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Use Amla Hair Pack to get Rid of Dandruff

Before getting into the intricacies of treating dandruff problems and the Ayurvedic treatments against it, knowing what dandruff is and why Ayurveda recommends amla for its treatment is important. Let us first walk through these basic details before getting to know how to use amla effectively against dandruff complaints.

Use Amla Hair Pack to get Rid of Dandruff

What is Dandruff?

Dandruff can be described as an overproduction of sticky cells in the scalp. How will these cells get off your scalp? The only way out is shedding those cells-and it happens as clump shedding or individual flakes. These flakes are referred to as dandruff and the accumulation of these sticky cells to your scalp is referred to as dandruff complaints.

Symptoms of Dandruff

Dandruff is often associated with itching and crusting—you can find white powdery substance/white flaky things over your dresses, especially on the shoulder and neck part. The fungus which causes dandruff is called Malassezia and treating it will help you get rid of the problem. Now, this fungus doesn’t attack you out of the blue—it is always present in everyone’s scalp, seldom it over builds in the scalp, thus leading to dandruff complaints.

Why Ayurveda and Amla for Dandruff Complaints?

You might be wondering why there is a strong recommendation of Ayurvedic products to simple dandruff complaints when there are so many shampoos instantly available in the market. When a shampoo can just wash away your problems in one rinse, why would you opt for using an Ayurvedic product which requires some effort-isn’t that what you are thinking? Well, the answer is here.

You must strongly remember that these scalp problems are natural and are not built up by an external factor. The fungal accumulation is normal and it can be treated with nature more effectively than what the chemicals can do. You must also know that Ayurvedic medicines and the treatment by itself is a lot based on the 5 archetypical energies such as earth, water, air, fire and space. Now, Ayurveda discriminates you based on the archetypal energy you are made of, than the actual chemical composition of your body. They are categorized as follows:

  • Water and Earth-Kapha
  • Space and Air-Vata
  • Fire and Water-Pitta

Depending on your body type, the suitable and most appropriate treatment is designed to act on the cause of the problem than the problem by itself.

Amla, the Indian Gooseberry is one such beautifully designed remedy taken from the nature and given to you, to do miracles to your dandruff problems.

Let us now learn how to use Amla effectively to treat the fungus that has accumulated on your scalp and how to keep it at bay, going forward:

Amla and Oil

Amla is known for its water-content and is a very good hydrating agent both for your body and skin. Dry up a few amlas in the sunshade and drop them into coconut oil. Leave this mixture to soak at least for a week, until all the juice from amla mixes up with the oil.

For complete effects, you can opt to sun dry amla, grind it into a paste, make it into small patties and drop it in the oil. Leave it to soak for more than a week, filter out the oil and use it to massage your hair.

You could oil up and massage your hair the previous night and wash it off with a mild and quality shampoo the next morning. This will keep dandruff at bay and bring a natural shine to your hair strands.

The Amla Neem Mixture

When you have an itchy scalp due to your dandruff, grind fresh neem leaves along with fresh amla and apply a pack of it on your hair. Leave this pack on for at least half an hour and then wash it off with luke warm water.

While amla will effectively treat the dandruff causing fungus, neem will protect your scalp from further dandruff attack.

Amla and Triphala

Triphala powder is available readily in every herbal store out there on the bazar streets these days. Mix up amla powder along with Triphala and go in for a hair pack of this combo. Leave it on for 20-25 minutes and then wash it off with luke warm water. You could also prefer to rinse your hair with neem soaked water for maximum effects.

Amla with Curd

Curds are a very well-known Ayurvedic treatment against dandruff. The healthy yeast formation in curds is a healing agent as well. Mixing up amla powder with curd and then applying a hair pack out of it will give complete relief to your dandruff problems. Leave the mixture on for around half an hour and then wash your hair off with some mild shampoo and you will be done.