Your top 10 home remedies for dandruff |

Most of us face the problem of dandruff. It is a common scalp disorder and sometimes we feel embarrassed because of this. Though it is not a serious problem, we try to get rid off this. Dandruff is known as seborrhoea, targets young and old scalp. It has also some complications like acne and pimples.

Your top 10 home remedies for dandruff |
Your top 10 home remedies for dandruff |

The common reasons are- the growth of fungus and bacteria on the scalp, irritated and dry skin, stress, improper diets, reaction to some hair products, seborrheic dermatitis. There are many readymade products available in the market to remove your dandruff but you can make your own homemade remedies for this problem.

Top 10 home remedies for dandruff

1. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar has several health benefits along with removing dandruff. It has been said that it balances the pH of the skin in order to hamper the growth of fungus and stimulates the shedding of dead cells on the skin.

Here are some tricky approach to get maximum benefit from it. These are as :
  • You need to add an equal amount of water and Apple Cider Vinegar in a glass to get a mixture.
  • After taking a hair wash, you need to apply this mixture to your hair.
  • Now massage your wet scalp thoroughly and leave it for 18 to 20 minutes before washing it off.

2. Neem leaves

Neem is an amazing homemade remedy for dandruff because it has rich anti-bacterial properties. All you need to follow these simple steps.

  • Make a paste of a bunch of neem leaves in a container.
  • Now apply this paste on the area of your scalp for 15 minutes.
  • Next, wash it off with water.

3. Coconut oil massage

Apart from many health benefits coconut oil has anti-fungal properties that mean this oil can kill fungus effectively and remove dandruff from your scalp. The steps you need to follow are : 

  • Add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil with an equal amount of lemon juice and make this mixture a little hot.
  • Now apply this mixture gently on the scalp and massage for some time and leave it for 20 minutes.
  • Wash it off with your shampoo.

4. Curd

Curd is very effective in removing dandruff. Just follow these steps :

  • Take a little amount of curd and apply it on your scalp.
  • Now take a break for one and half an hour, listen some music.
  • Wash it off with a mild shampoo.

5. Baking soda

Another good option to treat your scalp dandruff is with baking soda. Follow these simple steps below :

  • Make your hair wet.
  • Now take a spoonful baking soda and rub it on your scalp.
  • Leave it for 80 to 100 seconds and wash it off.

6. Henna

Henna has a simple remedy for your irritating dandruff. You need to just follow these steps.

  • Make a mixture of lemon juice, curd, tea liquor, and henna and keep it in a container for 8 to 9 hours.
  • Now apply this mixture on your hair and scalp and again leave it for 2 to 3 hours.
  • Wash it off with water properly.

7. Tea tree oil

Tea tree oil is also a good option to cure dandruff. Follow this simple steps

  • Take a few drops of tea tree oil and pour on it your scalp smoothly.
  • Leave it for 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Now wash it off with shampoo.

8. Aloe vera

Aloe vera has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Follow the steps mentioned below :

  • Take an aloe vera leaf and cut it. Then extract all the gel from the leaf.
  • Now take the gel and apply on the scalp directly and massage for sometimes.
  • Leave it for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Wash it off with as usual with some specific shampoo.

9.  Reduce stress level

There is no direct relation between stress and dandruff but it make scalp dry. This dryness causes dandruff. So you should minimize your stress level. Try yoga, meditation, deep breathing to control stress.

10. Omega-3 fatty acids

Omega-3 fatty acids are very important in improving skin health. Lack of omega-3 fatty acids can cause your skin and hair dry and this results in dandruff on the scalp. So you must add omega-3 fatty acids rich food items in your menu.  Sources of these fatty acids are - fish oil. soybean, canola oil, flaxseed.


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