If we talk about full body care, hair may be the last thing about which we bother. Having healthy hair is considered as the glory of a person. The most common hair problem people face these days is of dandruff. Yes we are talking about the dry white coloured skin flakes that fall of from your scalp and make you feel embarrassed if they fall on your hair, shoulder and clothes.
Though dandruff can be cured, but in some extreme cases it may be difficult to get rid of it. In some cases it may also cause itching on scalp. Dandruff is dangerous as it affects your hair growth. It can be a reason for hair fall. Along with this it can leave bad marks on your skin. Dandruff can give rise to acne and pimples on shoulder and chest or up to where hair touches body. Spots on cheeks and forehead may be signs of dandruff. Above all dandruff ruins the beauty of hair and make them week.
Usually the older skin cells die and shed from the scalp. But dandruff makes them fall off before their actual time period. Dandruff can arise internally as well as externally. If we talk about the internal mode, stress can give rise to dandruff. External triggers can be daily use of ironing rods, hair dryers, and curlers as they can make your scalp and hair dry. Inadequate washing of hair can also be a reason for dandruff.
You are more prone to dandruff if you have a family member facing dandruff problem. A diet lacking vitamin B and zinc increases the possibility of dandruff in your hair. In the winter months dandruff is worst.
How to cure dandruff?
If your dandruff is trivial then you can use baby shampoo on daily basis. If it is not cured with baby shampoo try using other anti-dandruff shampoos.
Herbs are one of the remedies for curing dandruff and improving hair growth. Henna is one of them. It controls dandruff conditions hair and help in hair growth. A good quality of henna with ingredients like amla, reetha, shikakai enhances hair growth and improves quality of hair.
Massaging your scalp with hot oil can also help in removing dandruff. Make sure you are soft with your fingers on your scalp in circular motion. Avoid a harsh massage. If hair is weak then a hard massage can make roots more week and increase hair fall. Oil your hair and leave overnight. Apply juice of a lemon on scalp an hour before washing hair. Lemon juice may give a sensation of itching but that is beneficial as it will help removing dandruff.
Caution: If you feel itching, burning or redness with any of the anti-dandruff shampoo stop its use immediately. If the problem persists consult the doctor.