Dandruff is a skin disorder that occurs due to dry scalp. Also known as serborrheic dermatitis, it could be as a result of growth of bacteria and fungus on the scalp, eczema, irritated oily scalp and other inflammatory skin conditions. Dandruff makes the scalp itchy and leads to formation of dry flakes on the scalp.
- By following these simple home remedy, your dandruff will soon become a thing of the past
Aspirin contains salicylic acid which are the ingredient of most shampoos. Crush two aspirin tablets into powder and mix it with your regular shampoo. Use it to wash your hair and leave it in for 2 minutes before rinsing it off.
Baking soda is useful in a lot of natural home remedy treatment. It reduces fungi that cause dandruff on the scalp. Wet your hair and rub a handful into your scalp. After a few minutes rinse and don’t bother about using shampoo. Use it once or twice a week until the dandruff goes away.
Apple cider vinegar helps clear clogged pores and hair follicles. It acts like a fungicide and it clears off fungi from the scalp. Mix equal part of warm water with equal part of Apple cider vinegar, apply on the scalp and massage thoroughly, leave it in your hair for a few minutes and then rinse it off. Use once or twice a week until your dandruff is completely gone.
Coconut oil has antifungal properties which helps clear dandruff. It also moisturizes dry scalp and relieves itchy scalp. Using 3-5 tablespoons of coconut oil, massage your scalp and leave it for an hour. Wash with shampoo afterwards. Apply twice a week till the dandruff is gone.
Massage two tablespoons of lemon into your scalp. Also mix one teaspoon of lemon juice into one cup of water and use to rinse your hair. Use it daily till the dandruff goes away.
Warm extra virgin olive oil and massage into your scalp, leave overnight and wash with shampoo and condition your hair.
Epsom salt or table salt also helps to remove dandruff. Sprinkle onto scalp and massage before washing hair with shampoo.
Massage aloe vera into scalp and leave it in for 15 minutes before shampooing. It helps relieve itchy scalp. Use it as often as needed.