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Home Remedies for Getting rid of Dandruff

Updated on July 17, 2014
Dont worry, there is 100% cure of it.
Dont worry, there is 100% cure of it.

Home Remedies For Dandruff

Home Remedies For Dandruff

Dandruff is a condition in which large amount of snowy white flakes shed from the scallop. However, shedding in small amount is a normal wear and tear process. and it is caused due to extreme exposure of heat or cold or due to infection, oil glands overactivity, perspiration in excessive amount, allergic to certain food, stress, or using shampoos containing too much chemical. It is a universal nagging problem closely associated with almost all of us and no one can claim that he has conquered the problem for once and all. So, it is closely associated with us as a part of our day-to-day life and cannot be treated for lifetime, as there is no vaccination or medicine to restrict it from occurring or recurring. So the best way to getting rid of dandruff instead of popping pills and applying harmful chemicals is to take appropriate care of your scalp with home remedies for dandruff and live a dandruff-free life.

Now, I am going to explain the different easily available ingredients in our household for getting rid of dandruff.

Fenugreek Seeds Are Used As One Of The Best Home Remedies For Dandruff (dry dandruff, i.e., dandruff on non-oily scalp):

What I personally do is dip overnight two to three tablespoons of fenugreek seeds and in the morning I make a paste and mix it with curd (one can apply it without mixing it with curd also, i.e., only fenugreek seed paste) and then apply it all over my scalp. I leave it for half an hour to an hour and then wash it first with plain water and then with herbal shampoos which again I make at home with a number of things like multani mitti (Fuller’s Earth) or ritha (soap-nut) or shikakai (acacia concinna). This particular home remedy for dandruff gives great result for those who suffer from dry type of dandruff. Now, the essential part is that how many times in a month or week we need to repeat this treatment. It depends upon the severity of the dandruff, so you can use it twice or thrice a week for the starting two to three weeks and then afterwards continue applying it for once a week again for two to three weeks. Also, the water in which I dip the fenugreek is used after shower. After washing my hair, I let it dry naturally. Then with my fingertip or a cotton tip applicator, I apply the water over my scalp. This home remedy not only cures the dandruff but it also prevents it from reappearing. So, what I personally feel and would suggest is that not to stop the treatment once cured but continue with it every once in a while to prevent the dandruff from reappearing.

Lime Is Again One Of The Most Effective Remedies For Dandruff (oily dandruff,i.e., dandruff on oily scalp):

If one suffers from oily dandruff that if the scalp produces excessive amounts of oil along with dandruff, then it is amongst one of the best home remedies. This can be used alone or with multani mitti (fuller’s earth).

When used alone, the quantity of limejuice depends upon the size of the scalp, density of hair, and severity of dandruff, but generally one teaspoon of lemon juice does the needful. We need to mix one teaspoon of lemon juice with about 200 ml of water and keep it aside. After rinsing our hair thoroughly, we use the mixture as our last rinse which not only removes the excessive oil and makes the scalp clear but also makes our hair shiny and it gives instant result.

When used with fuller’s earth, we need to create a paste of lemon extract and fuller’s earth and apply it in our scalp once in a week. It is again one of the foremost remedies for dandruff, as the lemon juice will clear out the excess amount of oil collected in our scalp and the fuller’s earth will cleanse the scalp of all the excessive dead cells or dandruff.

Green Gram Powder Is Amongst The Easily Available Home Remedies:

It also works wonder as a home remedy for dandruff. If you can make green gram powder at home, as gram flour is often adulterated with other types of flour such as corn flour, it is best. For that purpose, bake the green gram and then grind it in your food processor. Take two tablespoon of green gram flour, half-cup curd, mix them well, apply to your hair twice a week, leave it for an hour, and then wash it thoroughly with plain water. This not only cures but prevents the recurrence also and so you can repeatedly apply it throughout your life.

Beet Along With Its Root Is Often Used For Getting Rid Of Dandruff:

Beet is very healthy we all know as we eat it raw. There are two separate ways of extracting its juice. First is, boil it along with its root and let the extract cool down till it is lukewarm and apply it gently with our fingertip or cotton-tip applicator to our scalp every night. Secondly, we need to do the same process with the only difference is we extract the juice from raw beet along with its root instead of boiling it. It serves as great home remedy for dandruff and helps us in getting rid of dandruff. If white beet is available, it is even better.

Caution: Don’t use light-colored or new bed sheets or pillow cover, as the beet juice can stain them.

Snake Gourd Is Often Used In Getting Rid Of Dandruff:

You need to extract juice of snake gourd and apply and rub it in your scalp. To increase, the effectiveness, we can mix it with beet juice.

Curd As A Dandruff Treatment:

We all know that curd works wonder with our hair. You can massage your hair with sour curd (left open for a day or two) about half an hour or mix it with a few drops of lemon juice with Indian gooseberry and then massage every night at bedtime.

Vinegar As A Home Remedy For Dandruff:

Take two teaspoons of cider vinegar and two teaspoon of water and mix them well, then apply them to your scalp using fingertip or cotton-tip applicator. After 15 minutes, rinse your hair thoroughly with herbal shampoo. Also, after thoroughly washing our hair, we can add a few drops of cider vinegar to the water for final rinsing of our hair.

Onion Juice Extract Is Used As A Treatment For Dandruff:

Take a medium sized onion, peel it, grate it, and extract the juice. Apply it to your scalp using fingertip or cotton-tip applicator. Leave it for an hour and then thoroughly rinse your hair.

Coconut Oil With Lemon Juice Applied To The Scalp Is An Effective Dandruff Treatment:

Often known as Dadi Ma Ke Nuske, you need to take two teaspoon of lemon juice mixed with eight teaspoon of coconut oil and massage your scalp. Leave it for an hour and then thoroughly rinse it with herbal shampoo. It should be repeated for a two times in a week for a month and then once a month. It not only cures but prevents too the dandruff from recurring.

Enjoy your life with the above remedies without dandruff
Enjoy your life with the above remedies without dandruff


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    • pinto2011 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Nice to receive you comment and also your experience regarding this.

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      3 years ago

      I know, I said washing' too often will make it fall out. Water does ruin your style if your hair has been heat taetred (blow dry, press). And going swimming usually means chlorine or sea/pond water, which would make me reach for the shampoo.

    • pinto2011 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you FlourishAnyway. You are right that vinegar is a wonder natural alternatives to so many ailments. I have a few more natural alternatives which we use here in the Indian subcontinent for dandruff, but am searching for their global name and availability before posting them.

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      5 years ago from USA

      Neat, natural alternatives! Vinegar in particular seems to be such an effective, multi-purpose natural product, being used for everything from cleaning to athlete's foot to dandruff. Nature does know best! Good information. Voted up, useful, interesting.

    • pinto2011 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you vespawoolf for your liking of this hub. I too strongly believe in looking for remedial measures through nature's treasure and we have plenty of it. The only thing is sharing that knowledge through each other's experience.

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      6 years ago from Peru, South America

      I love natural remedies. These are great! Thank you for sharing.


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