Haircare Tips:-If you are troubled by dandruff, then use tomato and curd at home
Do you often notice strange white flakes on your shirt or feel itchy on your scalp? Do you find your washbasin/sink full of clumps of hair? Be careful, as these could be symptoms of dandruff on your scalp. Irrespective of age or gender, it can be found in both men and women and should not be taken lightly.
Dandruff is a common condition that plagues you throughout the year. This makes the scalp dry and itchy. It is often caused by an overgrowth of a fungus, Malassezia, especially in winter, as the scalp is unable to receive enough moisture and becomes dry. Malassezia feeds on sebum, the oily substance secreted by glands on the scalp, and when this fungus feeds on sebum, it breaks down into fatty acids that irritate the scalp.
Confused about what is causing an itchy scalp?
Dandruff should not be taken lightly as it refers to a subtle inflammation, which can be easily overlooked as there are no easily observable symptoms. Apart from dry and itchy scalp, there are other causes of dandruff which are as follows:
- the stress
- harsh or irregular brushing
- Nutrient deficiencies like vitamin B12
- Unadvised or irregular use of hair care products
- pollution and heat
If the scalp feels oily or your hair looks oily most of the time, you are more likely to have dandruff. Sometimes you may experience intense itching even if the scalp is not dry.
Many of you use several anti-dandruff products to get rid of the problem temporarily. But did you know that many effective and easy home remedies can help you save the money you spend on hair care products?
That is why today we have brought such a home remedy for you, with the help of which you can reduce this problem to some extent. About this, we are told by Dr Ajay Rana ji, Founder and Director, Dermatologist and Aesthetic Physician ILAMED.
Ingredients for Hair Pack
- Tomato - 1-2
- Curd - 2-3 tsp
Method to prepare and apply
- Make tomato puree and mix it with curd
- If curd dries your hair, you can also add 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil.
- Apply the paste on your washed hair
- Leave it on for 15 to 30 minutes.
- Then wash off using a mild shampoo and conditioner.
Benefits of curd and tomato for hair
Tomato is rich in vitamins A and C and it helps in strengthening the strands. Tomato juice makes your hair shiny. Tomato, if used as a conditioner, it helps in increasing the pH level in your hair which makes hair beautiful due to its acidic nature.
Yoghurt, rich in anti-bacterial properties, is an excellent ingredient to keep scalp infections at bay, besides; it is great for reducing stubborn dandruff and itching.
Plus, yoghurt is rich in vitamins B5 and D, which makes it a great superfood for our hair. Yoghurt is also rich in fatty acids which are essential for healthy and shiny hair. Using curd for hair care will help in nourishing you, and if combined with other ingredients, proves to be a great remedy for all hair problems.
You can also use this hair pack to reduce dandruff from the hair and make your hair shiny. But before using it, do a patch test once. This is because everyone's hair is different and their reaction to natural things is different.
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