut oil, almond oil or sesame oil work wonders for a scalp affected by dandruff, as these oils supposedly have anti-fungal properties. So also a massage with pure alovera gel or soaked and ground fenugreek seeds paste or lemon juice. Then there is this  homemade oil with curry leaf stalks that's not only good for minor skin ailments but also for dandruff. There are a plethora of such home-remedies that are highly effective for dandruff. (Also read Fight dandruff yourself, Dandruff - Home remedies, Quick remedies for dandruff flakes and DIY Remedy for itchy dandruff.) Amongst the several options available, you have to try and see which ones work for you.

I'd like to share two more such effective remedies that can be prepared with mundane ingredients from your kitchen pantry. This was recommended by a folk-remedy expert and I believe they are quite efficacious.
# DIY Recipe 1 - Homemade Oil for Dandruff
  • Castor Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Curry Leaves
  • Lemon / Lime (Nimbu),
castor oil   curry leaf stalk
Heat a pan and ad 2 tsp of castor oil and 2 tsp of coconut oil. Stir the oils and switch off the flame. Take a stalk of curry leaves - remove all he leaves form that stalk and put those leaves in the oil and mix well. Now transfer this oil in a small bowl without straining, that is, leaving the curry leaves intact. This oil can be stored for over a year without getting spoilt. [If you want to prepare a larger quantity of this oil, you can 200 ml each of castor (buy from Amazon)  and coconut oils (buy from Amazon) and 10 stalks of curry leaves (buy from Amazon)]. Before using this oil, squeeze the juice of half a lemon in it and apply it all over your scalp, gently massaging in with your fingers. Let this oil stay for at least two hours before shampooing it off.

DIY Recipe 2 - Homemade Hair Pack for Dandruff
  • Water
  • Fenugreek (Methi) Seeds
  • Egg white
  • Curds / Yogurt
  • Lemon / Lime
glass of water seperated egg yolk and egg white
Add 1/2 a glass of water to a pan along with 1 tsp of fenugreek seeds and boil it. When it comes to a boil switch off the flame and strain it in a glass. When the mixture is hot, add 8 tsp of curds and stir well. Then add egg white from an egg and mix well once again. Then squeeze the juice of half a lemon and mix well. Now apply this hair pack all over your hair and to your scalp particularly and gently massage it into the roots with your finger tips. Leave it for one hour and then shampoo off.

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  1. Ranjita4:04 PM

    Applying gently warm coconut oil mixed with one hundredth of black pepper is very good remedy for treating dandruff.

  2. Anonymous4:05 PM

    •Beet root crushed in henna paste is good in preventing dandruff and hair fall when applied on head.

    •Beet root juice mixed with cider vinegar and ginger juice is very helpful in treating dandruff.

    •Juice of snake gourd is very effective treatment in curing dandruff when rubbed gently on the scalp.

  3. Chandrakala2:29 PM

    Fenugreek has anti fungal and antibacterial properties which help banish dandruff and also prevent it from arising again

  4. Neem contains several active constituents that have marked antifungal action and this makes it an effective remedy for dandruff.

  5. Pooja2:31 PM

    Amla is well-known as a hair conditioner but it also has valuable anti-dandruff properties. It helps keep scalp infection at bay with its antibacterial properties. Amla also comes in handy to add a natural shine to your hair.

  6. Sheela2:32 PM

    Curd is obtained from fermentation of milk and contains a lot of lactic acid and other ingredients that have antifungal action and this makes it a good remedy for dandruff.


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