Natural Way of Dandruff Control
Dandruff increases with the changing season and extra dose of chemical to get rid of dandruff weakens hair. Nature is full of solutions but its application is definitely challenging, but it is better than chemicals.
Are you fed-up trying to get rid of ever recurring dandruff? Unfortunately none of the chemical based hair treatment offering could solve your problem. So what to do? Chemicals, including all shampoo's in the market, do wash your hair but by the time you take your next bath you find dandruff back.
Let us go deep and find out why dandruff comes at all, it will help you in finding solution.
Technically speaking Dandruff is the shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp, which is natural but with changing extreme weather condition the shedding gets accentuated. In normal circumstances, about 487,000 cells per square cm get released normally after wash. In some cases it could be much higher, seeking meicinal attention.
It has been well established that keratinocytes play a key role in the expression and generation of immunological reactions during dandruff formation. The pathogenesis of dandruff involves hyperproliferation of keratinocytes, resulting in deregulation of keratinization. The corneocytes clump together, manifesting as large flakes of skin.
As it has been an established fact that top layer of human skin continually replaces itself and old cells flake off. In normal condition skin cells may mature in month period, but in people with dandruff it is 2–7 days.
Mainly three factors causes Dandruff, namely the skin oil commonly referred to as sebum, metabolic by-products of skin micro-organisms like Malassezia yeasts and susceptibility of individual.
Apart from biological factors, weather do play crucial role in aggravating the situation. Mostly when temperature condition vary greatly, the shedding rate of dead skin increases, which we notice with onset of winter.
So, where lies the solution specially when you don't want to use chemicals. There is a way out, nature offers all possible help to keep you body fit and good looking. Here are some home remedies that are sure to give excellent results. Chemically, Shampoo uses keratolytic agents such as salicylic acid and sulphur to loosen the attachments between the corneocytes and allow them to get washed off.
One best and time tested way to get rid of dandruff is to use fenugreek (methi) seeds, which is easily available in Indian kitchen. Soak methi seeds overnight, grind them and make paste. Apply this paste to the scalp and wait for 30 minutes. Wash your hair, with slightly warm water. Repeat, the procedure for in 7 days interval for 2-3 weeks.
We use curd on daily basis, if you apply curd on scalp and wash, it works wonder. It not just removes dandruff but makes your hair shiny and good looking.
Another, age old treatment is fresh lime juice. Apply the extracted juice in your scalp, wait for few minutes and wash it properly. You can try this once a week.
Green gram powder is another tested remedy for dandruff treatment. Take green gram powder and mix it with half a cup of curd, apply it on scalp. Wait for few minutes then wash properly. [/q]