If you have tiny, white flakes falling on your clothes all the time and scratching your scalp seems irresistible, you are not the only one getting uncomfortable doing it. Dandruff affects every 1 out of 2 people at some point in their lives.
Dandruff often starts during puberty when the hormones begin to change, causing the body to produce more scalp oils. Increased scalp oiliness provides a conducive environment for the fungus to grow. This fungal activity leads to excessive shedding of the scalp skin in the form of clumped-up flakes - that we commonly call dandruff. This hair problem can lead to social embarrassment and low self-esteem due to the itching, visible flakes, dryness and redness of the scalp, hair fall, and thinning.
In Ayurveda, dandruff is recognized as a skin-related ailment called 'darunak' and following a ‘dincharya’ or routine is highly emphasized to manage skin and hair problems. Ayurveda also highlights the importance of abhyanga (massage) - regular oiling and head massage with a medicated oil/ massage oil to maintain hair and scalp health. But how does one choose the right hair oil for combating dandruff problems ? What is the best hair oil which will not only reduce dandruff, but also reduce itchiness in the scalp, redness of the scalp and improve overall hair growth ? Always choose an ayurvedic oil which has at least some of the following ingredients -
Neem removes dandruff flakes and nourishes the scalp and hair. Due to its anti-bacterial and antiseptic nature, it provides relief from skin disease and itching, while improving scalp health. The presence of antioxidants such as vitamin E, and Calcium makes it a natural conditioner.
Karanja helps to reduce excessive dryness of the scalp, removes stubborn dandruff, and prevents its recurrence while improving scalp health. Due to its ropan (healing) and antimicrobial properties, Karanja reduces dandruff-related itching and excess heat from the scalp, providing relief.
Methi removes dandruff flakes, helps reduce hair fall, promotes hair growth, and makes hair strong and shiny by nourishing them.Methi is also a great natural conditioner for hair, making it less prone to hair fall or hair loss.
The anti-fungal traits of Bakuchi help in reducing itchy and reddish scalp. It has plant based anti-oxidants that have strong anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and rejuvenative traits. It has keshya (beneficial to hair) properties and helps to reduce dandruff with external application.
So, choose the right hair oil and take the first step towards dandruff treatment at home.
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