Dandruff problem is very common amongst people these days, starting from youngsters to adults. The common issues or rather complain which everyone says is that they cannot carry the hairstyle of their own choice. Pollution, bad food habit, stress and other factors lead to dandruff. Though dandruff is a very common hair issue, it is very important to treat it correctly.
Well, there are many treatment options available but why go for a chemical based treatment when the same result can be obtained using garlic. In this article, we are sharing some of the top home remedies to get rid of dandruff with garlic.
Home remedies to get rid of dandruff with garlic
Garlic and ginger hair mask
Yes, we know that this combination is generally used in your kitchen, however, the fact is both ginger and garlic are effective for treating dandruff and flaky scalp.
This remedy is quite simple and you will need only two ingredients, ginger and garlic. Take 3 garlic pods and a 2 inch size ginger root. Grind both the ingredients together to prepare a smooth paste. If you find the paste prepared being too thick, add some water. Apply the hair mask prepared on your scalp and leave it on for around 30 minutes and then wash off using your regular shampoo. Apply the hair mask for at least twice a week for better results. Both ginger and garlic are loaded with antifungal and antibacterial properties which will help in killing the dandruff causing bacteria from the roots.
Aloe vera and garlic hair mask
Aloe vera is a versatile ingredient and is used for treating several skin issues, including dandruff as well. Aloe vera help in moisturising our scalp and as it has antibacterial and antifungal properties, it helps in soothing itchy scalp by removing dandruff.
For this remedy, you will need 2 tablespoons of aloe vera juice and 3 tablespoons of garlic paste. Mix both the ingredients together to get a smooth paste and apply it on your scalp and wrap your hair using a hot towel. Keep the hair mask on your scalp for 10-15 minutes and then wash off with a mild shampoo. Repeat twice a week.
Apple cider vinegar and garlic hair mask
Apple cider vinegar or ACV contains anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and pH level balancing properties. All these properties of AVC helps in preventing dandruff formation on your scalp. It helps in restoring the acidic nature of our scalp and which in turns helps in growth of fungus.
For this remedy, you will need two tablespoons of ACV and 1 tablespoon of garlic juice ( crush 2 garlic pods and extract the juice). Mix both the ingredients together and apply on your scalp and leave it on for around 15 minutes. Rinse your hair using warm water. This hair mask will also help in promoting hair growth. To make this hair mask more effective you can also add 3 tablespoons of honey to it. It will make your hair extra moisturized and give you a smooth and shiny hair. Use this hair mask thrice a week.
Garlic paste for removing dandruff
For this remedy, all you need is 6 to 7 garlic cloves. In a blender blend the garlic cloves to get a smooth paste. Apply the paste prepared on your scalp and leave it for 30 minutes. Wash your hair using a mild shampoo. Also, as garlic is having a pungent smell, you can add lemon juice or vinegar to your bathing water to get rid of the smell.
Garlic and honey hair mask
Honey is loaded with antifungal and antibacterial properties. When combined with garlic, it becomes very useful for treating dandruff. For this remedy, you will need 6 to 7 garlic clove and around 6 spoons of honey. In a blender, blend the honey and garlic cloves to make a smooth paste. Apply the mixture prepare on your scalp and leave it on for 10-15 minutes and then wash it off using a herbal or mild shampoo. Remember you need to massage the mixture into your scalp after application. Repeat this remedy for 2 times a week for better results.
Garlic and oil hair mask
Carrier oils like coconut oil and olive oil are perfect for treating dandruff and when combined with garlic, the result intensifies. For this remedy, you will need 8 garlic cloves and coconut oil or olive oil. First, crush the garlic cloves and add it to the oil. Let the cloves soak in the oil for around an hour and then boil the oil with the cloves. Let the oil cool down completely and massage it into your scalp so that the oil gets absorbed into your hair roots. For best results, repeat this procedure three times a week.
Lemon and garlic hair mask
This remedy can also be called as serum. For this, you will need 3-4 garlic cloves and a lemon. Squeeze out the lemon juice and mash the garlic cloves to take out the juice. Mix them well and apply it on your scalp. Leave it on for 10 to 15
minutes and let it dry. Follow with a mild shampoo. Repeat it twice or thrice a week. Also, if you want you can add a spoonful of honey to juice.
So these are some of the best hair mask recipes using garlic which are very beneficial for treating dandruff hair problem.