Skin cells flake off and cause unsightly debris. The cause in western viewpoint is skin cell shed before they are dead. Conventional medicine uses salicylic acid solution topically to shed cell sooner. This is a short-term solution. In severe conditions, steroid use is common.
Symptoms include either dry hair with white flakes, or greasy skin or hair; can form crusts from liquid oozing. The skin can also be red and irritated.
Natural perspectives look at dandruff as a fungus condition of the scalp or most likely a dietary imbalance that causes a lack of nutrition and blood impurity. Fungus conditions may respond to Tea Tree oil or Neem oil mixed into shampoo (3 – 5 %) for usage for several weeks.
Herbs for Dandruff
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.
Use 1 capsule of each of the desired herbs up to three times daily.
Burdock root – herb for dandruff for blood purification, diuretic, lymphatic
Sarsaparilla – blood purifier and male hormone enhances.
Yellow dock – iron source, blood purifier.
Oregon grape root – herb for dandruff that is a blood purifier, anti-inflammatory, and liver formula.
Cell Salts to Help with Dandruff
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.
Calc sulph – painful pimples leaving a yellow scab
Kali sulph – sticky flakes
Nat mur – dry white flakes
Dandruff Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.
Cantharis – homeopathic for dandruff with hair falling out when combing. Also urinary tract infections.
Carboneum sulph – with brushing hair painful and eye problems with vision loss in central part of eyes.
Graphites – sticky yellow flakes and eczema problems with yellow ooze discharge.
Kali sulph – yellow, moist and sticky dandruff. Mucus conditions – yellow.
Nat mur – dry white dandruff. Grief conditions.
Phosphorus – homeopathic for dandruff with oversensitivity. Sever dandruff, itching scalp and hair falling in large patches.
Sulphur – homeopathic for dry scalp and dandruff, worse from heat.
Source: Dave's Healing Notes