Do you keep on scratching your head all day? Are you wondering what all those unattractive white flakes on your head and shoulders are? It’s DANDRUFF. Don’t panic, you can get rid of dandruff easily without burning a hole in your pocket.
Before reading this article, make sure that you have dandruff or a dry scalp because chances are that you actually have a dry scalp not dandruff. And if you are sure that you have white flakes, then continue with the reading.
Here Are 10 Easy Home Remedies On How To Get Rid Of Dandruff.
You can’t count the benefits of tea tree oil on fingers because they’re many.
Tea tree oil is present in anti-acne, and anti-fungal medicines as it has the power to defeat bacterial and fungal infections. Shampoos with tea tree oil as an ingredient are a boon for the people with dandruff.
According to some studies, Tea Tree Oil is effective in treating mild to moderate dandruff.
By adding a few drops of it to the shampoo which you use daily, you can make your own anti-dandruff shampoo, that too at home. Wash your hair normally with it and you will see the results in two or three washes.
2. Two Aspirins Keep The Dandruff Away
Aspirin doesn’t have only one use. It can be used to cure headaches, to remove pimples (Yes, you read it right) and to stop dandruff because it contains salicylic acid which is an active ingredient in many anti-dandruff shampoos.
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Keep this nuisance at bay by simply crushing two aspirins into powder and add it to the amount of shampoo, you require to wash your hair. Apply it on your hair and keep it for 1-2 minutes and after that rinse well with water and wash again with a mild shampoo.
3. Apple Cider Vinegar Or White Vinegar Is More Than A Preservative
Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar is beneficial for your health and it acts as a fungicide for hair.
But, one will have second thoughts about washing one’s hair with vinegar, but it is quite effective because it’ll remove the unwanted skin which would become dandruff.
If you are thinking about the smell then yes your hair will stink like hell, so make it sure not to try this trick before going for an interview or a date.
Take a cup and mix vinegar with warm water, its quantity will depend on the thickness of your hair. Pour this mixture in your hair and scrub gently for a few minutes and wash it off with water only. After 8-12 hours, take a normal shower. You can repeat it once or twice a week according to your requirements.
4. Baking Soda To Get Rid Of Dandruff
This white powder, lying uselessly in your kitchen can do miracles to your itchy and dry scalp as it exfoliates the scalp and helps in getting rid of the unwanted dead skin.
But, it has a downfall, your hair might become dry, but it’ll not last long. After a few weeks, you’ll have softer hair without any trace of the white flakes.
All you need to do is add one tablespoon of baking soda for every one cup of warm water. Store this mixture in an old but clean shampoo bottle and use it in place of your regular shampoo.
You can also add rosemary to it as it will give the mixture a pleasant smell.
Don’t rub baking soda directly on your scalp as it might damage your hair.
5. Indian Lilac or Neem (Economical and Effective)
Neem leaves are not only used to repel pesky mosquitoes, but also to remove stubborn dandruff. They have the ability to stop the overgrowth of fungus which causes dandruff.
Their smell is a bit pungent but it can work wonders to stop dandruff.
All you need is 2 handfuls of neem leaves. Add them to hot water and keep it overnight. Next morning, use the strained liquid to rinse your hair or you can make a paste of the leaves and apply it to your scalp, leave it for an hour before washing your hair.
6. Egg Yolk: A Blessing In Disguise
Egg yolk is mostly thrown away by us, is very beneficial to remove dandruff and getting shiny locks. It acts as a natural conditioner for the mane. It contains fatty acid and Vitamin A which fight against dandruff, raises the amount of natural oil in the scalp and also stops hair fall (extra points for it.)
Beat 4-5 egg yolks and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice (optional) and apply it on the scalp and keep it for at least half an hour but not more than an hour. After that, rinse it off to get the desired results.
7. Coconut Oil Is An All Rounder
Coconut oil is tried and trusted dandruff treatment and the best thing about it is that it has a pleasant smell.
An added advantage of coconut oil is that it is also good for your hair as it makes them smooth and shiny.
Put some coconut oil on your scalp and massage gently for a few minutes. After 20 minutes, wash your hair as usual but without using conditioner. If the oil is still there then wash again. Use this remedy twice or thrice a week and Ta Da your head is free from dandruff.
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8. Dandruff Is All Greek To Fenugreek, We Are Not
Fenugreek is a spice used in Indian cuisine. It is rich in amino acids, protein and minerals like magnesium, potassium and sodium. Using it will ward off those obstinate white flakes. It cures hair thinning, balding, strengthen the roots and make your locks lustrous (sounds like a bonus. No? 😀 )
To prepare the mask, soak fenugreek seeds in water and keep it overnight. Next morning, grind them with mortar and pestle (avoid using a grinder) and make a smooth paste. Apply it to the scalp and after 30-45 minutes, wash your hair with a mild shampoo or water and get rid of dandruff.
9. East Or West, Olive Oil Is The Best
It is not only used in medicines, cooking and hair care products, but also for your scalp to fight dandruff because it is a first-rate moisturizer. It contains nutrients like Vitamin E and A which repairs the rough and damaged hair.
Simply massage olive oil into your scalp, you can also warm the oil if you want and keep it overnight. You are advised to cover your head with a towel or shower cap, otherwise, you’ll ruin your favorite pillow. Wash your hair with a mild shampoo in the morning. To get a dandruff free head quickly one can opt for a shampoo which contains olive oil.
10. Onions Make Dandruff Cry
It is used as a remedy for hair loss and dandruff from ancient times (it sounds weird, but it’s true.) Onion juice also strengthens,nourishes and make your hair grow faster. It has a bad odor, which can be eliminated by using lemon juice at the end.
For this natural remedy for dandruff, peel a few onions, cut them into pieces and grind them to make a paste. And rub this paste on the scalp, leaving it for sometime, so that the roots can soak it. And wash your hair thoroughly with plain water.
I hope this article will help you to get rid of dandruff and get soft, shiny and enviable locks. And yes get more Vitamin D ( Sun ) , eat healthy, keep stress at bay and forget those costly visits to the dermatologist because we are here to solve all, no not all, most of your problems.