Though picking up anti-dandruff shampoos may seem like the best option to get rid of dandruff, the harsh chemicals in such shampoos can ruin hair and make it rough and dry. However, the best way to get rid of dandruff without using the harsh chemicals is by resorting to homemade hair packs. Here’s a list of the best home remedies to clear itchy scalp and dandruff, and save the money on expensive anti-dandruff shampoos.
This pack not only helps treat dandruff, it will also give you soft, moisturized, and shiny hair. Here’s how, in a clean bowl, take 1 big cup of curd (if its sour curd its better), mayonnaise and fresh aloe vera gel (if you can’t get fresh gel, then use the one which has no added chemical or color in it). In the curd, add 2 big spoons of mayonnaise and mix well. Add 2 spoons of aloe vera gel and mix well. Add vitamin E oil or capsules in this mixture. Divide your hair into four sections, and apply this mixture thoroughly on your scalp. Keep the mask for 1 hour, wash your hair with cold water. You can also squeeze in lemon before apply the mask into the hair.
2. Neem, Amla, Reetha, and Shikkakai Hair Pack:
Neem is a very effective and natural anti-microbial agent and cures dandruff and scalp issues. Amla, reetha, shikkai will give you lustrous and healthy hair. To make this hair pack, mix neem powder, dry amla powder, reetha powder, and shikkakai powder in equal quantities and make a thick paste out of it by adding water. Apply on the scalp thoroughly and wash off after 1 hour.
If you have dry and flaky scalp, this hair pack is perfect for you. To make this hair pack, you will need just two ingredients, yogurt and olive oil. Olive oil has moisturizing properties and also hydrates the scalp, and gets rid of the flakes and itchiness. Yogurt has protein in it that hydrates and strengthens the hair. The lactic acid cleanses the scalp with its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. Before shampooing, mix in four tablespoons of yogurt with one tablespoon of olive oil. Keep beating this mixture until its consistency and color resembles that of mayonnaise. Apply onto hair and scalp before shampooing, keep on for 30 minutes, and then shampoo your hair.
This hair pack with potent ingredients not only cures scalp problems like dandruff, it reduces hair fall drastically. The ingredients required are 1/2 cup yogurt, 2 tablespoons of methi seeds, a bunch of curry leaves, and 2 whole amla. Soak all these ingredients in yogurt overnight. Grind it into a paste the next day. Apply this paste on to the scalp and hair, keep for an hour or two, rinse it off using a mild shampoo.
5. Heena, Egg, and Lemon Hair Pack:
Heena is a potent herb to treat dandruff and scalp problems. Heena contains anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties and hence can effectively cure dandruff the natural way. It can add a lustrous shine and colour while clearing away dandruff from the scalp. To make this pack, take 5 tbsp of heena powder, 1 tbsp of lemon juice, 1 whole egg white, 1 tbsp vinegar, 1 tbsp fenugreek seeds, 4 tbsp curd, and soak this mixture overnight, preferably in an iron vessel. Apply the next day to scalp (to cover the entire hair, increase the quantity as per need) and rinse off after 2 to 3 hours. Regular use will not only clear dandruff, it will keep your hair healthy forever.
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