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Ayurvedic remedies for dandruff

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Jul 13, 2011
Quick Bites

  • Dandruff is a common scalp disorder.
  • Ayurveda provides effective and long term treatment for dandruff.
  • Massage you hair with warm coconut or castor oil twice a week.
  • Fenugreek seeds too are very effective for overall hair care.

Dandruff is a common scalp disorder with number of possible causes ranging from stress to improper hair care. The good news is that ayurveda provides effective and long term treatment for dandruff. There are various ayurvedic remedies to cure dandruff.

Ayurveda for dandruff

Ayurvedic products for dandruff 


Ayurvedic treatment for dandruff is gentle on hair but highly effective to route out the dandruff. Since ayurvedic medicines and products for dandruff are made up of natural ingredients they are free from any kind of side effect.

  • Hair Oil: Ayurvedic hair oil is the best way to treat dandruff and get healthy hair. It is made up of coconut oil, neem and kapoor. The anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties of neem make this oil effective to cure dandruff.
  • Hair tonic powder: Ingredients of hair tonic powder include henna, sweet flag, bringaraj, rosary pea cashmere tree, hirda, behada, amalaki, magic nut and mandor. All the ingredients of hair tonic powder makes hair healthy, strong and fight bacteria in most effective way.
  • Shampoos: Ayurvedic shampoos contain shikakai and ritha. Both of these ayurvedic herbs are well known for their treating and cleansing properties. Some of these shampoos also contain neem to cure dandruff.
  • Conditioners: Ayurvedic conditioners contain extracts of fenugreek seeds, orange and lemon.


Herbal remedies for dandruff

  • Massage you hair with warm coconut or castor oil twice a week.
  • Fenugreek seeds are very effective for overall hair care, especially to prevent dandruff. Soak fenugreek seeds overnight and grind them to fine paste. Now apply the paste on your hair for half an hour and then wash with mild shampoo.
  • Neem is another effective herb to treat dandruff. Boil neem leaves in water and use this water to wash your hair.
  • Tea tree oil is effective against dandruff. Mix one teaspoon of tea tree oil in a cup of hot water and massage your hair with this. After half an hour rinse your hair with lemon water followed by plain water.
  • Make paste of tulsi leaves and amla. Apply this paste on your scalp and massage gently. Leave for about one hour and then wash.
  • Massage your scalp with equal quantity of vinegar and lime juice. Rinse with a mild shampoo.
  • Massage aloe vera gel on your scalp, leave for fifteen minutes and the wash with mild shampoo.



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  • Archana05 Dec 2012

    very nice information Than Q please tell me the information about how to improve hair growth and thickness

  • pritika31 Aug 2012

    best information... thanq..

  • namita31 Aug 2012

    oh wow... ths great... vry nice info

  • ajay05 Jul 2012

    Neem amla and turmeric powder mixed in equal quantities make a paste and apply for 3- 5 hours alternate days.. this is the best of all solutions i found for my particular problem of dandruff which has been for 10 years almost.. I feel relieved after spending lakhs of rupees and the number solution is for mere 10- 20 rupees.. God bless us all soon

  • kapil sharma10 Jun 2012

    what should i do for smooth & dandruff free hair i m 16 yrs old , my hair is so hard

  • nsaranya18 Mar 2012

    lemon thalaila podurathala enna agum and ennaku white hair niraya iruku ippa homeocarela treatment eduthutu irukean ippa athu poga enna seiyanum

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