Treatment Options for Dandruff

Below are few tips for prevention of Dandruff.

Home Remedies

  1. Soak two tablespoons of Fenugreek seeds overnight in water and grind it into a fine paste in the morning.Apply this paste all over the scalp and left for half an hour.Wash the hair thoroughly with soap-nut (ritha) solution or shikakai.
  2. After washing the hair,apply a teaspoon of fresh lime juice.
  3. Wash the hair twice a week with two tablespoons green gram powder mixed with half a cup of curd.
  4. Boil the whole beets along with roots in water and  should be massage your scalp using this waterevery night. White beet is better for this purpose.
  5. Rub the juice of snake gourd over the scalp for prevention of dandruff.
  6. Massage the hair for half an hour with curd kept in open for three days.
  7. Massage hair with a few drops of lime juice mixed with amla juice every night before going to bed.
  8. Shampooing hair with Tea tree oil is effective.It is extracted from the leaves of the Australian tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia), has been used for centuries as an antiseptic, antibiotic and antifungal agent.
  9. Application of dilute cider vinegar with an equal quantity of water on hair while shampooing also helps in preventing dandruff.

Shampoos for prevention of dandruff 

  • Zinc pyrithione shampoos (Selsun Salon, Head & Shoulders).
  • Tar-based shampoos (Neutrogena T/Gel).
  • Shampoos containing salicylic acid (Ionil T).
  • Selenium sulfide shampoos (Selsun Blue).
  • Ketoconazole shampoos (Nizoral).

Dietaries for prevention of Dandruff

Follow a healthy diet plan. The diet  should have zinc, B vitamins and essential fatty acid that helps in preventing dandruff.the patient should take all-fruit diet .Citrus fruits, bananas, tinned fruits, meats, sugar, white flour, strong tea or coffee, condiments, pickles, refined and processed food should be avoided.
Self Care

Control stress as it results in number of diseases. It can even help trigger dandruff or aggravate existing symptoms.Often Shampoo if your scalp is oily as it removes the excess oil and prevent dandruff.Use of styling products such as hair sprays, styling gels, mousses and hair waxes should be reduced.Brush the hair daily to improve circulation.The scalp should also be thoroughly massaged everyday,this stimulates the circulation, and encourage hair growth. Exposure of the head to the rays of the sun is also a useful measure in the treatment of dandruff.

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