Known to increase in cold weather, dandruff can be the reason your scalp feels itchy, flaky and scaly in the winter months. Well, the solution to your problem is closer than you think; in fact, it’s right there in your refrigerator. Live culture in yogurt helps prevent dandruff-causing bacteria, so here are some easy DIY mixes for your hair:

Treat The Problem
1. Simply Use Yogurt: Wash your hair with water, then generously apply yogurt to the scalp. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes to allow the yogurt’s antibacterial properties fight the dandruff, then rinse thoroughly. Besides ridding you of dandruff, the protein in yogurt will strengthen your hair and give it some shine.

2. Yogurt & Egg: Apply a mix of 1 cup yogurt and 1 whole egg to your scalp and hair. Rinse it off after 30 minutes with a mild shampoo. This mixture not only gets rid of bacteria-causing dandruff, but is also known to be an age-old home remedy for thick hair growth.

3. Yogurt & Lemon: Make a mixture with the juice of one whole lemon and 2tbsp of yogurt. Apply it to the scalp for 30 minutes, then wash with lukewarm water. The lemon and yogurt combination works as a powerful anti-bacterial agent that rids your hair of dandruff. You can also add a few drops of oil to the mix for nourishment if you have naturally dry hair.

Preventive Measures
4. Yogurt & Gram Flour: Take 1tsp of gram flour and add it to 1tsp of yogurt. Apply this paste to the scalp and leave for 30 minutes before you rinse. This preparation maintains the scalp’s moisture and in turn reduces the build-up of white, flaky dead cells that lead to dandruff.

5. Yogurt & Apple Cider Vinegar: Make a paste with 1tsp apple cider vinegar and 1/2 cup yogurt and apply it to your scalp; wash after 30 minutes. Both ingredients are highly acidic and rich in enzymes, which keep the production of dandruff in check.

With these natural conditioners in hand, you can not only solve the problem, but also stimulate hair growth, volume and glossiness. It’s time to say goodbye to the unwanted snowflakes on your shoulder this winter.