Home remedies for dandruff, cause of dandruff, dandruff treatment

Home remedies for dandruff, cause of dandruff, dandruff treatment

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Home Remedies >> Dandruff


Written and Reviewed By :
Dr. Riddhi P. Sardhara.



What is Dandruff?

Dandruff is a common form of skin eczema or inflammation that occurs in parts of the body with high oil secretion. Body areas that are commonly affected include the scalp, ears, face, chest, and folds of skin. It is very common and is one of the most embarrassing hair conditions that one can face. It also leads to lower one's self-confidence eventually and in worst cases, constant itching can lead to acne.

Who are more prone to dandruff

  • Age - young to the middle age.

  • Oily scalp.

  • Associated diseases like parkinsonism, contact dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis.

  • The patient has a fungal infection of the other body parts, skin allergy, dry skin.
  • Excessive use of cosmetics and shampoo.


  • Home Remedies For Dandruff

  • Crush Garlic (Lahasun) and rub it onto the scalp.

  • Apply Curd to the hair as well as scalp and leave it for one hour. Later wash it with a mild shampoo.

  • Grind a bunch of Neem leaves to form a thick paste. Apply it on the scalp and let it sit for 10 minutes. Later wash it off with water.

  • Peel off 2-4 lemons and boil these peels in water. Cool this solution and wash your scalp and hair with it. Repeat this activity at least twice a week and see the change.

  • Apply Aloe vera gel to the hair and scalp and leave it for around 30 minutes. Later rinse the hair with a mild shampoo. Repeat this at least twice a day to keep dandruff under check.

  • Take a few basils (tulsi) leaves and grind them to make a paste. Then mix it with Amla powder and apply this paste to the hair. Leave it for 30 minutes and wash thoroughly.

  • Equal powder of mango seed and Terminalia chebula, Haritaki (harade) are pounded together with milk and applied on the scalp for half an hour and then washed.


  • Haircare during Dandruff

  • Massage with oil 2-3 times a week.

  • Donít scratch over the scalp.

  • Always wash oiled hairs.

  • Prefer to use a mild shampoo.

  • Make a pack with hibiscus flower, sesame oil, Triphala powder, and lime juice in iron vessels, apply on a scalp, for 1- 2 hours, then wash the hairs. Apply this pack once a week is advisable.

  • Use sesame, neem, basil, and olive oil to prevent dandruff.

  • Donít stop medication or medicated oil/shampoo until total cure.


  • When to Consult a Doctor for Dandruff

  • If the dandruff is not only on the scalp but also in the eyelashes, eyebrows, or axillary hairs, it is better to consult a skin physician or Ayurveda physician.

  • Dandruff causing skin eruptions, bleeding or big scaling over the scalp is better to consult a doctor.

  • When dandruff is not seasonal (winter), and associated with other skin problems, it is advisable to consult a doctor.

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