Scalp Fungus? Here is What You Can Do About It!


Scalp Fungus? Here is What You Can Do About It!

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A fungal infection is more likely to develop when a particular part of your body is abnormally moist and not exposed to a free flow of air. When dirt, oil, pollution and dead cells have clogged its pores of your hair, the scalp attracts fungus. You start losing a lot of hair because of the fungus as it makes your scalp tender and your hair fragile.

Preventing Scalp Fungus

Follow these tips to prevent scalp fungus from developing:

  • Keep your scalp clean, dry, and cool.
  • Avoid overusing steroids and antibiotics.
  • Practice healthy scalp hygiene.
  • Eat and drink healthy and assorted diet.
  • Avoid starchy food, alcohol and sugar.
  • Don’t wear caps, hats, hoods, or scarves more than required.

Following are some of the most effective hair treatments for hair fungal infection:

1. Lemon

Lemon juice is good for hair as it keeps them healthy and gives a healthy shine as well as to your hair. Lemon also works as hair fungus treatment. Here’s how you can use it:

Add three to four tablespoons to one glass of lukewarm water. Wash your hair with this solution after you wash your hair. And then, pour cold water on your head to close your scalp pores as a final rinse. Use this therapy more than once a week.


Coconut oil

2. Coconut oil

Coconut oil contains fatty acids that can turn out the fungus that has made its home in your scalp. If you apply it regularly, the fungus will make a quiet exit in a few weeks, leaving behind a healthier and nourished scalp.

Apply coconut oil deep into your scalp and hair, massaging it for a few minutes. Leave it for the night and wash your hair the next morning. You can do this 2-3 times a week.

3. Garlic and honey

Garlic has strong antifungal properties which if combined with honey’s gentle power can help you fight the fungal infection in hair.

All you have to do is take 5-6 garlic cloves, crush them and let them sit in their own juice for 10-15 minutes. Now add 5-6 tablespoons of honey to this. Spread this mixture on your scalp and massage it thoroughly for a few minutes. Let it sit for 10 minutes and then rinse it thoroughly. Shampoo your hair to remove all traces of the pack.

Garlic and honey

Apple cider vinegar

4. Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar not only kills fungus, but also helps in the recovery of your scalp skin.

Add 4 cups of water to 1 cup of apple cider vinegar. Wash your hair using this solution before shampooing your hair. You can try this 2-3 times a week.

5. Raw papaya

Raw papaya contains an antifungal enzyme which works best for your fungal scalp.

Crush 2-3 pieces of raw papaya and apply it on the fungus-affected parts of your scalp. Let it remain for 15-20 minutes until it dries and Wash your hair afterwards. You can try this hair fungus home remedy at least once a week.

Fighting hair fungus is possible with these remedies. To prevent getting it again, make sure you do not share pillows, combs, pillow covers, towels, hairbrushes, etc. with anyone.

Raw papaya

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Article by Hair Experts @ AHS

Originally hailing from the length and breath of the country our team of hair experts bring together their strength that lies in consulting for hair and skin/scalp concerns that are faced by a lot of people. This core team involves field experts having passion in the field of aesthetics and creating as well as finding the right answers and clearing doubts about all things "Hair". Combining the interest in the field of aesthetics and general well-being, the team moves forward applying the knowhow gained in the field of trichology as well as hair transplantation contributing successfully in being part of our Team UAE operations and contributing to the needs of our patrons.

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