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Get rid of dandruff with these simple tips

Feeling irritated about white flakes showing up on your shirts every now and then? Are you feeling an itching sensation on your scalp? Yes, you have guessed it right. You have dandruff. But why should you worry when you have a lot of home treatments available? Ayurveda can come to your rescue and provide relief from dandruff. Let us look at 5 simple home treatments for dandruff.

Before going into the home treatments shall we glance through the causes of dandruff?

The most common causes of dandruff are dry skin, stress, improper nourishment, excessive intake of oily and spicy foods, sensitivity to shampoos and conditioners environmental allergens, and even allergy to some types of food.

The imbalance of the Pitta and Vata Doshas is the main cause of dandruff. This causes dryness of the scalp. You can follow Ayurvedic treatment to get rid of this dryness. Alternatively, these simple tips can also help you get rid of this problem.

5 simple home treatments to get rid of dandruff

1. Neem leaves and Lemon:

Crush some neem leaves into a fine paste and mix the juice of half a lemon. Apply this mixture to your hair and let it remain for about 30 minutes before rinsing it off. Using it twice a week can get rid of dandruff within no time.

2. Lemon and Coconut Oil:

Warm some coconut oil and mix lemon juice to make a suspension. Apply this mixture to your hair and massage it into your scalp. Leave it for 30 minutes before rinsing your hair. Continue with this procedure for 2 weeks for excellent results.

3. Coconut oil and Camphor:

You have just seen that the imbalance of the Pitta and Vata causes building up of heat thereby causing dryness of the scalp. Apply a mixture of coconut oil and camphor to your hair every night before you go to sleep. You will find great improvement within a couple of days. Camphor can help in cooling your scalp as well.

4. Fenugreek seeds (Methi):

This is one of the best remedies for all kinds of hair loss problems. Soak a handful of methi seeds in water overnight. Grind them and make a paste in the morning. Apply it to your hair and leave it for around 30 minutes before rinsing it off. This is an effective cure for dandruff.

5. Gooseberry paste (Amla):

Make a thick paste of amla powder and Tulsi leaves along with water. Apply this paste on your scalp and rinse it off after 30 minutes.


We have just seen 5 simple home remedies to get rid of dandruff. Use them to your advantage and get relief from the white flakes that adorn your shirts every time you scratch your head.

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