It is very well known that every individual gain a self-confidence of presenting themselves in front of other people when they look their best but often due to certain skin problems, individuals get an inferiority complex, and feel hesitant to interact with other people. Among the skin problems faced by men, dandruff is the most common one. Men, who have dandruff problems, build up an inferiority complex for themselves in their minds, which bring down their self-confidence and their ability to socialize, as due to dandruff, they tend to hide in their closets, and not make appearance out of their houses, to not get judged and mocked by other people.
Dandruff is among the top list hair problems faced by men. Most of the common reasons are dirt in the environment, poor hygiene, rush to wash the hair, pollution and so on. Though the reasons are varying with one person from the another, the following remedies can make magic on any dandruff prone scalp. All the remedies below are prepared easy with the dandruff controlling agent lemon. Choose the best one you feel simple and good and get rid off the dandruff.
Home remedies with lemon
Take a half cup of coconut oil in a bowl and heat it up for few minutes, now add two table spoons of lemon juice to the oil and stir it with a spoon. Let it come down from the hot temperature to the luke warm, now apply on your hair and scalp completely, you need to concentrate on the scalp so give a five minute massage. Leave it for about 15 minutes and then rinse off with your normal shampoo and luke warm water. This treatment is considered to be an ideal solution to kick off the dandruff. It won’t work in a singleday, repeat doing this procedure for two to three times in a week to notice the nothing on your black jacket.
Hazel nut oil
Similar to the coconut oil remedy you can also prepare the hazel nut oil recipe to treat the dandruff problem. Take three tablespoons of hazelnut oil in a bowl and heat it up for few minutes, add it two table spoons of lemon juice and apply it on your scalp and hair when the oil is at the resisting temperature. Leave it for 20 minutes before rinsing off the hair.
Take two table spoons of vinegar in a bowl and add it one table spoon of lemon juice. Apply it on the hair and scalp directly and massage it for few minutes. Let it show its action on the dandruff for 30 minutes and then rinse off. This is another best treatment you can try to get rid off the dandruff. So, use it regular and hit the target of no white flakes.
Applying tea to the dandruff prone scalp is an effective method to solve it. Prepare the thick consistency tea by adding two tablespoons of tea powder to half cup of water. After brewing strain the solution and apply on the scalp by using a cotton ball. Leave it for about 15 minutes and then wash off with plain water.
Add four tablespoons of lemon juice with two raw eggs, one tablespoon of methi seed powder and sufficient amount of henna powder to make a smooth paste. Apply the paste on your hair and scalp, hold the pack for about an hour and then rinse off with normal water. Try to do this remedy for two times in a week to watch the changes.
Prepare a smooth mixture from watery curd, lemon juice and honey. Apply it for about 20 to 30 minutes on your head and rinse off with the luke warm water. Follow this remedy for two to three times a week to note the difference.
But it should be kept in mind, that dandruff can be treated at home, with homemade remedies, comprising of lemon. Men should make an effort in making and using the homemade remedies, which has lemon. Lemon is a very powerful ingredient, which is extremely beneficial to get rid of the dandruff, that too permanently, without having any kind of side effects. Homemade remedies which are made from lemon are numerous; some of them are as follows:
- Lemon, honey and sour curd mixture: The mixture of lemon, honey and sour curd (watery) is very beneficial for getting rid of the dandruff. The mixture should be made from the mentioned three ingredients; the quantities of the mixture should be as such that the consistency is good and applicable. The mixture is should be applied evenly on the scalp, and leave it for minimum of twenty minutes, so that the mixture gets some time to get soaked in and react positively. If this mixture is applied in the said manner, thrice a week, then positive results will definitely be seen.
- Treatment of hot oil with lemon: Hot oil has been a boon for hair from centauries; it helps in getting rid of maximum hair problems. The hot oil treatment can be done with coconut oil or castor oil or both, whichever is preferred by the user, and lemon juice should be poured into the oil. If one kind of oil is used then the one table spoon of the oil with tablespoon of lemon juice should be used, and if both the oils are used, then one table spoon of each and 2 tablespoon of lemon juice should be used. After preparing the mixture, it should be applied on the scalp and applied in circular motions. For best, effective and positive results, this mixture too should be left for minimum of twenty minutes on the scalp and should be done twice a week.
- Lemon juice: If men apply mere two tablespoons of lemon juice on their scalp, but gently massaging it and rinse it with water, after which rinse again with a cup of water, after stirring a teaspoon of lemon juice in it, then dandruff can be treated. This process is supposed to be done daily, till the dandruff disappears.
- Lemon juice and Fenugreek seeds: Fenugreek seeds are seen to be very beneficial for treating dandruff. To make the mixture of lemon juice and fenugreek seeds, one tablespoon of the lemon juice should be mixed in one tablespoon of dried powder of the fenugreek, like most of the mixtures, this mixture too should be applied evenly on the scalp and should be left for minimum of twenty minutes, after which it should be nicely rinsed with water.
- Egg and lemon juice: Eggs are very helpful to get rid of maximum hair problems. The mixture of lemon juice and a whole egg should be prepared and applied as a hair mask on the scalp and the hair, and should be left for minimum of fifteen minutes, after which it should be washed with the help of a mild shampoo. To get best results, this process should be done daily.
- Lemon and orange peel: Lemon juice and orange peel should be mixed together and to make paste, which should be applied on the scalp and should be left for minimum of twenty minutes, after which it should be rinsed well with the help of water. To get best results this process should be done at least thrice a week and positive results will definitely be seen.
How to prevent dandruff?
It is very well said that prevention is better than cure. Men should take care of very simple and basic, yet very essential little things, which would help them to prevent the problem of dandruff and help them to stay and feel good about themselves. There are numerous preventive measures which can be adopted to prevent dandruff; some of them are as follows:
- Conditioning: One of the most common causes of dandruff is dry skin, which can be treated with proper and regular oil massages, which would nourish the scalp and the hair, and thus, prevent dandruff.
- Wash hair regularly and properly: Many men have the tendency to either wash their hair just once or twice a week or shampoo very quickly, without cleaning the hair and scalp properly, which leads to dirty and hair and scalp and causes dandruff.
- Inadequate brushing: Men often use their hands rather than combs, which is a very bad habit. Brushing results in shedding of the skin on the scalp, which is very important hair aid, and if not done regularly then it causes dandruff. So to prevent dandruff, men should make sure that they comb daily.
Often dandruff is caused to due to certain medical conditions, hormonal changes, yeast, etc., and do not get treated from the homemade remedies, in such a situation a well-qualified, certified and reliable dermatologist should be consulted and the medicines and hair products which he/she provides should be used, this is because the medicated hair products are very precisely made to treat the dandruff in the required way, without causing any side effects. Prevention and treatment of dandruff should not be neglected and must be done on time to avoid longer treatment and hassles.