Say Goodbye to Flakes: Doctor Vikatan's Proven Home Remedies for Dandruff

Are you facing stubborn dandruff that seems immune to everything? An experienced aromatherapist shares her unique, all-natural solution that utilizes the power of essential oils and Ayurvedic powders. Learn how to overcome pesky flakes and achieve a healthy, happy scalp for good!

A concerned reader has asked, "I am 28 years old. I have a lot of dandruff. Using dandruff shampoo is of no use. Tell me if there are easy ways to solve this problem at home."

Chennai-based aromatherapist Geetha Ashok has shared her profound knowledge for this pesky problem.

Geetha Ashok
Geetha Ashok

There are two types of dandruff: the white exterior (visible) and the interior type (invisible) which has a waxy deposit on the scalp . If you have one of these dandruff, there is a simple treatment to get rid of it.  

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Steer Clear From Coconut Oil And Castor Oil

Buy both dandruff powder and Indigo powder from Ayurvedic medicine stores. Also, buy olive oil, tea tree oil and rosemary oil online or in stores. Tea tree oil and rosemary oil are aromatic oils.

Other than coconut oil and castor oil, you can use almond oil, sunflower oil, olive oil or anything else to mix with the aroma oil .  


People suffering from dandruff should avoid coconut oil and castor oil as much as possible.  Add 100 drops each of teatree oil and rosemary oil to 30 ml of olive oil . Rosemary oil has become popular on social media in recent times. We see many people rubbing it on their scalp. That is very wrong. These oils can inculcate on the scalp within 20 minutes of application hence they should be mixed with other oils, cause direct application can have side effects. Prepare the concoction based on the above mentioned measurement and store it in a bottle. On the first day , wash your head and keep it clean and dirt free. 

The next day, take some of the oil , dip it in cotton and apply it on the scalp and let it soak for half an hour. There is no need to apply it on the hair. Then comb the hair thoroughly.  This mixture should not be heated before application.  

Hair Wash
Hair Wash

Healthy Hair,No Care!

Take equal parts of dandruff powder and indigo powder and mix it with fermented buttermilk or apple cider vinegar (diluted with water).  Apply this mixture on the oiled scalp with the help of a brush or you can also use your hands. 

Then, comb the hair with a large-toothed comb. Just apply the this mixture on your hair and not on the scalp.

Leave it on for 45 minutes and wash it off with a mild shampoo.You can do this twice a week. If you do this seven to eight times, you will see that the dandruff would have visibly reduced and your hair will look more nourished and healthy.

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Doctor Profile:

  • Big Research India awarded Geetha Ashok with The Most promising Aroma therapy Centre in Chennai -

  • Sri Ramanujar College of Engineering awarded Woman Achiever for 2013 - 2013

  • All India Achievers Conference (AIAC) awarded Arch of excellence in Medicarein Mumbai -

  • Citizens Integration Peace Society awarded Global Indian of the Year in Pune recently and has bagged many more awards. -

  • Received Prestigious Doctorate from The International Tamil University - Maryland - USA.


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