Tea Tree Oil
An assortment of tea tree oil products is available in the market to treat other skin conditions like acne.
Tea tree oil has anti-fungal properties that help get rid of Malassezia, which causes irritation leading to dandruff.
Tea tree oil can also soothe the scalp and reduce inflammation, and itchiness. You can use tea tree oil by itself, or you can mix it with other products as well.
There are few other uses that aloe vera is popular, just like treating sunburnt skin and hair loss problems. Aloe vera is a natural treatment for seborrheic dermatitis, which causes dandruff.
A study8 has shown that aloe vera helps reduce itchiness, scaliness, as well as the size of the infected area.
According to a study9, neem extract has anti-fungal qualities that can help stop the Malassezia from overspreading on the scalp.
Take a handful of neem leaves and cut them into small pieces. Soften the leaves by soaking them in 400 ml of ethanol and covering them with Parafilm. Allow them to soak for 48 hours before straining.
How to prevent dandruff?
If you are worried about how to remove dandruff, knowing how to prevent or to control this condition helps.
Here are steps you can follow to avoid or manage dandruff:
Avoid using a lot of hair styling products
Using a lot of different products daily makes your scalp dry as well as worsen oil buildup. As much as possible, only use products that you need on a daily basis like shampoo and conditioner. Only use hair styling products such as hairspray and gel when necessary.
Regularly shampoo your hair
When you are constantly out, for example, commuting to work or working in a humid or hot environment, it is recommended to shampoo your hair daily to remove all the gunk that has accumulated on your scalp. If you have an oily scalp, it is also best to do this step to avoid build-up.