Thursday, October 28, 2010

Remedy For Dandruff

Dandruff is back! Yes peeps, despite my regular shampooing with En Ba Wang (read here, my rambling about En Ba Wang). It all started masa cuti raya balik kampung haritu. I forgot to bring En Ba Wang back home and ended up using whatever-there-was in the shower. As a result, dandruff came back inhibiting my poor scalp. Not as much as before but it stubbornly stays on, despite me resuming back En Ba Wang. So, it's been like 2 months already and I am getting impatient.

Next, am trying to do my homemade remedy. Thanks to En Gugel. Here's what I found on the net.

:: Causes of dandruff
The skin of the scalp (and also of the whole body) is constantly renews itself by shedding the outer layer of skin cells. Most of the time this shedding is unnoticeable. But when this shedding becomes noticeable on the scalp, it is called dandruff.

Mild dandruff occurs not due to dryness of the scalp but usually is a result of too much oiliness of the skin. If you have large size flakes together with symptoms around your nose, eyebrows, ears, around your navel or genitals, it may be due to seborrheic dermatitis or seborrhea. Severe dandruff may be the result of psoriasis of the scalp. Seborrheic dermatitis may be caused by an increased number of a yeast-like organism (pityrosporum ovale) found on healthy scalp in low numbers. Dandruff can occur to anybody at any age. It should not be left untreated.

:: Prevention
For good hair without dandruff, drink at least 2 liter water daily, eat lots of salads, green vegetables, and fresh fruits. Combs must be washed as frequently and hair should be brushed regularly. Dandruff is a scalp condition that can be controlled. Too little oil or too much oil can result in dandruff.
:: Remedy
1. Mix 2 teaspoons pure vinegar in 6 teaspoons water and apply it on the scalp before going to bed. Tie a towel around the head. Wash your head next morning. After shampooing, rinse again with vinegar water. Treat your hair like this once a week for at least three months.
2. Mix 1 teaspoons lemon juice with 2 teaspoons vinegar and massage on the scalp. Wash your hair with an egg shampoo.
3. Take 1 part almond oil, 1 part pure sulphur powder, 2 parts 'surgical spirit' and 4 parts distilled water or rose water and mix well. Rub on the scalp.
4. Take 2 cup water, add 4-5 tablespoons dried thyme and boil for 10 minutes. Cool, strain, and use the mixture to massage scalp. Keep for half an hour.
5. Dissolve 2 aspirins in any dandruff shampoo and wash your hair.
6. Massage the scalp with almond oil. Dip a towel in boiling water and wrap it around the hair. Repeat it thrice or four times when the towel gets cold.
7. Make a shampoo by mixing 100g each of amla (Indian goose berry), reetha, and shikakai, and boil in two liter of water until the liquid reduces to half. Use this shampoo for one month. Dandruff will vanish and your hair will become thick.
8. Fenugreek seeds are also useful in the removal of dandruff. Grind fenugreek
soaked in water overnight. Massage this paste on scalp and hair and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Wash it off with a mild shampoo.
9. Wash your hair with warm apple cider vinegar. Then cover your head with a towel or a shower cap and leave for about 30-40 minutes. Rinse with plain water. Repeat 2 times a week until your dandruff goes away.
10. Take a palm full of baking soda and rub it on your wet hair. Wash it off with water. The baking soda should relieve the itching and help in reducing the problem ofdandruff.
11. Mix 100g witch hazel and 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice in 200ml water. Shampoo your hair and apply with cotton to the scalp when the hair are still wet. Repeat several times until the dandruff is treated.
12. Try Zest soap once a week. It may work for oily hair. It leaves your hair dry, so use conditioner to your hair only but try not to get it on your scalp. It has worked to get rid of dandruff for some people.

I haven't really decided which one I'd try first. Yang ada kat rumah at the moment cuma vinegar and lemon aje. Haruslah Kak Mon ke Carrefour jap lagi nih.


aida said...

i really have a bad case of dandruff. I would ignore it, haha

ummi said...

aida ~ *scratch* *scratch* *scratch* kenot ignore anymore.

Tyha said...

kAK tIE...tq.INgatkan saya je ada masalah kelemumur ni...ramai rupanya...;),Tq Googelkan tips tu...nak try yang kosnya paling murah dulu.

Dah add akak jadi friends dah...;)

ummi said...

tyha ~ ramailah ada problem dandruff ni. kdg2 kita ni rambut basah lagi dah pakai tudung (bukan blame tudung, blame diri sendiri x keringkan rambut sebelum tu). i want to try that fenugreek tu dulu. dh beli dah sepeket, blom buat lagi.

okie.. thanks.