Home Remedies for Dandruff

While it’s important to keep your hair as healthy as possible, you should also take care of your scalp. This can be an especially major issue if you suffer from dandruff. It can cause a lot of discomfort due to the itchiness, besides the flying flakes that can cause a lot of problems in your work and personal life. The good news is that there are various home remedies that can be effective in treating dry scalps. Here are some:

Home Remedies for Dandruff

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Apple Cider Vinegar

This treatment has even been promoted by “Dr. Oz.” The reason is due to the acidity of the apple cider vinegar, which can change your scalp’s pH, making it more difficult for the growth of yeast.

First use a spray bottle to mix ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar along with ¼ cup of water. Then spray the mixture onto your scalp. Next, use a towel to wrap your head, and then sit for 15-60 minutes. Finally, wash your hair as your normally do. Follow this procedure two times per week.

Table Salt

Table salt is abrasive, and is also effective in scrubbing out flakes of dandruff before you shampoo your hair. Add some salt tor your dry/itchy scalp. Then massage your scalp to work the salt into your hair.

Coconut Oil

This has proven to be an effective treatment for dandruff, and has a pleasant smell as well. Before you shower, use 3-5 tablespoons of coconut oil to massage into your scalp. Then let it sit for around one hour. Next, shampoo as you usually do. An alternative to this procedure is to buy a shampoo that contains coconut oil in it.

Tea Tree Oil

An interesting study revealed that shampoos that have just 5% tea tree oil can greatly boost the seriousness of the dry scalp. Simply add a few droplets of tea tree oil to whatever shampoo you use to wash your hair normally. While  the cost of tea tree oil can be somewhat high, keep in mind that you don’t have to add a lot to your shampoo. This definitely makes it a practical options for dealing with your dandruff condition.


What does mouthwash have to do with dandruff? If you have a very serious case of dandruff, first use your standard shampoo to wash your hair. Then use an mouthwash that’s alcohol-based to rinse your hair. Next, use your regular conditioner. Mouthwash has anti-fungal features that prevent yeast from growing.

 Baking Soda

It’s quite amazing how many benefits baking soda can provide besides baking. It can also help to treat the itchiness and flakes caused by dandruff. First wet your hair. Then collect a handful of banking soda and rub it quickly into your scalp’s head. Don’t shampoo as you might expect, but instead go ahead and rinse first.

Baking soda helps to reduce growing fungi, which can result in dandruff. At first, this treatment might cause your hair to get dry. However, after a couple of weeks your scalp will begin to make natural oils. This will help to make your hair softer and also flake-free.


This might be a surprise because when we think of aspirin it’s usually about pain-relief and possibly blood pressure. However, it’s important to note that aspirin also has active an active ingredient that’s in many dandruff shampoos. It’s salicylic acid. Simply crush 2 aspirins into a fine powder. Then add it to a regular amount of shampoo when you wash your locks. Let the mixture remain in the hair for 1 or 2 minutes. Then rinse the shampoo well and then use plain shampoo to wash your hair again.

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