Dandruff is not curable but can be controlled. If not treated properly, it may cause severe itching and sore. Various types of illness, trauma, deficiency of B-complex and vitamins, improper diet etc. can cause dandruff. Dandruff gets severe during winter. The homemade dandruff shampoo provides relief from the itching and sore due to dandruff. By using the shampoo the skin and scalp can be maintained properly. The anti-dandruff shampoo made of natural ingredients will soothe the scalp and keeps the hairs healthy and soft. Those who suffer from dandruff should make it a point to use this shampoo so as to protect their hair.
Method of preparation
The ingredients that are required to prepare the anti-dandruff shampoo at home include coconut milk, liquid Castile soap, vegetable glycerin, coconut, almond and therapeutic grade essential oils such as geranium, basil and melaleuca. All the ingredients may be mixed properly and stored in a clean bottle.
The simple dandruff shampoo
Baking soda and water together make a very effective remedy for dandruff. After wetting the hair, scalp should be rubbed using a handful of baking soda. After rubbing the hair and scalp, completely rinse the hair thoroughly with water. By regularly washing the hair using baking soda the itchy dandruff can be cured. Baking soda is very much effective in removing the dirt as well as excess oil from the hair and also the loose cells from the scalp. However, it won’t strip the scalp from the natural oil that is necessary for a healthy scalp. Gradually the scalp as well as the hairs becomes healthy. This treatment will not have the disadvantages of commercial shampoos. Baking soda is a very cheap product and is easily available. It is not a harmful chemical and is fragrance-free. Unlike the chemical based shampoos baking soda will not remove the natural oil from the scalp while cleansing the hair and scalp.
Why dandruff ?
Dandruff occurs as a result of shedding of the dead cells. This is a natural process that occurs all over the body of human beings. Once in every month we get new skin all over of the body. While dead cells go unnoticed in other parts of the body those falling from the scalp are caught up by the oil from the hair leading to the formation of dandruff. When it becomes itchy the problem starts and gets worse when sores are formed on the scalp.
Avoid commercial dandruff shampoos
The commercial dandruff shampoos contain various chemical ingredients that are capable of removing the dandruff. These chemicals include sulfur, salicylic acid, selenium sulfide, zinc pyrithione etc. These chemical ingredients are costly, difficult to obtain and have various side effects. Hence natural ingredients are used for preparing the anti-dandruff shampoo at home. These natural ingredients are less expensive as well as easily available.
The garden parsley is an effective dandruff remover. A quarter cup of chopped parsley may be added in a cup of hot water and kept for some time. After removing the residue the mixture may be added to the scalp and hair after applying a shampoo. The homemade dandruff shampoo is easy to prepare, less expensive, safe and effective in providing relief from the itchy dandruff.