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Five Easy Remedies for Dandruff

Updated on August 6, 2012

Easy Dandruff Remedies

Dandruff can be very irritating and disruptive to ones life. However, you do not have to suffer in silence. There are plenty of dandruff shampoos and treatments on the market but did you know that you can also use ingredients that you already have in your home to treat your dandruff problem? Here are five dandruff remedies you can put together yourself, and they are pretty easy and effective too. Check them out, and hopefully they can help you to get rid of your dandruff problem.


Yes, Listerine you might only use Listerine as a mouthwash but it can actually be used as dandruff remedy. All you have to do is soak the scalp with a two cups of Listerine mixed with five cups of warm water. Leave for 10 minutes and rinse off. Do this every day as long as you have your dandruff problem. If your dandruff problem is not that severe you can do it every week, or every two weeks. Make sure you use the Listerine original formula, which should be amber in colour.

Vicks Vapor Rub

Vicks vapor rub is well known us a remedy for colds, stuffy noses and chest mucus. However, you can also use it as a dandruff remedy. All you have to do is smear it on the affected areas whenever you need to. Try and only apply it once a day, preferably at night.

Herbal Rinse

Rosemary and sage are excellent for dandruff problems and dry scalp. All you have to do is make a rinse using 1 tsp of dried rosemary or fresh, and 1 tsp of sage. Add the herbs to 3 cups of warm water. Use it rinse your hair, rinse out the herbs and repeat every other day.

Cider Vinegar Rinse

Use apple cider vinegar to rinse the hair. Add one cup of cider vinegar to 3 cups of warm water. Rinse the hair with the mixture after you have washed your hair with usual dandruff shampoo.

Baking Soda Rinse

Add 3 tsp of baking soda to 3 cups of water. Use this to rinse your hair, then rinse it with warm clean water.

These are some excellent home dandruff remedies you can try out, and save some money whilst doing so.


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      Devika Primić 

      6 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Simple remedies are worth a try


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