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Premature Greying of Hair – Remedies

The last post was about the causes and the food to eat to prevent premature greying of hair. Now let us see some home remedies which will help prevent and reduce it.

 

 

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1. Amla — Amla, is excellent for a variety of hair problems including premature graying, dull hair, and hair loss. Being rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, it has anti-aging benefits. In addition to consuming this fruit, you can also apply amla oil or amla pulp on your hair.

 

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• Put some coconut oil in a pan. Boil a few dried amla pieces (if you do not have dried amla then use amla powder) in the oil until they become charred. Let the oil cool. Apply the oil on your hair and scalp. Leave it on overnight, or at least for an hour, before rinsing it out. Do this at least once or twice a week.
• Alternatively, you can mix together one tablespoon each of amla pulp and lemon juice. Massage your scalp with it at night before going to bed and wash it out the next morning.
• You can also apply a combination of equal amounts of amla juice and almond oil. You can add a little lime juice, too. Apart from reducing grey hair, this also facilitates healthy hair growth.

2. Curry leaves — Curry leaves help increase darker pigmentation in your hair. When combined with coconut oil, it works as a great hair tonic.

 

 

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• Boil a handful of fresh curry leaves in a tablespoon of coconut oil until they become charred. Strain the oil.
• Massage it into your hair. Leave it on for 30 to 45 minutes before rinsing it out.
• Follow this treatment at least once or twice a week

 

3. Henna — Henna works as a wonderful natural hair colorant. Besides making your hair darker, it will strengthen and condition your lustrous locks.

 

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• Grind a handful of henna leaves into a paste. Add three teaspoons of Amla powder, one teaspoon of coffee powder, and a little plain yogurt. Spread it evenly on your hair. After it dries, rinse it out and then shampoo your hair as usual. Repeat the process once every two to four weeks.
• Another alternative is to boil some henna leaves in coconut oil or mustard oil until the leaves become charred, and use this oil on your hair.
• You can also prepare a henna hair mask by mixing hot black coffee and henna powder until you get a yogurt-consistency. Cover the bowl and let it sit for a few hours. Apply it to your hair, leave it on for one to three hours, and then shampoo your hair.

 

4. Coconut Oil and Lemon Juice — Coconut oil works wonders for your hair. It moisturizes your hair, stimulates hair growth, fights infections, and adds luster to your hair. When used for a prolonged time, it also helps reverse gray hair because it is packed with antioxidants.

 

 

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• Mix three teaspoons of lemon juice in some coconut oil, enough for the length of your hair.
• Apply it to your hair and massage it into your scalp. Leave it on for at least an hour before shampooing your hair.
• Repeat on a weekly basis.

5. Onion juice — Onion juice is believed to be a brilliant home remedy for thinning hair and premature graying. Recently, researchers found that gray hair is chiefly caused by a buildup of hydrogen peroxide at the base of the hair follicles and a decrease in a natural antioxidant compound, called catalase. Onion juice promotes the production of this compound.

 

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• Apply onion juice onto your scalp, massage, and leave it on for about 30 minutes to an hour.
• Repeat the process daily for a few weeks.

 

6. Amaranth — Amaranth combats hair loss and helps stop premature graying by retaining the natural color of your hair.

 

 

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• Shampoo your hair.
• Apply fresh juice extracted from amaranth leaves on your hair and scalp.
• Rinse it out.

7. Black sesame seeds – According to traditional Chinese medicine, black sesame seeds are highly effective in getting rid of the problem of premature graying of hair. It is believed that they promote melanocyte activity to produce melanin.
They are also rich in protein, iron, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, and copper. Simply eat a teaspoon of black sesame seeds daily for at least three months. Regularly applying sesame oil on your hair is also useful.

 

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8. Ginger Grated ginger mixed with a tablespoon of honey must be taken on a daily basis for preventing hair from turning grey.

 

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9. Ghee — Massaging with pure ghee, twice in a week, curbs the problem of grey hair.

 

 

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10. Ridged gourd (Torai) — Boil ridged gourd in coconut oil till it turns black for 3-4 hours. Massaging the scalp with this oil cures premature greying of hair.

 

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11. Black Pepper — 1 gm of black pepper and ½ cup of curd is also a good option for massaging your hair and scalp to curb grey hair. Lemon juice can also be added to this mixture.

 

 

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12. Almond Oil — Mix equal amount of almond oil, lemon juice, and amla juice. Massage your hair with this mixture to cure the problem of grey hair.

 


13. Guava Leaves — Guava leaves are also good for turning grey hair black. Just grind some guava leaves and apply on your scalp on the regular basis.

 

 

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14. Aloe Vera Gel — Apply aloe vera gel as a therapeutic remedy for premature greying of hair.

 

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15. Ashwagandha (Indian ginseng) — For treating your grey hair, apply ashwagandha or Indian ginseng on your scalp. It helps in increasing the melanin content of the hair.

 

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16. Bottle Gourd Juice (Lauki) — Bottle gourd juice can be applied in hair along with olive oil or sesame oil to treat the premature pigmentation of hair.

 

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Do not expect instant results. You will have to follow these home remedies regularly for a few weeks or even months to see noticeable results. After all, patience is a virtue.

 

 

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Premature Greying of Hair – Causes and what to eat to prevent it

There was a time when hair graying happened to only older people. But in our present day, due to high-stress levels and pollution, we see this even among girls as young as 16. It has become an important concern and thousands of people, men and women alike, are seeking medication.

 

 

 

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So how do we stop graying of hair? Lets us first look at why hair grays occur –

Your hair follicles contain pigmentation cells. These pigmentation cells are called melanin; that’s responsible for giving our hair the color it naturally has. The higher melanin content your hair follicles will generate, the darker your hair color will be. And similarly, the lower the melanin content generated by your hair follicles, the lighter your hair will be. As we grow older, there is a loss in these cells, which results in lessening the intensity of the color and eventually loss of color. When the melanin count decreases significantly at an early age, premature graying of hair is experienced.

 

 

The causes:

We say that too much stress tolls on our hair. True, but there are many other reasons:

  1. Genetics — It is scientifically proven that premature graying of hair is mostly genetic in nature. So if your parents experienced the same issues and spotted their grays early, chances are, you will do the same as well.
  2. Vitamin B12 deficiencyAnother important reason that leads to premature gray hair is the deficiency of Vitamin B12. The absence or lack of this vitamin allows the graying process to happen faster and earlier. Because of this, the gray hair begins showing up at a much younger age than would otherwise have happened.
  3. Thyroid problems and Health issue — If you have been diagnosed with any major illness or are suffering from some health issue over a prolonged period, then you can expect to see some premature grays. Also, people who suffer from thyroid tend to gray earlier.
  4. Lack of Nutrition — Being healthy is all about eating healthy and right. What you eat is what you will see, on your skin, on your hair, and on your overall health. The right kind of diet will give you all the nutrients that your body needs to function properly. If you are fit and healthy, your hair too will show the signs. And this will also help in postponing the advent of the grays.
  5. Stress/Hectic Lifestyle — This is not something that is entirely backed by science, but it is a known fact that the more amount of stress you have, the higher the chances of your health getting affected. Those who are prone to getting stressed or take unnecessary stress show signs of premature hair graying earlier than others of their age.
  6. Smoking — If you have not been able to kick the butt yet, time to start thinking. Studies have proven that those who smoke stand four times higher chance of facing premature graying than those who don’t. Each time we see a new hair it’s equally frustrating, isn’t it? Of course, you can’t help it if it’s happening due to genetics, or some medical issues. But for all the other causes, you can surely try and postpone the appearance of grays. Take care of yourself, stay fit and stay happy.

Ayurveda says Nidana parivarjana i.e., curtail the causes, it will help reducing the problem by a great extent.

 

 

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Some steps to prevent the premature greying of hair –

  1. Reduce stress — This is the first culprit if you are suddenly undergoing a massive change in your hair color. Learn to manage stress and handle your time. Take short vacations frequently to keep your stress in check.
  2. Eat Right — There is an absolute need for us to eat right – pack in a lot of proteins as your hair and nails are made up of a protein called Keratin. Include spinach, dairy products like cheese, milk, butter, etc., if you don’t like dairy products, try low-fat ice-cream or better yet, protein supplements.
  3. Quit smoking — If you have the habit of smoking, quit it right away. Cigarettes are known to contain carcinogens or cancer causing elements that affect your hair follicles too.
  4. Check your thyroid level — People with thyroid malfunctions – hyper or low secretions, also are prone graying of hair. Get your thyroid level checked.
  5. Quit Harsher Shampoos — Switch to mild shampoos and better yet, organic shampoos. The harsh chemicals in the shampoos and conditioner are known to affect the product of the pigment and cause hair fall too.
  6. Oil your hair — Sometimes, the dry, dehydrated hair gives way to graying of hair as there is a loss of moisture too. Oil your hair regularly or treat yourself to hair spas to see a better hair condition.
  7. Avoid Usage Of Perfumed Hair Oils — These hair oils contain perfumes, which might contain strong chemicals. The natural the oil, the better the results and lesser the side effects like graying.

 

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What to do –

  • Ridge gourd, boiled in coconut oil, is known to help immensely in the treatment of graying of hair.
  • Also, use concentrated tea as a rinse as it helps to prevent hair color loss.
  • Consumption of curry leaves is not old wives’ tales. My grandmother, at an age of 70, has lovely long black hair. Even today, she boils curry leaves in coconut oil and applies it to her hair and makes sure I do the same.
  • Grate fresh ginger, mix with honey and set aside in a jar. Eat one tsp daily.
  • Mix one tbsp of table salt(with iodine) and strong black tea. Massage into scalp and hair. Rest for an hour or so and wash your hair.
  • Massage your scalp every night with amla juice, almond oil and a few drops of lemon juice. This prevents premature hair graying.

 

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What You Should Eat –

The best way to get the benefits of various nutrients is through the consumption of nutritious foods. Here are some foods that you can eat to reduce and prevent gray hair –

  1. Fresh Greens — Make sure that your diet contains sufficient amount of vegetables. Increase the consumption of spinach, celery, capsicum, cabbage, cucumber, and other green leafy vegetables and fruits. Another important nutrient-rich food is spirulina (it is a blue-green sea alga). A big glass of green smoothie every morning is enough to brighten your mornings as well as keep that gray color away from your hair.

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  2. Chocolate Now, you can stop your hair from graying by eating chocolates. Can there be any other food to prevent gray hair better than this? Chocolate is rich in copper, which boosts melanin production in the body. But make sure to eat pure dark chocolates. It will give maximum benefits and still not overload your system with calories.

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  3. Triphala — How many times have you heard about the magic effects of Triphala? It has many benefits. Triphala consists of three fruits, such as amalaki, bibhitaki, and haritaki. Each one of them is good for your hair, skin and eyes. Drinking a glass of triphala water prevents graying of hair. It also makes your hair healthy and strong.

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  4. Berries — Include strawberries, raspberries, cranberries, blackberries, blueberries and mulberries in your diet. Berries are rich in vitamins and minerals. They are also rich in antioxidants. All these help reduce graying of hair. One of the most important berries to include in your diet is Amla. Amla is one of the most important foods for your hair and it keeps your natural hair color intact.

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  5. Almonds – Almonds offer many health benefits. It is rich in vitamin E, proteins, and copper. Include almond and other nuts in your diet to reverse and reduce the graying of your hair. Make a smoothie by including chocolate, banana, and almond. It is a good tonic for your hair and skin.

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  6. Biotin Consume foodstuff rich in biotin as it slows down the progression of grey hair, naturally. Foods rich in biotin are egg yolks, tomatoes, yeast, soybeans, walnuts, carrots, cow’s milk, goat’s milk, cucumbers, oats, and almonds.


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  7. Carrot Juice — Drink a glass of carrot juice daily to overcome the problem of grey hair.

 

 

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While these foods help in preventing and reversing the graying of hair, make sure to reduce your intake of alcohol, tea, coffee, fried and oily food. Improve your diet, improve your health with these six foods that prevent gray hair.

 

 

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Health Benefits of Neem

Neem Tree has been described in Ayurveda’s prime text, the Charaka Samhita, as sarva roga nivarini (that which keeps all diseases at bay) or arishtha (reliever of disease). Its extracts have been used in the Ayurvedic tradition for thousands of years for maintaining health and overall well-being. The roots, bark, gum, leaves, fruit, seed kernels and seed oil are all used in therapeutic preparations for both internal and topical use.

 

 

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Health Benefits of Dry Grapes

Grapes are actually berries! They grow in bunches in temperate climates throughout the world. Grapes are also known as the “Queen of Fruits”. There are over a thousand varieties of grapes, and each variety offers something unique in taste and flavour. So no matter how you want to use this beautiful, little fruit, you’ll find a grape variety that will fit right into your menu plan!

 

 

 

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According to principles of ayurveda dry grapes have the body cooling properties. Hence its use in burning micturition  (burning sensation while passing urine) is very well appreciated. Soak 8-10 raisins overnight in a cup of water. Next day morning blend these with same water and consume in empty stomach. This helps in conditions like cystitis or “infection urinaire”.

 

Ayurveda acharyas eulogize grapes and raisins as “trishnaghna” or substances which quench thirst in conditions like fever and dosha imbalance. In these conditions we feel increased thirst which cannot be satiated by plainwater . For this boil 20 – 25 raisins in a liter of water and cool it. Sip this water frequently and chew the boiled raisins in between.

 

Apart from their many varieties and uses, grapes provide many health benefits too!

 

Migraine — Migraine attacks can push the sufferer over the edge. These debilitating headaches can be triggered by loud noise, light, or stress. But grapes can prove to be beneficial for people suffering from migraines. Ripe grape juice is an orthodox remedy that can cure migraine. The ripe juice must be consumed pure without dilution every morning for best results.

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Alzheimer’s disease — Resveratrol content in grapes can reduce the levels of amyloidal-beta peptides in Alzheimer’s disease patients. Grapes can also enhance the health of your brain and delay neurodegenerative diseases.

 

 

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Indigestion — Grapes are useful to prevent dyspepsia. They can cure indigestion and irritation in the stomach.

 

 

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For vision — Grapes are considered the best bet for eyes. Grapes are a rich source of lutein and zeaxanthin that maintains good eye health. So, even if your eyesight is diminishing due to ageing, regular consumption of grapes can bring light back into your life!

 

 

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Blood cholesterol — Pterostilbene compound present in grapes can lower your cholesterol level and prevent numerous cardiovascular diseases.

 

 

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Asthma — Grapes contain high assimilatory power that can increase the level of moisture in the lungs. This can help an asthma patient breathe easy. Regular intake of grape can even help cure asthma completely!

 

 

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Constipation Constipation can make you feel heavy and irritable. Grapes are a rich source of sugar, organic acid and polyose, which together give the fruit its laxative properties. So, if you are looking for relief from constipation, try eating grapes or drinking grape juice. These tiny fruits contain organic acid, sugar and cellulose that can help relieve chronic constipation and tone the intestinal muscles. Grapes are rich in insoluble fiber that promotes the formation and excretion of stool.

 

 

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Anti-ageing benefits — Ageing is a natural process. But due to ever increasing pollution and stress level, our skin tends to age prematurely. Free radicals are the basic cause of premature ageing that leads to wrinkles and fine lines on your skin. The antioxidants present in grapes along with vitamin C protect your skin from free radicals and reverses the signs of ageing. Grapes for skin also help tone the skin, when the pulp is rubbed on the face in a circular motion. So no more worries about wrinkles and dark spots, you can now look forever young with these tiny gems.

 

 

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Rejuvenates the skin — Grapes are a warehouse of Vitamin C. This essential nutrient helps in collagen formation that helps in the growth of cells and blood vessels. This also adds to the strength and firmness of your skin. Grapes can give diseases free skin by removing all toxins from the body. Resveratrol in grapevines can protect the skin from harmful weather and can help rejuvenate it. It can also reduce skin discolouration.

 

 

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Lightens scars– Green grapes can lighten the scars caused due to acne. Vitamin C helps in scar tissues and ligaments formation and repairs the skin.

 

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Power up Weight Loss — Resveratrol found in grapes work on body to assist in weight loss. It also lowers the cells’ ability to store fat and causes fat cells to disintegrate. What a yummy way to lose weight!

 

 

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Protect Your Heart — Resveratrol in grapes has the ability to improve blood vessels dilatation that allows the blood to flow very easily in the blood vessels. This also relaxes blood vessels walls and lowers blood pressure. Low BP and relaxed blood vessel walls help protect the heart from any kind of trauma and keeps it healthy.

 

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Improve Brain Power — Resveratrol increases the blood flow to your brains by 200%, which speeds up the mental response of the human mind. Brain food indeed!

 

 

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Fight Diabetes — Pre-diabetics patients consuming grapes can experience 10 percent drops in their blood sugar levels, due to the presence of Resveratrol. So, if you are looking to prevent diabetes, consume grapes!

 

 

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Bone Health — Grapes are the best source of micro-nutrients such as copper, iron, and manganese that helps in the formation and strengthening of your bones. You can add grapes to your diet to prevent osteoporosis. Manganese aids in protein metabolism, collagen formation, and proper nervous system functioning.

 

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Fatigue — Juice of Light and white grape is packed with iron content that prevents body fatigue. Anaemia patients eat grapes to promote good iron and mineral levels in the body. Deficiency of iron can make you feel tired and your mind can’t work as quickly. Drink grape juice to get instant energy boost.

 

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Immune System — Grapes are packed with flavonoids, minerals and vitamins. They are rich in Vitamin C, K, and A, all needed for healthy organ systems and immunity. This can also reduce the chance of common colds and many more serious health issues.

 

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Hypertension — Since many years, dry grapes have been believed to reduce blood pressure and protect heart health. Dry grapes reduce blood pressure along with hypertension.  Dry grapes are beneficial due to the high level of potassium which helps to reduce the tension of the blood vessels and lowers blood pressure. This also contains dietary fiber that reduces blood vessel stiffness and hypertension.

 

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Word of Caution — All of that being said, there are a few risk factors in excessive consumption of raisins. Raisins are quite high in calories, which can increase weight gain quickly if you are not careful. You need to factor in extra caloric intake in your diet, regardless of the other benefits that small amounts of raisins can give you. Raisins also have high levels of triglycerides due to their high content of fructose (triglycerides are byproducts of the body metabolizing fructose). High level of triglycerides can increase your chances of developing diabetes, coronary heart disease, and fatty liver cancer. If you have other risk factors, then be careful and don’t add too many raisins into your diet!

 

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Home remedies for Dandruff

Dandruff is caused when a fungus called Malassezia grows on your scalp. This results in shedding of the scalp skin. There are two types of dandruff – one occurs due to the dryness of the scalp, while the other occurs due to the excessive production of oil on the scalp.

 

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Some of the known causes of dandruff are:

  • Improper and irregular brushing of hair
  • Infrequent shampooing
  • Improper diet
  • Stress and certain illnesses like Parkinson’s disease, eczema, and seborrheic dermatitis

Dandruff can be controlled by following a healthy hair care routine. You can also try some simple natural home remedies. It is true that natural remedies take time to show results but they can effectively treat the problem completely.

Here are some home remedies for dandruff —

Neem The antifungal and antibacterial properties of neem, help treat dandruff as well as many other hair problems like scalp acne, itchy scalp, and hair fall efficiently.

 

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  • Boil a handful of neem leaves in four cups of water.
  • Cool and strain the solution.
  • Use this decoction as a hair rinse two or three times a week.

Coconut Oil Coconut oil helps eliminate dandruff due to its antifungal properties. It also moisturizes dry scalp and provides relief from itching.

 

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  • Take some coconut oil and mix half the amount of lemon juice in it.
  • Rub it on your scalp and massage for a few minutes.
  • Wash your hair after at least 20 minutes.
  • Follow this remedy two to three times a week.

Apple cider Vinegar Scalp treatment with apple cider vinegar is effective in getting rid of dandruff. It restores the pH balance of the scalp, thereby inhibiting the growth of yeast. It also works as a natural hair clarifier and helps clean clogged pores and hair follicles.

 

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• Take two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.
• Mix an equal amount of water and 15-20 drops of tea tree oil in it.
• Apply it onto your scalp and massage. Rinse your hair after a few minutes.
• Follow this natural treatment two or three times a week.

Baking Soda Being a mild exfoliant, baking soda helps remove dead skin cells. It can also help balance pH levels on the scalp and reduce the growth of fungi that cause dandruff.

 

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  • Wet your hair and rub a handful of baking soda onto your scalp.
  • After a couple of minutes, rinse your hair well with warm water.
  • Repeat once or twice a week for a few weeks.

 

Olive oil — Scalp dryness can be cured with regular use of extra-virgin olive oil, an effective natural moisturizer.

 

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  • Heat some extra virgin olive oil until it is slightly warm.
  • Massage it onto your scalp and then wrap your hair in a warm towel.
  • Leave it on for at least 45 minutes or overnight and then shampoo and condition your hair.
  • Repeat this remedy a few times a week.

Lemon Juice — Lemon juice contains acids that fight the fungi that can cause dandruff. It also helps relieve itching of the scalp.

 

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  • Mix the juice of half a lemon in one-quarter cup of plain yogurt. Apply it on your hair and scalp. Leave it on for about 20 minutes before rinsing it off and shampooing your hair.
  • Alternatively, you can simply massage your scalp with a few teaspoons of lemon juice mixed with a little water. Leave it on for 5 minutes before rinsing it out and shampooing your hair.

Fenugreek seeds — The herb fenugreek has antifungal and soothing properties that can help control dandruff to a great extent.

 

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  • Soak two to three tablespoons of fenugreek seeds in water overnight. In the morning, grind them into a fine paste. You can also add a few teaspoons of plain yogurt to it.
  • Apply the paste all over your scalp and leave it in for a few hours.
  • Rinse it out and shampoo your hair.
  • Do this once or twice a week.

Yogurt — The yeast within our bodies triggers inflammation. This results in the build-up of yeast on the skin. Boosting the friendly bacteria inside our digestive systems can reduce the yeast within our bodies. Yogurt is one of the best sources of friendly bacteria, and it prevents scaling of the scalp. Since it is a good source of probiotics, it could be one of the ideal remedies for dandruff

 

 

  • Shampoo your hair and rinse.
  • Apply the yogurt to your scalp and leave it on for about 15 minutes.
  • Rinse your hair, and wash again using a small amount of shampoo.

Multani Mitti — Multani Mitti absorbs the oil, grease, and dirt – all of which cause dandruff. It also improves blood circulation to the scalp, thereby keeping it clean and dandruff-free

 

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  • Mix the Multani mitti with enough water till you get a smooth paste. Add the lemon juice.
  • Apply the mixture to your scalp.
  • Leave it on for about 20 minutes, after which you can wash it off with water.

Garlic Garlic has excellent antifungal properties that can eliminate the microbes that cause dandruff

 

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  • Crush the garlic cloves and mix it with honey till you get a smooth paste.
  • Massage this paste into your scalp and leave it on for about 15 minutes.
  • Shampoo your hair as usual.

Salt — The abrasive nature of table salt plays a significant role in scrubbing off the dandruff flakes before you shampoo your hair.

 

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  • Rub the salt onto your scalp (ensure your scalp is dry when you do this).
  • Work the salt through your hair, giving your scalp a good massage.
  • Do this for about 10 minutes, or until you have worked out the dry and flaky skin.
  • Shampoo your hair as usual.

Aloe vera Aloe vera has natural antibacterial and fungicidal properties. It also has proteolytic enzyme characteristics, which means it can break down proteins, including dead skin cells. This quality of aloe vera makes it act as an exfoliant and removes the dead skin so that it doesn’t appear later as dandruff

 

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  • Collect the aloe vera gel that is directly obtained from the plant and apply it on your scalp.
  • Leave it on for about 15 minutes, and then rinse using a mild shampoo.

Ginger Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties and can also stimulate hair growth. The active components of ginger, like volatile oils, help prevent dandruff

 

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  • Peel the ginger and grate it. Squeeze it in a cloth to get the juice.
  • Mix the ginger juice and sesame oil.
  • Massage your scalp gently with the mixture.
  • Leave it on for some time, and then wash it with a mild shampoo.

Henna — The dried leaves of henna are extensively used in treating many hair conditions, including dandruff. The active constituents of henna like tannic and gallic acids, lawsone, and mucilage play a major role in its dyeing effect. Henna has the ability to bind to the keratin in the hair, which creates a protective layer and relieves scalp irritation. It also reduces oiliness of the scalp and acts as a conditioner. This property of henna helps reduce dandruff.

 

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  • Mix 1 teaspoon each of henna, amla powder,tea powder,lemon juice, hair oil (preferably coconut oil)
  • Apply the paste thoroughly to the scalp and leave it on for a few minutes.
  • Wash with a mild shampoo.

 

 

Castor Oil — Ricinoleic acid and ricin present in castor oil have antimicrobial properties that treat scalp infections such as dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis. Castor oil is also a humectant and keeps both the scalp and the hair moisturized. You can get rid of dandruff and get silky, shiny hair with this remedy.

 

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  • Lightly warm up the oil and apply it on your scalp and hair.
  • Massage your scalp for a couple of minutes so that the oil gets absorbed easily.
  • Leave it on overnight and rinse your hair as usual in the morning.

Green Tea Green tea catechins have antifungal properties. Its polyphenols are antioxidants that can help restore the health of your scalp

 

 

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  • Steep the green tea for about 20 minutes and let the decoction cool down.
  • Apply this on your scalp and leave it on for 30 minutes.
  • Rinse with water.

 

Tips to prevent Dandruff —

  1. Use the Right Shampoo — Having a clean scalp and hair is important to prevent dandruff. There are many anti-dandruff shampoos that work wonders. It is best to choose something mild unless your case is severe. You need to prevent the accumulation of dead cells, and the best way to do this is to keep your hair and scalp immaculately clean.
  2. Hair Brushing — Brushing out an oily, dandruff-affected scalp before a hair wash can also help reduce dandruff.
  3. Adequate Rest — Lack of proper sleep and stress can increase the chances of dandruff.
  4. Travelling — Ensure you always cover your hair while traveling. This will help reduce the risk of dandruff as your hair will not be exposed to the harsh, polluted environment.
  5. Swimming — While swimming, make sure you oil your hair and wear a shower cap. This will help reduce the risk of chlorine in the water spoiling your hair.
  6. Sunrays — Do not expose your hair to the harsh sun rays, especially because the harmful UVA and UVB rays can dry the hair out.
  7. Chemicals — Make sure you use herbal products to remove dandruff as most products available in the market contain harmful parabens, sulfates, and silicone. Look out for ingredients such as ZPT and Pro-V Complex – these help reduce dandruff to a great extent.
  8. Other Points to Remember —
    • Never share your combs and hair brushes. Clean them regularly and keep them in a neat and tidy place.
    • Unhygienic living conditions, hormonal imbalances, and a few other factors, such as sharing combs and lack of hair maintenance, can also cause dandruff.
    • If you see the first symptoms of dandruff, use a dandruff relief shampoo and conditioner immediately. Switch over to different shampoos to see what suits you best.
    • Also, if you generally use a hair dryer to dry your hair, ensure you do it on a low setting. Applying too much heat directly to your scalp can damage the hair root

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