Dandruff on your scalp is nothing but a fungal infection called malassezia yeasts. Dandruff can cause itchiness on the scalp, hair fall and visible white flakes on the head.
It is embarrassing when the flakes are visible all over your shoulders. There are many shampoos available in the market, but treating it naturally will be the better choice since this would not cause any damage to your hair.
- It is anti-fungal by nature.
- Removes dirt and dead skin cells.
- Balances the PH levels on the scalp.
- Reduces itchiness and dryness.
Follow the simple instructions in this recipe to prepare the mix using lemon and coconut oil to treat dandruff. Regular usage of this mix on the scalp not only cures and also prevents recurrence.
The juice of the lemon is about 5% to 6% citric acid. It is considered also as an anti microbial spectrum against bacterial infections and fungi. The acidic effect of the juice has high potential to inhibit fungal growth (Glinksy, 2009; Guess, et al., 2003)
Glinksy Vladislav and Avraham Raz, 2009. Modified citrus pectin antimetastatic properties: one bullet, multiple targets. Carbohydrates Research. 28; 344(14):1788-91.
70-75% effective : The citric acid present within the Lemon juice is most effective in inhibiting Malassezia growth over a short period of time and has the medium stability. (Kumar, 2013)
Kumar, S., 2013. Analysis on the Natural Remedies to Cure Dandruff/Skin Disease-causing Fungus – Malassezia furfur., s.l.: Samanthi Publications.
Citrus, especially lemon, may be effective against dandruff and other skin problems. It is high in vitamin C, and help to restore the pH balance of the skin. Drops of lemon can be added to an herbal shampoo which also leaves the hair silky and shiny. (Potluri, et al., 2013)
Potluri, A. et al., 2013. A Review On Herbs Used In Anti-Dandruff Shampoo And Its Evaluation Parameters. Indo American Journal of Pharmaceutical Research.