Skin cells are continuously formed on the scalp by nature, the shedding of dead skin cells is a normal process. Skin cells are shed at a faster rate than usual is noticed as dandruff. Oil from the scalp causes the skin cells to clump together and appear as white flakes.

When the hair is combed , or when the scalp is scratched, the scales from the scalp fall like snowflakes and settle on the hair, eyebrows, shoulders and clothes. These scales sometimes appear as lumps or crusts on the scalp. Often there is itching and the scalp may become red from scratching.

Dandruff can be caused by a number of things, including impairment of general health, impurities of blood, development of a toxic condition mainly due to eating the wrong foods, constipation and low vitality due to infectious diseases,  dry skin; sensitivity to hair products; and skin conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis or eczema.The overgrowth of a yeast-like fungus can also cause dandruff, hormones, too much oil on the scalp, or problems with the immune system, but the most serious cause is stress, a dangerous psychological illness.

Ayurveda offers a number of treatments and remedies for the effective cure and control of dandruff along with solution for stress.

Ayurveda treatments such as siro abhyanga, siro pichu, siro vasti, siro dhara, siro lepam, thalam, pizhichil are the effective therapy for dandruff due to all causative factors.

Ayurveda prefer some herbal hair oil for dandruff and healthy hair grow and also reduces stress, depression, anxiety and all other psychological illness.

Dhurdhurapatradi tailam, Kaiyonyadhi tailam, Neelibringadhi tailam, Ksheerabala tailam, Candhanadhi tailam, Triphaladhikera tailam.

For better and fast recovery consult your Ayurveda physician for constitutional based treatment and will guide you through a personalised herbal remedy and treatments that can be undertaken to get effective results and get rid of the problem.