Home Remedies for Dandruff

Dandruff, also known as seborrheic dermatitis is a common scalp disorder. It can occur due to dry skin, irritated oily skin, growth of bacteria and fungus on the scalp, inflammatory skin conditions and other such factors. It causes itchiness along with excessive formation of dry skin flakes on the scalp.

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Dandruff can be controlled by following a healthy hair care routine. You can also try some simple natural home remedies. It is true that natural remedies take time to show results but they can effectively treat the problem completely.

home remedies for dandruff

Here are the top 10 home remedies for dandruff.

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(Out of the 10, we have covered 3 highly effective home remedies in this video as well.)

1. Indian Lilac

The antifungal and antibacterial properties of Indian lilac, also known as neem, help treat dandruff as well as many other hair problems like scalp acne, itchy scalp, and hair fall efficiently.

dandruff home remedy

  1. Boil a handful of neem leaves in four cups of water.
  2. Cool and strain the solution.
  3. Use this decoction as a hair rinse two or three times a week.

2. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil helps eliminate dandruff due to its antifungal properties. It also moisturizes dry scalp and provides relief from itching.

Natural Cure for dandruff

  1. Take some coconut oil and mix half the amount of lemon juice in it.
  2. Rub it on your scalp and massage for a few minutes.
  3. Wash your hair after at least 20 minutes.
  4. Follow this remedy two to three times a week.

3. Apple Cider Vinegar

Scalp treatment with apple cider vinegar is effective in getting rid of dandruff. It restores the pH balance of the scalp, thereby inhibiting the growth of yeast. It also works as a natural hair clarifier and helps clean clogged pores and hair follicles.

apple cider vinegar dandruff remedy

  1. Take two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.
  2. Mix an equal amount of water and 15-20 drops of tea tree oil in it.
  3. Apply it onto your scalp and massage. Rinse your hair after a few minutes.
  4. Follow this natural treatment two or three times a week.

4. Baking Soda

Being a mild exfoliant, baking soda helps remove dead skin cells and absorbs excess oil. It can also help balance pH levels on the scalp and reduce the growth of fungi that cause dandruff.

  1. Wet your hair and rub a handful of baking soda onto your scalp.
  2. After a couple of minutes, rinse your hair well with warm water.
  3. Repeat once or twice a week for a few weeks.

Note: Do not shampoo your hair after this treatment.

5. White Vinegar

White vinegar is one of the best home treatments for dandruff. Vinegar has acetic acid that prevents growth of fungi on your scalp and relieves itching.

  • Add one-half cup of vinegar to two cups of water. Rinse your hair with this mixture after shampooing your hair.
  • Another option is massage your scalp with a mixture of two parts white vinegar, one part olive oil and three parts water. After 10 minutes, rinse it off and shampoo your hair using a mild shampoo.

Follow either of these remedies once or twice a week.

6. Olive Oil

Scalp dryness can be cured with regular use of extra-virgin olive oil, an effective natural moisturizer.

  1. Heat some extra virgin olive oil until it is slightly warm.
  2. Massage it onto your scalp and then wrap your hair in a warm towel.
  3. Leave it on for at least 45 minutes or overnight and then shampoo and condition your hair.
  4. Repeat this remedy a few times a week.

 

 

 

  1. suffering from dandruff..really helpfull..thnx

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  2. suffering from dandruff..really helpfull..thnx

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  3. Tshidi Matsoso April 26, 2013, 9:06 pm

    I have tried 1liter warm water with 3 disprins plus 1/2 cup of vinegar on my scalp then applied olive oil afterwards, this really work.Thanks a lot.

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  4. I’m african american with a bad dandruff problem. Before washing my hair i put two parts of vinegar, 3 parts of water, 1 part of olive oil and a couple drops of lemon juice. I stirred it up real good and I parted my hair and applied the formula all over. Than I massaged my scalp. After 5-10 minutes I rinsed and shampooed. Worked pretty well (:

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    • Thank you so much for posting this information. I am African Jamaican residing in the UK. My disabled daughter is plagued with itchy scalp and reoccurring dandruff and her lovely thick hair is now thinning. I have tried just about everything recommended on the market, some not suitable for her hair type at all. I was just about to wash her hair today when I decided to Goggled “home remedy for dandruff ” and sighted your posting. How often do you recommend I use this natural remedy and how long will it take to see result? Can you also recommend a product to keep her natural hair moisturised in between washes. Most of the hair care products USA are also now available in the UK.
      Kind regards

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  5. suffering from hairloss due to dandruff… tried these rdmedees specialy lemon and its working on damdruff…. thanx

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  6. Lots of pimples..m…all overmy cheeks…help me

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  7. i stay away from home and i do not have so much time for praparation of such ingredients so suggest me a good ready made shamppo and oil which which i can cross this dandruff and hair fall problems

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  8. you can also use camphor mixed with warm coconut oil 2 or 3 hours before shampoo…it works wonders aftr 1 or few uses

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  9. i am suffering from hair loss, plz tell me how to get healthy and thick hair. and also dark spot on my face how to reduce it plz help.

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    • I REPLIED TO YOURS ITS IN THE COMMENTS!

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    • For ya hair that’s falling out cut up an onion buy a clear shampoo like coconut shampoo or which ever its clear like see thru you mix the onions in that shampoo let it sit in the shampoo for 15 days before use on the 16th day shake before every use rub in scalp as if u rubbing in baby oil let it sit for 5to10 mins then rinse and then rewash your hair with another shampoo and conditioner to remove onion smell repeat this twice a week you’ll start seeing less and less of hair falling out… Now for your dark spots on your face you can use ambi fade cream. Good luck!

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    • onion juice……

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  10. Suffering from dry dandruff, and some grey hairs also, if I use lemon juice in oil will it be effect on my grey hairs also.

    Please advise

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    • Hi
      I have tried every possible thing on this universal for dandruff control.
      Accidentally I cured it to most extent by practicing the following , take a Body Moisturizer *( I took Nivea’s Moisturizer for very very dry skin) apply a thick layer of it on you scalp , wash of the next morning with a mild shampoo for 5 conservative days and then buys a natural aloe vera gel start applying this on your scalp every night and trust me you will see the results , I had layers of dandruff covering the entire length of my scalp , Now its all clear and Touch Wood i sighted re-growth.
      My scalp skin type is Oily , yes its strange that a very very dry skin moisturizer worked initially and the Aloe Vera Gel (Natural) Killed my dandruff all of it.
      I had tried all the tricks from Oil to Spices , Chemicals to Yoga , Tea tree oil to Onion Juices , everything ……. and the solution I got was Aloe Vera Gel …… Try it, will not have a side effect anyways its natural….. Hope you get it controlled Like I did …… I Know The Pain …… I have been through ….. All the Best Friends.

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  11. I think the pro naturals argan oil will help tons too!

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  12. very very ill of my dandruff ….

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  13. simple solution try DNILLPOWDER .you will get rid of dandruff from first application itself.

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  14. Very well worked for me.thnx

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  15. throat spray the best way for hair dandruff ı live in turkey and ı found the way by accident. ı use klodamin spray and oroheks spay. but that sprays can make hair loss you must careful

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  16. for pimples cure take two to three basil leaves(tulasi) and boil them. then take the water of basil leaves and keep on pimples. this treatment should be done daily upto they cure

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  17. Thank you so much for putting the information

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  18. Cure for dandruff that worked on my hair is 1. Wash hair with soap in cold water do not leave on hair to soak,rinse straight away.2 dry chair naturally not with hair dryer.3 apply hand sanitiser to hair massaging into scalp let dry do not wash out. After scalp no itch and a lot less dandruff.

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  19. very nic………i hav a dandruff problem definetly i ll try the method of lemon juice nd coconut oil………thank u very much

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  20. good home made product

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  21. Any reason why you have to add water to the baking soda? What about just powdering your head with it and leaving it on and not thinking of it as a shampoo? Or powdering head and then covering it with vaseline?

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  22. Hello Everybody

    Y u guys worry about hair or spend time to care

    i have a idea

    just cut your hairs and be a happy bald person ….

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  23. I tried curds and pepper mix to my dandruff problem….! It was an awesome remedy.
    All dandruff. Vanished. In 1 single wash wow..

    Suggession : along with pepper you can add fengue seads also

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  24. For ya hair that’s falling out cut up an onion buy a clear shampoo like coconut shampoo or which ever its clear like see thru you mix the onions in that shampoo let it sit in the shampoo for 15 days before use on the 16th day shake before every use rub in scalp as if u rubbing in baby oil let it sit for 5to10 mins then rinse and then rewash your hair with another shampoo and conditioner to remove onion smell repeat this twice a week you’ll start seeing less and less of hair falling out… Now for your dark spots on your face you can use ambi fade cream. Good luck!

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  25. Dry black pepper,and curd is something like yogurt

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  26. Ok guys l… now try this
    2 tablespoon olive oil
    1/2 tablespoon of water
    2 pinches of salt …
    Stir weel till you get a foamy mixture .. apply , massage n then wash
    Try it :)

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  27. is very helpful for dandruff….. thanks!!!!!!!!

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  28. Very much thnkful for giving up remedies for controlling dandruff!! I’ll surely try it….

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  29. Coconut and lemon oil works well for me.

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  30. very good solutions and in low coast.

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  31. Pls be carefull about already made Products recommended for people because all those already made Products have site effects on certain types of Skin. Pls pals stick to the natural Method, it more same to the Generals Skin types..

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  32. its use full information ………………….

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  33. Take coconut oil and olive oil in 2:1 ratio and heat it. While it is warm enough apply it on your scalp and massage for at least 10 mins. This really has a visible effect. But make sure the oil is not too hot. You don’t want to burn yourself!!

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  34. Really great…..
    coconut one remedy is fabb…

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  35. I am suffering from dandruff with oily scalp. I use everything from onion to baking powder. From neem to coconut oil

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  36. It really power full

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  37. Audrey carol dias January 16, 2015, 1:00 pm

    thanks for the ramedies I applied them they do effects I hv a good response from my customers

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  38. all the above tips seems useful to me let me try it out!!

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  39. ThX v mch for all !!

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  40. Des natural remedies r awesome n i would like to add dat u guys cn use amway shampooos and conditioner. Dey r awesome.

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  41. Thnk u guys….

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  42. It’s very useful

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  43. thank u soooo much. the coconut oil therapy really worked for me. I like white vinegar treatment too. vinegar water after shampoo make your hair really shiny.

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  44. thank u soooo much. the coconut oil therapy really worked for me.

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  45. I had lots of dandruff before but now its very less by using the natural method given below:
    Mix aloe vera gel, lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil(for dry hair) and cucumber juice. Mix it properly andmassage it on your hair for 5 minutes then leave it on for 15-20
    minutes. Apply this mixture 3-4 times a wweek and u will see noticably good result….

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