Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Home Remedies for Dandruff

Dandruff Home Remedies using Dried Nettle:
Add 4 tablespoons of dried nettle to 2 cups boiling water. Steep overnight. Strain and add 1 cup of apple cider vinegar. Massage into the scalp. Can also be used as a face rinse to get rid of oily skin. Apple cider vinegar is great to use for scalp treatments, facial treatments, or simply to add to your bath. It helps to keep the skin clear if you drink a little vinegar water a couple times a week. Add honey and you keep your whole body toned up.

Dandruff Home Remedies with Fenugreek Seeds:
The use of fenugreek seeds is one of the most important remedies in the treatment of dandruff. Two tablespoons of these seeds should be soaked overnight in water and ground into a fine paste in the morning. This paste should be applied all over the scalp and left for half an hour. The hair should then be washed thoroughly.

Aspirins and Dandruff:
Dissolve 10 aspirins (5 grains each) in 1 cup warm water. Massage into scalp for about 10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly. Add a vinegar rinse as an extra help after rinsing aspirin out completely. Use after every shampoo if necessary for a while.

Burdock for Dandruff:
In a separate container, mix 1 cup burdock, 1 cup peach tree leaves, 1 cup chamomile, 1/2 cup sage leaves. Pour 8 cups of cider vinegar into a gallon jar. Add the herb mixture to the cider vinegar. Let stand for 2 weeks. Strain and apply morning and evening. Do not rinse off Let dry on hair. Wait until the next day to rinse it out. There is no need to use any soap or shampoo to rinse out the treatment. Using plain water will wash this treatment along with the dirt from your hair. This works quickly on dandruff. To darken the hair with this recipe, add 1 cup of hop flowers to the herbs before allowing them to steep in the vinegar.

Tips for Dandruff Prevention:
Dandruff can be removed by massaging the hair for half an hour with curd which has been kept in the open for three days. Another measure which helps to counteract dandruff is to dilute cider vinegar with an equal quantity of water and dab this on to the hair with cotton wool in-between shampooing. Cider vinegar added to the final rinsing water after shampooing also helps to disperse dandruff.

Special Recipe for Dandruff Control:
This is a great rinse and helps to control dandruff too. Pour 2 cups of boiling water over 1/2 cup of chopped parsley. Let stand 30 minutes. Massage into scalp and allow to stay on 15 minutes. Use as a final rinse.