Shy of wearing solid-coloured jackets and sweaters for the fear of those little white monsters called dandruff? Winter air is dry and devoid of moisture, which leads to dryness of your skin, hair and scalp. During winter, the scalp especially tends to get dry and flaky, making it the perfect breeding ground for dandruff.

Dandruff can be an irritating condition as it causes itching, scalp inflammations which eventually lead to hair fall. But worry not, dear ladies, we have rounded up 5 tried and tested hacks to ensure that you can kiss dandruff away and enjoy healthy, problem-free hair even during winters.  

Using an anti-dandruff shampoo
 

Using an anti-dandruff shampoo

As soon as the cold winter months come in, switching to an effective anti-dandruff shampoo would be a smart move. We suggest you opt for the Pure Derm Dandruff Protect Anti-Dandruff Shampoo as the antifungal properties in this shampoo helps thoroughly clean and moisturise the scalp, eliminates product build-up and keep it clean to prevent the occurrence of dandruff.

Apple cider vinegar, FTW!
 

Apple cider vinegar, FTW!

The antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties present in apple cider vinegar kill dandruff-causing bacteria and soothe your scalp. ACV is acidic in nature, which means that it is efficient in maintaining the moisture and pH levels of the scalp to keep fungal inhibitions far, far away! Mix quarter cup of ACV with equal parts water and store in spray bottle. Spritz on your scalp and wrap your head in a towel. Let sit for 15 minutes to an hour and wash your hair as usual. Do this twice a week.

Neem does the trick
 

Neem does the trick

Neem is probably the easiest treatment for anything to do with scalp itchiness and irritation. The antibacterial and antifungal properties effectively eliminate fungal growth from the scalp. It relieves the scalp from itching and irritation thereby, removing dandruff from hair. Simply rub some neem oil into the scalp, leave it overnight and wash your hair as usual the next morning.

Lemon Juice
 

Lemon Juice

Fighting dandruff should take you no further than your refrigerator. Lemon, one ingredient available in all the kitchens, is a very effective remedy to treat and prevent dandruff in the winters. The acidity in the lemons balances the pH levels and keeps dandruff causing bacteria away. You only need to massage 2 tablespoons lemon juice into your scalp and rinse with water. Welcome, dandruff-free, healthy looking hair.

The age-old hot oil treatment
 

The age-old hot oil treatment

Winters make the hair and scalp feel extremely dry and brittle, thanks to the lack of moisture in the air. This dryness of the scalp is the major cause of dandruff. Well-moisturised scalp is an effective way to fight these ugly white monsters, and what better way to do this than a relaxing, hot oil massage. All you need is one spoon each of olive, castor oil and almond oils. Mix the three well and massage your scalp and hairs thoroughly with this oil mixture before going to bed at night. Wash off with a mild shampoo in the morning.