What is Dandruff?

When a fungus called Malassezia grows on your scalp, it causes dandruff which is a condition where there is shedding of the scalp skin in form of white flakes. Dandruff occurs both from excessive dryness of the scalp and excessive oil production on the scalp. A few reasons that cause dandruff frequently are improper and irregular brushing of hair, infrequent shampooing, poor diet, stress and a few diseases like Parkinson's disease, eczema and seborrheic dermatitis.

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What Are The Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Dandruff?

What Are The Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Dandruff?

Now, those white flakes of dandruff definitely do not look good, do they?

Here are a few home remedies to get rid of dandruff. These solutions to combat dandruff are effective and long-lasting. To get the best results, try the following home remedies at least thrice a week.

Lemon & Coconut Oil Massage to Eliminate Dandruff

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons Coconut Oil, Lemon juice.

Method: Heat 2 tablespoons of Coconut Oil and mix it with equal amounts of lemon juice. Massage the mixture gently on your scalp. Leave it on your scalp for 20 minutes. Wash off the mixture with shampoo after that.

This is one of the easiest home remedies to get rid of dandruff devoid of any harmful materials. Coconut oil nourishes your hair and lemon juice helps to treat dandruff at home.

Fenugreek Pack: A Dandruff Home Remedy

Ingredients: Fenugreek seeds.

Method: Soak a few Fenugreek seeds in water and leave them overnight. Extract the excess water the next morning and mash the softened seeds to form a paste. Massage the paste on the scalp and leave it for an hour. Rinse it off with a mild shampoo. Fenugreek seeds take good care of your hair and works well as a dandruff cure.

Curd: Cool Your Scalp & Get Rid Of Dandruff Naturally

Ingredients: Curd.

Method: Apply some curd on your hair and scalp. Leave it for an hour and then rinse it off with a mild shampoo. Treating dandruff with curd at home might be a little bit messy, but it's definitely an effective home remedy in getting rid of that stubborn dandruff.

Baking Soda: Helps Get Rid Of Dandruff Easily

Ingredients: Baking soda.

Method: Wet your hair slightly. On the moist hair, apply a spoonful of baking soda and rub it on your scalp. Leave it on for 60-90 seconds. Wash it off after that. Dandruff treatment with baking soda turns out to be pretty simple, but effective home remedy for curing that stubborn dandruff.

Tea Tree Oil: An Effective Dandruff Cure

Ingredients: Tea Tree Oil.

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Method: Add a few drops of tea tree oil to coconut oil and spread it evenly on the scalp. Leave it on for 5 minutes and let your scalp absorb the oil. Rinse it off using a mild shampoo. Tea Tree Oil, along with being an excellent cure for dandruff, also nourishes your hair.

Apple Cider Vinegar: Terrific Home Treatment for Dandruff

Ingredients: Apple Cider Vinegar, Water.

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Method: Mix equal amounts of Apple Cider Vinegar and water and keep it aside. Have a regular hair wash and then apply this Apple Cider Vinegar solution on wet hair. Massage your scalp well with the mixture and leave it on 15 minutes. After letting your scalp absorb the Apple Cider Vinegar mixture, rinse it off with water. Apple Cider Vinegar not only acts as a dandruff treatment, but is also effective for reducing hair fall.

Henna or Mehndi: Removes Dandruff & Gives Hair New Life

Ingredients: Henna or mehndi, tea infusion, curd and lemon juice.

Method: Mix Henna with tea infusion, curd and a dash of lemon juice. Once a paste is formed, keep it aside for approximately 8 hours. Apply this henna paste on your scalp and hair and spread it uniformly. Leave it on for about 2 hours and then wash your hair thoroughly. This henna remedy softens your hair along with treating dandruff.

Neem or Indian Lilac: A Bitter Enemy Of Dandruff

Ingredients: Neem leaves.

Method: Grind a bunch of Neem leaves in a food processor to form a thick paste. Apply this paste on your scalp and spread it uniformly. Leave it on for about 10 to 15 minutes and wash it off with water. Neem or Indian lilac has anti-bacterial properties, which work really well against dandruff.

Multani Mitti (Fuller’s Earth) Pack: Gets Rid Of Dandruff Naturally

Ingredients: Multani mitti, water and lemon juice.

Method: Mix all the ingredients and make a thick paste out of it. Apply this fuller’s earth mixture on your hair and scalp and leave it on for 20 minutes. Rinse it off with water thoroughly after that. Multani mitti helps restore hair health and gives you soft, silky and dandruff-free hair.

Orange Peel Pack: Fruity Way For Getting Rid Of Dandruff

Ingredients: Orange peel, lemon juice.

Method: Grind an orange peel in a food processor and add some orange juice with it. Mix the ingredients well to form a paste. Apply this orange peel mixture on your scalp and leave it on for 30 minutes. Rinse it off then using a mild shampoo. This homemade orange peel pack gives you hair that is devoid of dandruff leaving it smooth.

Aspirin: Exfoliate Your Dandruff Away

Ingredients: Aspirin tablets.

Method: Crush some aspirin tablets in a bowl and make a powder out of it. Add a small amount of your regular shampoo in the powder and shampoo your hair with this aspirin and shampoo mixture. When washing your hair, leave this aspirin mixture on your hair for 2 minutes and then rinse off with normal water. Aspirin contains salicylates which exfoliate your scalp and help treat and get rid of dandruff at home.

Essential Oils: A Fragrant Home Remedy For Dandruff

Ingredients: 7 drops of cedarwood essential oil, 10 drops of cypress essential oil, 10 drops of juniper essential oil and 50 ml of carrier oil.

Method: Mix all ingredients in a bowl and rub this essential oils solution on your scalp and leave it on for an hour. Wash your hair using a mild shampoo and then rinse it with warm water. Next, mix the same quantities of the essential oils in two cups of water and use this solution to rinse your hair in the end. Do not wash your hair after that. Use the essential oil solution as a final rinse. Cedarwood oil and other essential oils are great way to treat inflammatory scalp conditions such as dandruff at home.

Egg Yolks: A Protein Rich Home Remedy For Dandruff

Ingredients: 1 to 2 Egg yolks.

Method: Mix the egg yolks in a bowl and apply this mixture on your scalp. Make sure your hair is clean and dry before the application. After applying, cover your hair with a shower cap and leave it on for about an hour. Next, wash your hair using a good shampoo, preferably with a strong fragrance to get rid of the egg yolk odor. This home remedy makes your hair healthier along with getting rid of dandruff.

Olive Oil: Nourish Your Scalp & Get Rid Of Your Dandruff

Ingredients: A few drops of olive oil.

Method: Heat some olive oil till it is lukewarm and massage it on your scalp and spread it evenly. Do this 10 minutes prior to washing your hair. Olive oil also moisturizes the dry areas on your scalp and prevents them from flaking from dandruff and is a great home remedy for getting rid of dandruff.

Garlic & Honey: A Spicy & Sweet Way To Get Rid Of Dandruff

Ingredients: A few garlic cloves and 1 tablespoon honey.

Method: Crush the garlic cloves and mix it with honey till you get a smooth paste. Massage this garlic and honey paste on your scalp and leave it on for 15 minutes. Rinse your hair after that. Garlic has antifungal properties that can help you get rid of the microbes that cause dandruff and honey has anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties which are great for hair and getting rid of stubborn dandruff.

Listerine Mouthwash: Refresh Your Scalp & Do Away With Dandruff

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon Listerine mouthwash and 9 tablespoons of water.

Method: Mix Listerine Mouthwash with water in a bowl. Wash your hair with regular shampoo. Then, rinse your hair with the mixture and leave it like that. Listerine Mouthwash contains antifungal properties that prevent the growth of the dandruff and get rid of it.

Egg Oil: A Great Dandruff Cure

Ingredients: A few drops of Egg Oil (Eyova).

Method: Massage the egg oil on your scalp and leave it on overnight. In the morning, rinse your hair using a mild shampoo. Egg Oil strengthens hair follicles and helps in getting rid of dandruff.

Salt: Scrub Your Dandruff Away Naturally

Ingredients: 2–3 tablespoons table salt.

Method: Make sure you have dry hair when you do this. Gently rub the salt on your scalp and give a good massage for about 10 minutes or until you have worked out the dry and flaky dandruff. After that, wash your hair with your regular shampoo. The abrasive nature of the salt helps in scrubbing off the dandruff from your scalp and makes salt a great home remedy for getting rid of dandruff.

Baby Oil: A Wholesome Home Remedy To Get Rid Of Dandruff

Ingredients: Baby Oil.

Method: Apply baby oil on your scalp and massage it well spreading the oil uniformly. Cover your hair with a towel after massaging the oil and leave it overnight. In the morning, wash your hair with a good anti-dandruff shampoo.

Baby oil is great for moisturizing your scalp and eliminating your dandruff.

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Pramod Kerkar

Written, Edited or Reviewed By:

, MD,FFARCSI

Pain Assist Inc.

Last Modified On: October 23, 2018

This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer

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