Do you feel embarrassed when your 6-year-old relentlessly scratches his/her head? Is your child suffering from a hair loss?
If you think the above questions worry you, chances are your child has dandruff. You might try washing it off, but it often comes right back to bother you and your child.
While dandruff is a normal process and common in children, it is not dangerous and mild dandruff can well be treated at home effectively.
Take the juice of few lemons and dilute it with a little water. Apply the juice on your child’s hair and leave it for 10-15 minutes. Rinse it off with water and repeat after a week to get rid of dandruff completely as lemon is an excellent exfoliant.
Apply hair oil regularly
Hair oil like coconut oil, which has anti-fungal properties, can ward off dandruff and help treat severe dandruff too.
These tiny seeds contain protein and nicotinic, which is great for treating hair problems like hair loss and dandruff. Soak a small handful of seeds overnight and make a paste in the morning. Apply it your child’s hair and let it remain for 10-15 minutes before washing it off.
Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe Vera is anti-fugal as well as has a soothing effect on the scalp, bringing relief in itching. Cut open aloe vera and take out the gel. Directly apply the gel to your child’s scalp. Wash it off after 10 minutes for well conditioned and dandruff free hair.
The anti-microbial neem has been used for ages to treat hair loss, prevent dandruff and keep scalp healthy. Soak neem overnight in water overnight. Make a paste and apply it on your child’s hair in the morning. Rinse it off with lukewarm water and repeat if after a week.
These natural remedies will bring relief to your child without chemicals, but need to be repeated a couple times before you can treat dandruff completely. However remember that the first step to the healthy scalp is right hair care and good hygiene.