Struggling with dandruff? Many of us do. Dandruff can be caused by a variety of reasons: from poor hygiene and low-quality hair products, to fungal infections, eczema, psoriasis or other serious health conditions.
Depending on the reasons for your struggles with dandruff, you should get your scalp checked by a dermatologist to rule out any serious problems.
The 3 herbal remedies mentioned below will work for most people as they are to be used topically only and can be used in combination with medicated shampoo.
Coconut with Lemon:
Lemon is a key ingredient in most of the hair care remedies.
Mix the juice of a full lemon
4 Tbsp of warm coconut oil (do not microwave)
Apply on the scalp
Massage and cover your head with a plastic bag
Leave it for 30 mins
Shampoo and set as normal
Ideally you want to find fresh aloe from the thick plant leaves but if that’s not available, you can buy a high-quality extract in your local health food store.
Use 5-6 Tbsps of gel extract and apply in your scalp only late at night
Let it dry out a little before going to bed, leaving it overnight
Shampoo and set as normal in the morning.
Camphor Oil with Coconut oil:
This remedy is skin friendly and coconut has anti-fungal properties so it gives you a one-two punch approach to help your scalp heal.
Mix 1 Tbsp of camphor or a single camphor tablet (if they come in hard tablets, warm them up first until it melts)
Add 4-5 Tbsp of coconut oil
Keep in a small bottle and apply nightly to the scalp