Mild flaking or dandruff is common and we all experience it. It is body’s natural mechanism to shed dead skin cells. However, severe flaking or dandruff can be due to fungal growth or dry weather and certainly needs help. If anti-dandruff masks, shampoos and treatments never worked for you or did not give you satisfactory results, you can try this tried-and-tested ginger hair mask-
Ginger- Ginger has great anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial benefits. It wards off dandruff and inhibits dandruff-causing fungus. Ginger also helps treat mild scalp infections.
Aloe vera gel- Aloe vera gel has hydrating and conditioning properties. It has anti-inflammatory effects that help soothe itchy scalp and dandruff. It takes care of of both fungus-based and dry weather-based dandruff. Also boosts hair growth and adds shine.
Coconut oil- Coconut oil is natural moisturizer and hydrator. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and soothing properties. It also nourishes hair follicles and boosts growth Takes care of both fungal-dandruff and dandruff caused by dry weather.
RECIPE FOR GINGER HAIR MASK FOR DANDRUFF:
Things you need-
- 1/3 cup fresh aloe gel
- 2 medium sized fresh ginger
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil
In a blender, add freshly acquired aloe vera gel. Add in chopped ginger (so its easy to blend) and coconut oil. Start blending until oil emulsifies with other ingredients. Strain the liquid nicely and transfer to a spray bottle. Spray liberally on scalp and hair and tie a bun. Wash your hair as usual using mild shampoo after 3-4 hours.