Although this is a medical problem, dandruff has no serious consequence, therefore it is mostly an aesthetic problem. The cause of the dandruff is the Pityrosporum ovale fungus, which is almost impossible to completely eradicate as a natural skin inhabitant.
Dandruff is actually dead skin cells. The normal amount of these cells is about 487,000 cells/cm2.
Certain conditions or disorders in some people can lead to an increased number of these cells, which would be approximately 800,000 cells / cm2. Such conditions as seborrhea or psoriasis are accompanied by redness and irritation.
Dandruff is most commonly seen in puberty or after puberty, while in children it is extremely rare. Dandruff is most often eradicated by a special shampoo that can be obtained in a pharmacy. However, and by influencing various factors that encourage the reproduction of dandruff, it is possible to effectively pinpoint this problem.
Causes of dandruff:
Vitamin B Deficiency – In order to compensate for this vitamin deficiency, include seafood in your diet (fish, oyster), fresh vegetables (cabbage, tomatoes, carrots) and nuts (nuts, peanuts).
Water – if the water is saturated with calcium, magnesium or iron, it is necessary to install a water filter. Unfiltered water leads not only to the occurrence of dandruff, but also to hair loss.
Incorrect care – aggressive hair products can lead to disorders of sebaceous glands, and as a result, dandruff may occur. It is recommended to use products containing pirition and ketoconazole that affect both symptoms and dandruffs. Also, it is advisable to wash your hair several times a week (even if you have oily scalp) to remove dead cells where the accumulation causes the formation of dandruff.
Health issues – dandruff is a common consequence of the gastrointestinal tract and the nervous system disorder. In case of dandruff, you should pay attention to lifestyle, avoid stress, ensure a healthy and peaceful sleep and enough rest.
How to get rid of the dandruff in a natural way?
When dandruff appears, the hair requires the use of special shampoos (for example, Oronazole shampoo), according to the dermatologist’s advice. However, some natural ingredients can help you in this case. And here they are:
01) Apple vinegar
Apple vinegar efficiently removes dandruff, as well as itching scalp. It is known for its action in the fight against fungi and bacteria, so it is usually used in the removal of dandruff.
After washing your hair with shampoo, apply regenerator, and then rub the apple vinegar in the scalp. Leave some time to work, then rinse.
To help smell the vinegar, you can mix two tablespoons of apple vinegar with two tablespoons of water and olive oil. Allow it to work for 15-20 minutes, then rinse your hair with a mild shampoo.
Good bacteria from yogurt can help you fight fungi that cause dandruff. Soak the yogurt and let it work for ten to fifteen minutes. You can also add two teaspoons of vinegar. After that rinse your hair with a minimum amount of mild shampoo.
03 ) Cedar essential oil
Cedar essential oil can be used as a fungicide or antibacterial agent, and it is also an effective anti-dandruff agent. All you have to do is mix Cedar essential oil (seven drops), spruce (ten drops) and cypress (ten drops).
Pour the mixture onto the scalp and let it work for an hour. Rinse your hair with a mild shampoo.
04) Coconut oil
In the fight against dandruff, you can also use coconut oil. Wash your hair with a mild shampoo, but do not use the conditioner.
When your hair dries, apply coconut oil to the scalp. If possible, avoid applying to the rest of the hair. After that, thoroughly rinse your scalp. Use of coconut oil is recommended two to three times a week.
05) Tea tree oil
Tea Tree Oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties, so it is also used to solve the problem of dandruff. Mix seven drops of oil with one tablespoon of olive oil and then apply the mixture to the scalp.
Leave to work overnight and wash your hair in the morning. Also, a few drops of oil can be placed in the shampoo that you usually use.
06) Flaxseed oil
Flaxseed oil contains essential fatty acids that help to remove dandruff.
However, this will take a lot more time to fight dandruff, but linseed oil will have other positive effects on your body. Consume one to two teaspoons a day.
07) Laurel leaf
Pour a spoon of chopped laurel leaf in a liter of boiling water. Cover the bowl and after twenty minutes drain it. When it cools down, rinse the scalp and let it work for an hour.
08) Canadian Berberis
Canadian Berberis can help you remove the Pityrosporum ovale fungi that cause the dandruff.
Pour two teaspoons of chopped root of Canadian Berberis flower with 2 deciliters of boiling water and, after cooling, rinse the scalp with it. Also, you can add few drops of Canadian Berberis flower tincture into your hair shampoo.
Rosemary has been used as a traditional medicine for centuries, and research has shown that rosemary has been helping revitalizing scalp for centuries, improving circulation, destroying fungi and eliminating greasy hair. Pour a spoonful of chopped rosemary with two deciliters of boiling water and, after cooling, wash the hair with it.
Lemon can also help you fight dandruff. Apply lemon juice to the scalp before or during washing. After that, wash your hair thoroughly with a mild shampoo.
The peppermint leaves oil helps to repair the cells of damaged scalp and relieve irritation.
It is necessary to dilute three drops of essential oil of peppermint with 10 ml of non-fat orange antgan oils. Massage your scalp once a week for 10-15 minutes, then rinse your hair with a mild shampoo.
Sodium bicarbonate is one of the most common home remedies that have wide application, and will help with the removal of dandruff. Instead of washing your hair with shampoo, rub a tablespoon of baking soda on wet hair and your face, and rinse thoroughly after one minute.
Sodium bicarbonate should be used continuously for two weeks. The skin will slowly begin to produce its oil, and the proportion of dandruff will decrease.’
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