Home remedies for Hair loss Dandruff

Home remedies for hair loss dandruff that are useful

By Veena Deo

In this article I am going to discuss home remedies for hair loss Dandruff  that one can use for a better hair day, everyday.

Our physical attributes are God-given and are not in our own hands. But what can definitely be controlled by an individual is to take care of one’s own skin, body and to make it look healthier and beautiful than what it is as given by nature. This can be done by the proper use of appropriate natural remedies. Here we shall discuss about various home remedies to overcome hair problems and hair loss.

Topical herbal remedies stimulate the hair follicles and are also a safe way to cope up with different types of hair loss and to maintain healthy hair. The growth of hair occurs in repeated cycles. Each hair cycle comprises of three stages. the Active growth phase, the Catagen phase and the Telogen phase.


Causes of Hair loss include, Menopause (in women), anemia, excessive intake of coffee, junk food, smoking, excessive intake of oily, spicy foods, fungal infections of scalp, hormonal imbalances, stress, anxiety, inadequate nutrition or imbalanced diet, dandruff etc.

Home remedies for Hair loss Dandruff -

For hair loss-

Apply fresh ‘Aloe-Vera’ Juice on scalp. This makes the hair significantly healthier.

Apply a mixture of Rosemary and sage oils on the roots of the hair every day.

Take fruits of Amla or Indian Gooseberry or Emblica Myrobalan with Neem leaves or Azadirachta Indica, extract the juices from them and add Coconut oil to it. The ratio of the juices and Coconut oil should be 1:4. Boil this till the water gets evaporated and cool it down. Apply this oil to the scalp once a day. It will help hair growth.

Add the decoction of Shoe flower or Hibiscus Rosasinensis to coconut oil. Then boil it, till the water gets evaporated. Cool it down. Apply this daily, for prevention of hair loss.

Take Chebulic Myrobalan, Belleric Myrobalan (Beddanut) and Emblica Myrobalan in equal parts. Pulverize it. Then add Acacia Concinna to this powder. Soak this mixture in water for about 8 hours. Then boil it, filter it, cool it and use this for hair wash.

Soak leaves of Shoe Flower or Hibiscus Rosasinensis in Coconut oil overnight, boil it, filter it and cool it. After filtering and cooling the oil add 2 to 3 pieces of Camphor to it. Daily application of this oil helps to prevent hair loss and makes the hair healthier.

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For dandruff-

Application of a mixture of Neem oil and Camphor is effective to remove dandruff. After application, wash the hair.

Indian Gooseberry or Emblica Myrobalan should be soaked in one quarter gallon of water overnight. Boil it until half of the water remains in the vessel. Cool it and apply this to the scalp. After one hour this paste should be washed first with Amla water and then with plain water. This remedy should be repeated every week for 2 to 3 months.

Antidandruff paste: - Make a paste of green Almonds and apply it on the scalp. Then wash it with plain water.

Yogurt: - Application of yogurt to the hair is also a good remedy for dandruff.

For Gray hair-

Scalp of the person should be energetically massaged with Coconut oil daily for 10 to 15 minutes. This mechanical action activates the hair follicles by ensuring blood circulation, and warms up the scalp.

The fruit pulp of Amla or Indian Gooseberry or Emblica Myrobalan and Mango or Mangifera Indica should be mixed together and used externally on the scalp.

Make and use your own natural shampoo -

Methi or Fenugreek - 250grams or 9 Ounces
Shikakai or Acacia Concinna – 1 Kilo or 2 lbs
Lemon peels – Handful
Neem Leaves or Azadirachta Indica – 70 grams or 3 Ounces
Pulverize all these ingredients, take some of this powder as needed, soak in a ½ cup of water 2 hours before using it and use this as a shampoo.

General Tips for Hair loss -

- Do not brush hair when it is wet.
- Protect the hair from harsh UV rays by covering it when in sun.
- Do not wash the hair frequently as it may remove its natural oils.
- As one crosses age 40, apply Coconut oil once a week.
- Massage the scalp at least once a week.
- Wash the hair once a week.
- Drink plenty of protein based drinks.
- Restrict eating the oily, spicy, junk food. Avoid yogurt, Chinese food and fermented foods.

In my opinion if one follows the above mentioned home remedies for hair loss dandruff and use certain herbal supplements (as all the mentioned products may not be available in raw form), one should end up maintaining healthy hair.

Dr. Veena Deo is an Ayurvedic Doctor in India. All the information provided above and opinions expressed above are her own and should not be construed as medical advice. This information and on supplements is provided for educational purposes only. For questions or to consult Dr. Veena Deo, please send an email to veenadeo@herbsbenefits.com

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