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9 Best Home Remedies For Dandruff


Sucharitha V

Updated At  08 Dec 19



Do you want to get rid of dandruff? Are you tired of itchy and irritated scalp? Then, use these simple home remedies to remove and prevent dandruff!

       

 

1. Tea Tree Oil

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Tea tree has powerful elements to keep your hair healthy!

Ingredients: 20 drops of tea tree oil and 3 tablespoons of carrier oil such as coconut oil or olive oil

How to use: Mix these oils together and store it in a container. Take some oil and apply it on your scalp and massage it gently for 2 minutes. After 2 hours wash it off with cold water using your regular shampoo.

Frequency: Do this twice a week.

Why it works: Tea tree oil has terpinen-4-ol that has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties that kills the fungus causing dandruff. It also curbs itchiness, irritation and build-up of dirt.

 

2. Neem Juice


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Neem is perfect to combat with dandruff because of its medicinal properties. No wonder it has been used since ages in India for healthy and strong hair.

Ingredients: Half a cup of neem leaves

How to use: Grind the neem leaves until it forms a paste. Apply it on your scalp and let it rest for 1 hour. Wash it off with cold water using your regular shampoo.

Frequency: Do this twice a week.

Why it works: Neem has anti-microbial, antifungal, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties, which eliminates the root cause of dandruff.

 

3. Apple cider vinegar

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Who would have thought that apple cider vinegar can help you with dandruff? All you need is apple cider vinegar and water for this simple home remedy.

Ingredients: 1 part apple cider vinegar and 2 parts of distilled water

How to use: Mix these two ingredients together and apply it on your scalp using a cotton ball. Let it rest for 15 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water. Do not use shampoo after you use this solution.

Frequency: Do this once a week for a month.

Why it works: The acidic content maintains the pH balance of the scalp thus, it can remove any build up on your scalp without removing the natural oils. It also consists of enzymes that opens clogged hair follicles, this ensures that your scalp is healthy and free from dandruff.

 

4. Baking soda


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Baking soda can help you prevent dandruff and keep your scalp healthy!

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of baking soda and 2 tablespoons of rosewater

How to use: Mix these two ingredients together until it forms a paste. Massage this paste gently on your scalp in circular motions for 2 minutes. Wash your hair with cold water and do not use shampoo. Your hair will be a bit rough for some time, but it will be normal after using this method for 2-3 times.

Frequency: Use this method once a week for a month.

Why it works: The structure of the baking soda will help in exfoliating your scalp gently and remove excess oil. It can also maintain the pH balance of your scalp and keep your scalp healthy.

 

5. Green tea

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Use green tea to prevent dandruff!

Ingredients: 2 green tea bags and 1 cup of hot water

How to use: Steep two bags of green tea in 1 cup of hot water for 20 minutes. Allow it to cool down. Later massage it on your scalp. Leave it on for an hour and then wash it off with cold water using your regular shampoo.

Frequency: Do this once a week.

Why it works: Green tea has a polyphenol, called EGCG which helps in treating dandruff.

 

6. Aloe Vera


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Aloe Vera has soothing properties which will help you fight with dandruff effectively!

Ingredients: Aloe Vera gel and 3 drops of eucalyptus oil

How to use: Mix Aloe Vera gel with 3 drops of eucalyptus essential oil. Massage it on your scalp gently and let it rest for 1 hour. Wash it off with cold water using your regular shampoo.

Frequency: Do this thrice a week.

Why it works: Aloe Vera gel can deeply moisturise your scalp and anti-fungal properties that treats dandruff. It also has an anti-inflammatory compound called glycoproteins that reduces itchiness.

 

7. Coconut oil

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Coconut oil has been used since ages to have soft and healthy hair!

Ingredients: 3 tablespoons of coconut oil

How to use: Heat up 3 tablespoons of coconut oil until its warm to touch. Massage it on your scalp and wash it off after 1 hour with your regular shampoo.

Frequency: Use this method twice a week.

Why it works: It can nourish your scalp and reduce itchiness and irritation. It is effective in keeping your hair healthy and strong.

8. White vinegar


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Use vinegar to get rid of dandruff and get beautiful and soft hair!

Ingredients: A cup of white vinegar

How to use: Apply the vinegar on your scalp using cotton balls and massage it gently. Let it dry for an hour and then wash it off with cold water. Do not use shampoo after applying vinegar.

Frequency: Use this method twice a week for a month.

Why it works: Vinegar has acetic acid which destroys the dandruff causing bacteria and fungus. It is also rich in potassium which curbs itchiness and keep your scalp healthy.

 

9. Reetha

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This ancient Indian secret to clean your hair is also highly effective in dealing with dandruff.

Ingredients: 7-8 reetha, 3-4 shikakai pieces and half a litre of water

How to use: After removing the shells, soak 7-8 reetha and 3-4 shikakai pieces in half a litre of hot water overnight. Strain the mixture in the morning and apply it on your scalp and hair. Wash it off with cold water without using any shampoo.

Frequency: Do this twice a week.

Why it works: Reetha has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties which treats and prevents dandruff. Since its natural it will clean your hair without damaging it and keep your hair soft and smooth.

 

So, this was some of the most effective ways to get rid of dandruff! Use these simple home remedies to have healthy and gorgeous hair!




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