Your ultimate guide to getting rid of dandruff
Your scalp is screaming for some TLC!
Nothing is more frustrating than an itchy, dry scalp, which often results in flaky shedding or dandruff. While the causes of this vary from dietary concerns and hormonal imbalance to weather change, the bottom line is that these flakes are extremely hard to get rid of without the right tools. They leave the scalp feeling agitated and your hair looking lifeless and limp.
If you’re suffering from dandruff and don’t know where to begin to soothe your scalp, we’ve rounded up a few products that you can use to treat the condition. Scroll through.
Deconstruct Anti-Dandruff Scalp Serum
Packed with the goodness of salicylic acid, this hair serum from Deconstruct controls the dandruff-causing fungi, exfoliates, and reduces itchiness by hydrating the scalp. And you don’t have to worry about it leaving your hair looking greasy either. This water-based serum is extremely lightweight but it wages a war on dandruff.
Kerastase Specifique Bain Anti-Pelliculaire Shampoo
If you’re looking for a shampoo that gets rid of oily and dry flakes of dandruff while still nourishing your hair, the Kerastase Specifique Bain Anti-Pelliculaire Shampoo should be on your shelf. Its unique silicone-free formula is a blend of zinc pyrithione and salicylic acid which cleanses and keeps dandruff at bay for eight weeks.
Re’equil Anti-Recurrence Dandruff Lotion
If you’ve wished for quick relief from your greasy, agitated and itchy scalp, we have news for you. With anti-fungal and anti-septic properties, this lotion not only works on freeing your scalp from dandruff but also treats the symptoms that these annoying flakes bring along with them.
Apply the lotion all over and massage your scalp. Leave it on overnight (or 90 minutes is enough) and wash your hair with a mild shampoo. Regular use will make your dandruff go poof!
Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Tea Tree Scalp Treatment
The Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Tea Tree Scalp Treatment is a magic worker. The formulation is a blend of binchotan charcoal, which extracts the impurities from the hair; peppermint and spearmint oils that reduce scalp irritation; tea tree oil which has anti-septic properties; and skin and hair care superhero, witch hazel which helps control oil production. Talk about an all-rounder product!
Forest Essentials Scalp Clarifying ritual for hair
Comprising the Ayurvedic Herb Enriched Head Massage Oil, Hair Cleanser Bhringraj and Shikakai, and Hair Conditioner Bhringraj and Shikaki, this kit from Forest Essentials will kick your dandruff to the curb. It is infused with potent plant and herb extracts that reduce hair-thinning, dandruff, and breakage. it's your one-stop arsenal against dandruff.
Get a salon treatment!
While these were some of the products that will help you liberate your scalp from those stubborn flakes, you can also opt for an extensive salon treatment. Usually, this hair spa includes a scalp scrub followed by a wash and then an anti-dandruff dose that cleanses and nourishes the scalp. This is followed by a head massage. These anti-dandruff treatments combat itchiness, inflammation and dry stubborn flakes.
However, if neither of these options appeals to you, there are more than a few DIY remedies to try.
Try these DIY home remedies
Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil’s claim to fame in the beauty world is its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. A few drops of this oil in your regular shampoo can work wonders against dandruff. With regular use, you won’t see those pesky flakes again.
Apple Cider Vinegar
If all else fails, be sure that apple cider vinegar is up to the job. It is brimming with anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. It also controls excess sebum production and maintains the pH balance of your scalp. Thus nipping your dandruff problem in the bud.
Lemon and curd
Mix one tablespoon of lemon juice in two-three tablespoons of curd and apply it to your scalp. Let it sit for about 20-30 minutes, and wash your hair as you would regularly. Lemon juice contains citric acid, which is one of the best antibacterials around. However, applying it directly would only agitate your scalp further, hence add some curd, which is a brilliant conditioner, and let it work hard to leave your hair dandruff-free.
Neem + coconut oil
There is a reason neem is held in high accord in Indian households. It works as an anti-fungal, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory agent which can relieve you of dandruff as well as a dry and itchy scalp. Grind a few neem leaves, add a few spoons of coconut oil, and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. It works like magic!