Just like other body parts, our scalp also sheds dry and white flakes while new skin cells get formed. However, the problem begins when skin cells grow and die quickly. These white flakes called dandruff shed too fast, thus making them visible to the naked eye. Besides, making the scalp itchy, these flakes can be unsightly and embarrassing.

Over here we discuss ayurvedic remedies that can help you treat dandruff naturally -

To get rid of dandruff, try these natural remedies

1. Aloe vera: Popular for its medicinal properties, aloe vera leaves are full of slimy, water-filled gel that help reduce the dryness of the scalp, and, eventually, control the growth of dandruff.  Aloe vera’s anti-inflammatory properties help nourish the scalp and remove the dead skin cells.  

2. Coconut oil: Known for multiple health benefits, coconut oil is in general good for hair as it hydrates the scalp and prevents dryness that worsens the condition. The antibacterial and moisturising properties of coconut oil reduce symptoms of eczema and dandruff.  

3. Neem: Known for its medicinal properties, neem is used for treating several skin diseases. Its antifungal and antiviral properties help you control dandruff and make hair soft and beautiful.

How to use neem to get rid of dandruff

a) Boil some coconut oil and neem leaves. Once it cools down add a few drops of lemon. Apply it on the scalp and leave it for 30 minutes and wash off

b) Make a paste of neem leaves and add curd to it. Apply it like a hair mask and rinse it after 20 minutes

c) Boil neem leaves of water and use this mixture as a conditioner

d) Use Pankajakasthuri’s Ayurvedic Dandruff oil, containing neem and other natural ingredients, to prevent dandruff. Gently massage your scalp with the oil for 15 minutes before every bath.

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4.Olive oil: Applying olive oil is one of the best ways to treat dandruff. Olive oil moisturizes the dry areas of the scalp that are flaking off.  Applying olive oil on regular basis will control the dandruff problem.  

How to use olive oil to get rid of dandruff

a) Apply an overnight olive oil soak.

b) Heat olive oil until it’s barely warm. Use a cotton ball to apply it to your scalp.

c) Add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, 2 tablespoons of distilled water and 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a small bowl. Gently massage your scalp with the mixture. Shampoo your hair after 20 minutes

5. Lemon: The acidity of lemons help balance the pH of your scalp and breaks down dandruff built-up. Lemons not only clean your scalp, they leave your hair smelling clean and fresh.  

How to use lemon to get rid of dandruff?

Take 2 tablespoons lemon juice and massage your scalp with the juice. Once done, rinse your scalp with water. Then take 1 cup water and mix 1 teaspoon lemon juice into it. Rinse your hair with the mixture. Do it daily until your dandruff disappears.