Dandruff is a common scalp condition, which comes with dryness and itchiness. These tiny and loose white flakes formed on the scalp can cause itching and a bunch of other scalp issue. The causes of dandruff however can be many; change in weather, hormonal changes, not rinsing the hair properly post a wash or tying up wet hair are a few. Well, here we have a simple natural ingredient that will help you deal with dandruff within weeks.

Henna has been used for many years for its beneficial properties. It has been used as natural hair colour and for deep conditioning treatment for hair too. It can also be used to get rid of dandruff. Here are some henna based hair packs that can help you control or eliminate dandruff. Make sure your hair is not oiled because henna packs don’t work on it.

Henna, Lemon & Yogurt
 

Henna, Lemon & Yogurt

What you need:

  • 4 tablespoons of fine henna powder
  • Juice of lime
  • Yogurt (as per consistency)

Method:

  • Mix the henna powder with the juice of a lime and add curd to it.
  • Mix well to avoid lumps.
  • Make a smooth paste that doesn’t drip.
  • Apply the paste on the roots to the tips.
  • Keep it on for 30 minutes and wash it off with mild SLS free shampoo.

Henna, Olive & Fenugreek
 

Henna, Olive & Fenugreek

What you need:

  • 4 tablespoons of fine henna powder
  • Juice of lime
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil, white vinegar and fine fenugreek seeds powder
  • 2 tablespoons of yogurt

Method:

  • Mix all the ingredients together and set aside for 12 hours. Soak it overnight.
  • Apply on the scalp from roots to the tips of the hair.
  • Leave it on 2-3 hours and wash off with mild SLS free shampoo.

Egg & Henna
 

Egg & Henna

What you need:

  • 3 tablespoons of fine henna powder
  • Water to mix
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons whipped egg white

Method:

  • Mix all these ingredients together to form a smooth paste without any lumps.
  • Apply on the scalp from roots to the tips of the hair.
  • Leave it on for 30 minutes and wash it off with mild SLS free shampoo.

Mustard Oil & Henna
 

Mustard Oil & Henna

What you need:

  • 250ml of mustard oil
  • 2 handfuls of fresh henna leaves
  • 1 teaspoon of fenugreek seeds
  • Dry jar/container

Method:

  • Pour the oil in a wok and get to smoking point. Switch off the gas.
  • Add henna leaves and the fenugreek seeds, when the oil cools down a little bit.
  • Let the leaves and seed soak and change its colour. Leave it overnight in the wok.
  • Filter it the next day into an air tight container or jar.
  • Use this for oil massages. Leave it for 1 hour and then shampoo.