Home Remedies for Dandruff

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Dec 21, 2011

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  • Baking soda and lemon are quite effective remedy.
  • Apply paste of fenugreek seeds twice a week.
  • Neem, lemon and curd is a effective remedy.
  • Apply a few coats of fermented homemade curd onto your scalp.

The cold weather comes with its own set of seasonal woes. Dandruff is one of the most common problems in winters. During winter season, a lot of people prefer to wash their hair with warm water which leaves the scalp dry and flaky.  The dead skin keeps falling all over the body in the form of white flakes.  However, using the below given natural remedies you can get rid of the dandruff.


Home remedy for dandruff : Neem

Neem has been used in ayurvedic medication for years to treat variety of conditions.  Neem can also be very helpful in getting rid of dandruff.  Make a paste from 6-10 neem leaves, half cup of curd and 3 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds. Add few drops of lemon into the paste and apply the paste on your scalp along with some hair oil. Try this twice a week reduce the dandruff.

fenugreek seeds

Home Remedy for Dandruff : Fenugreek

Fenugreek seeds have antifungal and soothing properties which can help reduce the occurrence of dandruff.   Soak some fenugreek seeds for overnight and grind them in the morning. Apply the paste of fenugreek seeds all over the scalp. Leave it for a few hours and then wash it off with a mild shampoo. Repeat it twice a week to prevent dandruff.

baking soda

Home remedy of Dandruff: Baking Soda

Another effective home remedy for dandruff is baking soda. The alkaline nature of the baking soda helps eliminate dead skin cells from the scalp. It acts as a mild exfoliant and also reduces the oil secretion on the scalp.  Prepare a paste of baking soda by adding few drop of water in it. Apply the paste on the scalp and massage it for few minutes. Rinse off your hair with water.


Home remedy for Dandruff: Lemon

The citrus fruit is acidic in nature and is rich in Vitamin C that helps keep the dandruff away. Take lemon and cut it into slices. Now rub these slices on you head. Leave for 10 -15 minutes and rinse it water.


Home remedy for Dandruff: Curd

Apply a few coats of fermented homemade curd onto your scalp. Let the curd dry up on the scalp and wash it after an hour. It will not only reduce the dandruff flakes but will restore the lost sheen of your hair as well.


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  • Suraj02 Jan 2014

    Dandruff is a hair and scalp problem which is very common and is one of the most embarrassing hair conditions that one can face. It also leads to lower one’s self confidence eventually and in worst cases, constant itching can lead to acne. This is all you need to keep dandy away.

  • jamessmith 21 Feb 2013

    Hi dear, Your article is excellent. Thank you greatly for delivering a lot of very helpful information and facts. for example- Dandruff and hair loss could be embarrassing. It was once a myth that dandruff doesn't cause hair loss. http://remedies.diseasexconditions.com/best-home-remedies-for-dandruff/

  • sri12 Dec 2012

    use shikakai powder to get rid of dandruff....mix amla reetha and shikakai together and use it twice a week for soft and dandruff free hair....it really worked for me....

  • vinutha18 Jun 2012

    i have a dry hair & dandruff, can you tell me the best home remedies.

  • vinutha18 Jun 2012

    what is the best solution for dry hair and dandruff