Who doesn’t hate dandruff? It looks gross and is pretty hard to eliminate, and makes your scalp itchy and flaky. All the commercial expensive anti-dandruff shampoos rarely work, and even when they do, they are not a long-term solution.
However, you should know that dandruff is definitely preventable and treatable, if you’re willing to give some natural remedies time.
Here are the best natural remedies against dandruff:
Besides getting rid of dandruff, Indian lilac will also help in cases of itchy scalp, acne and hair loss. You may know the plant under the name of neem. Neem has incredible antibacterial and antifungal properties which can easily deal with dandruff. All you have to do is boil a few leaves of the plant in some water, then strain the mixture once it’s cool and use it to rinse your hair every day for a month or two.
Thanks to its incredible antifungal properties, coconut oil is one of the best natural remedies against dandruff. The oil works slowly, but will definitely get rid of the flaky patches and soothe your scalp. Coconut oil works even better when mixed with lemon juice – simply rub this mixture on your scalp for about 5 minutes, then rinse with water after 20 and give your hair a regular wash. Repeat the process once or twice a week to eliminate the dandruff.
Apple cider vinegar is another powerful anti-inflammatory and antifungal remedy which can eliminate dandruff. Get organic unfiltered apple cider vinegar and massage it on your scalp to hydrate it and clean the clogged pores and follicles. However, as it’s rich in certain acidic compounds, you must first dilute ACV with water. Mix 2 tablespoons of water and ACV each, then massage it on your scalp and rinse with water in the end.
Baking soda is probably one of the best antifungal remedies that exist. It’s also a great skin exfoliator, so you can safely use it to eliminate dead skin cells from your scalp and dandruff as well. Wet your hair a bit and rub a handful of baking soda on your scalp and hair. This will restore the alkalinity of your scalp and soothe the inflammation, and works best if you use it only 2 times a week. Of course, you should rinse with lukewarm water in the end.
Lemons are incredibly rich in vitamin C and their acidic and antifungal properties make them an ideal remedy against dandruff. Mix some lemon juice with ¼ cup of yogurt, then rub the mixture in your scalp and leave it to dry (usually takes about 20 minutes). If you don’t have yogurt, you can use water instead. Repeat the process 2-3 times a week for best results.
You probably weren’t aware that you can use egg yolks to treat dandruff and make your hair healthy and shiny. Just put 1-2 egg yolks on your head and put a shower cap on, then leave them to work for an hour. Wash your hair with a shampoo in the end – due to the strange (almost bad) smell, you may need to wash it twice. However, egg yolks do work and will do wonders for your hair.
Lemon juice and curd
The mixture of lemon juice and curd is an effective dandruff remedy that has been used for ages. Here’s what you should do:
Take ½ a lemon and a bowl of curd, then squeeze the lemon in and mix well. Apply the mixture on your head and rub your scalp with the squeezed lemon pulp, then repeat the process 2-3 times a week in order to get rid of the dandruff.
Baking soda and lemon
Squeeze one lemon and mix it with a handful of baking soda, then apply the mixture on your scalp and leave it to work for a couple of minutes. Once you feel your scalp itching, rinse with lukewarm water or apple cider vinegar for even better results.
Olive oil is your best ally if you’re trying to make your hair shiny. The oil will also hydrate your scalp and prevent it from drying out and flaking. Furthermore, olive oil is one of the best dandruff remedies. Just heat it up in a pot for a bit, then massage it on your scalp for 5-6 minutes. Now, wrap your head in a towel and leave the oil to work its magic for 45 minutes, then rinse with plenty of water. Repeat the process once or twice a week to make your hair shiny and looking better than ever before.
You probably didn’t know that mouthwash can eliminate dandruff. Buy a high-quality mouthwash and mix one part with 9 parts of water, then use it on your hair after you’ve washed it. Perform the procedure once a month to get rid of your dandruff.
Break two aspirin pills and add the powder in your favorite shampoo, then use the mixture on your hair after you’ve washed it. Leave it to work for 2-3 minutes, then rinse with water to eliminate the dandruff.