Dandruff Problem: Causes And Home Treatments

Dandruff problem is absolutely not a fatal condition. However, those who have it would feel like they have a serious and contagious disease. It causes much discomfort for them.  Dandruff flakes would become too obvious if they fall on a person’s dark clothing.  As a result, they would avoid wearing dark colored clothes. Some people who have dandruff problem would avoid so many things aside from wearing dark clothes.  Some of them would refuse to join any social gatherings and any other activities that require close contact with other people. It is because they do not want to be embarrassed if their flakes are seen falling on their shoulders.  If you are one of those people who are suffering from dandruff problem, read further.

Dandruff Problem - Home Treatments

Dandruff Problem

Causes Of Dandruff:    

Studies have shown that dandruff is caused by pityrosporum-ovale.  This is a kind of micro organism which can be found in the scalp of every human being.  An individual who is frequently exposed to dust and the ultraviolet rays of the sun are prone to developing dandruff. Frequent usage of chemical based hair products such as shampoo, conditioner, hair dyes and hair gel increases one’s vulnerability to dandruff.  The chemical content of these products are definitely detrimental to the scalp.  In turn, an individual will suffer from dandruff problem and other scalp problems such as hair loss and hair thinning.

If too much dryness of the skin causes dandruff, too much oil will also do the same.  There is enough evidence to show that overactive oil glands of the skin also cause dandruff. These overactive oil glands of the skin will cause Pityrosporum ovale to multiply faster.  In turn, the individual will experience an inflammation of the scalp which will lead to the emergence of more flakes.

Home Treatment For Dandruff Problem:

There are several shampoos which can be used for dandruff treatment.  Some people use Ketoconazole shampoo which contains antifungal agent.  Others also use tar-based shampoos that help reduce the formation of flakes in an individual’s scalp.  There are also people who benefit much from the use of selenium sulfide shampoos that help control malassezia fungus.  However, there are also several home-made treatments for dandruff. You may try any of the following:

  • Lemon:

Apply some two tablespoons of lemon juice on your scalp.  Massage it well until the itchiness subsides.  Then pour into your head a cup of water mixed with one teaspoon of lemon juice. Rinse your hair with plain water.

  • Aspirin:

Mix two crushed tablets of aspirin into your shampoo every time you wash your hair.  Wait for two minutes before you rinse it with water. Then wash your hair again using your regular shampoo without the aspirin mixture.

  • Baking Soda:

Wet your hair and put some liberal amount of baking soda into your scalp. Rub it vigorously before you rinse it with plain water. Baking soda will help your scalp in the production of natural oils to prevent the formation of more flakes.

People with dandruff problem must see to it that they maintain a balanced diet every day.  Below is a list of foods that you must include in your daily diet:

  • Green Leafy Vegetables:

These veggies help the body achieve a more alkaline state thereby reducing dryness of the scalp. These green leafy vegetables are also rich with anti-oxidants to promote healthy hair growth.

  • Flaxseed Oil and Nuts:

A tablespoon of these oils every day will provide enough amount of Omega 3 that will help prevent the formation of dandruff.

  • Fish and Lean Meat:

These foods are rich in protein which promotes healthy hair and scalp.

  • Garlic and Onions:

Eating raw garlic and onions every day will help you fight against dandruff problem because of their anti-fungal properties.

Dandruff should not be left untreated.  Those falling flakes on your shoulders may seem tiny.  But, these small flakes can be one huge source of stress and anxiety. It gives you so much discomfort especially when you have to stand or sit close to other people in a crowd. You will always have this fear about being humiliated or embarrassed.  Therefore, apply those helpful tips mentioned above in order to prevent the worsening of your dandruff problem.

Lets Hear From You!!

Are you suffering from dandruff problem? If yes, then the above tips and home treatments might help you to come out of it. If you have more home remedies to treat and cure dandruff at home, please share them here with the readers.

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Ravi Kochhar

I write on issues related to various health conditions and fitness here on my blog. My endeavour is to bring out the most authentic and trusted information on the subject for the readers. You may catch up with me at Twitter, Facebook and Google+
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