If there is something that has troubled me all through winters, summers and the rainy season, it surely is a dry and flaky scalp. The dandruff sets in almost as soon as the season changes. Over the years, I’ve browsed the net and come across some excellent masks and remedies that help me get rid of the dandruff. Here is something that I follow to keep the dandruff at bay.
1. Oil Massages
I indulge in oil massages at least twice a week and once in a month I visit a salon for a proper head massage followed by a steam, hair pack and hair wash. I use two different oils for the head massage, I alternate between olive oil and coconut oil. Warm the oil before you massage it into the hair and leave it on for at least an hour. I mix some crumbled camphor in the coconut oil and warm it.
2. Using the right shampoos
I use at least two anti dandruff shampoos in the period that I get dandruff. I alternate between them on a weekly basis. One shampoo I use is the Ginger Anti Dandruff shampoo by The Body Shop. I love its fragrance and it keeps my hair nice and clean. It is recommended that you use a conditioner with this shampoo but in winters I prefer to use it sans a conditioner. And since I use it just twice a week, it works for me. It comes in two sizes and is priced at INR 495 ( for a 250 ml) and there is also a 400 ml bottle available. I am not sure how much it costs though.
3. Hair Masks
I use the Richfeel Brahmi Hair Pack.
This highly effective Hair Pack includes the goodness of Brahmi and works excellently for promoting scalp and hair health. The deep conditioning effects of the pack are suitable for treating dry, brittle and damaged hair. Apply this on the hair after the warm oil massage and let it stay for at least an hour. Rinse off with the good anti dandruff shampoo. You will not need a conditioner post this mask because it already has nourished your hair really well.
I also use the Hair Nourisher that I massage before I apply the hair pack. Try it! It makes a lot of difference. You can buy these at Goodlife.
After you have shampooed, take the juice of about 3 lemons ( medium sized ones) apply it on your hair as you would do to a conditioner. Let it stay for two minutes. Rinse. You will feel the difference after a couple of regular uses.