Spotting little white flakes on your shoulder can really bring you down on any good day. Itchy scalp and dandruff is an annoying duo that won’t leave you alone, and even if you somehow manage to deal with it, it comes right back before you even know it. And, it only gets worse in summers. But that’s it, you’ve had enough! It’s time to say goodbye to your biggest hair enemy, for ever. Follow these simple haircare tips to get rid of dandruff and itchy scalp permanently...

Rub aloe vera on the scalp
 

Rub aloe vera on the scalp

Aloe vera gel or sap is known to be an excellent cleansing ingredient which protects scalp from dandruff-causing yeast and fungus, removes dead skin cells and provides deep nourishment. Rub aloe vera on scalp before hair wash for clean, moisturised scalp.

A hot oil massage would help
 

A hot oil massage would help

Mix some coconut oil with few drops of tea tree oil and heat it to slightly warm. Massage the oil onto scalp before your hair wash. Tea tree oil zaps the oil and controls sebum production and coconut oil provides deep conditioning to the scalps giving you shiny, dandruff free tresses.

Shampoo more often
 

Shampoo more often

Oily or greasy scalp are the prime causes of dandruff and itchiness. Start shampooing more often to get excess oil off your scalp. Wash hair with Pure Derm Mint Cool Anti - Dandruff Shampoo every alternate day. It keeps hair fall, itchy scalps and dandruff at bay.

Rely on garlic and honey hair mask
 

Rely on garlic and honey hair mask

It may be sticky but it works like a charm. Garlic is an herbal remedy as it is a source of anti-fungal and anti-candida compound, allicin. Crush 5-6 cloves of garlic and throw in some honey to make a smooth mask. Apply on scalp and let it sit for 10 mins. Follow up with a sweet-smelling shampoo.

Rinse with lemon juice once a week
 

Rinse with lemon juice once a week

Lemon juice is acidic which helps maintain the pH balance of the scalp. Squeeze half a lemon into one cup of water and run it through your scalp. Massage with finger tips to get all the dirt and oils removed. Wash with a mild, anti-dandruff shampoo like Lever Ayush Anti Dandruff Neem Shampoo.