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Dandruff causes.

Dandruff is a common skin condition affecting the scalp that around half of all people will experience at some time or other. According to the British Association of Dermatologists, it can affect almost half of all adults. And while it’s not harmful or contagious, dandruff can be embarrassing, since it causes noticeable flakes of dry, white or grey dead skin in the hair, on the scalp and on clothing (particularly dark clothing). On top of all that, your scalp may feel dry and itchy.
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Skin is in a constant state of shedding and being replaced, and the skin on your scalp is no exception. If you don’t have dandruff, the shed dead skin on your scalp simply gets washed away when you shampoo your hair without you even noticing.

However, dandruff can develop when this cycle of skin shedding and renewal speeds up, leading to patches of dead skin forming on the scalp. And that, say some hair experts, can happen when the normal balance of bacteria and other micro-organisms on the scalp is disrupted.

Many things are thought to create an imbalance of bacteria on your scalp, including the following


Changing hormone levels

Poor diet

Certain weather conditions (dandruff can be worse in cold or dry weather)

Illness and certain skin condition.

Home remedies for removal of Dandruff.

Lemon Juice for Dandruff.

Did you know that dandruff is caused by bacteria clogging up your hair follicles? You can fight this bacteria with a little lemon juice. Squeeze the juice from one lemon and add ½ cup warm water, then pour over your scalp and let sit for five minutes before shampooing as usual. Or, if you like the smell of lemons, mix 1 tablespoon of lemon juice with 1 cup of warm water and use after you’ve conditioned. Pour over your head after you rinse out your conditioner. Let it dry in your hair and it will not only keep dandruff away, it will make you smell wonderful.

Yogurt for Dandruff

Yogurt is well-known for its digestive-boosting powers, and believe it or not, it can help battle dandruff too. Spread plain yogurt directly on your scalp, leave for 15 minutes, then rinse. The good bacteria that helps your stomach will also send the dandruff packing, and will moisturize your scalp while it’s at it.

Aloe Vera

Not solely is Aloe vera cooling however additionally gently exfoliates the skin and has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. It's best to directly extract some from the Aloe vera plant- it's clear and contains a thick consistency. It will be applied within the scalp then washed off with a medicated anti-dandruff or delicate shampoo. Dr. Sirisha additionally recommends this herb to calm down an irritated scalp and provide relief from inflammation.

Baking Soda.

Baking soda acts as a scrub and exfoliates the scalp gently, without irritating it and removing dead skin cells. Exfoliation is essential to ensure there is no build-up of flakes on the scalp that make dandruff even more visible. Dr.Sirisha Singh, Medical Director and Consultant Dermatologist at The Skin Centre in New Delhi says, "Baking soda, along with its exfoliation and anti-fungal properties, also soothes the scalp and reduces redness and itching."


Coconut oil is effective in hydrating the skin and thus, preventing dandruff which is caused due to dryness. Research has found that coconut oil, in particular, can aid in providing protection from eczema and relief from the symptoms it brings along - inflammation and itching of the skin. Some studies also indicate that coconut oil and its compounds have antimicrobial properties, and that application of coconut oil to the scalp and hair for eight weeks helped in easing the symptoms of dandruff by as much as 68%! 

So treat it like a self-care hour before showering, and massage a few tablespoons of coconut oil into your scalp and hair, let it sit for at least 30 minutes, and then hop into the shower!



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