Dandruff Home Remedies

Dandruff is a bothersome problem that many people face. Dandruff can develop on both too dry and too oily scalps. On dry scalp, dead skin cells from the scalp shed at an excessive rate. On oily scalp, oils accelerate the growth of fungus that causes dandruff. Dandruff treatment includes using anti-dandruff shampoo and/or home remedies.

The most effective way to cure dandruff is to know what causes dandruff on your hair- dry scalp or oily scalp. Then get rid of dandruff with the right remedies.

Drandruff home remedyDry Scalp Dandruff Home Remedies

The main purposes of dry scalp dandruff home remedies are to balance the shedding of dead skin cells, remove excessive dead skin cells, and moisturize your scalp.

– Aloe vera: Rub aloe vera gel into your scalp and leave it on for 15 minutes. Then rinse off. Shampoo and condition as usual. The aloe vera gel will add moisture to your scalp and reduce irritation.

– Olive oil & ginger root: Mix olive oil with ginger root. Massage the mixture into your scalp. Leave it on overnight. Rinse off the next morning.

– Hot steam: Massage hot oil (almond or coconut oil) into your scalp and then cover it your scalp with a hot damp towel. Leave on for 15 minutes so that the steam will fight dandruff and moisturize your scalp.

– Fenugreek seeds: Soak 2 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds in water overnight. The next morning grind the seeds into a paste. Massage the paste on scalp and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Wash off with mild shampoo.

Oily Scalp Dandruff Home Remedies

The main purposes of oily scalp dandruff are to get rid of excessive oils that aid the growth of dandruff fungus and kill fungus.

-Tea tree oil: Tea tree oil is one of the best cures for dandruff because it has anti-fungal properties. Mix a few drop of tea tree oil and your hair oil and massage the mixture into your scalp in a circular motion. Leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water. Do the massage once a week.

– Vinegar: Mix 2 teaspoons of pure vinegar in 6 teaspoons of water and apply the mixture on your scalp. Cover the scalp with a towel or shower cap. Leave it overnight and rinse off the next morning. Treat you scalp with this mixture once a week for three months.

– Baking soda: Massage handfuls of baking soda on your scalp instead of using shampoo. Then rinse off thoroughly with no shampoo. Do the massage once a week. Baking soda absorbs oils, fights again fungus, and loosens dead skin cell on scalp. Avoid applying baking soda directly to your hair as it can make your hair dry.

– Lemon juice: Prepare 1-2 teaspoons of freshly prepared lemon juice. Rinse the scalp with the juice and wash it away. Lemon juice prevents your scalp from dandruff and makes your hair lustrous.

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