Dandruff may be caused by various reasons such as an individual’s lifestyle and genetics etc. When you wash your hair too much you tend to strip your hair off its natural oils. This can make hair very dry and thus lead to more flaking. Sometimes the dandruff may be due to an underlying problem such as contact dermatitis, seborrhic dermatitis and eczema. The first step to curing your dandruff is to get a diagnosis done. The hair specialist will help you determine the cause of the dandruff and how to fight with dandruff.
General methods to help get rid of dandruff
Sometimes the products we use contain ingredients such as fragrances, preservatives, parabens and sulfates etc which can irritate your scalp and cause dandruff. This is called contact dermatitis. You must use mild and natural shampoo. Always condition your hair from middle length of your hair. As the hair on the top of your scalp tends to be more nourished the added product can cause product build up which also leads to dandruff and hair fall. Oil your hair with coconut oil twice a week. This will keep your hair nourished. Dry hair and scalp can also cause dandruff. Try out different home remedies to help keep your dandruff in control. If none of them seem to work out then opt for a special shampoo for dandruff that suits your condition. Read the following secret strategies for dealing with hair problems.
Remedies for hair fall due to dandruff
1.Using neem paste
Mix 2 tablespoons of neem juice 2 tablespoons of beetroot juice 2 tablespoons of coconut milk and one teaspoon of coconut oil. Make sure you mix these ingredients thoroughly. Apply toothpaste on your scalp and let it sit for 20 minutes before rinsing it off with a mild shampoo. Neem has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Coconut milk nourishes the hair from root to tip. Using this remedy makes your hair strong and helps protect hair from damage.
2. Using Fenugreek seeds
Let fenugreek or methi seeds soaked overnight in water. The next day filter the seeds and make a fine paste out of it. Blend apple cider vinegar into this paste. Apply this mixture on your hair and scalp and let it sit for 30 minutes before rinsing it off with a mild shampoo. It is advised to repeat this process once every week in order to completely get rid of dandruff. Fenugreek seeds are one of the easiest available spices in all our kitchens, using this with apple cider vinegar can help fight of dandruff and promote healthy hair growth.
When the home remedies do not seem to work well enough you can try using a medicated antidandruff shampoo. When you choose a medicated shampoo opt for the shampoos that contain coal tar, zinc pyrithione, Ketoconazole or selenium sulphide. These ingredients are active in fighting dandruff. Coal tar is a temporary solution as it helps by slowing the pace at which cells on the scalp die. This does not help fight the underlying cause of it. Zinc pyrithione has been used in antidandruff shampoos ever since the 1930s itself. It is used so due to its reliability. Ketoconazole is a slightly stronger option. It gives relief rather quickly. Ketomac shampoo can be used for hair fall due to dandruff. It contains Ketoconazole and hence fights dandruff effectively.