Dandruff is one of the most common hair problems faced by the millions across the globe. Many cosmetic products promising dandruff relief are available across the globe, but it is proven that most of them come laced with chemicals that may prove detrimental to hair health over a long term. Basically, dandruff is portions of your scalp that chip off gradually upon drying. They are caused due to cells underneath the skin that have a very short life. The scalp condition is caused by a fungus, called Malassezia, which feeds on sebum (the oily secretions from our scalp) and the dead skin cells, which occur naturally due to formation of new skin. Although, this microbial activity is a normal phenomenon; the problem occurs when the fungus aggressively feeds on sebum, leading to irritated scalp.

Ayurveda has many home remedies that may help fight dandruff. Here are some ways in which you can manage the condition naturally.
1. Neem
Neem has been a significant part of Indian hair care regime since time immemorial. It is known to have antifungal and antiviral properties. Its antimicrobial qualities can help fight dandruff.
2. Amla
This vitamin C-rich juice cures the dryness and prevents the accumulation of dandruff. Amla with its vitamin C, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties can stop dandruff formation. Additionally, it would also help prevent the itchy feeling that is triggered due to dandruff.
3. Fenugreek Or Methi Seeds
Fenugreek seeds also have a high protein and nicotinic acid content, which helps prevent hair fall and dandruff, moreover, treats a variety of scalp issues like dryness of hair, baldness and hair thinning.
4. Amla, Reetha, Shikakai
Amla, reetha (soap nut) and shikakai acacia concinna are all rich in vitamin C, which can do wonders to your hair and scalp. Reetha is quite effective in cleansing your scalp by removing infection-causing microbes. This combination can be used to make shampoo at home.

Itoozhi Ayurveda is a leading Ayurvedic hospital in Kerala and treats many lifestyle disorders in the most healthy way.

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