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Homemade Hair Mask To Reduce Dandruff

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Hairstyle plays a major role in your personality and looks. A hairstyle is capable of changing outer looks completely. To play with your hair in the form of different hairstyles you need healthy hair. We live in cities and there are too much dirt and pollution around us. We might cover our face to protect our skin from dirt but our hair often lies open. Dirt and other impurities get in out scalp and it causes dandruff. Dandruff ruins looks and hairstyles. Dandruff is white or grey flakes of skin shedding from the scalp.

Factors responsible for causing dandruff

1. Not Using Enough Shampoo

If you do not wash your hair regularly then oils and skin cells can build up dandruff. You need to shampoo your hair every other day. Shampooing daily can also cause hair problems.

2. Dry Skin

People with dry skin often face dandruff and hair problems. Dry skin can also cause by cool weather conditions.

3. Irregular Brushing

Not combing your hair after a shower can also lead to dandruff. It is advised to keep hair maintained by brushing.

4. Heating Hair

Using a hairdryer can make your scalp dry and dry scalp can lead to dandruff. If possible use hair dryers only occasionally.

5. Pollution

Chemicals in polluted air can affect our hair and can irritate the scalp, which leads to dandruff.

6. Unbalanced Diet

Not taking enough vitamins can cause dandruff. You can balance your diet by eating food which is rich in zinc, vitamin B and fat.

7. Stress

Stress can cause an itch-scratch cycle where the more you scratch the itchier your scalp becomes. Therefore it is important to add some relaxation methods in your daily routine

Homemade Hair Mask To Reduce Dandruff

Dandruff can be easily removed by hair masks and you do not need to go to salons or parlors. You can make a hair mask at home to reduce dandruff. These homemade hair masks are easy to make yet they are effective on hairs.

1. Banana, Honey, Lemon And Olive Oil

You will need,

  • Bananas
  • Honey
  • Lemon juice
  • Olive oil

Steps to follow,

  • Mash two ripe bananas in a bowl and make a paste.
  • Add 1 tbsp of honey, 1 tbsp of lemon juice and 1 tbsp of olive oil to the mashed banana.
  • Mix these ingredients well and make a smooth paste.
  • Apply this paste on your scalp and hair with a brush.
  • Keep it for 30 min.
  • After 30 min. wash your hair with a mild shampoo.

You can use this homemade hair mask to reduce dandruff once a week. It helps with dry hair problems. Banana condition your hair and control dandruff. Olive oil makes your hair soft and strengthens it. Lemon juice contains acid that helps balance the pH value of hair. Honey also helps in reducing dandruff.

2. Yogurt, Honey And Lemon

You will need,

  • Yogurt
  • Lemon juice
  • Honey

Steps to follow,

  • Take ½ cup yogurt, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp honey in a bowl.
  • Mix it well till it forms a paste.
  • Apply this paste in your hair from root to tip.
  • Let it dry for 30 min.
  • Wash your hair with sulfate-free shampoo after 30 min.

You can apply this face mask once or twice a week for better results. Lemon juice is useful in reducing dandruff. Yogurt helps repair hair damage and conditioning your hair. Honey keeps the scalp hydrated.

3. Avocado, Honey And Olive Oil

You will need,

  • Ripe avocado
  • Honey
  • Olive oil

Steps to follow,

  • Mash a ripe avocado until it is free of lumps in a bowl.
  • Add 2 tbsp of honey and 2 tbsp of olive oil with mashed avocado.
  • Mix ingredients until it makes form paste.
  • Take a small amount of paste and start applying on your hair from scalp to tip.
  • Leave it for 45 min.
  • After 45 min. wash your hair with a mild shampoo.

You can use this homemade hair mask once a week to reduce dandruff. Avocado helps to maintain scalp health as they are rich in antioxidants. Olive oil softens hair.

4. Coconut Oil

You will need,

  • Coconut oil

Steps to follow,

  • Take 3 tbsp of coconut oil.
  • Heat it until it is slightly warm.
  • Massage warm coconut oil into your scalp with fingertips.
  • Massage scalp for 10-15 min.
  • Keep the oil for an additional 30 min.
  • Wash your hair with shampoo after 30 min.

You can use this method two to three times a week for good results. Massaging reduces stress and provides relaxation.  Coconut oil helps to reduce hair damage and strengths hair.

5. Egg, Lemon Juice, Olive Oil And Yogurt

You will need,

  • Egg
  • Lemon juice
  • Yogurt
  • Olive oil

Steps to follow,

  • Take 1 egg and whisk it in a bowl.
  • Add 1 cup yogurt, 2 tbsp of olive oil, 1 tbsp of lemon juice.
  • Mix all the ingredients and make a paste.
  • Apply this mixture on your hair from root to tip.
  • Keep it for 20 min.
  • After 20 min. wash your hair with cold water and sulfate-free shampoo.

You can use this homemade hair mask to reduce dandruff once a week. Eggs and yogurt provide helps to nourish the scalp. Lemon and olive oil also provide moisture to scalp and hair.

6. Apple Cider Vinegar

You will need,

  • Apple cider vinegar

Steps to follow,

  • Take 3 tbsp of apple cider vinegar and 3 tbsp of water and mix it.
  • Take this mixture on your palm and apply it all over your hair.
  • You can also use a spray bottle to spritz apple cider vinegar on hair.
  • Keep it on hair for 15 min.
  • Wash your hair after 15 min. with a mild shampoo.

You can use this hair mask twice a week for effective results. Apple cider vinegar can help in reducing dandruff. It also cleans your scalp thoroughly.

7. Aloe Vera

You will need,

  • Aloe vera

Steps to follow,

  • Grab a bowl and add 4 tbsp of aloe vera gel.
  • Whisk it and make a smooth paste.
  • If you find it hard to make a paste then you can also add 2-3 drops of hair oil.
  • After making paste apply it on your hair and keep it for 30 min.
  • Rinse it with cold water after 30 min.

You can use this homemade hair mask to reduce dandruff two to three times a week. Aloe vera is effective in relieving conditions that can cause dandruff.

Having dandruff can be difficult to deal with so it is better to start taking necessary care of hairs before it is too late. Above mentioned homemade face mask remedies can come handy to reduce dandruff.

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