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10 Best Ways to Get Rid of Dandruff Naturally

Updated on August 7, 2014
White Flakes of Dandruff
White Flakes of Dandruff | Source

To get rid of dandruff is important because these white flakes of dead skin causes many other hair problems. Dandruff is a kind of skin inflammation associated with itchiness on scalp, hair loss, baldness, poor quality of hair and embarrassment. To treat this common scalp disorder, there are many natural ways which gives excellent results over store bought expensive products. Here are 10 best ways to combat dandruff naturally:

Apple cider vinegar to get rid of dandruff

Apple cider vinegar or ACV has many powerful properties to help you get rid of bacteria, yeast or fungus on scalp that causes dandruff. The acid property of organic ACV reduces the itchiness caused by the dandruff and trim down the white flakes from the scalp.

Dilute vinegar with equal quantity of water. Apply this solution to your dandruff hair and itchy scalp for 15 to 20 minutes. Wash your hair to eliminate dandruff flakes. Remember to close your eyes as vinegar can irritate your eyes. Try this natural remedy twice a week or thrice as per intensity of dandruff in your hair.

Besides having great anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties to remove dandruff, cider vinegar is also good at giving hair volume and shine. It is an excellent treatment to get healthy and problem free hair.

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Yogurt for dry hair and dandruff

Yogurt mask on hair is good for dry, brittle dandruff scalp. Curd made at home would be best for using it on head scalp to get rid of dandruff. Yogurt is full of lactic acid, which is an excellent remedy for damaged and dandruff hair. Lactic acid is a common ingredient used in hair care products.

To take benefit of lactic acid in its natural form, you should try yogurt on hair. Do apply yogurt on hair regularly to fight dandruff in long run. It will treat dandruff scalp, while smoothening your damaged hair.

Neem is excellent remedy for bad dandruff

To reduce the symptoms of dandruff, apply neem leaves paste to the scalp. Neem has been used for hair care since thousands of years. It treats hair fall, hair lice, scalp infections, itching and dandruff. Neem leaves are antiseptic, antibiotic, antifungal and antibacterial properties.

Few drops of neem oil can also be added to your regular hair oil to get its benefits. Massage this oil to the scalp and let it be overnight or few hours before washing. Following this hair care regime will help you getting rid of dandruff.

Tea Tree Oil to get rid of Dandruff
Tea Tree Oil to get rid of Dandruff | Source

Tea Tree oil to treat dandruff

Tea tree oil is a good herbal alternative to treat dandruff. The easiest natural method to use tea tree oil is to add this essential oil to your shampoo. The proportion should be like 5 drops of tea tree oil to 150ml of your shampoo. Tea tree oil concentration in your shampoo should be around 5 percent. Because of its strong properties, direct application of this oil is not recommended, particularly for people having sensitive skin.

The overgrowth of fungus, shedding of dead skin cells, dandruff can be treated with adding few drops of tea tree oil to your hair oil. Leave it overnight or few hours and the rinse it off with a natural mild shampoo. Tea tree oil helps in an effective way to get rid of dandruff.

Olive oil for hair care

Dandruff is a common scalp disorder, which can be treated with the aid of olive oil. Olive oil is full of anti-oxidants and anti- fungal, anti- bacterial properties. Hot oil treatment with olive oil can make your damaged hair manageable by giving it some extra moisture.

Aloe vera plant to get aloevera gel
Aloe vera plant to get aloevera gel | Source

Aloevera gel for problem free scalp

Aloevera when used topically can be effective to get rid of dandruff. Rub aloevera pulp or aloevera gel to the itchy, dandruff affected scalp. Leave it for 30 minutes and then rinse off. Aloevera helps hair to get back to its beauty in many ways. It treats dandruff, nourishes hair, give shine to your tresses.

It is easy to get natural aloevera gel at home. Bring an aloevera plant to your home and take out aloe pulp from one aloevera leaf. One leaf is enough for one time application. If you find hard to apply aloevera pulp in this form, then you can blend it to make it smooth.

Baking soda to remove white flakes naturally

A handful of baking soda can do wonders to remove dandruff and white dead flakes from your hair. By adding baking soda to your shampoo, you can easily reduce any residue and flakes from your hair. This baking soda and shampoo paste will soften your hair, cut off dandruff and remove any hair care product or spray build up.

Healthy, Dandruff free Hair
Healthy, Dandruff free Hair | Source

Lemon juice to remove grease and flakes of dandruff

If you are suffering from itchy scalp, greasy, oily, extreme dandruff, then you must try lemon juice to get rid of it. The natural acidic nature of lemon makes it useful for the treatment of dandruff. When you apply lemon juice on your scalp for 20 to 25 minutes, you will feel less grease and less white flakes of dandruff.

Lemon is that natural remedy that helps to maintain the PH balance of your hair scalp, making it healthy. You can also use a spoon of lemon juice mixed in a glass of water as the last rinse after shampooing the hair.

Lemon has the tendency of soaking oil and drying out hair. If you have dry hair, then you can mix one to two tbs of lemon juice in your hair oil. Leave it on your scalp for 2 hours and then wash off.

Coconut oil is simply best

Yeast like fungus, which is said to be the actual cause of dandruff could be killed with the aid of coconut oil. Coconut oil natural fungus fighting capability makes it best to treat flaky dandruff scalp. It is one of the best oil used to prevent dandruff.

Apply lukewarm coconut oil on your scalp before bedtime and wash off in the morning. Follow this procedure twice a week. Coconut oil can rescue from scratching caused due to dandruff.

Coconut oil and camphor for dandruff

Mix a small piece of camphor in coconut oil. Let it be for the time till camphor dissolves totally in the oil. You can also crush the camphor into powder to get it dissolve properly. Apply this oil on the scalp gently and leave your hair oil - soaked overnight. Wash it in the morning. Follow this remedy twice a week to get better results to reduce dandruff.

Getting rid of dandruff naturally is not difficult. All you have to give your hair care some extra time and extra efforts. The above natural remedies are simple and easily executable. Dandruff is not a serious condition but embarrassment attached with this scalp disorder makes its treatment important. For severe dandruff, which cannot be treated with natural remedies, you should consult dermatologist.


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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i usually use Rejoice anti dandruff shampoo, works well for me

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      This seemed very useful Neha. I know that I have tried various dandruff shampoos, and like you said, they are not cheap. They do not seem to work either. I like natural remedies and will be trying a few of these to find what works. I voted it up++, shared and pinned it.


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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Very nice, useful and informative hub!

      Natural remedies are always safe and the best. Voted up and thanks for sharing!

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      Neha Sadana 2 years ago from India

      Hello peachpurle, Anti dandruff shampoo works well but for the time being they are used. Dandruff comes back as soon as you stop using chemical anti dandruff shampoo. Natural remedies are not like that. They not only prevent dandruff but also treat it.

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      Neha Sadana 2 years ago from India

      Hello The Examiner, I am glad you find it useful and informative. You are right, natural remedies to get rid of dandruff are inexpensive as well as gentle. Thanks for voting it up!!

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      hayadihaircare 2 years ago

      Thanks for the information i am also suffering from this i will try it and share my experience after get a try.

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      Suruchi jain 2 years ago

      I m also suffering frm dandruff hope all dis inf will help me lot thank u

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