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Ayurvedic Treatment for Dandruff

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Dandruff is one of the most common scalp disorders wherein accumulation of dead skin cells appears on the scalp in the form of white flakes. This flaky layer of dead cells gets in the way of free breathing of your hair and hence weakens it, leaving it more susceptible to fall out. Furthermore, these scales fall onto the shoulders, eyebrows and even clothes when you comb or scratch your scalp. Therefore, those who are affected always feel conscious in the crowd.

The number of people suffering from dandruff is rising steadily. About 75% of the people visiting beauty saloons, pharmacies and dermatologists suffer from it.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Dandruff


Dandruff might be the result of a number of factors such as frequent heat or cold exposure, excessive exposure to hair styling products, chronic constipation, stress, fatigue, pollution and much more. There are lots of shampoos that boast of clearing white flakes, but most really fail to do so.

At one time or the another, dandruff causes have been attributed to dry skin, oily skin, shampooing too often or not often enough, a poor diet, poor hygiene, lack of rest, excessive consumption of sugar, fat, starch, improper nutrition, cold weather, dry indoor heating, excessive use of hair sprays, gels, hair coloring products, hot hair curlers or curling irons, hereditary predisposition, allergic hypersensitiveness.

Although some of these factors may exacerbate or contribute to scalp flaking, the real culprit may be a fat-eating, yeast-like fungus called Malassezia, formerly known as Pityrosporum ovale.
Let’s take the ayurvedic route to get rid of dandruff. There’s no harm in trying these ayurvedic remedies for dandruff, you never know it might just work wonders for your hair.

WHY AYURVEDA treatment for Dandruff

AYURVEDA has an insightful and deep understanding towards the treatment of dandruff. One thing is important, which is every patient of dandruff should know, that dandruff may be a skin disease but it is not skin deep. Dandruff has deep roots and must be treated accordingly. Ayurvedic treatment prevents relapses and removes the tendency towards dandruff.

Ayurveda strongly believes in understanding the totalistic causative factors while handling skin diseases, whereby the study of skin, mind, genetic influences and immunological matters put together determines the line of treatment.

Ayurvedic drugs are tested on healthy human beings before being applied to patients, hence they are very much safe. Ayurvedic treatment has a very scientific approach to skin diseases as a whole including dandruff.

Generally, Shampooing frequently to wash away flakes before they build up is the first step in treating dandruff. But it is difficult to shampoo enough to keep up with this extra shedding and most importantly shampooing may not stop the irritation or itching.
Ayurveda is a highly effective treatment for elimination and total control of dandruff, which is one of the major reasons for hair loss.

Ayurvedic treatment for dandruff

1. Use Camphor with coconut oil

This is one of the grand maa’s recipes where you just need to mix small amount of camphor in coconut oil. Store it in a bottle, and apply each night before going to bed. Camphor cools your scalp and helps to reduce dandruff.

2. Use Gram flour with curd

Mix two spoons of gram flour in a small bowl of curd. Add half a spoon of lemon juice. Apply this mixture on your scalp and leave it for thirty minutes. Curd and gram flour works best as hair cleansers which aid in cleaning the scalp. This definitely is the best ayurvedic medicine for dandruff to try.

3. The best ayurvedic remedy is using Vinegar

Mix two tablespoons of vinegar in cup of hot water. Use cotton to dab on the scalp. Vinegar not only conditions your hair but also assists in clearing dandruff. It’s a tried & tested formula of all times.

4. Prepare Shikakai concoction

Mix Shikakai with mint leaves and fenugreek seeds. Soak them in water and apply the mixture on the scalp before you sleep. Leave it overnight. In the morning, rinse it off with warm water. If you cannot prepare it at home, there are many ayurvedic shops that sell already packed Shikakai with many more herbs great for the hair.

5. Use Neem leaves or Neem oil with lemon

Make a paste of Neem leaves. You can also use Neem oil if you don’t have access to Neem leaves in your locality. Add half a lemon to it and apply the paste on your scalp. Leave it for 30 minutes and wash it off with shampoo. For best results, use this tip twice a week.

6. Use Hot oil massage

Before you apply any oil on your hair, just warm it up a little for the oil to get soaked deeper in the roots. Massage your hair with hot oil before going to bed. Wash off your hair later in the morning. Just use a napkin over your pillow to avoid stains on the pillows.

7. Use Black Pepper Powder

Black pepper powder, blended with milk and fresh lime juice is known to provide a great solution for dandruff problems. The concoction is supposed to be rubbed onto the scalp thoroughly and then should be left on for an hour. Rinse out finally thoroughly with plain water.

8. Apply Mint leaves with apple cider vinegar

Boil a cup of water mixed with a cup of apple cider vinegar. Add few mint leaves. Let the mixture boil for some time and allow it to cool. Gently take the mixture on your finger tips and massage it into your scalp. Rinse after it dries.

9. Apply Sandalwood Oil

One more effective version of Ayurvedic treatment for dandruff comes in the form of sandalwood oil-lime juice mixture. The emulsion should be massaged onto the scalp for a few minutes and then washed off  with  water. Massage treatment will boost circulation, strengthen hair roots and improve the overall health of your hair apart from providing remedy for dandruff

10. Use Amla & Tulsi Paste

A simple anti-dandruff hair pack created with Amla powder, Tulsi leaves and water works wonders to cure this irritating hair condition. One must rub this paste onto the head thoroughly and let it sit for almost 30 minutes. As soon as the set time is over, rinse hair with plain water

11. Apply Wheat Germ Oil

Another fine way to get rid of dandruff is to deep condition the hair with wheat germ oil. First get a through head massage with warm wheat germ oil and then cover up the head with a clean towel. Don’t forget to dip the towel in warm water so as to warm it up slightly. Also make sure to squeeze excess water before you wrap it around your head. Wait for about half an hour and then wash your hair off with water

But there is no reason why you should be embarrassed by a condition that is completely treatable with Ayurveda

How Serious is Your Dandruff Problem?

The problem becomes acute when the scalp reacts to the scales by secreting a fluid. This results in the scales sticking to the scalp, giving them a yellowish waxy appearance. The dandruff may then spread to chest and back. Then it is considered serious thing

Diet and Nutrition in Dandruff

  • One should include plenty of vitamin B in the diet.
  • Nutritional yeast and raw wheat germ are two excellent sources of vitamin B, especially vitamin B6 which plays an important role in controlling the dandruff.
  • Eggs, cabbage also provide vitamin B6 in addition to supplying Sulphur which is nature’s beauty mineral for the scalp.
  • Watch your diet. Dairy products, fatty foods, seafood, and excessive sugar have all been shown to make dandruff worse.
  • Friends do try these AYURVEDIC remedies to get rid of Dandruff completely. They are tried & tested and Ayurveda is pure science. So it’s very effective and helpful for the girls who don’t want to go the allopathy wayJ. Till then tadaaaa 🙂

Hope friends this post will help you to fight dandruff problem 🙂

About Piyali Toshniwal

Piyali is from Mumbai. She born in Kolkata and brought up in different cities of India. Since her dad had a transferable job, She has travelled many states and cities of India. From there her passion for travelling arose. She love to travel and explore new places. She is an Electronics and Telecommunication Engineer with MBA in Finance from Mumbai University. She has a passion for beauty and fashion and love to experiment with her looks a lot hence her inclination to write for BHB. Business is what she enjoy the most. She has an Art Jewellery Brand named “PSJ-PiyaJewels” and event Management Company called “Radiance Events”. She is a very creative person and hence her work of creativity reflects in her ventures. She like to live life to the fullest & try to enjoy every possible bit of it! Her motto of life is “Keep Smiling, it’s the best Jewellery one can wear”


  1. nice tipi Pi

  2. oops the typos i mean tips

  3. Wonderful tips Piyali 🙂

  4. Fabulous tips Pi…hats off to u♡

  5. nice tips..

  6. useful info. I swear by the camphor with coconut oil treatment. It woks the best for me best 🙂

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