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8 Effective Home Remedies for Dandruff

Dandruff is the condition of a skin where the scalp gets affected due to the fungal infection. It shows flaky skin and sometimes, mild itchy. This type of skin condition generally occurs during the winter season. There is no specific and defined reason behind the occurrence of dandruff, but it is mainly due to the overgrowth of skin cells. Sometimes, we feel that poor hygiene and undue care of hair leads to dandruff however, this may not be a valid reason.

Dandruff affects the self-esteem of a person and hit the confidence level. Though it is not easy to get rid of dandruff however the continuous application of natural and home remedies can prevent the situation to get worsen and if applied at a very preliminary stage then natural and home remedies can be proved to be effective.

Here are the best 8 effective home remedies for dandruff.


Egg yolk prevents dandruff and promotes a healthy scalp. It contains Vitamin A which stimulates hair growth and hair thickening. This remedy is reliable and effective in nature to get rid of dandruff.

What do you need?

· 1-2 Egg Yolks.

Method of Application

Mix the egg yolks in a bowl and beat them properly. Now apply these beaten egg yolks to your scalp and make sure your hairs should be dry. Once done with the application, cover up your hair leave them for an hour. Then you can wash your hair with shampoo thoroughly so as to remove the odor of eggs. You can repeat this remedy twice in a week preferably in the morning while bathing.


Lemon is antimicrobial and has citric acid in it, which removes dandruff from the scalp. It promotes hydration which in result improves the skin condition. This remedy is considered to be the oldest remedy to get rid of dandruff. It works well in all types of hair.

What do you need?

· A bowl of curd.

· A half-cut lemon.

Method of Application

Squeeze the lemon into the curd and mix well. Now with the help lemon peel, you can apply this mixture to your scalp. Leave it for 15-20 minutes and wash your hair thoroughly with shampoo as curd may give out an undesirable smell.

You can repeat this remedy thrice in a week so as to see the positive results.


Henna is very useful in treating hair problems including dandruff. This is an effective home remedy for dandruff and is being used as an age-old method. Henna gives relief in scalp irritation. It is considered to be a natural conditioner. It reduces the oiliness of the scalp.

What do you need?

· 1 teaspoon of Henna

· 1 teaspoon of Amla Powder

· 1 teaspoon Tea

· 1 teaspoon of Lemon juice

· 1 teaspoon of Coconut oil

Method of Application

Mix all the ingredients properly and make a smooth paste. Add a few drops of water if needed. Apply this paste on your scalp and leave it for 30 minutes. Now you can rinse it thoroughly using a mild shampoo. You can repeat this remedy once in a week preferably before bath. It is not suggested to apply this home remedy daily as henna is cold in its natural temperature so daily application might leads to cough and cold.


Aloe Vera Gel improves hair growth. It is a natural moisturizer and cleanser. It improves the growth of hair cells. It removes free radicals and toxins. It prevents itching on your scalp, reduces dandruff and conditions your hair.

What do you need?

· A small amount of natural aloe vera gel

Method of Application

Collect the aloe vera gel directly from its leaf and apply it on your scalp. Gently scrub your scalp with the help of aloe vera leaf. Leave it for 20 minutes and rinse it using the mild shampoo.

You can repeat this remedy on a daily basis before going for a bath to see the best results.


An apple cider vinegar has got Acetic acid in it which removes the product buildup (i.e., a layer of chemicals which is formed due to the usage of chemical-based hair products) and helps to get shiny hair.

What do you need?

· 2 to 3 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar

· One cup of water.

Method of Application

Mix apple cider vinegar with one cup of water. Apply this solution on your scalp with the help of cotton. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. You can repeat this home remedy twice a week during the day time.


Neem leaves are not only good for health but are also beneficial to hair and scalp too. It is anti-bacterial as well as antiseptic in nature which prevents irritation and the occurrence of dandruff. Neem has regenerative properties which help in reducing hair fall.

What do you need?

· Handful of neem leaves.

· Sufficient water to boil neem leaves.

Method of Application

Take the neem leaves. Wash them with cold water and put them to boil for at least 10 minutes. Leave them to cool and now use these leaves as well as this water to wash your hair while bathing. You can repeat this effective and age-old home remedy daily to see the best results.


Yoghurt is rich in Vitamin B5 and proteins which are good for your hair. Yoghurt moisturizes your hair and removes dandruff. Yoghurt is antibacterial and also reduces irritation and itchiness of the scalp.

What do you need?

· A plain cup of Yogurt.

Method of Application

Spread a thick layer of yoghurt, and massage it from hair follicles to the end. Leave it for an hour and then clean it with a mild shampoo and warm water.

You can repeat this home remedy twice in a week during the morning while going to bath. This effective home remedy will fight against dandruff and will also tighten the scalp pores.


Studies and researches have shown the tea tree oil is quite an effective home remedy to treat dandruff problem. Many medicated shampoos have a few per cent of tea tree oil in it. Tea tree oil can be fruitful in treating other skin related problem too.

What do you need?

· Few drops of tea tree oil.

Method of Application

Add a few drops of tea tree oil in your shampoo and wash your hair normally. Rinse it with warm water. You can repeat this remedy twice in a week to get the desired results.

To conclude, I would like to state that home remedies are good to be applied under the correct supervision like medicines. However, if the desired results are not seen even the proper application of natural and home remedies, then it is always suggested to consult Dermatologist for better guidance and support.

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