06:35 PM | 28-08-2018

Can someone please share the reason for having dandruff? What is the body indicating? What natural remedies can i do?

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01:11 PM | 19-11-2018

Talking from my own experience, I can say making the much needed lifestyle change towards natural living was what helped me address my dandruff issues.  For many years starting in my late teens I had dandruff issues. My answer always was try out a different dandruff CONTROL shampoo. With dandruff came flaky and itchy scalp, and acne prone skin.

Needless to say all the remedies were topical and provided relief but never eliminated the root cause.

Then as I increased my fruits, veggies, cut out processed and dairy my body responded and so did my skin and hair. The dandruff issue has not recurred. My hair and scalp does get itchy at times or even flaky, and I have noticed that happens more cause of excessive shampooing now.  When it does happen, I ensure I go back to more raw foods and and an active lifestyle.

I don't use any shampoos now.. even if I do I use only shikakai powder.Overall improvement of health will improve scalp issues too.

01:09 PM | 19-11-2018

Applying curd helps.  Applying onion juice or lemon juice also helps.

I am not so sure about oiling though as for some people oiling may actually aggravate. And then oiling attracts dust and pollens, causing more pores to clog. Also oiling requires more use of shampoos which can lead to more dryness aggravating the situation.

The real long term solution though is adopting a more natural lifestyle.  

01:08 PM | 19-11-2018

Eliminate checmical based shampoos.  Even the ones which claim to cure dandruff.

Instead go for natural shampoos. There is a wide range and variety though coconut milk or hibiscus based are great. You could also look at simply washing it with natural powders such as Ritha, shikakai.

01:07 PM | 19-11-2018

Our body’s main function is to operate at the optimum by making best use of what is available ie energy and nutrients. The body’s sole focus is to keep all vital functions of the body going. When the nutrients and energy is not enough, our body focusses on providing this to our vital organs by withdrawing it from our not-so-vital organs such as skin, nails, hair etc. Falling hair is actually the body’s intelligent decision making to to withdraw power and nutrients from the hair and redistribute them to other organs.

Dandruff, dry hair, itchy scalp all are for the same reason.

You can read the article below to understand better:  https://www.facebook.com/thacmumbai/photos/a.159194930870955.4764.159193870871061/382022775254835/?type=3&theater

12:28 PM | 12-09-2018

Hi. I would like to share my personal experience. I used to have a lot of dandruff all the time, throughout the year. We made a switch in food and lifestyle which was more aligned to natural laws and rhythm about 4 years back. This means I started eating more plant based foods, incorporated live, fresh raw foods in my lifestyle.  I also cut off processed and packaged foods out. Daily fruit intake, vegetables in raw form as salds and veggies, nuts and sprouts, whole beans and legumes or sprouted daals became my main food groups. I reduced animal products such as dairy, non veg. After the switch, the dandruff went away automatically. I have stopped using any type of soap/oils/shampoo for about two years now and yet there are no such past issues. However whenever I am low in nutrition/sleep or high in stress, I see dandruff coming back and when I am able to provide the right nutrition it goes off. The understanding that I have developed is hair fall / dandruff is just one of the ways of bodys communication to tell you that you are off-balance. Since its something triggered by the body from inside, the solution can not be external. 

11:13 AM | 04-09-2018

Are you leading a very busy life, always on the go, without much time to deactivate, rest ? Are you cutting down your sleep? Is your mind always thinking, busy with thoughts? Are you always up on your feet, ready to conquer the world while your own body might be signaling you to give it some downtime?

As you align your food habits, another aspect would be to align your rest and sleep functions.  Only in sleep does body fully focus on the much needed function of repair, rebuilding and restoring. Do refocus on giving some 30 minutes to yourself each day morning and evening.  Take in fresh air in morning, be active – start small and steady. And build this habit in. Similarly, wind down before sleep. Spend some quiet time in dim lights. Make this a family ritual and spend the much needed time with family members / children before you sleep (without TV).  Keep your gadgets away from you in morning or night prior to sleep for 30 minutes atleast

02:50 PM | 26-06-2020


Dandruff indicates that toxins are also present inside the body. Dandruff may result from unhygienic conditions, any infection, improper lifestyle, using chemical-based products, etc.

Local application 

  • Apply onion juice on your scalp. Leave it for 20 minutes and then wash your hair.
  • Take neem leaves and make a paste. Apply this on your hair. Leave it for 30minutes and then wash your hair. This will help to fight against local infections. 
  • Maintain personal hygiene. 
  • Don't share your towel, soaps, clothes with anyone.


  • Have only plant-based natural foods. 
  • Include salads, sprouts, and nuts to your diet.
  • Drink coconut water. 
  • Have fresh, seasonal, and locally available fruits and vegetables. 
  • Use cold-pressed oil for.cooking instead of refined oils.
  • Drink plenty of water throughout the day to be hydrated. 


Yoga is essential for improving blood circulation.

Shirsha asana and ardha shirsha asana helps to improve the blood circulation to the roots of the hairs. So, perform shirsha asana or ardha shirsha asana in the morning. 

Do 12 sets of suryanamaskar regularly. This will help to improve the blood circulation in the whole body.

Take sunrays early in the morning. 


Take proper sleep of at least 7-8 hours daily. Sleep early at night at around 10 pm and also wake up early in the morning at around 6 am. 

Read books before sleeping for an improved quality of sleep. 

Thank you 

03:01 PM | 26-06-2020


Thanks for sharing your concern with us! Let us first try to look at it from the Nature Cure perspective.

Please understand that the state of your hair reflects your overall health too. Our hair gets its nutrition from within. There are living cells in the hair bulb which get their nourishment from the blood to make good healthy hair. Taking care of the body’s needs – physiological, mental, and emotional needs with the correct lifestyle results in the superior quality of blood which feeds the cells of the hair. When the quality of blood supplying the nutrition is good, the quality of hair and scalp is good too. Dandruff is an indication that there is an imbalance in the amount of nourishment that the scalp is getting. 

Adopting a natural lifestyle helps improve the quality of blood and increase nutrition available to the hair follicles, which in turn helps arrest and reverse issues like hair fall and dandruff. You can explore our Nature-Nurtures Program that helps in making the transition, step by step. Our Natural Health Coach will look into your daily routine in a comprehensive way and give you an action plan. She/he will guide you on your diet, sleep, exercise, stress to correct your existing routine & make it in line with Natural Laws.

In the meantime, here are some resources that you may find useful -

  1. Blog - Healthy Hair - Nourish your crowning glory.
  2. Health journeys of people who cured their skin issues naturally

I hope you find this useful!

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