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7 Best Home Remedies to Get Rid of Dandruff

What is dandruff?


Dandruff is the shedding of dry skin cells from the scalp. The death of skin cells leads to the formation of flakes and often accompanied by itching. Dandruff is very rarely seen before puberty and prominent In teenage and early 20’s and declines with age thereafter.


7 Best Home Remedies to Get Rid of Dandruff


 What are the causes?


Dandruff may be caused by several factors some of which include dry skin, seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis,eczema or Malassezia, a yeast-like fungus. Also, oily skin, improper diet, stress and hygiene may also be the reason. It is more prominent in men than women. The situation worsens further in winter. Although many anti-dandruff shampoos and treatments are in existence these days, they are of minimal use and often associated with many side effects.





What is the solution?


The best and the possible solution is to revert to natural ways or in other words home remedies. We see people suffering from dandruff experience severe itching because of which they are restless and unable to focus on a particular task. During night time, it effects further resulting in sleep deprivation. In this article, I have compiled few remedial methods that you can adopt at your home. These methods if adopted in the long run will most probably eliminate dandruff.

Home Remedies to get rid of dandruff:


1) Olive oil: Olive oil works effectively to get rid of dandruff and also nourishes your hair.

Olive oil to get rid of dandruff
  • Massage your hair with olive oil all over scalp
  • Wrap a warm towel around your head for half an hour
  • Finally, wash it with mild shampoo
2) Camphor-coconut oil: It is an old age remedy that helps eliminate dandruff.


7 Best Home Remedies to Get Rid of Dandruff

  • Add camphor to coconut oil .
  • Mix it properly apply it on the scalp leave it for overnight and wash with shampoo the next day.
  • The mixture stimulates blood flow to the area promotes hair growth and also eliminates dandruff.

3) Coconut oil- lemon juice: Coconut oil nourishes the hair, moisturizes dry scalp thereby provide relief from itching. It also has antifungal properties that helps to get rid of dandruff.

coconut oil and lemonjuice to get rid of dandruff
  • Take some coconut oil and mix it with equal quantity of lemon juice.
  • Apply and massage over the scalp and leave it for 20minutes
  • After that wash it with shampoo.


4) Baking soda: It acts as exfoliator and removes the dead skin cells without any irritation thereby provides relief from redness of scalp caused by prolonged itching.

Baking soda to get rid of dandruff
  • Wet your hair and rub with a  handful of baking soda on the scalp. You can also add a little water to make it into a paste and apply it on the scalp.
  • Allow it to stay for half an hour and rinse it with warm water

5) Fenugreek: It is an excellent home remedy to get rid off dandruff.

Fenugreek to get rid of dandruff


    • Take 2 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds and soak them in   water overnight
    • Grind the seeds into paste and apply it to scalp
    • Allow it to stay for half an hour and then rinse with shampoo
    • Do not discard water in which seeds are soaked as it can be used as after shower tonic.



    6) Mouthwash: Not only used for getting rid of your bad smell, but it also has helps to get rid of dandruff. It has antifungal properties that prevent growth of dandruff causing yeast.

    Mouth wash to get rid of dandruff 
    •  For this you have to use alcohol- based mouthwash.
    • After you wash your hair with regular shampoo rinse it with mouthwash.


    7) Curd: The Curd possess natural antibacterial and antifungal properties.It acts as a Exfoliator removing dead cells deposited on the scalp.


    curd to get rid of dandruff
    • Apply fresh curd on the scalp and massage completely.
    • Leave it for 15 minutes and remove it with the help of a shampoo. 




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