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Get Rid of Dandruff at Home

  • Lemon – Malassezia is a fungus and is associated with a number of dermatological disorders including dandruff. Lemon contains various flavonoids, which are known for their antibacterial activity and thus help in controlling dandruff by acting against these species. Lemon also helps balance pH levels and reduces excessive oils that can be a factor in dandruff. A mild lemon juice rinse effectively cleans away leftover soap or chemicals that can cause itching and flaking. Additionally, using lemon on dandruff problems provides an antibacterial action.
  • Egg whites – Antimicrobial (against fungus and bacteria’s) properties of the proteins present in egg white helps in the treatment of dandruff at home. Although, most of the proteins present antimicrobial activity, lysozyme is one of the most important enzyme present in egg white. It initiates events of cell death (among bacteria and fungi) by breaking their cell wall and thus exposing the weak cell membrane to the environment causing reduced in the dandruff causing fungi.
  • Camphor – Camphor is known to reduce dandruff which is attributed to the germicide, disinfectant, anti-microbial and insecticide properties of Camphor oil. Their mechanism of action has most often been attributed to the disturbance of microbial membranes, disrupting the proton motive force, electron flow, and active transport and resulting in the coagulation of intracellular contents. Anti-fungal effect of camphor extracts acts through inhibition of production of vital components of the cell membrane of the fungus. This disrupts the fungal cell membrane permeability, and inhibit the activity of the yeast. This, in turn, results in fewer young cells that are made in the skin, and thus prevents the creation of scales (dandruff).