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Dandruff care
Dandruff occurs when skin cells flake off your scalp. This flaking is natural and occurs all over your body. On the scalp, however, larger flakes can mix with oil and dust to form dandruff. Dandruff cannot be cured, but it can be controlled.

Dandruff is an enemy of the hair. It weakens the roots. Consequently the hair start falling off. This is a kind of contagious disease. Dandruff sticks on the skin of the scalp in a cake form and blocks the free flow of air to the hair roots. As a result, hair becomes weak at the roots and loosen their hold. Using the comb, soap or brush of a person suffering from dandruff is dangerous as it is contagious.

Many medicines and  medicated soaps and shampoos are available to counter dandruff, but the most effective is the cleanliness of the hair. Brush your hair at least thrice a day and shampoo once a week at least. While washing your hair, take care that the water doesn't trickle down your face, there are chances you may get pimples.

Here are some quick and easy remedies for those of you suffering from this problem

  • Take 6 spoonfuls water, add 2 spoonfuls pure vinegar and apply it on the scalp with cotton wool swab before going to bed. Tie a towel around the head to protect your pillow. Wash your head next morning. After shampooing, rinse again with vinegar water. Continue this once a week for at least three months.
  • Massage the scalp with almond oil and steam bathe your hair. Steam bath is taken by dipping the towel in boiling water and wrapping it around the hair, like a turban. Do not let the corners of your towel be wet, so that you can hold them. When your towel gets cold, repeat it thrice or four times. Steaming opens the scalp pores and increases the capacity of the hair to absorb oil at its roots.
  • You can also take a spoonful lemon juice, mix it with two spoonfuls vinegar and massage on the scalp. Wash your hair with an egg shampoo. 
  • Take on part almond oil, and pure sulphur  in same quantity, mix and add 'surgical spirit' in the quantity equal to the above two. Put four parts distilled water or rose water and rub on the scalp. 

When to Call a Health Professional 

If frequent shampooing or use of a dandruff shampoo does not control dandruff. Your doctor may prescribe a stronger dandruff shampoo. 

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