Best Home Remedies for Dandruff – Tried and Tested

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Hi everyone, Dandruff is a quite scary problem for all of us. If not treated properly, it tends to just persist and does not go away on its own. We try so many things but for me, I have found my Holy Grail dandruff treatments. I am not saying only one of them work but I like to alternate between the ways mentioned below in order to completely get rid of any dandruff on my scalp. I am sharing with you all the methods of Best Home Remedies for Dandruff – Tried and Tested by me personally.

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I have tried many different dandruff shampoos but they only got rid of dandruff for the time I used them. As soon as I stopped using the shampoo, dandruff used to come back. These Home Remedies have really helped me to keep the dandruff away for a long long time. So if you are facing any dandruff related problem, I promise these methods will definitely help you. For more information on what dandruff fungus exactly is, read this wonderful article written by Dr. Astha Goel.

Best Home Remedies for Dandruff – Tried and Tested


1. Olive oil and Lemon for Dandruff

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Take two to three table spoons of pure extra virgin olive oil and squeeze one complete lemon into it. If lemon seeds fall into it, sieve the mixture. Now we want to apply this onto our scalp.

How To Use

Apply this mixture on the scalp one hour before washing your hair. I like to apply it using my fingers in gentle massaging motions. Please be very careful and do not rub the hair roots harshly because dandruff makes the hair roots fragile. After keeping it in the hair for approximately one hour, wash you hair using a mild cleansing shampoo and condition your hair.

How long to see results?

You will begin to see the effectiveness of this treatment within 2-3 washes. Its one of the most effective ways of treating dandruff. Its also something to follow if you want to prevent dandruff from coming back.

This one is my personal favourite method which I use most frequently.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar for Dandruff


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You can buy apple cider vinegar in any food supermarket or grocery store. It is one of the most well known effective dandruff remedies. ACV restores the natural pH of the scalp and helps get rid of the dandruff causing fungi. Also it cleans the clogged hair follicles and pores due to dandruff.

How to Use

Take two to three table spoons of ACV and add equal amount of water in it. You can add 10-12 drops of tea tree oil but this is optional. You can use it in two ways. First as prewash treatment, apply this mixture on the scalp and let it sit for 30 minutes before washing your hair. Second as post wash treatment, after you have shampooed your hair, while you are still in the shower apply this mixture on the scalp all over and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Then rinse your hair with water.

How long to see results?

This method starts showing results in 3-4 washes. Its one of the most effective methods if you are facing hair fall de to dandruff. Because hair fall in dandruff is due to clogged hair follicles and ACV removes all that clogging which prevents hairfall.

3. Baking Soda for Dandruff


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Baking soda is a powerful ingredient to treat heavy dandruff in the hair. Be very careful while using baking soda and make sure it does not get into your eyes. Baking soda is known to remove all the dandruff and build up from the hair in a single wash. It just cleanses the hair completely. Also it maintains pH of the hair which does not allow growth of dandruff causing fungi.

How To Use

Wet your hair with water. Take one or two table spoons of baking soda and apply it gently all over the scalp. After 2-3 minutes, wash off the baking soda from the scalp with water. Make sure to get all the baking soda out of the scalp. Make sure you don’t shampoo your hair immediately after this treatment.

How long to see results?

This technique shows results after a single wash itself. But make sure you do this once or twice weekly for at least 4-5 weeks to get rid of dandruff completely.

4. Ginger for Dandruff


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This is a technique which my grandmother taught me. Take one ginger approximately of the size of your thumb. Grate the ginger carefully. Now squeeze the grated ginger to take out as much juice out of it as possible. We should get around one table spoon of ginger juice out of it. Now mix one table spoon of your favourite hair oil to this ginger juice.

How To Use

Apply this mixture in the hair at least one hour before washing the hair. Ginger has strong anti fungal and anti bacterial properties and Ginger is a very well known ingredient which stimulates hair growth. Wash your hair with mild shampoo and apply conditioner.

How long to see results?

It shows results in 2-3 washes. Its amazing for people who are facing severe hair fall with dandruff. Its one of the best treatment for those who have itching on the scalp with dandruff.

5. Neem or Indian Lilac for dandruff


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Last but not the least, we will see how Neem helps with dandruff. Neem is a powerful ingredient from Indian Ayurveda which has innumerable benefits. One of these is its anti dandruff properties. I know neem smells very bitter so a lot of us do not like it. But for dandruff, please bear its smell for half an hour because it surely gives results.

How to Use

Take a handful of Neem leaves. Boil them in water till they become soft. Put them in mixer/blender and make a thin paste. Make sure the paste is not very thick and has an even consistency. Apply this paste on the scalp, leave it for 30 minutes and then wash it off with water then shampoo your hair with a mild shampoo.

How long to see results?

This method showed results on me in 2 washes where I noticed dandruff was completely gone. I have a Neem tree in my garden and I love how amazing it has proven for my hair.

MBF Advices

1. Don’t stick to one single dandruff treatment, try to alternate between treatments and see which works best for you. Scalp can have different types of fungi causing dandruff so these treatments mentioned above almost cover all types of dandruff causing fungi. Make sure to try all and you will yourself figure out which one works best.

2. Never leave any shampoo or residue behind in your hair. It can irritate the scalp and cause flakes which ultimately results in dandruff. So always rinse out shampoo or conditioner completely.

3. Never ever use conditioner on the scalp. This is one of the commonest mistake which people do and this results in dandruff in many. Always use conditioner on hair lengths and concentrate on the ends of hair. Scalp produces a lot of natural oils which are more than enough to condition the hair near roots.

4. Never ignore dandruff.

5. If you are facing scalp itchiness, feels like build up on the scalp then you might be suffering from dandruff even if you don’t notice dandruff on your shoulders or dress. Dandruff does not cause flaking always. So make sure you try these home remedies.

Home remedies are something which can be tried by everyone using ingredients which are easily accessible from home. These do no harm to the hair and treat our problem effectively. I am very happy to be a part of MBF and love sharing these tips with everyone. If you have any home remedies for dandruff please share it with all of us in the comments below so that we all can try it.

3 thoughts on “Best Home Remedies for Dandruff – Tried and Tested”

  1. These look like some really effective dandruff remedies.I have tried the Neem leaves one and it is so effective to cure dandruff.I do not have major dandruff issues but will be trying some of them foelr my husband.Thanks for sharing.

  2. I swear by baking soda for dandruff. You have some of the best working methods for dandruff here. Love this article so much.


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