It is a skin disorder which produces shiny and silvery scales. The condition aggravates in the winter and becomes more troublesome.
Causes of dandruff can be many – ill health, improper diet, constipation, and low immunity system, increase of toxins in a body and also it can be the side effects of other infectious diseases.
Other causes can be tension and stress, harsh shampoos, too much use of chemicals such as hair spray, hair color, etc, over exposure to sun and cold, maintaining a bad hygiene and many more. Excessive dandruff if not treated in time may lead to other problem – hair loss, dullness of hair and complete baldness.
A balanced diet is necessary to remove this problem. Drink adequate water and fresh vegetable and fruit juice. Fresh fruits, green vegetables, yogurt, lentils are necessary for the body to get rid of this problem. Stay away from too much spicy and oily foods. Say complete ‘no’ to junk and sweet foods because these things aggravate the situation.
Brush your hair regularly especially before going to bed. Combing and brushing improves blood circulation in the scalp. It also removes dead cells from your skin. Bend forward from the waist with the head down towards the ground and brush in upward strokes, from the neck to the top of the head and then to the hair ends.
Massage your hair regular because massaging helps your scalp to breathe. For massaging purpose you can just use your two fingers or can massage oil on scalp. Olive oil, jojoba oil, sesame oil, coconut oils are widely used for this purpose. In a container take little amount of oil and put it on hot water. After some time your oil will soon turn hot to. Now with the help of two fingers massage oil on the scalp in a roundabout way. Do that gently. Then cover your head with a thick Turkish towel to help the skin absorb oil in better way.
You can practice some home remedies to get rid of dandruff. Soak a tablespoon of fenugreek seed overnight in the water. Next morning make a paste of it and apply that on your scalp. Your problem will be solved soon. Lemon or lime juice is another excellent thing to treat dandruff. But do not apply this raw on your skin. It is better to dilute in water before use.