Tackling Dandruff during Winter

Dandruff is quite common in winter, due to dryness and flakiness of the scalp. Split ends also occur. We recommend applying a herbal hair tonic called Shatone Plus daily to control dandruff.

Hot oil therapy is also very useful for dandruff and split ends. Once or twice a week, heat pure coconut oil and apply on the hair. Apply on ends too. Then dip a towel in hot water, squeeze out the water and wrap the hot towel around the head, like a turban. Keep it on for 5 minutes. Repeat the hot towel wrap 3 or 4 times.

Leave the oil on overnight. Next morning, apply the juice of a lemon on the scalp and wash your hair after 10 minutes. Avoid using very hot water.  for washing the hair. After shampoo, add two tablespoons apple cider vinegar to a mug of water and use as a last rinse. 

Apple cider vinegar also helps to add shine. For oily scalp and dandruff, mix ripe papaya pulp with gram flour, egg white and four teaspoons apple cider vinegar into a paste. Apply on the hair and wash off after half an hour.

The hair should be washed twice a week, using a mild herbal shampoo mixed with a hair rinse. Shahenna Plus hair cleanser can be mixed with Sharinse Plus, an anti-dandruff lotion, to wash the hair. In cases of severe dandruff, combs, brushes, pillow covers and towels should be washed daily, in hot water, adding a few drops of an antiseptic solution. 

You can also soak fenugreek (methi) seeds overnight in water. Grind them into a paste. Add 2 teaspoons each olive oil and a paste of hibiscus leaves and flowers. Apply the paste on the scalp and leave on for 20 to 30 minutes. Rinse well with water.