[toc]You are dressed to kill, to impress your girlfriend or the board of directors. You have chosen the best of your dresses, but as you are about to encounter the meeting a deluge of white flakes floods your dress especially near the shoulder. Dandruff can be embarrassing at times. They can cause some itching too making you scratch your head now and then.
Dandruff results from drying up and inflammation of the scalp. The inflammation results in shedding of dead cells from the scalp. These bits of dead scalp tissue are what we know as dandruff. The best way to treat dandruff is to go for herbal remedies. There are some herbs that are quite useful in treating dandruff. Let us discuss some of these.
Herbal Remedies For Dandruff
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is anti-anti-inflammatory and antifungal in nature. The yeast pityrosporum ovale has been found to be a contributing factor for dandruff. So using tea tree oil you can fight the inflammation of the scalp as well as kill the fungus responsible for dandruff. Therefore, massage your scalp with some tea tree oil on a regular basis. Dandruff will come down rapidly.
The immediate reason behind formation of dandruff is drying up of the scalp. Drying leads to death of scalp tissue. So you need to moisturize the scalp. This can be very well done by aloe vera. Aloe vera has a moisturizing effect on the skin and scalp. Moreover, it is antiseptic in nature. So on one hand it will moisturize your scalp and on the other hand it will act on the fungus responsible for dandruff. Therefore, massage your scalp thoroughly with fresh aloe gel regularly.
Ginger has been used traditionally to treat various hair problems. It has a stimulating and warming effect on the hair and scalp. This results in increased blood circulation. Increased blood circulation helps to nourish the scalp better and prevent dandruff. So extract some ginger juice and massage your hair with it.
Chamomile has a soothing and sedative effect on the nervous system. It is also anti-inflammatory and antifungal in nature. Owing to the sedative effect chamomile can help you to overcome the itching effect of dandruff. It has been seen that chamomile tea can penetrate the scalp quite successfully. The nutrient rich tea can nourish the scalp after penetrating it. So if you rinse your scalp regularly with chamomile tea you will be able to kill the fungus, reduce itching, reduce drying of scalp and inflammation.
Experiments have suggested that burdock root is highly nutritious for the hair. It is also antifungal in nature. It is also able to stimulate metabolic activities in your body by stimulating digestive juices as well as bile juice. Moreover, it is helpful in controlling blood sugar. So this root can work on your scalp quite effectively and remove the menace of dandruff. Apply burdock root juice thoroughly on the scalp regularly. This will nourish the scalp and help you overcome the problem of dandruff.