How to prevent dandruff this winter
Winters are awesome. With all the good comes a little bit of bad too. The worst part of this season is that you need to constantly fight out to prevent itchy scalp, dandruff and hair fall. Using curd and lemon or getting a hot oil massage during the cold months could be an answer to all your beauty needs. Likewise there are many more alternative home remedies that you can use to get prevent the dandruff from ruining the good hair days. Taking care of your hair becomes more important when you have a coarse, thin, curly, treated, damaged, dry, dull and oily hair. Dandruff is a condition of the scalp that causes flakes of skin to appear. Dandruff is a common condition, which is marked by itching. In some cases it can be embarrassing and not easy to treat.
One of the alternatives to prevent dandruff is to wash your hair with a medicated dandruff shampoo. Make sure that the shampoo that you select has active ingredients like coal tar, salicylic acid, zinc pyrithione, selenium sulphide, or ketoconazole. Additionally, massage your scalp with the shampoo and leave it on your head for 2 or 3 minutes before washing it off with cold water. And then to regain strength and shine of your hair, massage your scalp with hot oil. It nourishes the hair cuticles and protects your scalp against winter winds.
Also exposing your hair to steam also helps you to regain the moisture content and strengthens your hair. It opens the follicles of hair so that they can absorb more nutrients. Above all, steam helps in healthy hair growth, reduces hair fall and makes them shine. People with dry skin tend to get dandruff more often. Winter cold air, combined with overheated rooms is a common cause of itchy, flaking skin. People with dandruff caused by dry skin tend to have small flakes of dandruff; the flakes are not oily.
Neem leaves make a great all-natural home remedy for your dandruff. Their properties not only relieve itching, they act as an antifungal as well, inhibiting the over-growth of dandruff causing fungus. Be aware that some people find its smell to be overwhelming. Also you could use fenugreek seeds as they have a composition that is rich in protein and amino acids, encouraging healthy hair/hair growth and warding off those wicked flakes in the process. A little bonus-its high concentration of lecithin, a natural emollient, that can help make hair stronger overall, and many people find that it leaves their hair silky smooth and soft.