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Does Curd Cure Dandruff? How to Use Curd for Dandruff Treatment?

Dandruff is not a disease but can be very disturbing when those white flakes fall on our shoulders. White flakes along with itching make one irritable. Frequent scratching on the scalp can damage your scalp and also the hair. No matter what we try, dandruff returns and those anti-dandruff shampoos make the hair rough, though doesn’t cure dandruff completely. Trying home remedies for a better result and no side effect is one way to keep dandruff at bay! Through this article, we share the benefits of curd for hair, and how curd cures dandruff with the help of a series of curd hair masks.

There are cases, where you have white flakes, but are not sure of what it could be. You have hair loss and itchy scalp. If you do not know what it is, dry scalp or dandruff or something much worse on the scalp, visit a good nearby dermatologist. Get a scalp analysis and get the cause and condition diagnosed. In case you are looking for a solution to any of the scalp problems including anti-dandruff treatment, visit Nubello Aesthetics. We offer the best anti-dandruff treatment in Mumbai, call us now at 09324507495 for a FREE consultation. 

Curd for Hair

Curd is a great source of protein, along with calcium, potassium, magnesium, and vitamin A. All these nutrients are needed for healthy hair. Curd can be taken in the diet to get all these nutrients or apply curd directly on the scalp. Applying curd directly on scalp reduces dandruff, works as a conditioner on hair and strengthen the hair roots. 

Benefits of curd for hair

1. Dandruff control

The scalp is very important for healthy hair, and dandruff on the scalp can affect the hair health. Curd has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties which treat scalp infections such as dandruff. 

2. Hair growth

Besides maintaining a healthy scalp, Vit.B and Zinc in the curd, help in promoting hair growth. 

3. Hair softening

Curd softens and moisturizes frizzy hair. This has been in the traditional Middle Eastern as part of home-remedies for curing hair damage and to improve hair growth.

Using Curd for Dandruff Treatment

1. SImply Curd

The main cause of dandruff is bacteria. Apply curd directly on the dandruff region, slowly apply all over your head and hair. Leave it for 30 minutes for it to dry. Wash it with warm water. Try this weekly twice. Not only this will reduce dandruff, but it will also give shine to your hair. 

2. Lemon and Curd

Make a paste of curd and lemon juice. Lemon is citric, and curd has lactic acid. Together, they work well in reducing dandruff and maintaining the pH on the scalp. Take on lemon, extract the juice and mix thoroughly with 1 bowl of curd. Apply this mixture on your scalp and leave for 45 mins before washing with a mild shampoo. 

3. Curd and Besan

Besam or gram flour works well in removing the dead cells on the scalp. Mix 1 tsp of besan in 1 cup of surd. Beat and blend the flour well with the curd and apply the paste on the scalp. This could be a sticky and thick paste, so, you can apply 1 tbsp coconut oil in the mixture. After applying on the scalp, keep the paste on the scalp for 25-35 minutes. Wash with cool water. You can apply mild shampoo. 

4. Vinegar and Curd

Curd and vinegar mixture has lactic and acetic acid. This paste works well because of acid concentration. Take 1 tbsp vinegar and 2 tbsp curd, blend and apply this liquid paste on the scalp. Leave for 30 minutes before washing.

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5. Curd and Egg

Eggs and curd collectively strengthen weak hair, prevent hair fall and keep dandruff at bay and works as a great conditioner. Beat 1 egg and mix 3-4 tbsp curd to make a paste. Apply this paste on the scalp, as it could sticky, use a brush. Keep for 45-60 mins before rinsing with warm water. Rinse off the mask with your shampoo.


Using curd or any home remedy should be tried for a month continuously. In case you do not find any change, or the dandruff condition worsens, we advise you to visit a good dermatologist. In case you do not find any relief from dandruff after using a curd hair mask for 2 weeks, then it could be something more severe or something else. Dandruff isn’t life-threatening, however, if you are uncomfortable with scalp itching and white flakes, visit a nearby dermatologist. In case you are looking for the best hair clinic in Mumbai, Visit Nubello Aesthetics

Nubello expertise in solving hair fall issues, scalp problems and offer the best hair treatment and hair transplant in Mumbai. Call us today at 09324507495, for a free consultation. 

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