Ayurvedic Hair packs made from amla, curry leaves, brungaraj, fenugreek seeds (methi), curd etc help in reducing dandruff. These natural hair packs also increase hair growth and shine.
Dermatologist call Dandruff as seborrheic dermatitis. It is an dry, itchy and flaky skin problem of the scalp. But in this condition there will be no redness of scalp skin. Dandruff appears as dry, white or greyish flakes usually on the top of the head. This is the result of abnormally increased shedding of dead skin cells of scalp.
Normal scalp skin shed some dead skin flakes as it continuously renews its surface. In dandruff the shedding process is imbalanced and large number of cells get shed. These skin flakes ae in clumps and are visible for naked eye. This is a very embarrassing situation which exaggerates in winter. It can harm self-esteem and confidence of a person.
Dandruff is a very common uncomfortable problem which affects 90% of the people globally at some point in their lives. It can occur at any age, but is most likely in the early 20s. When it occurs in newborns and infants, dandruff is termed as cradle cap.
Causes of Dandruff
- Hormonal imbalance during puberty, pregnancy , lactation period and menopause. This is more common in men than women.
- Underlying diseases like psoriasis or Parkinson’s disease.
- Stress and Anxiety
- Oily scalp
- Family history – hereditary
- Allergy to foods
- More sweat and oil glands in scalp which cause excessive sweating.
- Unhealthy eating habits which are low in nutrients.
- Using hair sprays , gel and dyes.
- Lack of scalp hygiene. Not washing scalp frequently.
- Applying alcoholic hair lotions.
Ayurvedic Hair Packs for Dandruff and Hair Growth
Can herbs help in controlling this problem? Yes, herbs definitely help to control dandruff and Hair Loss. An ayurvedic hair pack made of natural things like amla and other herbs help to get rid of dandruff and also boost hair growth. Here is a simple method to prepare a Hair Pack for dandruff and Hair Loss. (Read Coconut milk for hair growth and to prevent hair loss)
Ingredients of hair pack for dandruff and hair loss:
¼ cup curd or unsweetened yogurt.
6 to 8 curry leaves
2 tea spoon methi (fenugreek seeds)
Amla powder – 2 tea spoon
Method of preparing hair pack:
Soak methi seeds overnight in little water. Next day grind soaked methi seeds, curry leaves, curd and amla powder to a fine paste. Add little water if needed. Now ayurvedic hair pack for dandruff and hair growth is ready.
In this pack Amla is a hair friendly herb. All the ingredients provide plenty of anti-oxidants and nutrients. Curry leaves have antimicrobial property which effectively helps to control dandruff causing microbes. Curd and methi provide nourishment and condition the hair. Thus the total pack helps to control dandruff and prevent hair loss in a healthy non chemical way.
How to apply natural ayurvedic dandruff pack ?
For dry scalp:
Massage scalp and hair with warm coconut oil before applying pack. Part the hairs and apply the pack on entire scalp. Leave this pack for one hour and wash it off with mild shampoo.
For oily scalp:
Apply the pack directly on scalp by parting the hair. Leave it for one hour. Wash this off with suitable shampoo.
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