Dandruff-Free Hair with Curd

DandruffClean healthy hair is an object of envy. However, maintaining the crowning glory is a daunting task in today’s world considering the rising pollutions. Besides that the sweltering heat, harsh chemicals, hair treatments and the air-conditioning working atmosphere plays havoc resulting in lifeless dry hair covered embarrassing dandruff, ultimately leading to hair fall. Now what is this dandruff all about…?


Dandruff is a flaky condition of hair, causing characteristic itching irritation and redness of the scalp. It is a natural process for skin cell rejuvenation to take place after shedding off the dead skin cells ones from the scalp surface. Yet, in certain cases, skin cell production is rapid compared to the shedding of dead cells. This leads to excessive flaking making dandruff more visible. This condition manifests because of various factors, which include…

  • Exposure to extreme climate
  • An underlying health concern like psoriasis
  • Infestation of head lice
  • Fungal infections of the scalp
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Using Hair products with chemicals
  • Nutrition deficiency
  • Dry scalp
  • Yeast sensitivity
  • Oily skin
  • Unhygienic scalp


Although dandruff is a chronic condition, there are certain instances when they are mild. Whatever the case, dandruff is treatable with plenty of home remedies offering respite from the tell-tale signs of dandruff spread on the shoulders and shirt collars causing great embarrassment. The main solution for restoring locks to their former glory is available in the kitchen. This ingredient is none other than the creamy curd abundant in proteins, to redeem lacklustre dull lifeless hair. Here are a few suggestions using curd for along lustrous and healthy mane sans dandruff.


Benefits of Curd for Dandruff Treatment

Curd for HairCurd rich in vitamin B5 and proteins is beneficial for hair. The protein content existing in curd helps fortify and moisturize hair besides repressing the unrelenting, annoying dandruff.  Moreover, rich creamy curd consisting of antibacterial agents, reduce irritation and itchiness of the scalp providing ample relief.  Therefore, spread a thick layer of whipped curd, massaging from the hair follicles to the end.  Allow the curd to rest for an hour before cleansing with a mild shampoo and plenty of lukewarm water.  This helps combats dandruff by clearing and tightening the scalp pores.


Curd and Egg for Dandruff

Combine one cup of curd with an egg to a thick creamy consistency. Apply the mixture all over the scalp and hair. Leave it on for half an hour, followed by rinsing with a gentle shampoo.  To get rid of the unpleasant odour, add lemon juice as an option.


Curd and Black Pepper Powder for Dandruff

Another effective anti-dandruff remedy is a mix of curd and powdered black peppercorns. For this, blend evenly one cup of curd with a couple of teaspoons black pepper powder. Smear this mixture on the areas of the scalp affected with flaky dandruff. Allow this mixture to stay for an hour and wash with mild shampoo. The goodness of curd and the antifungal substances in black pepper


Curd and Fenugreek Seeds for Dandruff

Fenugreek boasts of excellent benefits for health as well as hair, working as an exceptional element to get rid of hair fall. Soak fenugreek seeds overnight and the following morning, grind the soaked seeds to a smooth paste using two spoons of curd. Apply this paste on the dandruff-afflicted scalp, leaving it for an hour before washing thoroughly with cold water. Apart from being an effective treatment for dandruff, this remedy as works as an awesome conditioner keeping the hair strands glossy and manageable.


Curd and Henna for Dandruff

Combine curd, henna powder, lemon juice and tea water and spread the mixture on the scalp washing off after half an hour. This keeps hair healthy and free from dandruff.

Curd and Lemon Juice for Dandruff

Blending lemon juice or lemon peels with curd and spreading the mixture to the scalp provides respite from dandruff.


Curd and Apple Cider Vinegar for Dandruff

Combine a teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar with a couple of spoons curd.  Massage the mixture on the scalp leaving it for half an hour followed by a refreshing wash.


Curd and Besan (Gram flour) for Dandruff

Make a thick concoction of besan and curd adding enough water. Apply this on the scalp and wash after half an hour.

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  • Shally

    Curd is really very effective in getting rid of dandruff naturally. I also use a mixture of lemon juice and coconut oil and that too works effectively. Thanks