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What Cause Dandruff, What are the causes for dandruff, Dandruff Prevention, Dandruff Treatment at Home

Why dandruff comes? What are the precautions to take?

The term dandruff refers to a disorder of the scalp. Generally harmless, the condition becomes irritating when the skin gets highly infected. The most common culprit of dandruff is a fungus known as malassezia furfur and occurs naturally on the skin of all people. The fungus has an affection for fat and hence is found more on areas of the skin that produce a large amount of oil. This means that it exists in large numbers on the scalp, the upper part of the body and the face as well. When the fungus infects the scalp its (the fungus) growth cycle doubles and the natural process of shedding of the dead skin cells from the scalp goes haywire. This leads to excess shedding of the dead skin cells from the scalp and hence causes the appearance of shiny white scales known as dandruff all over your hair and shoulders. in the same way there are other fungi and bacteria that can have the same effect on your hair. Some of the causes that lead to the rapid multiplication of these kinds of bacteria are low levels of health, high levels of toxins in the body, constipation, low resistance to infections, stress, side effects of harsh shampoos and sometimes exposure to the cold which causes excessive scalp dryness.  

There is no permanent cur for dandruff, but treatment is easy and simple to carry out. Given below are some remedies that you can prepare at home and do not take too much time or effort. Fenugreek is a very effective remedy for dandruff. Take two tablespoons of the seed (fenugreek) and soak it in water for a whole night. In the morning ground them into a fine paste and apply the paste to all over your scalp. Leave it on your scalp for about a half hour and then wash it off thoroughly with a shampoo, preferably a mild anti- dandruff one.

Another dandruff remedy you can use is lime. First begin by shampooing your hair with an anti-dandruff shampoo and than a conditioner. When rinsing your hair for the last time, take a spoon of lime juice and apply it to your hair. The lime juice has a variety of anti- bacterial properties that will help prevent a further infection of your scalp. The lime also removes the stickiness from your hair. Finally if you use styling products like hair sprays, mousses or styling gels, make sure to avoid over use as they can cause build up in your hair and eventually dry out your scalp. Thus further increasing your chances of developing dandruff on you scalp.