Nat­u­ral dan­druff rem­edy

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If you have a very dry scalp, you may have found your­self in an em­bar­rass­ing sit­u­a­tion where the col­lar of your shirt is cov­ered with white flaky sub­stances. Dan­druff is not re­stricted to the scalp alone, even the skin on the face and the body is prone to dan­druff. It is but nat­u­ral to as­sume that dan­druff is caused due to dry­ness, but re­search sug­gests that dan­druff is ac­tu­ally due to cells of the skin that have a very short life, they grow and die with great ra­pid­ity.

Dan­druff has the ten­dency to be stub­born and re­turn again and again de­spite proper treat­ment. Con­trary to pop­u­lar be­lief, one ef­fec­tive way to get rid of dan­druff is to sham­poo daily, this pre­vents the growth of the cells that have a short life. An after ef­fect of un­treated dan­druff is hair loss. Thus, it is best to catch the is­sue on time and fol­low a due course of treat­ment. Neem is very use­ful for dan­druff. It con­tains blood pu­ri­fy­ing as well as an­timi­cro­bial el­e­ments. It is ef­fec­tively known to be an an­ti­fun­gal and an­tivi­ral, in ad­di­tion to be­ing an­ti­in­flam­ma­tory. Here’s how to use neem in or­der to get rid of dan­druff

1. Chew the leaves:

Ac­cord­ing to beauty ex­perts, the eas­i­est way to get rid of dan­druff is to chew the neem leaves ev­ery morn­ing. How­ever, you may need some con­vinc­ing for that as neem leaves taste a bit bit­ter. You can mix them with honey or boil neem leaves and drink the strained wa­ter.

Neem can be used in the form of an oil. This oil can be eas­ily cre­ated at home by adding few neem leaves to co­conut oil and bring­ing it to a boil and fi­nally adding a few drops of lemon to it. Rub this oil gen­tly on your scalp, leave it on overnight and then wash off in the morn­ing.

A com­bi­na­tion of neem and curd is the ideal way to curb dan­druff. Make a paste of neem leaves, add it to a bowl of curd and ap­ply all over your scalp. Leave it on for 15-20 min­utes and then rinse. The anti-fun­gal prop­er­ties of neem in com­bi­na­tion with the sooth­ing and cool ef­fect of curd does won­ders in fight­ing dan­druff.

2. Neem oil: 3. Neem and curd: 4. Neem hair mask:

All you have to do is grind some neem leaves and add a ta­ble­spoon of honey to it. Once it be­comes a thick paste, put it all over the scalp like a hair mask and al­low it to stay for 20 min­utes then wash it.

5. Neem as a hair con­di­tioner:

Take a few neem leaves and boil them, al­low them to cool down. After sham­poo­ing your hair, rinse the hair with the wa­ter from the boiled neem leaves.

Any one of th­ese remedies will help you, once used reg­u­larly. (Free Beauty Tips)

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