Is that time of the year and your dandruff is out of control? Then you need to try this fantastic home remedy that will work wonders on your annoying itchy hair scalp!
You don't need to spend a lot of money in expensive shampoos or dandruff treatments, nature offers us numerous health benefits and you can kiss your dandruff goodbye with this DIY hair mask. In fact, all you need for this hair mask you may already have at home and if not, it will only cost you a visit to the grocery and a lot less money than a salon treatment filled with chemicals. For this awesome hair mask all you need is, lemon juice and olive oil and that's it! Just combine the ingredients with water and massage your scalp with the mixture. Is that easy.
But first, let's learn more about dandruff; a common form of dandruff is seborrheic dermatitis. Basically, it's an itchy, red rash with concomitant white or yellow flakes - this condition can affect not only our scalp, but also our face and other parts of our torso. Seborrheic dermatitis is also linked to a fungus called Malassezia, which can be found on the scalp and they normally feast on oils secreted by hair follicles.
Why it works? Lemons are effective, safe and inexpensive, the citric acid in its juice helps restore the normal pH balance of the scalp, which in turn, helps in restraining an overgrowth of those irritating white flakes. Moreover, the astringent effect of lemon juice balances out the sebum level of the scalp, preventing it from becoming itchy, excessively greasy or dry and thereby containing dandruff. Basically, lemon helps controlling oil in your scalp, this way eliminating dandruff.
Then we have olive oil, which is a great antidote for an itchy and parched scalp. It helps the head to retain moisture and reduces the dryness felt on the scalp.
So when combines, the acidity in lemon juice helps rid your scalp of any loose, dry flakes of skin, while the olive oil moisturizes. What's not to love about this easy yet effective hair mask! Make sure to give it a try, your itchy scalp will appreciate it.
Mix lemon juice, olive oil, and water, and massage into damp scalp.
Let mixture sit for 20 minutes, then rinse and shampoo hair.
Treatment can be applied every other week.