Garlic For Dandruff – Know the Use, Benefits, and Risks


Dandruff is a very common issue of scalp being characterized by itching and white flakes. Anti-dandruff shampoos work really well to a particular extent but cannot get rid of the dandruff completely. Use garlic to stop the dandruff.

Garlic is an ancient home remedy for treating skin and health issues. It has antioxidant, antifungal,  and anti-inflammatory properties. The antifungal property works really well for the treatment of dandruff. Never apply garlic directly to the scalp of your head.

Also read: What Are the 4 Types of Dandruff Flakes and How to Treat Them

How Garlic can be used to get rid of dandruff

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There are two ways garlic can be used to get rid of dandruff

1. Raw Garlic


Consumption of a raw garlic clove can really be beneficial for your health. Garlic is loaded with allicin, which has great antimicrobial effects. It also helps in reducing the dandruff which is causing fungal growth.

2. Cooked Garlic


Add crushed, sliced, chopped, or toasted garlic to pasta, stews, and soups. It will improve the flavor with the further improvement of scalp health.

These are the further two ways (consuming garlic or applying garlic mask) garlic can be used for dandruff issues.

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Also read: 9 Brilliant Home Remedies to Get Rid of Eyebrow Dandruff

Why Is Garlic So Good For Preventing Dandruff?

Antimicrobial properties of garlic


Garlic is the medicine of nature against microbial infections. Dandruff is being caused by the fungus Malassezia furfur. A study further found that garlic extracts is very effective against the fungus causing the dandruff

Reduction in Inflammation


Seborrheic dermatitis is a severe dandruff form being caused due to inflammation. Seborrheic dermatitis unlike dandruff can occur in almost anybody. Garlic further has anti-inflammatory properties, which helps in reduction of the risk of getting and seborrheic dermatitis inflammation

Garlic is used as an immunity booster


Low immunity caused against the fungal infection on the head scalp can further make dandruff a frequent irritation. In this scenario, it is very important to eat garlic, along with the usage of garlic hair mask and antifungal shampoo. Garlic helps in boosting the immunity and helps in reducing the risk of the dandruff reappearance

Garlic improves circulation of blood


Massaging the head scalp with a garlic mask helps in improving the circulation of blood. Improved circulation of blood on the scalp is very necessary for nutrients and immune cells to fight dandruff after reaching the hair follicles.

Garlic has rich antioxidant content


Garlic has many antioxidant properties which makes it very effective against anti-dandruff. Excessive formation of toxin makes the scalp very prone to fungal infections.

These are the reasons mentioned above that make garlic very effective against dandruff.  Besides this there are various side effects of consuming excessive garlic.

Obnoxious effects of using excessive garlic


Raw garlic’s excessive consumption is very toxic to the liver, heart, and kidney.

It further leads to bad body odor and breath.

It upsets the stomach.

Garlic may cause irritation in the scalp.

It causes vomiting and nausea.

Garlic also interacts with anticoagulant drugs.

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