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Monday, November 23, 2009
Herbal Dandruff Solutions
If there are flakes on your shoulders and it's not snowing out, you may be suffering from winter dandruff. I know that with the weather abuse and heaters on, I tend to suffer from the winter "flakes." There are shampoos on the market that are supposed to cure dandruff, but the only problem is that many of those shampoos contain chemicals that strip my hair of moisture, color (which I pay a ton for), and other goodies. So here are some natural solutions to get rid of dandruff, while preserving your tresses:
FENUGREEK is a common ingredient in Indian cuisine. But the seeds have also been used as an effective hair-health treatment throughout the subcontinent for thousands of years.
Crushed Fenugreek Scalp Treatment
•2 tablespoons fenugreek seeds •2 cups water Directions:
Crush fenugreek seeds with a mortar and pestle and soak them in water overnight. The next day, apply the mixture to the scalp and massage well. Leave in for 10-15 minutes. Finish by washing hair with soap-nut (available at most natural food stores) or a mild shampoo. For maximum benefit, use this treatment twice a week.
Fenugreek and Yogurt Scalp Treatment
•2 tablespoons fenugreek seeds •1 cup plain yogurt Directions:
Soak fenugreek seeds in yogurt overnight. The next day, apply the mixture to the scalp and leave in for 30 minutes. Finish by washing hair thoroughly with a mild shampoo. Repeat 2-3 times a week.
Wash hair with witch hazel and lime juice to fight dandruff, naturally.
WITCH HAZEL is a natural astringent with a wide variety of topical uses, from treating dandruff to bruises and insect bites.