The skin flakes are brought on by dandruff, a common ailment of the scalp. Human skin cells are forever renewing themselves. The old skin cells inside the scalp are forced to surface and subsequently expelled as the new ones take their place. However, people with dandruff shed more skin because more new skin cells are being created than are dying, which makes dandruff (dead skin cells) more obvious.
Possible factors which cause dandruff may include not enough hair brushing, yeast, dry skin, seborrheic dermatitis (irritated, oily skin), not enough shampooing, certain skin conditions, certain illness like parkinson’s disease or other neurological disorder, reaction to hair care products, malassezia, diet, mental stress, or HIV. Whatever the reason may be, Ayurveda recommends a wide array of natural treatment which can help you get rid of dandruff completely.
The following are some of the most popular and effective treatments:
Amla: According to Ayurveda, amla is considered as one of the most effective remedy to cure dandruff. Applying hair oil with amla fruit extracts can help stop the development of dandruff on the scalp.
Methi: Methi works wonders to stop hair loss, dandruff, and balding. Methi seeds should be soaked in water overnight and ground into a thin paste the next morning. After applying this paste to your scalp, wait around 30 minutes before gently shampooing it off.
Tulsi: Dandruff can be effectively and permanently treated with tulsi leaves. The dried tulsi leaves should be ground into a paste, applied to the scalp, and left on for 30 minutes before being washed off with water.
Neem: Boil some neem leaves that have been soaked in water. You can wash your hair with this cooked neem water. Neem leaves are effective at treating dandruff because of their anti-fungal and antibacterial qualities.
Alabu: To prevent dandruff, dryness of the scalp, and to encourage hair development, the seeds and peel of the ash gourd, or alabu, should be boiled in coconut oil and applied to the hair.
An individual with dandruff needs to take a few safety precautions. Following these simple steps could avoid contagion of dandruff
1) Avoid using combs used by other people. Never use a person’s comb while they have dandruff since dandruff is extremely contagious.
2) If you are suffering from dandruff and have been using an anti-dandruff shampoo, make sure you wash your comb every time after using the shampoo.
3) Shampoo atleast once a week. While washing your hair, avoid the water from your hair dripping down to your face as it may result in pimples.
4) Do not allow your hair to remain wet for long. Leaving the scalp wet for a long time facilitates growth of dandruff.