Beetroots have always been praised as a superfood. Not only does its vibrant hue make an aesthetically-pleasing addition to a dish, but the food itself provides the body with awesome health benefits. Beetroot is high in anti-oxidants, Calcium, Iron, Vitamins A and C, and Potassium. This powerful supply of nutrients to your body will keep your scalp healthy and in optimal condition to control overactive fungi.
The carotenoids in beetroot also improve blood circulation, which is necessary for the scalp and hair to get the nutrients they need to fight dandruff. To experience the benefits of beetroot on your hair, halve a beetroot and rub both pieces directly on your scalp for 10 minutes. Allow the beetroot juice to seep into your scalp for 15 minutes. This method will moisturize your scalp from within, while also helping to remove dead skin cells. Repeat it once every week.
An alternative method is to use boil the beetroot before applying it to your hair head. The first step is to cut up the vegetable into small pieces, as this lessens cooking time. Next, boil the beets in a pot for about 30 minutes so that the essence infuses into the water. Wait for the ‘beet water’ to cool down before massaging it into your scalp. Leave the beet water to seep into your hair overnight. Cover your bed with a plastic to prevent your linen from being stained purple. When you wake up, rinse the water out and repeat this treatment weekly.
Another method is to combine beetroot with another dandruff remedy, such as baking soda. First, add enough water to the baking soda to create a paste. Rub your scalp with this paste before applying fresh beetroot juice on your scalp. Leave the paste and juice to set into your scalp 15 minutes, and then rinse your hair with cool water.