Our unruly hair abruptly changes with the weather. Especially during winter, hair takes us around so many issues such as dull hair, greasy scalp, hair fall, and the most common – dandruff. The irritated and dry scalp often makes the condition worse. Dandruff not only affects your hair but, also knocks over your confidence when the flakes start falling on the shoulder. At times dandruff occurs due to changes in the scalp’s pH reacting with the shampoo.
Here are easy home remedies to overcome dandruff during winter:
1. Lemon and coconut oil
Lemon has citric acid that helps cleanse the scalp, wherein coconut oil helps nourish the head and scalp. When blended, these two exquisite ingredients help to eliminate dandruff while preventing the same in the future. For this, you’d need two tablespoons of warm coconut oil in a bowl with an equal amount of lemon juice squeezed. Stir it well and gently massage it over the scalp. Let it stay for at least 20 minutes for better results.
2. Tea tree oil and almond oil
Witness the magic of Tea tree oil and almond oil together. The antifungal and anti-microbial properties of tea tree oil ensure a dramatic reduction in dandruff. It further helps to sweep away greasy or dead skin build-up on the scalp. The almond oil ensures to balances out the impact of fungus that leads to dandruff. To prepare this, take two drops of tea tree oil in 50 ml of almond oil and stir well. Massage this onto your scalp gently with your fingers and leave it for 30 minutes.
3. Aloe Vera and neem
Both neem and aloe vera are known for their elite antifungal and antibacterial properties therefore, they wonderfully break down dandruff. This superior combination is blended, to offer excellent cooling and soothing properties. Prepare this anti-dandruff treatment at home with the blend of two tablespoons of aloe vera gel and a handful of fresh neem leaves. Make a smooth paste out of this and apply it gently to your scalp and your hair. Ensure to leave it for 30 minutes for the best result.
4. Apple cider vinegar and fenugreek
Fenugreek contains nicotinic acid and protein that prevents dandruff while nourishing the scalp. Therefore, it helps boost the growth of hair by strengthening hair strands. Apple cider vinegar also aids in controlling dandruff and balancing the pH level of the scalp. Prepare this anti-dandruff remedy by soaking two tablespoons of fenugreek seeds or leaves overnight. Grind it well in the morning and add half a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to this paste and blend well. Apply this paste to your scalp and hair for almost half an hour and rinse.
5. Lemon, banana, and honey mask
We all know the fabulous benefits of lemon, banana, and honey for hair. It curbs dandruff locks in moisture and cleanses the scalp by unclogging harmful build-up. To prepare this, mash one banana, add some drops of lemon, and one teaspoon of honey to prepare this mask. Mix well and apply to your scalp for at least 30 minutes.
Wash and brush your hair twice a week during winter to avoid the dry or too greasy scalp and hair. Ensure to switch to an anti-dandruff shampoo like Follikesh Onion Shampoo. It is formulated from all-natural and herbal ingredients to give you silky, soft, and shiny hair while keeping dandruff away.