Dandruff is a common condition that affects the scalp and causes flakes of skin to appear. It is also known as scurf or Pityriasis simplex capillitii. Our skin cells are forever renewing themselves. When the skin cells on our scalp are renewed the old ones are pushed to the surface and out of the scalp.

Amongst those suffering from dandruff, the renewal of skin cells happens at a faster pace, which means more dead skin is shed. The dead cells appear on the scalp and hair as dandruff. It can also occur if the scalp is frequently exposed to extreme temperatures. People with dandruff may also experience irritation and redness on the scalp.

Given below are six tips to prevent dandruff and nourish your hair:

1. Soak fenugreek seeds overnight in water. Grind the softened seeds in the morning to make a paste. Apply this paste on the scalp and hair and leave it on for half an hour. Wash it off with shampoo. Fenugreek seed is useful to prevent dandruff, falling hair, baldness. It can also nourish the hair by keeping it long and healthy

2. Soak fenugreek seeds in yogurt overnight. Apply the mixture on the scalp for half an hour before washing it away with shampoo.

3. Make a solution by mixing six spoons of water and two spoons of pure vinegar. Apply it on the scalp with cotton wool before going to bed. If required, wrap a towel around your head to protect the pillow from staining. Wash hair with water the next morning. After shampooing, rinse again with vinegar water. Continue this once a week for at least three months.

4. Mix one spoon of lemon juice with two spoons of vinegar and massage onto the scalp. Wash your hair with an egg shampoo.

5. Beat two eggs and add two large spoons of water. Wet the hair and apply the egg mixture over it. Massage the scalp and let the mixture on for ten to fifteen minutes. Rinse the hair with lukewarm water. This egg pack will prevent dandruff and hair fall.

6. Apply warm coconut or castor oil twice a week to the scalp. Massage with the tips of your fingers in a circular movement for at least half an hour. Leave it on overnight and shampoo the following morning. Massaging prevents the hair from becoming dry and keeps dandruff away.