Monsoon may be lovable but bad hair days aren’t! Monsoon turns on several hair problems. Odds are really strong that you will fall victim to hair woes like dandruff, dull, dry and frizzy hair with itchy scalp during the rainy season.
Sebum, the oily substance produced by the body’s sebaceous glands tends to gather very easily on the scalp, especially if it’s not washed often. Microbes usually feed on this sebum to breed. This results in dandruff during the monsoon season. Tiny, little flakes falling off your hair onto the shoulders can leave you embarrassed to the core, especially when you are partying with friends or at work. Further, if this is not treated on time, it can cause severe hair fall. All the people dealing with raise your hands if you know the struggle!
Here are some home remedies that will give you relief from dandruff this season of rain.
Rich in Sulphur, onions are loaded with benefits. It may be hard to believe but onions are superb for your hair. Possessing antimicrobial and antifungal properties, it nourishes hair follicles and helps to reduce hair thinning. Onion has many nutrients that help to moisturize hair and minimize itchiness.
Peel off and blend an onion. Apply the onion juice on your scalp thoroughly using a cotton ball and wash off with a shampoo after 20 to 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can massage your scalp with Atulya Onion and Bhringraj Hair Oil & can use Onion & Bhringraj Hair Shampoo by Atulya to rinse your hair.
Apple Cider Vinegar
A wonderful remedy to remove the dead skin cells, Apple cider vinegar also balances the pH of the scalp. Research shows that it also prevents the growth of particular types of fungus. Add 2-3 tbsp of apple cider vinegar to the same quantity of water. Put it on your scalp. Rinse it off with water or shampoo after few minutes.
Possessing antifungal and antimicrobial properties, Bhringraj can help reduce dandruff. The Bhringraj oil by Atulya has anti-inflammatory properties that can help get rid of skin irritations on the scalp and psoriasis as well. Further, this ayurvedic herbal oil improves blood circulation to the scalp. The oil is dense and has a higher specific gravity. Due to this, it can penetrate deep when compared to other oils. This makes it a wonderful remedy to combat dandruff this monsoon season.
The pungent smell of the garlic clove may irritate many. But its medicinal value is absolutely something that cannot be overlooked. It is immensely advantageous as an anti-fungal natural product. The benefits of crushed or raw garlic have amused people for ages. Mix a clove or two of garlic to water. Smear it on your scalp. Add ginger and a little honey to it to overcome the smell.
Pamper your hair with homemade remedies. One of the most recommended remedies is to apply fenugreek paste. Its disinfectant properties help to keep dandruff and scalp infections at bay. Other home remedies include yogurt, banana, avocado oil, honey, egg whites, lemon juice, tea tree oil and aloe vera gel.
If not apple cider vinegar, you can go for plain vinegar. It aids in curing dry and itchy skin. Additionally, it also helps to kill dandruff-causing bacteria and fungus. The acidic content of vinegar is extremely beneficial to reduce flaking drastically. Mix an equal quantity of white vinegar and water. Apply this on the scalp skin for about half an hour. Later on, proceed for a head wash.
All these home remedies definitely work wonders to curb dandruff problem during the rainy season.