Dandruff is a common skin condition that affects the scalp, causing flaky and sometimes itchy skin. It can be embarrassing and difficult to deal with, but it is a treatable condition. According to a recent survey, 70% of Indians aged between 15 and 55, have dandruff. So its not a small problem, but like mentioned before, its treatable, and needs proper care.

Causes of Dandruff

Dandruff is caused by the overgrowth of a yeast-like fungus called Malassezia. This fungus is naturally present on the skin and feeds on the oils produced by the scalp. When it overgrows, it can cause skin cells to renew more quickly, leading to the formation of flakes. Other factors that can contribute to dandruff include:

Dry skin: People with dry skin are more likely to develop dandruff.

Oily skin: People with oily skin are also more likely to develop dandruff because the oil provides a good environment for the yeast-like fungus to grow.

Certain hair and skin products: Some hair and skin products can trigger dandruff.

Health conditions: Certain medical conditions, such as psoriasis, eczema, and rosacea, can also cause dandruff.


Now that we have understood dandruff so deeply, lets get together an easy to make, but extremely potent hair oil, which will not only effectively reduce dandruff, but will prevent the re-occurrence of it.


Ingredients Required:

Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil: For this particular recipe, we will be using Extra Virgin Coconut Oil and not Virgin coconut oil. Extra virgin coconut oil is made from the coconut milk and has a lighter consistency than virgin coconut oil, which is made from the fresh copra of the coconut. This oil compensates for the slightly more thicker consistencies of our other ingredients.

Neem Oil: A potent oil to reduce dandruff and irritation related to dandruff and other scalp issues. It fights bacteria and hence is able to reduce dandruff effectively over time.

Wheatgerm Oil: An oil high in vitamin-e, it reduces dandruff, reduces irritated scalp and itchiness, hence giving a 360-degree relief from dandruff.

Clary Safe Essential Oil: Clary sage is a natural antibacterial essential oil that helps combat bacteria and microbes that trigger scalp infections. Products that contain clary sage, such as the Nina Ross Gro & Glo Shampoo, helps to soothe the scalp, heal scalp irritation and inflammation caused by scalp conditions, like eczema.

Tea Tree Essential Oil: Tea Tree oil is known to be an effective remedy against dandruff and other scalp issues. It is known to reduce dandruff, since its antimicrobial and antifungal. It also reduces growth of yeast on the scalp, and hence reduces inflammation of scalp as well.