How can a vinegar, coconut oil and lemon can be a dandruff control?

Old skin cells are constantly shed to accommodate new, healthy cells resulting in flaking. The scalp also sheds dead skin cells. This is a natural process wherein the flakes are usually too small to be seen by the naked eye. However, when the PH balance of the skin is affected, it results in increased sebum secretions from the sebaceous glands that cause the small flakes to cling together and fall off as visible white or yellowish flakes called dandruff. The condition is believed to be caused by a yeast-like fungus called malassezia. dry skin, pollution, exposure to sunlight and unhygienic conditions also result in excessive flaking. Stress, unhealthy dietary habits and injurious lifestyles aggravate the condition. Skin infections like psoriasis, seborrhoeic dermatitis and fungal infections would also contribute to the formation of dandruff.

Since dry skin is one of the main causes of dandruff, it is essential to ensure that the scalp is nourished at all times. Regular washing of the hair will ensure that the excess sebum and dead skin cells are washed away. However, using products that are harsh will further steal the scalp of the essential oils that keep it lubricated. Coconut oil is an excellent natural conditioner. Massaging the scalp with coconut oil helps in restoring the PH balance of the skin while nourishing the hair, making it healthy and easy to manage. Adding a few drops of lemon juice to the oil is beneficial as lemons have the capacity to kill infection causing germs, thus restricting the growth of malassezia and reducing chances of skin infections that can aggravate the condition. lemon juice also restores the PH balance and is a natural cleanser which deep cleanses the pores thus reducing the harmful effects of mounting pollution. Massaging the scalp with vinegar, 20 minutes before a bath, removes a buildup of hair products and grim, restores the PH balance of the hair and skin and restricts the growth of malassezia. A final rinse with apple cider vinegar also makes the hair glossy and silky.

Drinking plenty of water and juices throughout the day is recommended as liquids improve the texture of skin, keeping it supple, hydrated and free from excessive flaking. Regular meals that are rich in nutrients, reduce the occurrence of dandruff. Meditation and deep breathing exercises are beneficial in relaxing the body and mind, thus reducing the possibility of excessive flaking linked with stress. The body also needs at least 7-8 hours of sleep in order to be able to rejuvenate after the day's events.

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