Dandruff is a hair condition that has been around forever. Natural home remedies for dandruff have been used by many different cultures over the years, many of which are still used today.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil or melaleuca oil, is one of the longest standing home remedies for dandruff. Tea tree oil is a strong smelling oil that is extracted from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia trees for its medicinal value. Tea tree oil is a strong natural antiseptic, but also has antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties. You can apply tea tree oil to the scalp in a number of ways. A small amount of the oil can be mixed in with your regular shampoo either on its own or mixed in with your regular shampoo to be used in the shower. Alternatively, you can mix a small amount of tea tree oil in a cup of warm water and then transfer the mixture into a spray bottle. This solution can then be sprayed liberally into the hair after shampooing, massaged into the roots and then pat dry after a few minutes.
Aloe vera is a succulent plant species, which is cultivated for its gel and juice of the same name. Aloe vera has a wide range of uses and is used as a dietary supplement, drink, and as a topical treatment for skin irritations. Aloe vera is commonly used for its soothing properties in sunburn relief gels and moisturizers and is said to even aid in healing inflamed or infected skin. For this reason, many people use aloe vera on the scalp to relieve the itching and redness often caused by dandruff. This is achieved by rubbing either fresh aloe vera juice or aloe vera gel into your scalp a few minutes before showering. Afterwards you simply wash your hair with your regular shampoo. This treatment is recommended once to twice daily to be effective.
Fenugreek Seeds have antifungal properties that are said to aid in eliminating dandruff. In order to use fenugreek seeds, they must be soaked in water overnight until they soften. In the morning the seeds can be grinded into a paste, which can then be applied to the scalp. After leaving the paste on the scalp for a few hours, the paste can be washed out with your regular shampoo. The water that was used to soak the seeds can also be used to rinse the hair. This remedy must be used at least three times a week to be effective.
Although these home remedies are said to aid in the management and prevention of dandruff, these remedies are often not clinically proven. In addition to this, many of these remedies can be time-consuming, expensive or difficult to find. Clear Hair Care offers a range of antidandruff products, which are clinically proven to reduce the symptoms and reoccurrence of dandruff. Clear Hair’s antidandruff products combine natural ingredients such as tea tree oil, aloe vera and natural mint with Pyrithione Zinc, an active ingredient scientifically proven to treat dandruff. So, say goodbye to tedious and ineffective home remedies and hello to Clear Hair.
Sarah is a hairdresser and has been for the past 5 years. She loves cutting hair and making her clients feel good about themself, by writing these blogs she hopes that it may help some people with their confidence by using her beauty tips and tricks.