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12 DIY Home Remedies For Dandruff

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Dandruff is a pesky, itchy problem that just refuses to go away, doesn't it? And anti-dandruff shampoos don't really work miraculously like they claim to work. Home remedies to treat dandruff are the only ways you can follow to get rid of dandruff permanently!

Dandruff is basically the dry, itchy flakes that fall off from the scalp. And in order to get rid of the flakes, exfoliation is needed. Did you think that your face is the only area that needs exfoliation? It is true that dead skin feels a lot more visible on our faces as the face starts to look dull.

But, of course, your scalp would show no such signs of dullness. The presence of dead skin cells on the scalp becomes obvious only when you have dandruff and the scalp later turning itchy. An itchy scalp almost always accompanies dandruff.

Dandruff becomes visible only when the situation is bad. Most people tend to ignore just an itchy scalp, and then they see the dandruff falling all over their clothes. It gets tough to handle while wearing black-coloured outfits.

But, not to a worry. You can use these simple home remedies to treat dandruff, and here's how you can make them. Have a look.


1. Sugar and Lemon:

Powdered sugar and lemon mixed together can be used as a scrub to exfoliate the scalp. Sugar is a really gentle scrub and lemon reduces oil production.


2. Salt and Shampoo:

Sprinkle salt in your shampoo and use this to scrub your scalp. This is the easiest home remedy for dandruff you can try TODAY.


3. Tea Tree Oil and Shampoo:

Add a few drops of tea tree oil to your regular shampoo to make it into an all-natural anti-dandruff shampoo. Usually, anti-dandruff shampoos are very damaging because they have harsh chemicals.


4. Baking Soda and Water:

Make a paste out of baking soda and water and use this as a scrub or a shampoo. The best part is that you don't need a shampoo after this remedy, as this cleanses your hair as well.


5. Lemon and Olive Oil:

Lemon juice naturally removes excessive oil, and olive oil would ensure that your hair is not stripped of its natural oils. This is one of the best home remedies for dandruff.


6. Apple Cider Vinegar and Water:

Mix 1 tablespoon of the vinegar with a cup of water and massage this on your scalp. This gets rid of all the dirt and grime and it helps restore the pH level of the scalp.


7. Baking Soda and Lemon:

Mix baking soda and the juice from an entire lemon to make a really strong anti-dandruff remedy. Both the ingredients work together to make sure no sign of dandruff is left over.


8. White Vinegar and Water:

Mix one tablespoon of white vinegar in water and put this in a spray bottle. Spritz it on your scalp. You need not wash your hair after this. Don't worry, the smell of vinegar would fade away after a while.


9. Aloe Vera Gel and Salt:

As a pre-wash scrub, sprinkle some salt in a little aloe vera gel to create a scrub. Salt is really good for getting rid of huge flakes of dandruff, while aloe vera gel ensures the scrub remains gentle.


10. Tea Tree Oil and Water:

Take undiluted tea tree oil and add a few drops of it to some water. Massage your scalp with this. The antifungal properties of tea tree oil ensure that the dandruff does not come back.


11. Lemon Juice and Salt:

In this home remedy for dandruff, lemon helps get rid of excessive sebum, and salt gets rid of the flakes. Salt is a very good natural ingredient for treating dandruff.


12. Cinnamon and Olive Oil:

Cinnamon is anti-inflammatory and really helps lower the chance of infections on the scalp. This would get rid of the dandruff fast and make sure that it does not come back anytime soon. Mix some cinnamon powder and olive oil and massage this often to get rid of dandruff for good.

Read more about: dandruff, home remedies
Story first published: Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 13:00 [IST]
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