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Herbal Remedies To Get Rid Of Dandruff

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Flaky dandruff making your hair shed and confidence dwindle? Rest easy, what you need is herbal remedies to get rid of dandruff.

Before we explore the homemade masks to get rid of dandruff though, you need to first need to understand what triggers the condition!


Dandruff happens due to the development of yeast-like fungus on the scalp or due to dry scalp. It is often accompanied by excessive itchiness and formation of dry skin flakes.

Dandruff shampoo, though effective, most often than not, is chocked with toxic chemicals, artificial preservatives and synthetic derivatives.

In the short run it may create the impression of having cleared the dandruff. However, what it does really is strip your scalp of natural oils, choke hair follicles and weaken hair root, which in turn causes hair loss.

Natural ingredients on the other hand are free of chemicals, skin-safe, promote regeneration of new hair follicles and clear dandruff 99% of the time.

Adding to the brownie points, natural ingredients are much cheaper than any dandruff treatment products you can get your hands on.

So, here are a few herbal remedies to bid permanently adieu to nasty dandruff!

Baking Soda
Baking soda breaks down dead skin cells on the scalp, unclogs pores, which in turn clears dandruff.

Step 1

baking soda

Wet your hair and rub a handful of baking soda onto your scalp.

Step 2

step 1

Rub until you feel the grease and dirt loosen up. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry.

Coconut Oil + Lemon juice
Anti-bacterial properties and citric acid in this ayurvedic mask for dandruff can clear the nasty flakes right off and prevent it from recurring again.

Step 1

lemon juice

Mix 5 part coconut oil with one part lemon juice.

Step 2

step 2

Gently massage it onto your scalp and leave it for about 20 minutes.

Step 3

step 3

Later, wash it off using a mild shampoo.

Lactic acid in yogurt will cleanse scalp of impurities and soothe any inflammation. Plus it help restore the natural pH balance of the scalp.

Step 1


Apply a tablespoon of yogurt onto your wet scalp.

Step 2

hair wash

Let it sit for an hour and then rinse it off with a mild shampoo.

If you have any more tips on how to get rid of dandruff naturally, do share with us in the comment section below.

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Story first published: Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 20:00 [IST]
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