The season for dandruff and hairfall is here, alongside season of mangoes and vacations. It’s a concern for both oily and dry scalp and let’s understand how. The sweating and humidity in summer causes build up on the scalp leading to dandruff or itchy scalp. When the scalp remains oily, it further traps dust, dirt and pollution and worsens the dandruff. On the other hand, when the weather is just hot and dry it causes severe dehydration of already dry scalp which leads to flakiness. As the water barrier of scalp is lost, it is prone to infections leading to dandruff and itchiness. Dandruff and other build up on scalp acts as a barrier leading to malabsorption of nutrients thus causing hairfall.
So whether we are targeting prevention or treatment of dandruff / hair-fall in this hot season, we need to focus on ‘cleansing’ for better results. While cleansing only, might not give the desired outcome, not doing it properly will have repercussions. Now let’s delve into the type of cleanses.
This is something we are all familiar with. Use a shampoo that is gentle on hair and scalp yet effectively removes all the dust, oil and build up. Don’t hesitate to wash your hair daily in case of excessive sweating or dirt exposure or in case of oily scalp.
The Moha Anti-dandruff Shampoo works effectively against dandruff. The neem oil and tea tree oil in it have anti-fungal, antiseptic and antibacterial properties which prevents dandruff. The rosemary oil possesses thorough cleansing action while providing nourishment. This makes it the best herbal anti dandruff shampoo.
Make sure you always indulge into a shampoo cleanse before any procedure like oiling, using a scrub or mask to gain maximum benefits.
2. Oil massage cleanse
It is a myth that one shouldn’t apply oil on oily scalp or dandruff prone scalp. The reality is that a gentle oil massage will release the toxins from scalp and mild steam or wrapping a hot towel will get these to the surface. The shampoo cleanse post this will help get rid of the toxins . On the other hand, the best way to combat dryness and flakiness is oiling. The moha; herbal anti-dandruff hair oil works well to reduce dandruff on oily scalp by action of neem and tea tree while the nourishing actives of rosemary and hibiscus reduce flaky dandruff on dry scalp. Thus it serves as the best ayurvedic oil for dandruff for oil cleanse.
3. Scrub & Mask Cleanse
Although not very popular, scalp scrub or powder mask can be referred to as deep scalp cleanse since it reduces flakiness and removes grime. The herbs of choice of cleansing mask will include powders of amla, musta, jatamansi, vetiver, dried lemon-peel / orange-peel powder, ritha, shikakai and mehendi. Take equal quantities of available powders from the above mentioned list and sieve them to get a fine powder. Then make a thin paste with moha; Aloe vera gel. Apply to the entire length of hair starting from scalp. Keep it on for 20-30 minutes and then gently scrub the scalp with damp fingers. Follow it up with a thorough shampoo cleanse. Make sure no powder residue is left behind after cleanse and moha; Anti-Dandruff Shampoo serves this purpose well.
4. Detox cleanse
Make sure you cleanse your body from those harmful toxins affecting your hair. Various ayurvedic detox therapies indicated to keep hair healthy are Snehana, swedana, Basti, Shirobasti, Nasya , Shirodhara etc. Consult your ayurvedic doctor to understand more about these and understand which suits you best.
Do try these cleanses along with the best herbal anti-dandruff shampoo and best ayurvedic oil for dandruff from the moha; haircare range, to stay away from dandruff and hair fall this summer and make sure you are well-nourished and adequately hydrated. Happy summers.