Home Remedies to Treat Hair Fungus

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Hair fungus

Hair fungus is a common problem today. Ringworms are the most common of all fungi. Follow these simple home remedies to cure hair fungal infection at home: 

Applying Tea Tree Oil: Tea tree oilOne of the best ways to get rid of hair fungus is applying grapes and black walnut extracts with tea tree oil. This mixture should be applied daily and remain in the hairs for about 8-10 hours. The hair strands must not be disturbed once the mixture is applied. Rinse out the mixture with lukewarm water. Regular usage of this solution will get rid of the swelling and itchiness in few weeks.

Applying Vinegar: VinegarTake two full cups of vinegar and boil. Before applying, let the liquid cool down. Now, mix the cooled vinegar with water in the ratio 1:8. Rinse the hair with this mixture before applying shampoo or conditioner.

Raw Papaya: PapayaRaw papaya is one of the best remedies to treat fungal infections. Simply apply a paste of freshly sliced raw papaya on the affected area and leave it until the paste dries off completely. Follow it up with a normal shampoo wash. Apply twice a day for a month to get rid of hair fungus completely. 

Applying Castor Oil: Castor oilCastor oil has also proven to reduce hair fungus. Apply castor oil on the affected area daily for about two to three days. Remember, while applying the oil don’t touch the infected area with your hands. Apply the oil using cotton swab or wear latex gloves. Wash your hair daily and rinse off the oil. 

Use Anti Fungal Shampoos: Use anti fungal shampooWash your hair regularly with shampoos that have anti-fungal ingredients like Ketoconazole, Selenium Sulphide or Zinc Pyrithione. Apply the shampoo and massage your scalp deeply. Leave the shampoo on for a few minutes and rinse off. Repeat the process. Use the shampoo daily until the infection clears out completely.