The most common problem of hair is dandruff. Dandruff is very harmful for hair and it must be controlled. Some forms of dandruff can cause sever itching and any damage caused by the nails or any other object to the scalp can cause further bacterial infection and can cause more serious problems. In such a serve problem, it is preferred to take the advice of a specialist.
The most effective and result giving technique is Hair massages, but one is to consider that the hair is very delicate and precious, so they should be handled gently while massaging. Light massages often dislodge the dandruff flakes and a light massage with hot oil proves to be more effective in this regard. Pure coconut oil or olive oil can be heated and applied gently on the scalp at night and kept applied on the hair for overnight. Next morning, juice of 1 lemon should be applied for an hour before shampooing.
Treatment with herbs has proved to be very effective as they help in stimulating the hair growth. There are a number of herbs that have appropriate medical properties that can curb and control the infection. These herbs are mild in nature and they do not damage the delicate tresses
Henna also helps controlling dandruff. It promotes hair growth and conditions the hair making them soft and shiny. It also helps in restoring the health of the hair. It is a natural product but care should be taken while choosing the quality of henna. Specially prepared henna powder mixed with other ingredients, is very effective in controlling dandruff and improving the hair texture.
One should also keep in mind the hygiene as it closely related to both health and beauty. Towels, combs, hair and pillow cases should be kept absolutely clean, as there are chances of re-infection. Whenever you wash your hair, soak your brushes and combs in a mug containing hot water containing some antiseptic lotion. After shampooing, rinse your hair with an herbal hair rinse or some medicated rinse which are actually anti dandruff lotions containing the extracts of mint, amla etc
Dandruff also causes many skin problems like pimples, acne or rash. Spots and pimples are often seen on the forehead and cheeks of the people who are quite prone to dandruff and this may led to acne spreading on the face, back, upper arms and on the chest wherever the skin comes in contact with the hair.