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Healthy hair is the dream of every people. But dandruff is one of the biggest threats to the hair. They are commonly seen in people with oily skin. It can appear at any time, from infancy to old age.. It mainly affects men when compared to women. It affects the scalp and causes flakes of skin to appear. Normally skin cells on our scalp renew themselves. At that time the old cells are pushed outside from the scalp. But for a person affected by dandruff the renewal will be faster.  This will result in excessive shedding of dead cells from the scalp. This makes the dandruff more noticeable. It can also be caused by frequent exposure to heat. Dandruff may not cause permanent hair loss. But people with dandruff may experience irritation and redness on the scalp.

So what can we do to prevent dandruff?  Nowadays there are many antidandruff shampoos available in the market.  Try anyone of the brand. Make sure that the shampoo has enough time to stay on your scalp so that the ingredients will get enough time to work. If after several weeks of self treatment dandruff still persists, you should consider seeing your doctor. Also make sure not to use hairbrush, towels or soap used by a dandruff affected person. We must also ensure to

  1. Eat a balanced diet emphasizing on raw foods, especially fruits and vegetables
  2. Avoid dairy products, fried foods, flour, chocolate, nuts, seafood and sugar.
  3. Brush hair daily to improve circulation
  4. Keep hair and scalp clean in order to avoid accumulation of dead cells
  5. Avoid using soaps, greasy ointments and creams.

Also there are many home made remedies available to treat dandruff. They can give you long term results keeping you away from harsh chemicals and expensive hair care products.

  1. Boil a few stems and leaves of celery in water for 5 minutes. After cooling apply it to the scalp. Leave it there for 10 minutes. Then wash it thoroughly.
  2. Boil the roots of beetroot in water. Then massage your scalp daily with this lotion.
  3. Lemon juice is also a good anti dandruff agent. Apply it regularly on the scalp and leave it there for some time before washing it off.
  4. Mix 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar with 1/4 cup water. Pour this mixture into a spray bottle and sprinkle it on your hair and scalp. Wrap your head in a towel. After half an hour, remove the towel and wash your hair.

Also remember that there is no known “official” cure for dandruff. Once you have the problem, you could not avoid it but can only manage and control it.

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