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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Natural Remedies For Dandruff

dandruff# Pepper And Yogurt

  • Yogurt is a soothing agent that can make the skin on your scalp become smooth and less scaly.
  • Pepper acts as an anti-fungal agent that inhibits the growth of dandruff-causing microbes.
  • For making this remedy you need to mix 2 teaspoons of pepper powder and a cup of curd. Apply this mixture on your scalp and leave it for an hour.
  • Once you rinse it off, you can wash your hair with your usual shampoo.

# Olive Oil

Olive oil is an excellent remedy that can cure all sorts of dandruff problem.

  • Olive oil acts as a moisturiser that makes the skin on your scalp really moist. This reduces the formation of dandruff.
  • Before applying olive oil, you should heat it gently. Warm olive oil gives more effect.
  • Apply the oil on your scalp and gently massage it. Leave it overnight. This would allow the skin to absorb the oil. In the morning wash your scalp with a gentle shampoo.
  • Olive oil is a strong medicine and it would bring results even if you leave it for just 15 minutes before rinsing.

# Oil And Lemon Juice

Lemon juice and oil is a great combination that can help you in getting rid of dandruff.

  • Although lemon juice has certain bleaching properties, it doesn’t cause any discoloration of your hair. Lemon works as an anti-fungal agent that fights the microbes that lead to dandruff formation.
  • Make a mixture of lemon juice and coconut oil, where the proportion of lemon juice is 1/6th of the total mixture. Apply this mixture on your scalp and let it remain for 20 to 30 minutes. Then wash and rinse your hair using a gentle shampoo.
  • Try this remedy on a regular basis for getting the desired effect.

# Vinegar

  • Vinegar is a popular remedy for treating dandruff. However, you should not use chemically synthesized vinegar for this treatment. Pick naturally prepared vinegar like balsamic vinegar or apple cider vinegar.
  • Vinegar contains active potassium enzymes that remove all the itchy sensation from your scalp. Natural vinegar is a good treatment for dandruff that causes lot of itching.
  • Massaging your scalp with apple cider vinegar promotes proper blood circulation. This makes your hair strong and healthier.Apple cider vinegar removes all the dead skin cells from your scalp.
  • Instead of directly applying vinegar to your scalp you can also rinse your hair with a mixture of water and vinegar. For a mug of water you can use a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. You would get a lingering smell of vinegar but it will wean off as your hair gets dry.

# Baking Soda

  • Baking soda has certain cleansing properties that help in cleaning up all the dandruff from your scalp.
  • Mix your shampoo with a teaspoon of baking soda and make a good mixture of it. Apply this on your scalp and then rinse your hair nicely. You would be amazed to see all the traces of dandruff getting easily removed.

# Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is quite effective in removing dandruff and restoring the skin on your scalp.

  • Aloe Vera restores the broken skin on your scalp and makes it healthy and smooth. This prevents the formation of dandruff.
  • Aloe Vera also acts as an anti-fungal and anti-bacterial agent that helps in cleansing out all the dandruff.
  • Apply pure Aloe Vera gel on your scalp and let it stay for 15 minutes before rinsing with a gentle shampoo.
  • Aloe Vera treatment is a great remedy for your hair and scalp and hence you can use it daily.

# Neem

Neem is an amazing natural remedy that can help you in fighting dandruff as well as hair fall.

  • Neem acts as an antibiotic, antibacterial, antiseptic and antifungal agent. Its regular use can assist in treating several problems like dandruff, hair fall, itching, lice and all sorts of scalp allergies.
  • Here is how you should make use of Neem. Boil Neem leaves in water for 30 minutes and then make a paste of it. Apply this paste on your scalp and let it remain for 30 minutes. Rinse your hair with water.

# Apples

Apples are good for health but they are also a great remedy for dandruff.

  • Apple contains phenolase enzyme which removes the accumulation of dead skin cells from your scalp. Dead skin is responsible for clogging the roots of your hair and causing hair fall and dandruff formation.
  • Make a juice of an apple and mix it with water. Apply this mixture on your scalp and let it stay for around 10 minutes. Following this clean your scalp using a gentle shampoo.

# Garlic

Garlic is yet another amazing remedy that can help you in getting rid of dandruff.

  • Garlic contains lot of antibiotic agents that destroy the bacteria responsible for the formation of dandruff.
  • Make a good paste of garlic and apply it gently to your scalp. Let it stay for 30 minutes before washing your hair with a gentle aromatic shampoo.

# Reetha

Apply a mixture of reetha powder and water onto your scalp and leave it for about 2 hours. This can help you in getting rid of dandruff.

# Fenugreek Seeds

  • Fenugreek seeds are an excellent remedy that can get rid of dandruff for good. However, you should have some patience and follow the treatment for around a month.
  • Leave the seeds of fenugreek in water for around 12 hours. This would make the seeds softer and easy to crush. Make a paste of these seeds and apply onto your scalp. Let it remain for 30 minutes before washing your hair with a nice shampoo.

All these natural remedies are effective in fighting dandruff. However, it is important to note that it might take time to get rid of dandruff and you should have the patience to allow these remedies to show their complete effect.

What Causes Dandruff ?

You may have awesome hair and extraordinary looks, however you wouldn’t stand a shot with your dear companions on the off chance that you convey dandruff on your hair. It is difficult to conceal the way that you have dandruff and it can be very humiliating. In some cases you wouldn’t understand the way that others are watching your hair and the hints of dandruff that makes you scratch your scalp from time to time.

By the by, I concur that dandruff is a typical issue and around half of the populace continues getting dandruff. The reason is straightforward. There are a few causes that can bring dandruff. Understanding these causes is crucial in the event that you wish to dispose of dandruff for good.

1. Lack Of Proper Hair Care

Proper hair care should be an essential part of your routine if you wish to stay away from dandruff.

  • Irregular and improper hair brushing can gradually lead to dandruff. It is a common cause that causes dandruff and other hair problems.
  • When you are combing your hair, the dead skin cells are easily removed. However, in the absence of combing the dead cells are not removed and they stick to your scalp. Eventually this layer of dead skin develops into dandruff.

2. Yeast Allergy

  • If you are allergic to yeast, you can easily get dandruff on your head.
  • Yeast is a species of spore or fungi that lives in our atmosphere. It is different from the yeast that we use for cooking.

3. Dry Skin

People who have a dry skin often get dandruff. They usually experience the problem during the winter days when their skin tends to get drier.

4. Certain Diseases Can Result In Dandruff

Certain health conditions like poor immunity, heart diseases, strokes, seborrhoeic dermatitis and Parkinson’s diseases can often result in dandruff formation.

5. Lack Of Shampooing

  • Lack of enough shampooing can lead to dandruff. Shampooing removes the dead skin cells and excess oil accumulations from your scalp.
  • In the absence of proper shampooing these skin cells and oily deposits lead to dandruff.

6. Malassezia:

  • Malassezia is a natural fungus that grows on our skin. Although this fungus is fairly harmless, it multiplies faster in areas that are oilier.
  • Scalp is a region where there are lots of oil glands and this is in turn results in growth and development of excess Malassezia. This fungus blocks the sebaceous glands which lead to itching, inflammation and dandruff.

7. Improper Diet

A diet which is deficient in vitamins, zinc and fats can lead to dandruff.

8. Stress

If you are too much stressed it can encourage the growth of dandruff. Stress is a major culprit that causes several issues which also includes skin problems.
Although, there are so many reasons that can trigger off dandruff formation, there are several remedies that can help you in dealing with this situation. Even though it is difficult to treat dandruff, if you follow certain remedial steps, you can gradually make your scalp entirely dandruff-free.

One of the easiest ways to get rid of dandruff is to use a good quality shampoo that has the power to cleanse off dandruff and make the skin on your scalp healthy and intact. Most of the anti-dandruff shampoos contain elements like Zinc pyrithione, Ketoconazole, Selenium sulphide, Tea-tree oil, Coal tar, Salicylic acid and so on.  For better effects, you should apply your shampoo and leave it for 5 minutes before washing it off.

If you do not prefer shampoos, there are certain natural remedies that can work wonders. Mentioned below are some of the best home remedies that can help you in removing dandruff naturally.

Know The Herbs For Hair Growth

Male pattern baldness is a typical concern nowadays for both men and ladies who are in their mid to late adulthood. Numerous individuals are experiencing sparseness, subsiding hairline, male pattern baldness and diminishing of hair. Despite the fact that male pattern baldness is usually found in men here are numerous females too who are inclined to this issue. The standard utilization of medications like hair coloring, hair rectifying and twisting which prompts to numerous hurtful chemicals being utilized on the hair is one of the fundamental reasons why females likewise feel male pattern baldness at some phase in their life. A portion of alternate variables that are in charge of male pattern baldness in people as per the American Academy of Dermatology are: horrible eating routine, shameful care of the hair, wellbeing issue like thyroid and sickliness issues, intrinsic conditions like menopause and alopecia furthermore because of chemotherapy and certain meds.

The hair is not only a piece of your body and it is an image of excellence, status and wellbeing. It is vital for you to take legitimate care of your wellbeing so as to forestall early male pattern baldness. It is not an intense issue and with a tiny bit of alert you will have the capacity to forestall advance balding. There are sure wild components like pregnancy conditions or certain ailment or hereditary elements that will bring about balding. In any case, this does not imply that you can’t take care of your male pattern baldness.

It is perfect for you to take a gander at different home grown and non costly solutions for treat your male pattern baldness issues as opposed to going for abundance utilization of brutal chemicals or costly hair transplant medications or even medication treatments that will help in hair development. Why not try home grown cures out as it is a less expensive, more secure and gentler approach to empower hair development on your scalp. The accompanying are the main 10 home grown cures in light of custom and present day inquire about that you can experiment with to appreciate hair development.

Herbs For Hair Growth

1.    Stinging Nettle

The stinging nettle is a very important and useful plant that is loaded with hair growing benefits. It is abundantly found in North America and is also referred to as the Urtica Diocia. It is an herb that helps in preventing the conversion of testosterone hormones into dihydrotestosterone which is the main cause for hair loss. Stinging nettle can be consumed in the form of pills. It can also be used as a hair oil to see good results.

  • Put the leaves of the stinging nettle in a jar containing olive oil for about three weeks. Make sure that the jar is tightly sealed.
  • Keep the sealed jar is a cool place for about three weeks and make sure that it is not exposed to direct sunlight.
  • After three weeks, you can apply the home made oil on your scalp and hair regularly to see visible hair growth.

2.    Rosemary

Rosemary has been in use as an effective solution to hair loss for centuries now. It also helps in reducing hair thinning and balding. It will help in improving the circulation of the scalp and this will in turn help in hair growth. Rosemary works effectively on the hair when combined with olive oil.

  •   Regular application of oil prepared from mixing olive oil and rosemary will help in preventing graying of the hair prematurely.
  •   It is an effective product top use for treating flaky and dry scalp.
  •   It will help in nourishing the hair follicles and strengthening the hair on the scalp right from the shaft.

3.    Peppermint

Peppermint oil is also an age old herbal remedy to treat hair loss and to improve hair growth in humans. It will help in improving the growth of hair follicles and thereby promote hair growth.

  •   Regular application of good quality peppermint oil on the scalp and the hair will offer cooling and soothing effect to your scalp and thereby promote hair growth.
  •   It will help in improving the blood circulation of the scalp and also bind the hair roots onto the scalp.

4.    Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is also another effective herb that will help in promoting hair loss. It will help in stimulating blood circulation along the scalp and thereby help in growth of hair on the scalp.

  •   Regular application of the Aloe Vera gel will help in maintaining the pH balance of the hair.
  •   It will also help in opening up the blocked pores of the scalp and boost the growth of hair follicles.
  •   It is found to be really effective when mixed with coconut milk.

5.    Burdock

Burdock or Arctium Lappa is another important herb that is very effective in reducing hair loss. It will help in improving the blood circulation in the scalp and will thereby improve blood flow to the hair follicles on the scalp.

  •   Burdick contains phytosterol compounds and higher amounts of fatty acids that will help in reducing as well as reversing thinning of the hair.
  •   Regular use of the burdock herb soaked in olive oil will help in improving the blood circulation of the hair follicles.

6.    Lavender

Lavender is one of the well known herbs that will help in boosting hair growth and also reduce baldness. It is known to have antibacterial properties that will help in soothing as well as healing the skin irritations and infections on the scalp and is very effective in treating dandruff and dry and flaky scalp.

  •   Regular use of lavender hair oil will help in preventing hair loss and will also help in hair re-growth.
  •   Using the oil once every day on your scalp will help you to be free from tensions, stress, depression and insomnia which are the main causes for hair loss.
  •   If you are looking for effective and quick results for baldness, then you will have to use a mixture of 10 drops of rosemary oil, 10 drops of lavender oil, 5 drops of basil oil as well as 4 drops of jojoba oil on your scalp regularly.

7.    Ginko Biloba

Ginko biloba helps in increasing the blood flow to the brain and is very effective in correcting the nutritional deficiencies of the hair follicles. It is very effective and popular herb oil that many people use on their scalp for hair re-growth.

8.    Horsetail

Horsetail is a very important herb that will help in strengthening nails, bones and hairs. Silica is one of the main ingredients present in the long brush like featured horsetail that will provide the necessary strength to the hair and will prevent it from thinning or breaking. It will also help in preventing further hair loss. Horsetail is one of the common ingredients used in many hair conditioning products that you buy in the markets.

9.    Saw Palmetto

Saw Palmetto has been in use for ages to treat baldness. It is one of the well known herbs that will prevent the conversion of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone which will result in quicker hair loss. Saw Palmetto is found to be more effective in reducing the thinning of the hair and receding hairline when used along with stinging nettle herb.

10.    Panax Ginseng

The popular Chinese herb is a natural herbal remedy for a lot of health problems including hair loss. Ginseng is very effective in treating baldness and will help in hair re-growth. It will help in nourishing the hair and also boost the strength of the hair. It is one of the main ingredients that you will find on most hair tonics or hair shampoos.