Q. Are there any natural remedies for dandruff problems, hair fall, and breakage?

Answered by
Dr. Farzana Roshan. M
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 04, 2022

Hello doctor,

I have a dandruff issue. Scaly dandruff is seen at the back of my head near the neck. Due to dandruff, I always have small bumpy pimples on my forehead and face. Now I also face hair fall and breakage of hair. My hair is curly, and my face skin is oily and sensitive. I wash my hair every alternate day, and I wash off whatever oil I apply with shampoo, as leaving oil on my hair causes me a sinus headache. I had been using two bottles of ayurvedic oil twice a week. Though it reduced my hair fall, I did not see a change in the dandruff issue. Instead, it caused more and more small pimples on my forehead. Does it show that I have an oily scalp? I want to go for ayurvedic or natural remedies for my dandruff problem and hair fall and breakage. If my dandruff gets cured, I am sure my face will also get acne free. What should I do to get my hair and face fine? Kindly help.



Welcome to

I read your query and can understand your concern.

Dandruff usually occurs if you have dehydrated skin or can also happen in excess oily skin. If you have a dry dandruff problem, I would suggest the following.

  1. Do not get exposed to dust and pollution.
  2. Wash your hair frequently, at least once in three days or daily, with any mild and herbal shampoos.
  3. I suggest you use an anti-dandruff shampoo twice a week.
  4. Avoid stress, as it plays a major role in dandruff problems.
  5. Change your bedspread and pillow covers frequently.
  6. Wash your comb after several uses.
  7. Keep separate towels and combs.
  8. Give an excellent massage with ayurvedic oils regularly.
  9. I suggest you take any blood purifier syrup as it cures all skin and dandruff problems.
  10. Make sure you are following a healthy diet and lifestyle.
  11. Avoid tea and coffee. Instead, consume green tea made of tulsi or mint.

I also suggest the medications below for three months.

1. Dhurdhurapatradi thailam containing coconut oil and juice extract of leaves of Datura metel (for head massage).

2. Mahatiktam Kashayam (containing neem, golden turmeric, white sandalwood, etc.) 20 mL in 30 mL water twice a day.

3. Triphala Churna (combination of three fruits such as hog plum, beleric myrobalan, and gooseberry) 1 teaspoon in warm water before bed.

Please consult your specialist doctor, discuss with them and start taking the medicines with their consent.

Thank you and take care.

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