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Everyday, we see advertisements in the newspapers, billboards or televisions making claims on how to get rid of dandruff in a day or two and they infact charge hefty amount of money in the process. Most of these are not safe for your prized hair and you end up feeling cheated to the core too. Most of the people who fell prey to such sort of advertisements due to their sheer charisma and attractiveness, often end up becoming the victim since, they besides burning a hole in your pocket, often end up creating a damage to your prized hair as well.
Before moving forward, it is important to know what actually Dandruff is.
What is Dandruff?
The scientific name of Dandruff is namely “Seborrheic dermatitis” which is a common scalp disorder. The main reason for this type of problem is dry skin, bacteria’s growth, oily skin, fungus on scalp along with inflammatory skin including other associated problems. Due to these factors, it causes lots of itchiness which opens the way for many deadly diseases too.
Have you ever been in any of the following predicaments?
The feeling of horror associated with dandruff can be so nasty that at times you don’t want to go near to the sight of colleagues for the fear of getting it. Similarly, at home your want your own head or that of your spouse’s or child’s head covered. Even though, it is figment of imagination that you have won your fight against dandruff, but the reality is all for us to see.
Don’t worry as you are not just alone, every other person faces such issues too.
Think with a positive angle in a broader manner that there are many other challenging and worse things in life than fighting with dandruff. Believe me, I am not saying as many hairstylists equally believe the same. The intensity of the problem becomes more with the kids, since they often have the habit of taking their fingers or thumbs in their mouth which undoubtedly invites various serious problems
The problem aggravates further when inspite of trying your level best to keep your precious hair away from dirt and germs, you aren’t able to. Since, in the ever growing cities where the distance from office to home is becoming more, the commuting time has become taxing and time consuming.
Your scalp gets lots of irritation and you are like Oh My God!!!!!!!!!!.
However, you don’t have to worry now. Since, I am now giving you the basic answer to the most obvious question which has been hovering in your mind uptil now, which is How do I get rid of dandruff?
While reading the following article, you will not just able to remove dandruff and of course the surrounding itchiness, but also make your hair and scalp healthy and strong.
These are Cheap, tried, tested Ayurveda procedures as they will simply create a life of happiness, ease and satisfaction like the way you have always wanted.
48 Natural Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Dandruff - Entire List Is Below With Steps
- Take yougurt ½ cup
(It should be unflavored yoghurt)
Since, the presence of live bacteria in yoghurt helps in promoting healthy scalp
Zinc, Vitamin B12 and Calcium treat dandruff
Take lemon juice ½ spoon
(It should be freshly squeezed juice)
Lemon juice is anti fungal It treats flakiness
The presence of Citric Acid in lemon juice assists in restoring the ph balance of scalp
Take 4 tea spoons of Aloe Vera Gel
If possible extract fresh from Aloe Vera plant or else you can purchase its gel from the store
Aloe Vera is anti-fugnal as well as anti-bacterial which works perfectly well in treating dandruff
The presence of pectin in Aloe Vera helps in fighting all sorts of scalp related problems.
- Pour Aloe Vera gel and lemon juice in the curd, stir it and make a paste.
- Apply the paste onto your scalp and also make sure that your thoroughly massage the area for greater degree of effectiveness.
- Now, leave the paste for around 15-20 minutes and use a mild shampoo to wash it off.
How often you need to apply?
You need to apply twice a week for atleast a monthTry the aforesaid remedy as soon as possible as it completely transforms the health of your hair
This 1st one is one of the most effective remedies on how to get rid of dandruff.
2. Yellow Listerine
Continuing with the series of ways to get rid of dandruff, here is one more and if you didn’t think that even mouthwash can act as a deterrent for dandruff, then better cross check. Since, Listerin mouthwash can actually work wonders in preventing the same.
- All you need to do is to dip a cotton ball in Listerine mouthwash.
- Apply shampoo on your hair and then rub with the soaked cotton
- Wait for 5 minutes and then rinse out.
- Make use of this step everyday for atleast a week and you will start finding the result right from the first day itself.
I need to emphasize here, that you will need original Listerine for removing dandruff, as it has anti fungal properties.
3 . Get some sunlight
If you are wondering what is the relation between sunlight and dandruff, then read further. This is a proven fact that people who spend a considerable time in the sun will be less affected. Since, winters is the time when you usually want to be in the sun, so spend as you enjoy and lessen the effect of dandruff in the process.
How to get the best benefit?
You need to spend atleast 10-15 minutes in the sun in order to get the maximum benefit with respect to your skin, hair and health.
4. Eating healthy
Health is wealth and we all know about it. A healthy diet is a boon for your health and that also includes giving a perfect skin including removal of dandruff. Hence, I am coming up with the list of eatables which you need to start eating for removing dandruff
Vegetables : Green leafy vegetables have a pleasant effect in our skin. Since, it enhances skin, healthy hair as well as growth of nails. Therefore, add vegetables namely broccoli, kale etc. Eating healthy helps alot in getting rid of dandruff permanently.
5. Fish Oil
Fish Oil is simply an awesome and healthy way while helps in attaining a glowing skin, including checking your dandruff too.
6. Neem Leaves
Neem holds loads of medicinal properties and most of us would have learnt its importance since our childhood. Besides preventing itching, it equally acts as antifungal and checks the over-growth of dandruff which causes fungus.
Neem leaves in 2 handfull
4-5 warm water
How to use?
Add 2 handful of neem leaves in the water and wait overnight. Use the water for rinsing your hair. You can equally make a paste out of leaves by applying on your scalp and wait for an hour before washing.
If you thought that aspirin is just used for headache, then think again. Since, it also acts as a home remedy for dandruff. Pure Aspirin also comes up with large percentage of Salicylic Acid, which has fungicidal as well as anti-microbial properties to help in checking fungus. Salicyclic Acid assists in treating inflamed skin which is often the cause of sever dandruff.
Salt is an integral part in our diet. Although, it is used in the lowest possible quantity, yet it makes our diet complete apart from having other bodily benefits. But do you know, that it can also help in getting rid of dandruff? It has natural exfoliator which works in getting rid of extra oil and dead skin flakes. The reason why salt is important is that it paves the way for the shampoo to work to its full potential. Now, remove the dandruff as well as itchiness from hair and experience the pleasant difference.
What you need?
3 tablespoons of salt
Take salt and gently massage on your scalp for 2-3 minutes. Thereafter, do the shampoo.
9. Use Natural Oil
Winter is the time when the skin becomes extremely rough and so is our scalp. The best reason for combating the same is to use natural oil into hair. Olive oil has anti-fungal as well as anti-bacterial properties which easily get absorbed in the scalp. Amongst the series of oil, there is Jojoba Oil which also acts as a lubricant for skin and hair and provides protection against bacteria. You need to keep olive oil away from moisture.
Reetha is a traditional remedy in India whose anti-bacterial property can solve whole list of scalp problems.
Amla powder or juice
2-3 cups of water
Soak reetha over night
During morning, grind it and boil powder in water.
Add Amla juice or powder to it and mix it. In case while making the paste you felt like adding water, do the same as well.After applying, wait for 30 minutes and wash with a mild shampoo.
11. Baking Soda
If you are going to find out ways to end dandruff, then baking soda offers one of the best home remedies for dandruff. The soda has exfoliate which remove dead skin cells. Similarly, thanks to the fungicil properties of baking soda, it effectively keeps the growth of yeast under check as well.
For preparing this home remedy for dandruff, you need
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 cup of warm water
Make use of the diluted baking soda and after wetting your scalp and hair, apply the paste on your scalp and massage it. Wait for 5-10 minutes.
Rinse with warm water.
Make use of the practice once a week.
12. Yogurt and Black Pepper
Historically, fresh yogurt and black pepper has been used since ages for combating the seemingly uncontrollable condition of dandruff. Yogurt works best for deep conditioning the hair. Pepper contains zinc, minerals and selenium which is known for fighting dandruff.
Yoghurt – 1 cup
Black Pepper – 2 teaspoons
How to use?Mix pepper in the yogurt to form a paste. Apply it on the scalp and wait for an hour. Later on, wash with a shampoo. Do once a week and you will start finding the result right from the first week itself.
13. Tulsi Magic
Take tulsi, amla powder and mix it in waterMassage the paste on scalp. Wait for 30 minutes and wash hair with water preferably shampoo.
Amongst the list of 50 ways to get rid of Dandruff, Garlic is another one which is known for anti-fungal properties. One of the anti fungal and anti bacterial properties of garlic is that it has sulfur compound namely allicin. Along with that, it has anti-inflammatory properties which reduces or I should say completely finishes the inflammation of the skin.
StepMash garlic and form a smooth paste, apply it on the scalp. Wait for 15 minutes and then you can wash preferably with a mild shampoo.
15. Lemon Juice
If you want to get away with dandruff, then how you can underestimate the importance of lemon juice. Thanks to the natural acids which are present in lemon, it can simply work towards regulating yeast overgrowth on the scalp.
Use two tablespoons of lemon juice and mix them in warm water and apply on the scalp.
Don’t forget to massage as well.
In the end rinse your scalp with warm water.Now, as you repeat the process for 1-2 month on weekly basis, you will start noticing the difference.
16. Egg Yolks
Egg yolks have high degree of Vitamin A, D and E. These vitamins directly provide the strength to the hair apart from helping the scalp to produce sebum (natural oil). You can apply yolks by stirring it first so that it comes uniformly all over the scalp.
We all love honey or I should say, most of us are simply crazy for it. When it comes to removing dandruff from the scalp of yours, the humectants properties of honey (it attracts water making it a perfect moisturizer) acts as a boon for dry as well as damaged hair. Since, as per the nature of honey, you need to dilute in water first before applying on hair.
18. Aloe Vera
What a relief one gets with Aloe Vera, is something most of us would be familiar. Since, it is used for minor burn. However, little we know that it also used for relief from dandruff. It also checks the production of cells which helps in the growth of dandruff.
Aloe Vera gel – 1 bottle
DirectionsApply Aloe Vera gel. Wait for 15 minutes and wash your hair. Now, be a prized witness of long and healthy hair which you are going to get in the process.
19. Warm Oil Massage
So what if you don’t feel like oiling your hair, you need to do if you want to remove dandruff. Moreover, I am only expecting from you to oil your hair at your sleeping time. Use any one of the oils namely almond oil, olive oil or coconut oil to massage your scalp. This will immensely reduce dandruff. Leave it on scalp overnight.
20. Brush Your Hair Regularly
Poor brushing is one of the causes of increasing the chance of getting dandruff. We need to understand the fact that our scalp is made in such a manner, that it regularly sheds dead skin cells on periodical basis. As a result, you need to do proper brushing as well as comb your hair in the best possible manner twice everyday so that you can get rid of those flakes. Similarly, brushing equally work wonders in improving air supply as well as blood circulation for the hair which is one of the basic things for attaining healthy hair.
21. Baking Soda
Baking Soda prevents dandruff. Its alkaline nature eliminates dead skin cells.
Things you need
Baking Soda – 2 table spoon
- Little water
- Wash your hair with warm water
- Add little water or should I say add few drops of water in baking soda to form a paste
- After applying on your scalp, massage it and wait for few minutes
Papaya is another fruit which has lots of value in preventing dandruff. You can take a cup of yogurt with a ripe papaya and make a paste. Apply on hair and leave it for 30 minutes. As you wash off, you will actually be quite delightful in seeing not only the sheen but you will remove dandruff as well.
Banana is good for our digestive system apart from having other benefits. But, do we also know that it can act as a preventive way for dandruff? Yes, it does
You need to take a ripe banana.
Add egg, honey as well as milk into the paste (mashed banana).
Apply it on hair mask.
Leave it for 30 minutes and wash after that.Repeat the procedure for atleast 2 months on weekly basis.
Use fenugreek seeds and curd and make a paste of the same. Apply on the hair and wash it after 30 minutes only to ensure healthy and smooth hair.
25. Chamomile Tea
Use chamomile tea and mix in boiling water. Wait for the mixture to cool down and apply the solution on your hair. This is another one of the ways to get rid of dandruff.
26. Shea Butter
Use shea butter and apply on your hair. After you are done with massaging, leave your hair to dry naturally. As you continuously do the process on periodical intervals, you will get rid of dandruff.
For this method you would be needing:-
- Take 2 table spoon of moong dal power
- 4 table spoon of curd
- 1 table spoon of olive oil
27. Marigold Flower and Coconut Oil
28. Coconut Oil
We have been grown up knowing the importance of coconut oil. Most of us would know our mothers or grand mothers applying coconut oil on our hair before we sleeping at night. Isn’t it? After all, it offers an awesome oil therapy which helps in combating all sorts of hair problems, including dandruff. As you do on regular basis, you will eventually start finding the results as well.
Thyme consists of both antiseptic and antifungal properties so you can use it for experiencing the difference.
- Take four tablespoons of dried thyme in two cups of water.
- Boil it for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Strain and wait for it to cool down
- Massage it through scalp. Soak it for five minutes and repeat the process after some time.
- Now, you just need to wait for 2-3 hours and then you can wash your hair.
30. Oregano Capsules
You can take oil of oregano capsules which offers an excellent option for controlling the dandruff problem.
31. Washing With Hot and Cold Water
There have also been various studies which highlights that the subsequent wash of your hair, first by hot water and then by cold water can enhance circulation through your scalp which assists in getting rid of dandruff.
Hold your instinct and not take spicy and greasy foodStop the use of spicy as well as greasy foods as they minimize the spread of dandruff.
32. Lemon Wash
- In this method, you only need lemon peel. Take 3-4 peels of lemons and boil them in little water (say about 4-5 cups of water) for 20 minutes.
- After you are done, wait for it to cool down and wash your hair with the solution.
- Repeat the process on weekly basis as you will find out the result yourself.
33. Salicylic Acid
Salicylic Acid is another method which loose dead skin cells and help in getting rid of dandruff.
34. Use Banana and Vinegar
- 2 cups of vinegar and a banana
- Peel the banana and mix with 2 cups of vinegar
- Apply the paste on hair. Do make it a point of massaging your scalp.
- Wait for 30 mins to 1 hour and wash it with a mild shampoo.
Follow the same procedure on weekly basis. You will start finding the result.
35. Apple Juice
Take 2 table spoon juice of apple and mix it with honey. Apply on hair for 5-10 minutes and wash your hair. You can repeat on periodical basis and you will be surprised to see the results as well. Now flaunt your hair in style, as you have always loved to. Isn’t it?
36. Egg and Curd
One of the most perfect combinations is often attributed of egg and curd which often helps in nourishing not only hair, but equally assist in getting rid of those split ends.You need to mix egg white to curd and apply on your hair. Wait for 15 minutes and wash you hair. No words can tell you the difference as you will find out immediately. J
37. Lemon Honey
Take 2 spoons of lemon juice along with 5 spoons of honey. Mix water to it and wash your hair with natural shampoo. You will experience the unthinkable that is clean and moisturized hair. Honey and lemon technique is regarded to be a hair cleansing technique which helps you to attain dandruff free hair.Now, dandruff won’t damage or tarnish your image. Wash out your dandruff worries and feel blessed to have got such lovely hair.
38. Garlic For Dandruff
39. Onion Paste
40. Ginger and Beetroot Paste
41. Besan Therapy
42. Rosemary Technique
43. Sesame Oil
The mixture of Sesame oil and ginger juice is known as a dandruff fighting solution which has its relevance way back from ancient times.
You need to resort to following steps:-
Combine 3 table spoon of sesame oil, 2 table spoon of ginger juice and ½ table spoon of lemon juiceNow, as you are finished mixing the solution, you can rub the paste thrice every week and you are able to see the result, right from the first day itself.
44. Another Tip
45. Kaffir Lime
It is mostly used in Southeast Asian cuisines for ridding strong odor. The essential oil which is present over here strengthens hair follicles and checks the growth of bacteria which is known for causing dandruff.
46. Omega - 3
We know that the root cause of dandruff is the dry skin. So, if your skin is hydrated, then it effectively helps in eliminating the dryness on your scalp. Therefore, have intake of food namely walnuts, salmon, tuna and soyabeans as they are considered to be rich in Omega -3. If for some reason, you aren’t able to take such foods, then you can also take supplements as a substitute for the same.
47. Lean Proteins
Our skin as well as hair is made of protein which is considered an important thing for creating a balance in our diet. Therefore, go for the foods which are considered to be quite rich in the same. Fish as well as non-meat proteins namely eggs, nuts and beans helps in building hair, skin and helps in checking dandruff in the process as well. Therefore, you can’t overlook the importance of lean proteins for minimizing dandruff.
When to see the dermatologist?
Although Dandruff is a mild scalp disorder, which can easily be cured by the home remedies for dandruff, yet even after religiously following the tips, you have still could not found the answer to the most important question, “How to get rid of Dandruff?, then you should better not wait at all and go to the doctor.
Following are things which need your immediate action to go for dermatologist:-
- If you still experience itchiness or redness in the scalp even after adhering to the tips
- There is no change as white or yellow flakes are being produced in a great quantity.
- If you are facing extreme degree of discomfort even after using the tips as it is causing severe inflammation in the process.
Few tips to keep in mind while trying to get rid of dandruff
- Scratching is strictly forbidden as it makes way for increasing dandruff as it will sore the scalp. Even though, it becomes difficult at times to control the urge, but you have to.
- Do not use the ingredient which you feel that you are allergic to, as we don’t want you to face any sort of issues.
- Although we comb regularly, yet most of us have combs with broad teeth, which is not able to pick up the flaky bits. Hence, it is important to use small teeth comb which is able to catch hold of even those small bits. Even putting the baby powder right on that area (where these bits are), can also make it easy to pick them up, while you use small teeth comb.
- Improper Diet: Amongst the most obvious reasons for us of getting dandruff is our improper diet. Irony is that, even we know about that, but we take little or no efforts. For example, we continue to have processed food, refined sugar, fried food which gives way to inflammation as such as it results in flaking and dandruff. Therefore, you need to limit the intake of sugar, salt as well as trans-saturated fat. You can opt for antioxidant rich diet which includes minerals like zinc, vitamin B as well as omega 3 fatty acids. Green leafy vegetables as well as fresh fruits will make you and your hair further strong too.
- Mostly, you will be using the hand brush for the above process and it is important for you to wash the brushes in hot water which contains antiseptic.
- Have swimming cap on:- If you are a fitness freak and often go for swimming (which is a good thing), make sure that you have your swimming cap on, as this will save your priceless hair from the harmful effects of chlorine water.
- Only use good quality natural and ayurvedic hair products in order to avoid the usage of harmful chemicals.
- Excessive use of hair products: Don’t use too many chemical products and play with your hair by styling your hair in many different ways. Since, hair sprays and gels etc which you use might end up playing havoc with your hair mainly due to the sheer amount of chemicals present in it. As a result, it might even potentially aggravate the dandruff problem of yours.
- Make it a point of regularly cleaning your comb with vinegar
- You shouldn’t panic even if you start noticing dandruff, since everyone gets that. Rather, you should focus more on getting rid of it, by following the aforesaid tips which I have mentioned.
- The result may vary depending on hair texture, type of skin as well as effectiveness of treatment.
Final Thoughts On How To Get Rid Of Dandruff
Finish off your dandruff and enhance your self esteem. After all, when you don’t accept others with dandruff to come close to you, likewise others won’t like you with your hair filled up with lots of dandruff. So, remove it and live life king size, since you deserve the same too.
You can practice such steps at your own convenience without shelling a lot of money, which in itself is a great thing considering the enormous bills which you have to shell otherwise shell. After all, it takes toll on both of your personal and professional lives and while you are not at peace at home, the same goes in your professional life. As most of your colleagues don’t want to come near you and you feel that you are sidelined by one and all. The ball rests on your court to take maximum benefits from these tips as increasing numbers of people are benefitting and you can as well.
The best thing is that these tips will also put a brake to your long, never ending and most obvious problem of hair fall which was making your mind off. Since, besides healthy, thick and shiny hair, you will equally get the benefits manifolds and that is checking on your hair loss. Now, start following them before it is too late for you, I mean start following on the steps, or else you will start noticing the bald patches. Since, I want to emphasize on the fact, that many people start experiencing hair loss, the moment they cross their 30s as this is the time, which is synonymous with hormonal changes. If you are too stressed, then it will naturally going to take its toll too. However, you don’t have to worry even an inch as these tips will facilitate the hair growth, like the way you have wanted and expected.
We all love hair as we try our level best to make it healthy, shiny and strong. Therefore, just because of your careless you don’t want to make yourself land in jeopardy, or else you won’t be able to forgive yourself. So what even you are out most of the day and busy in your professional commitments, these tips just ask for a bit of time and you are done.
Although, you will see many recipes online, but most of the times, we end up getting only little or no effect. However, I am not boasting about these methods as they are tested ayurvedic methods. Their sheer number will simply make you jump with joy. So, why don’t you start trying and getting benefit accordingly as well? Since, I can bet on the fact that you will be completely satisfied and happy with the aforesaid ways.
The best thing is that that all the aforesaid steps work on all sorts of hair, thereby giving you even greater degree of relaxation and peace of attaining the best hair away from dandruff.
I can advice you to avoid following those certain expensive steps (aired in between commercials) which besides being dangerous will charge a lot of your money and the dandruff might be able to come up again as well. After reading the aforesaid post, you have just found natural ways of getting rid of dandruff and associated diseases naturally.I will appreciate if you can also share the post with your near and dear ones in order to help others as well. Also throw light on how quickly you are able to experience the changes. Any suggestions and opinions are invited. Thank You