Oily scalp

Oily scalp from the point of view of Ayurveda

Each pore on the skin contains oil glands that produce sebum (oil), which is required to maintain normal moisture levels. This sebum gives the hair a healthy shine and aids in the protection and maintenance of healthy hair. Overactive sebaceous glands on the scalp cause an oily scalp. The oil attracts dirt, causes dandruff, and causes your hair to stick together. An oily scalp can occur in conjunction with other symptoms of a skin disorder such as dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis, acne, allergies, and more. According to Ayurveda, healthy hair is a sign of a healthy, balanced tridosha. An oily scalp is caused by an imbalance in the Kapha dosha.

How Ayurvedic doctors treat oily scalp

In oily scalp treatment, priority should be given to balancing dosha and strengthening the dhatus through appropriate diet, lifestyle, and Ayurvedic herbs.

Ayurvedic herbs are well known for their extensive healing properties that can be used to treat hair and skin problems. They remove excess oil to treat an oily scalp. 

Herbal oil massages may also be an important part of hair health renewal, depending on the severity of the issue and the Ayurvedic doctor’s discretion.

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Tips for effective Ayurvedic treatment of oily scalp:

  • Increase your intake of raisins, dates, and green vegetables in your diet
  • Avoid hair products that add shine to the hair
  • Brushing hair too frequently transfers oil from the scalp to the hair ends
  • Use conditioner only on the ends of your hair. Avoid applying it to your scalp directly
  • Apply lemon juice to the hair
  • Apply banana and honey paste
  • Orange peel can help remove greasiness from the hair and scalp
  • Tea tree oil has an amazing ability to remove excess oil, sebum, and dirt

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