Dandruff is nothing but scaling off of the dead skin cells from scalp. Mild flaking is normal but severe flaking may need some treatment! Dandruff might be the result of a number of factors such as frequent heat or cold exposure, excessive exposure to hair styling products, chronic constipation, stress, fatigue, pollution and much more.
There are a lot of anti-dandruff shampoos, lotions, serums etc. available commercially but nothing works as great as DIY anti-dandruff masks and many would agree to this! If you are suffering from mild t severe dandruff with severe itching, you are at the right place. Below are 2 DIY anti-dandruff masks that with regular usage can banish dandruff permanently! Here are the benefits too-
- Yogurt is a good source of protein as well as Vitamin B complex which are great for growth of hair. It acts as a natural conditioner and has hair-softening properties that make curd an ideal choice for a nourishing hair mask. Yogurt helps in improving the texture of hair as well as in treating dandruff and hair fall. More: Ayurvedic treatment for dandruff >>
- Honey is yet another delicious ingredient that acts as natural humectant. It has amazing anti-bacterial and healing properties too. Honey is also a natural softener and conditioner. It improves the health of hair follicles and also strengthens them. It keeps scalp free from itch and infection. It adds life to dull hair and makes your hair shiny. More: Homemade conditioning hair mask >>
- Apple cider vinegar is anti-inflammatory in action that soothes scalp itchiness. It also has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal effects that inhibit dandruff causing fungus and bacteria. Apple cider vinegar also balances scalp pH and sebum secretin that is the main cause behind dandruff.
- Onion has medicinal properties which treat scalp problems like itchiness, dandruff, lice etc.
RECIPES FOR 2 DIY SCALP MASKS FOR DANDRUFF:
YOGURT DANDRUFF MASK
Things you need: To make this scalp mask, you need 2 tablespoons of yogurt, 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar (you can also replace it with lemon juice if you do not have ACV) and 1 teaspoon of honey.
Method: In a bowl, add 2 tablespoons of yogurt, 1 tablespoon of apple cider or lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of honey. Mix the solution really well making sure there are no yogurt lumps. Take a cotton ball and apply the solution to your scalp. Massage your scalp really well and keep the scalp mask as it is for 1 hour. Shampoo and condition as usual. Follow this routine once a week.
ONION DANDRUFF MASK
Things you need: To make this mask, you need 2 tablespoons of blended or mashed onions and 2-3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.
Method: In a bowl, add in 2 tablespoons of mashed or blended onions and then add in 2-3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Give it a good mix and apply it onto your scalp. Tie a bun and keep it that way for 1 hour. Shampoo and condition as usual. Follow this routine once a week.