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8 Natural Ways To Banish Dandruff That Really Work!

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Whoever has never experienced issues with dandruff, are truly blessed. But the fact is that most people have indeed at some point of time or the other experienced dandruff. Some home remedies can help banish dandruff for good. Did you know that?

Dandruff can be caused by both dry and oily scalp. The kind that comes with oily scalp can be excessively hard to get rid of. Dandruff is essentially flakes that form on the scalp from dead skin cells. They can be really itchy and uncomfortable to deal with too.

Sometimes, they come with other problems like scalp infections. Home remedies for dandruff can be really helpful in such cases as they are gentle and safe to use by everyone. One of the best parts about this is that they are so inexpensive.

So go ahead and try out these natural ways to get rid of dandruff, before you rush to the chemist or the stores to try out some new anti-dandruff shampoo. somehow these shampoos sometimes only seem to make the situation worse.



The acidic content of lemons makes it really great to maintain the pH balance of the scalp. This is especially great for people suffering from oily dandruff.


Baking Soda:

Baking soda is used for a host of skin problems like acne and even some infections or rashes. Make a DIY shampoo out of baking soda and water to get rid of your dandruff in no time.


Tea Tree Oil:

Mix a few drops of tea tree oil in your regular shampoo to turn it into the best kind of anti-dandruff remedy. Tea tree oil is antibacterial in nature without being too harsh on the skin.


Apple cider vinegar:

Dilute apple cider vinegar in water and use this to massage your scalp. You can even use a spray bottle to spray it on the scalp. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then wash and condition like you usually would.



Methi or fenugreek seeds can be made into a paste with water and massaged on the scalp as a pre-wash mask. The seeds would help with circulation and even exfoliate away the dead skin cells.


Aloe vera gel-

There isn't any one beauty problem that aloe vera doesn't solve. Massage your scalp with aloe vera gel before you wash it to get rid of excessive oil and flakes. Once it is absorbed by the scalp completely, wash your hair as usual.



Make a salt scrub of your shampoo and salt. Use this to scrub away the dead skin flakes from your scalp completely!



Aspirin has microbial properties and a large amount of salicylic acid, making it a great home remedy for dandruff. Crush two aspirin pills into your shampoo and use this on your scalp. Do this only once per week as this can be quite drying for the hair.

Read more about: dandruff, lemon, aloe vera, home remedies
Story first published: Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 13:13 [IST]
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