Would you believe if I tell you that dandruff, which is the shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp, is affecting almost half the world's population?

Well, the reason why this might seem otherwise is that for most people the condition is usually mild; while for others, it is worse.

Normally, as skin cells die, a small amount of flaking is experienced; about 487,000 cells/cm2 are released after detergent treatment.

But for some people, certain triggers encourage large amount of flaking up to 800,000 cells/cm2, that are usually accompanied by redness and irritation.

What are the causes of dandruff?

Naturally, skin cells are continuously formed on the scalp; so the shedding of dead skin cells is normal. However, with dandruff, skin cells are shed at a faster rate than normal. Oil from the scalp causes the skin cells to clump together and appear as white flakes.

Dandruff can be caused by a number of things, including dry skin; sensitivity to hair products; and skin conditions such as psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, or eczema.

The overgrowth of yeast, which can be caused by stress, hormones, too much oil on the scalp, or problems with the immune system can also result in dandruff.

What are the symptoms of dandruff?

Known to many sufferers, one of the most common and often the first symptom of dandruff is white flakes seen on dark clothes.

Also included on the symptoms list are:

Natural treatment for preventing hair loss caused by dandruff

1. Methi for dandruff removal

Ingredients

  • Methi (fenugreek) seeds - 2 tablespoon
  • Apple cider vinegar - 1 cup
  • Water - 1 cup

Method of application

2. Aspirin

Ingredients

  • Aspirin – 2 tablets
  • Shampoo

Method of application

3. Baking soda

Ingredients

  • Baking soda – 2 tablespoon
  • Water

Method of application

4. Natural soap nuts (Reetha) - effective dandruff control & fragrance

Ingredients

  • Soap nuts (reetha) – about 15
  • Amla juice - 1 tablespoon
  • Water – about 3 cups

Method of application

5. Lemon juice

Ingredient

  • Lemon juice – 4 lemons' worth

Method of application

6. Aloe Vera Gel

Ingredient

  • Aloe vera gel – 5 tablespoon

Method of application

In conclusion, it is important to note that no matter how bad the condition of your hair maybe, if you could keep dandruff at bay with the above agents of dandruff treatment, you will have a head full of hair for years to come.

It is also okay for you to try "Head & Shoulders Smooth and Silky Shampoo," which helps remove dandruff and also leaves your hair in a very healthy condition.

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