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How to get rid of Dandruff effectively?

Updated on April 11, 2014

Important Facts

  • A stress free life should be lead in order to enjoy a dandruff free hair. It has been proven that stress highly affects the amount of dandruff content which further leads to hair fall.
  • Hygiene must be maintained. Washing of hair is important. The cells shed off drastically and washing off of these dead cells is quite necessary for healthy hair else these will accumulate and lead to various other problems.
  • Even after the above natural and readily available home remedies, the problem turns chronic, then one must not hesitate in consulting a doctor to avoid any further skin ailments..

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Almost 7 out of 10 people suffer from dandruff problems. Dandruff is the white flaky skin that sheds off from your hair either on your shoulders or back. These flakes are visible prominently in our hair. Not only is this a moment of embarrassment but also does it lead to various other chronic problems. Hair fall, itchy scalp, dry scalp, rashes and also pimples on forehead, face and back can be experienced due to these dandruff problems. Dandruff might be dry or oily depending upon the skin type and the weather conditions.

Causes of Dandruff

Generally unhealthy habits, climatic conditions, skin types-be it dry or moist are considered to be the cause of such flaky discharge. Skin cells are prone to shed in order to permit new ones to come up. Same is with the skin cells of scalp. But with this dandruff, the shedding of skin increases from that of normal and so does increase the embarrassment and unhygienic look.

Natural Remedies

1. Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe Vera is a natural cleanser. It cleans the scalp of the dry flakes so that the scalp can gradually heal. If the gel is left on the scalp for roughly fifteen minutes, it would solemnly clean the scalp.

2. Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is another miracle of nature that helps in cleaning the scalp. There are various methods to use lemons. If you have dry hair, you should mix few drops of it with hair oil and leave it for an hour. Rinse thoroughly and wash it with anti-dandruff shampoo. Next method is to simple wash your hair with water after squeezing lemon juice to it. It can also be applied with honey, as in two tteaspoons of lemon juice along with 6 teaspoons of honey. Remember, lemon juice must be well diluted in order to nullify its acidic nature.

3. Vinegar Solution

Ideally effective is the vinegar with equal amount of water in it. This solution should be used to thoroughly rinse the hair. The amount of vinegar should be taken as per the length of hair. Dandruff would be effectively cleansed.

4. Multipurpose Neem

Be it dandruff, lice, itchy scalp or any another scalp troubles, neem has such an antiseptic effect that it will treat all of them with equal efficiency. Application of neem paste onto scalp will be fruitful in eradication of any scalp and hair problems. As it will remove dandruff and lice, automatically the hair fall will come to a halt.

5. Yogurt

This white bacterial composition is to be used in various ways in order to get relief. This can be used as a paste with chickpea flour (besan) and put onto hair or can also be put with black pepper powder in the same way. Few drops of lemon juice would further remove the oil from yogurt , though its optional. This is considered as one of the easy and simplest home remedy. Yoghurt accompanied with egg also is considered to be highly effective as egg white has proteins which not only fights dandruff but also prevents split ends and weak hair. These therapies must be followed twice a week.

6. Honey

Honey alone might not be of much use. It should be applied along with lemon juice or with apple juice. six teaspoons of honey along with two tea spoons of lemon juice or two teaspoon of apple juice with equal amount of honey should be applied and left for about fifteen minutes for dandruff free healthy hair.

7. Oil

Olive oil, coconut oil, amla oil , etc. all of them helps in moisturising the scalp. The flakes erupt when the scalp if dry. Oil massaging doesn't leave the scalp dry, thereby reducing the chances of dandruff. Further if the oil is warmed up and put onto the hair, it would seem to be of a greater use and effect. After oiling, the hair must be left over for about an hour before rinsing it with a mild anti dandruff shampoo.

8. Baking Soda Shampoo

Instead of your daily shampoo, try using baking soda. Wet hair and rub a heaping teaspoon of baking soda in your hair.using this technique for three weeks would result drastically in a dandruff free and soft hair.

9. Fenugreek Seeds

The powder of fenugreek seeds, commonly known as methi in India, is utilized as one of the spices. This should be kept in water overnight in two cups of water. The next morning this water should be strained well and used to wash hair well. This is an ideal dandruff removal agent.

10. Tea Tree Oil

This mesmerizing smelling agent should be an important ingredient of all anti dandruff shampoos. Highly effective in removal of dandruff and is a natural antiseptic. This should be left on hair for about five minutes and rinsed giving good results.

Suggested Home Remedies to Treat Dandruff


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    • Hezekiah profile image

      Hezekiah 3 years ago from Japan

      Some nice advice and remedies there. Didnt know there was that many.

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      Dora Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Wasn't aware of all these remedies for dandruff. Will certainly refer someone I know to this article. Thanks for these tips. Voted Up and Useful.