Monday, 4 July 2011


Dandruff is the shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp (not to be confused with a dry scalp). Dandruff is sometimes caused by frequent exposure to extreme heat and cold. As it is normal for skin cells to die and flake off, a small amount of flaking is normal and common; about 487,000 cells/cm2 get released normally after detergent treatment. Some people, however, either chronically or as a result of certain triggers, experience an unusually large amount of flaking, up to 800,000/cm2, which can also be accompanied by redness and irritation. Most cases of dandruff can be easily treated with specialized shampoos.

Causes of Dandruff are:

  • mal nutrition
  • Lack of minerals like zinc and calcium in diet.
  • Fungal infection especially malasezia furfur is the major cause of dandruff
  • Infections caused by yeast
  • Usage of soaps and shampoos those are alkaline in nature.
Home remedies for Dandruff :

If you have dandruff, you should wash your hair daily with some good soap. This will help to keep the hair and the scalp clean. 

One more very important thing to do is to clean your comb and brush after every time you use it.

Once you wash your hair with shampoo, then for the last rinse you can use one teaspoon of fresh lime juice. This will help in reducing the dandruff and will also give you shining hair.

Boil a beet along with its root in water. Massage this water on your scalp every night before sleeping. White beetroot is every effective over dandruff.

Take two tablespoon of green gram powder and mix it with half cup of curd. Use this solution to wash your hair. Do this twice in a week for fast results.

Keep one bowl of curd in open for about three days. Then use this curd to massage your hair. Massage your hair with this curd for about half an hour daily.

Add water and apple cider vinegar in equal amounts and apply this solution over the scalp with the help of cotton wool.

For three days have only fruits of all kinds in breakfast, lunch and dinner. This all fruit diet will work wonders on your hair and the dandruff will soon vanish.

If you have dandruff in your hair, then avoid eating bananas and citrus fruits.

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