Simple Home Remedy Tips To Get Rid Of Dandruff Permanently (3)

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Simple Home Remedy Tips To Get Rid Of Dandruff Permanently (3)

More home tips to get rid of dandruff permanently…

21. Salt

What You Need

2–3 tablespoons table salt

What You Need To Do
  1. Rub the salt onto your scalp (ensure your scalp is dry when you do this).
  2. Work the salt through your hair, giving your scalp a good massage.
  3. Do this for about 10 minutes, or until you have worked out the dry and flaky skin.
  4. Shampoo your hair as usual.
When You Need To Do This

In the morning, before you take a bath.

Why This Works

The abrasive nature of table salt plays a significant role in scrubbing off the dandruff flakes before you shampoo your hair.

22. Baby Oil

What You Need

Baby oil

What You Need To Do

1. Massage your scalp with the baby oil.
2. Cover your hair with a towel and leave it on overnight.
3. In the morning, wash your hair with a good anti-dandruff shampoo.

When You Need To Do This

In the night, before going to bed.

Why This Works

Baby oil doesn’t contain fats that can be consumed by the fungi and hence, helps in the elimination of dandruff.

23. Vinegar

What You Need
  • 2 cups vinegar
  • 1 cup water
What You Need To Do
  1. Boil two cups of vinegar and let it cool. Mix one-eighth of it with a cup of water.
  2. Use this mixture to massage your scalp.
  3. Shampoo your hair.
  4. You can also add one tablespoon of vinegar in the last mug of water while washing your hair.
When You Need To Do This

In the morning, before shampooing your hair.

Why This Works

Vinegar is capable of killing scalp fungus and bacteria. It also helps in treating dry skin and reducing dandruff not caused by a fungus (28). The acid content in vinegar reduces the itchiness of the scalp and drastically brings down flaking.

Caution

Ensure the vinegar doesn’t get into your eyes as it is acidic and might irritate your eyes.

24. Lemon Juice (With Coconut Oil)

What You Need
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 5 teaspoons coconut oil
What You Need To Do

1. Mix one part lemon juice with five parts coconut oil.
2. Apply the mixture gently to your scalp and leave it on for about half an hour.
3. Wash using a mild shampoo.

When You Need To Do This

In the morning, while taking a bath.

Why This Works

One cause of dandruff is the imbalance in the pH levels of the scalp. The acidity of lemon juice helps in balancing the pH levels of the scalp, thereby keeping dandruff at bay. Coconut oil contains conditioning agents and antibacterial properties, and these can make your hair stronger.

Caution

If you have minor cuts or wounds on your scalp, refrain from trying this remedy. Lemon juice is acidic in nature and can aggravate them. Also, make it a point to use only fresh lemon juice. Bottled lemon juice can have artificial ingredients that might not give you the desired results (or cause harm).

25. Aloe Vera

What You Need

A small amount of aloe vera gel

What You Need To Do

1. Collect the aloe vera gel that is directly obtained from the plant and apply it on your scalp.
2. Leave it on for about 15 minutes, and then rinse using a mild shampoo.

When You Need To Do This

In the morning, while taking a bath. Do this regularly for best results.

Why This Works

Aloe vera has natural antibacterial and fungicidal properties. It also has proteolytic enzyme characteristics, which means it can break down proteins, including dead skin cells. This quality of aloe vera makes it act as an exfoliant and removes the dead skin so that it doesn’t appear later as dandruff.

26. Apples

What You Need
  • 2 tablespoons apple juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
What You Need To Do

1. Add two tablespoons of apple juice to an equal amount of water and apply the mixture to your scalp.
2. Leave it on for about 15 minutes and then wash your scalp with a mild shampoo.

When You Need To Do This

In the morning, while taking a bath.

Why This Works

Unripe apples contain procyanidin B-2, a natural compound that has been found to promote hair growth. Since untreated dandruff ultimately leads to hair fall, apples do play a role in keeping your hair healthy.

Caution

Ensure you don’t add too much of water to the apple juice. This can reduce the concentration of the juice, and you might not get the desired results.

27. Ginger

What You Need
  • A small amount of ginger
  • 4 ounces sesame oil
What You Need To Do

1. Peel the ginger and grate it. Squeeze it in a cheesecloth to get the oil.
2. Mix the ginger oil and sesame oil.
3. Massage your scalp gently with the mixture.
4. Leave it on for some time, and then wash it with a mild shampoo.

When You Need To Do This

You can try this in the morning while taking a bath.

Why This Works

Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties and can also stimulate hair growth. The active components of ginger, like volatile oils, help prevent dandruff.

28. Henna

What You Need
  • 1 teaspoon henna
  • 1 teaspoon amla powder
  • 1 teaspoon tea powder
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon hair oil (preferably coconut oil)
What You Need To Do

1. Mix all the ingredients in a cup till you get a paste.
2. Apply the paste thoroughly to the scalp and leave it on for a few minutes.
3. Wash with a mild shampoo.

When You Need To Do This

In the morning while taking a bath.

Why This Works

The dried leaves of henna are extensively used in treating many hair conditions, including dandruff. The active constituents of henna like tannic and gallic acids, lawsone, and mucilage play a major role in its dyeing effect.

Henna has the ability to bind to the keratin in the hair, which creates a protective layer and relieves scalp irritation. It also reduces oiliness of the scalp and acts as a conditioner. This property of henna helps reduce dandruff.

29. Basil Leaves

What You Need
  • A few basil leaves
  • 2 teaspoons amla powder
  • 2 teaspoons water
What You Need To Do

1. Mix all the ingredients till you get a smooth paste.
2. Apply the paste meticulously to your scalp and leave it on for about 30 minutes.
3. Rinse your hair with fresh water.

When You Need To Do This

In the morning before taking a bath.

Why This Works

Basil leaves are one of the many natural ingredients that can cure dandruff. Known for their extensive antibacterial and antifungal properties, they help treat dandruff and also improve the strength of the scalp.

30. Castor Oil

What You Need

3-4 tablespoons castor oil

What You Need To Do

1. Lightly warm up the oil and apply it on your scalp and hair.
2. Massage your scalp for a couple of minutes so that the oil gets absorbed easily.
3. Leave it on overnight and rinse your hair as usual in the morning.

When You Need To Do This

Before going to bed.

Why This Works

Ricinoleic acid and ricin present in castor oil possess antimicrobial properties that treat scalp infections such as dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis. Castor oil is also a humectant and keeps both the scalp and the hair moisturized. You can get rid of dandruff and also get silky, shiny hair with this remedy.

Caution

If you have a sensitive scalp, dilute castor oil with equal parts of coconut oil or olive oil before applying.

32. Jojoba Oil

What You Need
  • 2-3 tablespoons jojoba oil
  • Shower cap
What You Need To Do

1. Take some oil in between your fingers and rub them together to warm it up.
2. Apply it to your scalp and massage for a few minutes.
3. Cover your hair with a shower cap for 20 minutes.
4. Rinse your hair as usual.

When You Need To Do This

Do this before taking a bath.

Why This Works

Jojoba oil contains vitamin E that nourishes the dry, flaky skin on your scalp and keeps it hydrated. It also promotes hair growth.

33. Neem Oil

What You Need
  • 1 teaspoon neem oil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
What You Need To Do

1. Mix the oils and apply the mixture to your scalp.
2. Rinse your hair after 20 minutes.

When You Need To Do This

In the morning or evening, before washing your hair.

Why This Works

Neem contains a potent antimicrobial compound called nimonol that helps in treating dandruff.

34. Lavender Oil

What You Need
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or almond oil or coconut oil
  • 10-12 drops lavender essential oil
What You Need To Do

1. Mix the oils and apply the mixture to your scalp.
2. Leave it on for about 30 minutes and then rinse.

When You Need To Do This

Before taking a shower.

Why This Works

Lavender oil is antifungal in nature, and it also soothes and calms the skin.

Caution

Do a patch test before using this essential oil for dandruff treatment.

35. Green Tea

What You Need
  • 2 green tea bags
  • A cup of hot water
What You Need To Do

1. Steep the green tea for about 20 minutes and let the decoction cool down.
2. Apply this on your scalp and leave it on for 30 minutes.
3. Rinse with water.

When You Need To Do This

In the morning, before taking a bath.

Why This Works

Green tea catechins have antifungal properties. Its polyphenols are antioxidants that can help restore the health of your scalp.

36. Fish Oil

 What You Need

Fish oil supplements

What You Need To Do

Take 1-2 capsules in a day.

When You Need To Do This

Have the capsules once in the morning and once at night.

Why This Works

Fish oils supply the body with essential omega-3 fatty acids. These possess anti-inflammatory properties that help to heal a dry scalp and eliminate dandruff.

37. Rosemary Oil

What You Need
  • 2 tablespoons carrier oil
  • 4-5 drops rosemary essential oil
  • Hot towel
What You Need To Do

1. Add the rosemary essential oil to a carrier oil of your choice. You can use olive oil, almond oil or coconut oil.
2. Apply this mixture on the scalp and wrap a hot towel around your head and hair.
3. Let the towel come down to room temperature. Then, take it off and rinse your hair.

When You Need To Do This

Do this in the evening so that you can relax while indulging in the hot towel treatment.

Why This Works

Rosemary oil is excellent for dry and flaky scalp and dandruff control. It enhances blood circulation to the scalp and also promotes hair growth.

Caution

Do a patch test before using this essential oil for dandruff treatment.

38. Oregano Oil

 What You Need

  • 3-4 drops oregano oil
  • 1 tablespoon shampoo
What You Need To Do

1. For every tablespoon of shampoo, add 3-4 drops of oregano essential oil.
2. Rinse your hair and scalp with this.

When You Need To Do This

Do this while taking a bath. Repeat it every time you shampoo your hair until the dandruff goes away.

Why This Works

Being antifungal in nature, oregano oil will help in the elimination of the fungus that is causing dandruff.

Caution

Do a patch test before using this essential oil for dandruff treatment.

As already stated, dandruff is not an unsolvable problem. The simple and natural ingredients found in our homes are very effective in curing dandruff and stopping it from recurring. Some of the remedies might dry your hair. So, follow up with a good conditioner and make sure to keep the moisture locked in.

 

 

 

 

 

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