5 ayurvedic cure for dandruff

By TNT Bureau

July 25, 2017:  Dandruff refers to the common condition that is caused due to peeling of the dead skin cells on your scalp. Excess production of sebum and fungal expansion are often the core reasons behind dandruff.

Below is listed the top 5 ayurvedic cure for dandruff

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Fenugreek seeds

This helps in strengthening your hair follicles by nourishing them from within, thus preventing dandruff. These seeds also help in preventing hair fall. Simply take some fenugreek seeds and soak them in water for a night. Next morning, grind them into a thick paste with the help of your blender. Now, apply the paste onto your scalp and wait for 40 to 45 minutes. Wash your scalp and hair thoroughly with a mild shampoo.

Black pepper powder

This has the ability to kill fungi and microbes that cause dandruff. It also helps to clear out the scalp and acne. Take some black pepper and grind them in your blender to get its powder. Take the powder in a bowl and add some water to it to form a thick paste. Apply it on the scalp and wait for 30 minutes before shampooing your hair.

Mix it with water and apply it on to the scalp. Leave it on for 30 minutes. Rinse hair and scalp with a mild shampoo.

Coconut oil and camphor

This mixture helps in moisturising the scalp to eliminate dryness. Also, camphor is loaded with antibacterial properties that help in getting rid of dandruff-causing microbes. Take some camphor and crush it well and then add some coconut oil to it. Apply the mixture on the scalp and massage for about 5 minutes and leave it overnight. Wash your hair the next morning.


Ayurveda says that vinegar helps to cure dandruff by hydrating the scalp while eliminating the flaky dead cell layer. Take a cup and add some vinegar to it and apply it on your scalp with the help of a clean cotton ball. Wait for 30 minutes before shampooing your hair.

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Coconut oil and lemon

While coconut oil hydrates your scalp, the acidic nature of lemon kills the microbes that cause dandruff thus, helping to remove flaking and dryness. Take some coconut oil and add some drops of lemon to it and then apply the mixture on the scalp and massage for about 3-5 minutes. Wait for 30 minutes before shampooing your hair.

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