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These Are The Perfect Herbal Remedies For Dandruff Cure

By: Debdatta Mazumder

We know that you get completely irritated with hair fall and an itchy scalp. You may have even tried so many hair care products, but guess they didn't help, right? So, have you found out the actual reason for hair fall? Is it dandruff?

Then, you have to get rid of it to stop hair fall. Dandruff is a problem of dry scalp, but greasy scalp can also lead to the problem of dandruff. With herbal remedies for dandruff, you can keep it at bay.

Dandruff is a scalp disorder that is scientifically known as seborrheic dermatitis. The reasons for the issue to occur can be many. Before knowing about the best herbal remedies that can cure dandruff, you must know why dandruff occurs.

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If you have dry skin, you will have a flaky scalp which ultimately turns into dandruff. Other than that, any growth of bacteria or fungal attack, inflammation on scalp, etc, can cause dandruff.

Actually, all the advertisers of hair products that cure dandruff claim to be the best.
However, all these products contain chemicals that may work on dandruff exclusively but aggravate hair fall and other hair-related problems.

Therefore, herbal remedies for dandruff are easily available in your kitchen or any supermarket around you and they are also almost free from side effects.

Here are some of the best herbal remedies that can cure dandruff effectively. Read on to know more.


Indian Lilac:

The name seems unknown? It is well known as neem leaves. It contains antifungal and antibacterial properties that not only reduce dandruff but also treat scalp acne, irritation and hair fall. Boil neem leaves in water and strain the solution. Apply this mix, leave for 20 minutes and wash. Do this 2-3 times in a week.


Tea Tree Oil:

What are the best herbal remedies that cure dandruff? Take help from tea tree oil. Scientific studies have shown that using tea tree oil can evidently reduce dandruff after just a few applications. You can use it directly or mix it with your favourite shampoo.


Coconut Oil:

There are some remedies that can reduce dandruff but make your scalp and hair dry. Why not use coconut oil in such cases? It not only removes the problem of a flaky scalp but also moisturises your scalp and hair from within. Hot oil massage gives the best solution. You can also mix lemon juice to coconut oil and massage.


Baking Soda

Do you have this in your kitchen? Then use it to reduce dandruff. Dampen your hair and scalp and take a handful of baking soda. Now, rub it throughout your head and rinse the hair well. Don't shampoo your hair right after using it.


Apple Cider Vinegar:

While looking for herbal remedies for dandruff cure, you can't ignore this one. It cleanses your pores on the scalp and also the hair follicles. Make a solution of ACV and tea tree oil and massage it gently on your head. Wash it well.



One of the oldest and most popular treatments of removing dandruff is by using lemon. Apply 2 tablespoons of lemon juice on your scalp and wash it after a few minutes. Do it regularly and soon you will get rid of dandruff effectively. Lemon also helps maintain the pH balance of your scalp.


Olive Oil:

If dry scalp is the reason of dandruff, you won't get better solution than olive oil. Take extra virgin olive oil and heat it to make it a little warm. Massage this on your scalp and cover your hair with a warm towel. Leave it overnight and rinse using a shampoo in the morning.


Aloe Vera:

The list of herbal remedies for dandruff won't be complete if you avoid using aloe vera. Dandruff causes an itchy scalp. Take the gel out of aloe leaves and apply it directly on your scalp. It will give you a cooling effect and soothe all the itchiness and irritation.

Read more about: dandruff, herbal, remedies, hair care
Story first published: Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 20:02 [IST]
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