No one wants the obvious flaking and itching that are symptoms of this scalp condition. Many effective and not so effective treatments have been recommended. Recently, there is some evidence that green tea dandruff treatment might be an easy and inexpensive way to get relief. This treatment is certainly less messy than some of the other remedies that have been promoted over the years.
Pityriasis simplex capillitii is an abnormally large shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp. It is not the same thing as dry scalp. The symptoms can be triggered be several things, including cold weather or less often hot weather. Stress and certain foods can result in increased loss of dead cells from the scalp. Similar skin conditions that might be benefited by a tea treatment include psoriasis.
There is no question but that flakes interfere with your social life. Clothing with a sprinkling of dead skin cells resting on shoulders is unsightly. Men who are embarrassed by the appearance of dandruff or similar skin ailments will sometimes go to extremes to get rid of the symptoms. Sticky, greasy or smelly solutions placed on the hair and scalp can be as socially stigmatizing as the dandruff itself.
Preparing the remedy for dandruff by using green tea is very simple. You will need two teaspoons of loose green tea leaves or two tea bags. This amount of tea leaves will provide a solution of about one to two cups. The water should be heated in a saucepan or in the microwave. Once it has reached boiling point, the tea or tea bags can be added and the mixture left to steep.
The tea leaves should steep for at least twenty minutes. If you allow mixture to set overnight, it will be a more effective remedy. The cooled tea should be strained before using if you are using loose tea leaves. You should begin the treatment by shampooing and rinsing your hair as usual. You should then massage the tea into your hair and scalp and leave it in place for an hour. Placing a plastic cap or bag over your hair helps to hold the moisture and warmth on your scalp.
Green tea dandruff treatment continues by rinsing the hair thoroughly while massaging the scalp to loosen the dead skin cells. Anything that helps to nourish the skin is likely to be beneficial to the hair and scalp. The tea also helps to moisturize the hair and cells of the scalp.