09 July 2015

5 Simple yet Effective Home / Herbal Remedies for treating Dandruff

Reetha (soap nut)
The medical term used for dandruff is Seborrheic Dermatitis. Dandruff is nothing but the dead skin cells on scalp, a human body undergoes tremendous changes every minute and regeneration of new skin cells in your scalp is one of them. In certain condition the process of new skin cell creation over the scalp speeds up and replaces the dead cells of the scalp in a speedy manner. The dead cells thus start appearing like flakes over the scalp, these flakes of dead cells are termed as dandruff. The certain condition that causes the dandruff to appear over your scalp is termed as triggers or causes of dandruff. According to a reputed health magazine, about half of the world population is affected by minor dandruff problem now a day. Dandruff is a common medical condition that one can treat with the available medications easily however; if a person reaches to the advance level of dandruff problem then he needs an expert to treat his problem.  

There are several conditions or triggers that may cause dandruff, some of which includes skin irritation, lack of scalp cleanliness, improper brushing, infections due to allergy, yeast, depression, chronic diseases, improper diets, reaction to certain hair products i.e. soap, shampoo or lotion. Moreover, dry skin is also a reason behind causing dandruff as well. The symptoms associated with dandruff problem is very common and one can easily notice if a person is having dandruff or not by the appearance of white flakes in between his hairs.  Having dandruff is not a very serious medical condition however; it has a great social impact on the affected person’s life because you can’t hide it. Therefore, its’ obvious that people with dandruff feels like neglected and wants to cure it as soon as possible without even checking the product’s authenticity or it’s after aftereffects. This article is going to tell you about some simple home remedies to treat your dandruff without any side effects.

Mehandi (Henna)

Henna PowderMehandi or Henna is an integral part of people’s lives in Indian subcontinent; you cannot imagine a festival or wedding ceremony without henna in India, Pakistan and some other parts of Asian peninsula. Henna not only used for making designs on hands and feet but also used as an anti dandruff remedy as well. In order to use henna for countering dandruff, first take proportionate amount of henna powder on a bowl and add little water into it, now boil some tea in an another pot and filter the boiled tea leaves from the water. Mix this filtered tea water with henna and leave it for the night, on the next day, apply the henna and tea water mixture into the hair evenly and let it dry for 2-3 hours and then rinse it well with water. Repeat it in every 10-15
days to see your scalp free from dandruff.


This is another very effective method to clear your scalp from dandruff. For removing dandruff from your scalp, use sour curd instead of sweet curd; also remember that older is better than the fresh curd for using onto your hair.  Mix some lemon juice with the curd and apply it onto your scalp, let it dry for 1-2 hrs and then rinse thoroughly with clean water. Repeat this 1-2 times a week to see the result.

Onion Juice

Onion juice is one of the best home remedies for the treatment of dandruff. Onion blessed with wide range of beneficial medicinal properties including antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammation that makes it perfect remedy for dandruff. For extracting the onion juice, boil it in proportionate amount of water and filter out the remaining onion to use only the remaining juice for applying onto your scalp. Massage thoroughly with your fingers and leave it for few minutes before washing it out.

Fuller’s Earth (Multani Mitti)

Multani Mitti (Fuller's earth)Many people think that Fuller’s earth is good for skin only however it’s just half truth, in reality fuller’s earth is not only good for your skin but it works wonder on your scalp and hair as well specially if you are having dandruff. For using fuller’s earth against dandruff, dilute it with water till it turn into a semi liquid state, add a little rose water into the mixture and apply the solution evenly over your scalp. Let it dry for few minutes and then wash it out with clean water. Repeat it once a week to see its effectiveness.

Indian Gooseberry & Soap nut (Amla & Reetha)  

Reetha (soap nuts) and Amla (Indian gooseberry) are among those herbs without which no herbal hair products said to be complete. These two are the most common yet very effective home remedies that may erase your dandruff problem completely. You need to boil both soap nut and Indian gooseberry in proportionate amount of water for half an hour and then filter out the remains. Use the remaining liquid to rinse the scalp and hair thoroughly before washing your hair with clean water.

Other Home / Herbal remedies for Dandruff:

·         Almond oil
·         Apple cedar vinegar
·         Tea tree oil
·         Rosemary oil
·         Neem
·         Margosa oil
·         Egg oil
·         Ginger
·         Gram Flour



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