Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Sometimes the most difficult problems have the easiest solution. Dandruff is one such hair problem which seems huge to eliminate completely and most of us had suffered from it at some point of our life. Dandruff can be caused by n number  of reasons dry scalp, fungus growth, mental stress, toxic load due to over usage of styling products and many others. 

I have tried a lot of  anti-dandruff shampoos. Unfortunately nothing works. And I as I mentioned earlier I am a firm believer in home remedies. I feel they work better than the expensive toxins we put on our scalp in the name of commercial cosmetic products. I wish I could throw away all the store bought stuff and do my own cosmetic cookery. Sounds crazy ?? Maybe one day I will who know.

For today let's make an easy anti-dandruff treatment. All you need is two simple ingredients. Aloe vera Gel and Neem Powder. Both ingredients do wonder for maintaining the healthy scalp and getting rid of dandruff.

Aloe vera gel has a concentrated mixture of vitamins, minerals and other moisturizing properties which help us in getting rid of annoying dandruff. It is anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory. It also soothes the itching caused by dandruff.

Neem powder also known as Indian Lilac has some amazing benefits to offer. Its is Anti Bacterial, Anti-Inflammatory, and  Anti-Fungal. All these inherent properties of Neem makes it a wonder ingredient for treating dandruff.


  • Take 2 to 3 tablespoon Aloe vera gel. You can use the store bought one with minimum fillers or you can use the fresh gel. Make sure if you use the store bought gel it is fragrance-free.
  • 1 teaspoon Neem Powder. I could not find the loose powder so I used the Himalaya Neem Capsules.
  • Mix both the ingredients together and fill it in an applicator bottle. You can find the bottle in any beauty supply store. You can also apply the mixture with cotton. 


  • This treatment is specifically for scalp so apply generously on the scalp and massage it for 2 to 3 minutes.Roll up your hair and make a bun. If you wish you can wear a shower cap. I like leaving it overnight. But if you wish you can wash it off in 2 hours. The more you keep the better it is. On weekends if I am at home I apply this treatment in the morning and wash it off by evening.
  • Wash off with a mild shampoo and condition as usual. 
  • Do this treatment every 3 days.

This  is one of the most effective and easy to follow treatment I have ever tried. You will see the result in just one treatment. Your scalp will be squeaky clean, dandruff free and itch free. One bonus benefit of this treatment is, in Summers aloe vera gel act as a coolant. It absorbs the heat from the scalp. I am quite an addict of this treatment and so is my hubby, especially in summers it is like a cooling hair spa treat ;-). 

So do give it try! Please let me know in the comments below if you have any queries. 


  1. In shops, do we get aloe vera gel specifically for hair?

    1. Saanchi...yes , you can order it from Amazon. Look for one which says organic.

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  3. I was desperately looking for a solution for dandruff and you have put it my hands, my Genie!! Thanks for writing this. Tight hug!!