4. Mildly Boil Olive Oil & Apply
When it comes to hair, olive oil is claimed to be the powerhouse. It is rich in Vitamin A and E. It has natural moisturizing effects for treating any kind of hair problem. It promotes healthier growth, keeps the tresses shiny and strong. Whether you are using it for your hot oil treatment or as a conditioner, your locks are sure to reap its benefits. Hence, your dry, itchy scalp can be cured easily with the application of pure olive oil. It acts as a moisturizer and a soothing agent for the hair. Hence, to try a remedy using this, follow the instructions given below:
- Step 1: Take an ounce of olive oil and heat it, make sure it is just sufficiently warm.
- Step 2: Massage your scalp and leave it for 45 minutes. You can wrap your head in a warm towel for best results. Repeat the application for three times a week.
How Does This Work?
Olive oil, if applied can hydrate the dry scalp flakes and combine them into a large mass so that they can be eliminated when rinsed with water. The medicinal properties of the olive oil are due to monounsaturated fatty acids and powerful antioxidants. They coat the problematic layers (outer) of hair to give a shiny, silky appearance. The other benefits are its anti-fungal and antibacterial properties that can be used to fight against head lice and dandruff.
Olive Oil Is Not Good, If:
- You are allergic to olive oil. You can experience respiratory allergies, eczema, skin rashes, and dermatitis.
3. Herbal Mix: Fenugreek + Indian Gooseberry + Yogurt
To know about Emblica officinalis (or Indian gooseberries, or amla), check remedy no 7, as we have already written about it there. Now, talking about Fenugreek, they are one of the best ways to treat dandruff. In fact, this herb’s seeds and leaves has been used since ancient times for healing various ailments. Right from controlling diabetes, to inducing labor and adding essence to dishes, these seeds exhibit diverse advantages for your health. However, when it comes to hair, these tiny seeds can do great wonders too. They have high amounts of antioxidants and help in fighting free radicals. They prevent the fungus that causes dandruff, nourish the roots, prevent hair fall, and strengthen the tresses.
No matter what kind of stomach problem you have, yogurt is the first recommended remedy. Yogurt has cooling and softening properties. Whether it is your skin or hair, this ingredient is the most recommended. Apart from being one of the most integral parts in various cuisines, it can be a great ingredient for both hair and skin. Forget those store-bought products that are full of chemicals. Use yogurt instead. When it comes to your hair, it naturally conditions them, lessens the hair fall, and treats dandruff. To try this remedy, follow the steps given below:
- Fenugreek powder – 1 tablespoon
- Indian gooseberry powder (or amla powder) – 1 tablespoon
- Plain yogurt – 1 ½ tablespoon (optional)
Method of Preparation:
- Step 1: Mix all the ingredients mentioned above in a small bowl, either with yogurt or water.
- Step 2: Blend them in a way so that it forms a smooth paste.
- Step 3: Apply on your scalp.
- Step 4: Leave it for 1 hour.
- Step 5: Wash off with a mild shampoo.
- Step 6: Follow the remedy for few days until you get rid of dandruff.
Note: Fenugreek seeds can be applied even if you have a sensitive scalp.
How Does This Work?
Fenugreek seeds have proteins and nicotinic acid that helps in the stimulation of hair growth. It’s essential compounds help in improving and conditioning the hair texture naturally. Another active compound called ‘Lecithin’ in fenugreek seeds help by imparting luster to the hair and assist them to retain their natural color.
The presence of lactic acid and zinc helps promote shiny hair. Since dandruff is caused due to fungus, yogurt’s anti fungal properties keeps the problem at bay.
The Remedy Is Not Good, If:
- You consume it. It is only for topical application.
- You apply and step out in sunlight. It may darken your skin.