Dandruff is like that guest who pops in when you least expect them to and always overstays their welcome! No one likes a dry and flaky scalp and since dandruff has no concept of boundaries, lucky for us, we are all in this together.
It can seem like a tiresome process. With the itching, a shoulder full of white flakes, and an unbelievable amount of hair fall. But it doesn’t have to be! Let us control and solve The Great Dandruff Mystery at the roots (quite literally) of this problem.
Coconut Oil and dandruff
‘Is Coconut Oil good for dandruff?’ we get asked numerous times. Our answer to that question every time is a gleeful yes. Read on further to know why.
Why use Coconut Oil for dandruff control?
Coconut Oil is packed with vitamins and minerals that make. It is anti-fungal and antibacterial. It does a fantastic job of locking in the moisture to beat the dryness. The cold-pressed and natural ones are the best. Purer the oil, the greater the impact in warding off dandruff.
How to use Coconut Oil for dandruff control?
There are numerous ways to use Coconut Oil. It all depends on your need. For dandruff, in particular, you can use it as a hair mask or switch your shampoo and conditioner for it.
For the hair mask, use a teaspoon of melted coconut oil for fine hair. In case you have thick hair, you should use around a tablespoon.
Apply it directly on your scalp. Spend some time giving yourself a gentle yet effective massage, to ensure that it evenly coats every hair strand and is absorbed by your scalp.
Leave it on for about 10-20 minutes and then shampoo and condition your hair normally.
If you choose to replace your shampoo and conditioner with coconut oil, repeat the aforementioned process. Instead of shampooing and conditioning, rinse your hair thoroughly in cold water.
Why is Camphor used to treat dandruff?
Camphor is used to light a fire in pujas in Indian households. This white round pill can be used as a natural treatment and cure to dandruff and the hair fall that it brings with it.
When applied to an itchy scalp, camphor increases blood flow and acts as a counterirritant. Its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties make it effective to fight dandruff, reduce hair fall. Camphor is also known to moisturize a dry scalp.
Combining Camphor with Coconut Oil for Dandruff
As mentioned before, coconut oil is extremely effective in tackling the flakes that dandruff brings with it. Adding camphor to coconut oil is the hack to treating dandruff quickly and effectively.
Powder two camphor tablets
Heat half a cup of extra virgin coconut oil
Mix the powdered camphor tablets with the coconut oil and allow it to dissolve.
Massage coconut oil and camphor into your flaky scalp at least 30 minutes before you wash your hair. Applying camphor coconut oil and allowing it to stay in overnight is also advisable.
Make sure to massage your scalp. Science says that massaging your scalp increases blood circulation at the hair follicles. This will strengthen the hair follicles and will reduce hair fall.
Store the excess oil and use it next time.
Isn’t this a simple addition? Applying camphor oil before you shampoo your hair will allow the combination of camphor and coconut oil to work its way to solve the dandruff problem. Doing this at least once a week will surely decrease your dandruff.