We in life experience dandruff multiple times and if we see around the world 1 out of 5 people are affected by the dandruff problem. In a survey, it has been seen that around 70% of Indians are experiencing some kind of dandruff and dry scalp problem. Tiny pieces of dead skin cells on the scalp of a person are dandruff. Dandruff is the most embarrassing thing any personal experiences in their life. This disease mostly affects adults, but it can also affect you after adulthood or it can be seen on newborn babies as well. Generally, a few steps including shampooing daily and routine changes can remove dandruff from the scalp, but not in every case of dandruff. Removal of dandruff and cure depends on the type of dandruff your scalp is carrying.
Types of dandruff are-
Dry skin dandruff- This dandruff affects most people commonly in the winter season. Cold weather dries the scalp and washing of hair with hot water also creates dry skin dandruff.
Oily skin dandruff- A gland directly below the skin produces sebum. Sebum is an oily substance that keeps skin moisturized and keeps dandruff under control. But when the gland produces too much sebum, it attracts the dead cells and combines them into yellow flakes.
Fungus-related dandruff- Malassezia is a genus of fungi found on the skin surfaces of every human being, and produces a high amount of dandruff.
Disease-related dandruff- There are a few skin problems including psoriasis and eczema can cause dandruff. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder that grows skin cells too quickly and eventually causes dandruff. Eczema produces a large flake of dandruff, in this skin condition skin turns red.
The presence of dandruff on the scalp causes itching, skin flakes, crusty scalp, etc.
What are the causes of dandruff?
Dandruff causes because of several reasons including the causes mentioned below-
Oily and irritated skin
Dry scalp and skin
Lack in the washing of hair
Minimum usage of hair oil
Usage of chemical shampoo
Hot water shower is also the main cause of dandruff.
What are the complications of dandruff?
Dandruff is one of the most embarrassing disorders of skin which affects the scalp, hair, beard, eyebrows, and nose surroundings. Dandruff is the visible particle that falls on the shoulder and can be seen on the hair. Dandruff is more ubiquitous in men than women. Parkinson disease, HIV, weak immune system, and diseases that affect the nervous system also creates severe dandruff.
Dos and Don’ts for dandruff-
Wash your hair properly in a regular manner
Brush your hair daily
Do not wash your scalp with hot water (In winter lukewarm is suitable for washing
Switch your shampoo to anti-dandruff shampoo
Use shampoo carefully only on the scalp
Minimize the usage of hairstyle apparatus
Change your diet
Don’t leave your scalp and hair wet
Maintain hygiene for scalp
Find the cause of your dandruff and use the best anti-dandruff shampoo
Few shampoos dry the skin and skin generates dandruff from shampoo
Home remedies for dandruff-
People often ask, how to get rid of dandruff? How to remove dandruff? Apply these dandruff remedies at home and remove dandruff easily-
First Dandruff Remedy Ingredients-
One spoon of fenugreek seed powder
One spoon Triphala (Haritaki, Bibhitaki, and amla) churana
One Bowl curd
Step 1- Soak fenugreek powder and Triphala churana in the curd for a night.
Step 2- Next morning apply the mixture on the scalp and let it remain for 1 hour
Step 3- Then wash it with a mild shampoo. (Do it twice a week)
Second remedy ingredients to cure Dandruff cause-
One Bowl of coconut oil
One spoon of lemon sap
Step 1- Heat the coconut oil for 2 minutes
Step 2- mix the lemon sap in oil properly
Step 3- Apply the mixture on the scalp for a night or 2 hours
Step 4- wash it with a mild shampoo. (Try it once a week)
Third remedy ingredient to cure Cause of dandruff-
One cup aloe vera gel
Two spoon castor oil
Step 1- mix the gel and oil properly
Step 2- Apply on the scalp for a night (Try once a week)
Fourth remedy ingredients to treat the causes of dandruff-
One cup of fenugreek seeds
Two spoons of aloe vera gel
Step 1- Soak the fenugreek seeds in water for a night
Step 2- Grind the seed and make a paste with aloe vera gel
Step 3- Mix the paste properly and apply directly to the scalp
Step 4- Wait for 1 hour and then rinse the hair. (Try twice a week)
Fifth remedy ingredients for dandruff treatment-
Two glasses of buttermilk
One spoon triphala churana
Step 1- Mix the Triphala churana with buttermilk and leave the mixture for a night
Step 2- Wash your hair with the mixture in the morning. (Try it twice a week)
Sixth remedy for dandruff treatment at home-
Wash your hair with the neem-leave-mixed boiled water