5 home remedies to get rid of dandruff in winter
Winter is just around the corner. The season brings different blessings, whether it is food or clothes, but the thing which everyone hates during winter is “dandruff”.
Dandruff in winters is usually caused by a dry scalp, which can feel itchy. This is the result of a combination of things—dry, cold air and an abundance of the malassezia fungus.
To get rid off dandruff, we take different hair treatments and use expensive hair products and still find no results. Here are 5 easy and simple home remedies which can help to get rid off it while sitting at home.
Baking soda acts as a scrub and exfoliates the scalp gently and removes dead skin without irritating it. Exfoliation is essential to ensure there is no build-up of flakes on the scalp that make dandruff visible.
Wet your hair and then rub a handful of baking soda vigorously into your scalp. Skip the shampoo and go right to rinsing. Baking soda reduces overactive fungi that can cause dandruff.
Apple Cider Vinegar
The acidic content of apple cider vinegar restores moisture content of the scalp, which in turn controls the growth of fungus on the scalp. Its acidic content also maintains the pH balance of the skin, thus its use removes build-up from the scalp without stripping natural oils.
Mix equal parts of apple cider vinegar and water into a spray bottle and leave on for 15 minutes before rinsing with warm water.
The pungent smell of garlic may make this a no-no for some, but the medicinal value is totally worth it and cannot be overlooked. Garlic is immensely beneficial as an anti-fungal natural product and the benefits of raw or crushed garlic have successfully been curing dandruff for centuries.
Grind a clove or two of fresh garlic and mix it with a couple of drops of water to make it into a smooth paste. Apply to the scalp, leave on for 20 minutes and rinse.
The cure for your dandruff may be sitting in your refrigerator. Live culture in yogurt helps prevent dandruff-causing bacteria.
Dampen your scalp with water, then generously apply yogurt to the scalp. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes to allow the yogurt’s antibacterial properties fight the dandruff, then rinse thoroughly.
Not only is aloe Vera cooling but also mildly exfoliates the skin and has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties.
Extract the gel from a fresh aloe vera plant. Apply it directly to the scalp, leave on for 20 minutes, and then wash with a mild shampoo.