Today is Vitamin C day and we think it is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the natural hair heroes that are the powerhouses of this wonder nutrient. Vitamin C can help you with your dream of getting healthy, strong hair. It helps strengthening hair follicles, promotes hair growth and gets rid of oily, itchy scalp and dandruff. But how do you put Vitamin C to use? Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy! Trust lemon to beat dandruff and give your hair the benefits of Vitamin C.
Here are three ways you can use lemony goodness and hence, the power of Vitamin C to get rid of dandruff and have healthy, flaunt-worthy hair...
Massage your hair with lemon and coconut oil
One lemon contains 83 mg of Vitamin C which makes it a wholesome ingredient for clean scalps and healthy hair. Coconut oil on the other hand, moisturises the scalps and reduce flaking. It also maintains hair health and natural shine. Mix 2 tablespoon of lime juice into warm coconut oil. Massage your scalp with it for good 10 minutes and leave it for another 15 minutes. Wash your hair with an anti-dandruff shampoo.
Try a lemon hair scrub
Exfoliating your scalp once a week is necessary when you have oily scalp and dandruff. It helps clearing out oil, dirt and dandruff flakes and leaves scalp cleans and healthy. Prepare a hair scrub using two tablespoons of sea salt, lime juice extracted from half a lemon and 2 tablespoon of olive oil. Lemon and seal salt are dandruff fighting agents, while olive oil retains the natural oil in the scalps. Scrub your scalps gently for 8-10 minutes and wash off with a shampoo. Repeat this weekly to get dandruff-free hair.
Rinse with a lemon juice and water mixture
Citric acid in lemon maintains the pH balance of your scalp and cleans scalp of excess oil. To keep dandruff at bay, take out a lemon from your refrigerator and squeeze 2 tablespoon of juice out of it. Massage your scalp with the juice for 2 minutes. Mix one cup of water into few drops of lemon juice and run the mixture through your hair. This will help reduce excess oil from scalps and cure dandruff. Follow up with a mild shampoo.