11 Home Remedies To Control Dandruff!

Home Remedies To Control Dandruff

Dandruff is a common skin condition that causes scaly patches and red skin on the scalp. It generally occurs due to the growth of bacteria and fungus on the scalp.

Tips To Control Dandruff Within Your Home!

The reasons for dandruff include irregular washing and brushing of hair, not using shampoo regularly, stress and any kind of mental issue, and Parkinson’s disease.

Tips To Control Dandruff Within Your Home

 It causes itchiness with the excessive formation of dry skin flakes.

Dandruff can be treated naturally. The following are some of the home remedies to control dandruff.

Neem Leaves

Neem leaves instantly remove the itchiness that comes along with dandruff. You can use neem leaf paste or boil it in water or use it along with coconut oil.

Green Tea And Peppermint Essential Oil

Green tea and peppermint essential oil can do wonders. They have antioxidant and anti-microbial properties that can promote scalp health.

In a cup of green tea add 2-3 drops of peppermint essential oil. A teaspoon of white vinegar should be added to the mix. Cool it and massage your hair for 5 minutes. Rinse it off with your favourite shampoo and conditioner.

Fenugreek Seeds

This is one of the most effective ways to control dandruff. These seeds can be used as a preventive cure for dandruff.

Soak the seeds in water overnight. Add a few drops of lemon juice and make a fine paste. Apply it to your hair and scalp and leave it for 30 minutes. Use a shampoo and conditioner to wash your hair afterwards.

Lemon Juice

Freshly squeezed lemon juice is great to fight against the fungi that cause dandruff. 

Massage the required amount of lemon juice into your scalp and let it sit for a minute. Rinse your hair with cold water. For best results, use it right before the shower.

Baking Soda

The overactive fungus that causes dandruff can be broken down with baking soda. It has exfoliating properties, helps remove dead skin on the scalp and it also removes any excess oil from your scalp.

On damp hair, apply a tablespoon of baking soda. Let it sit for a minute and then wash it off using shampoo.

Sour Curd Or Yoghurt

To add shine to your hair, try sour curd or yoghurt. The acidic quality of the curd controls dandruff and gives your hair a soft texture.

Ferment a cup of curd for a day. Whisk it and apply it to your hair. Let it sit for an hour and then wash it off using a shampoo.

Orange Peels

Orange peels can be a great choice to condition your scalp. The acidic nature of orange reduces excess oils and conditions your scalp. Using it regularly can reduce dandruff.

Concentrated orange juice in combination with coconut oil will help to reduce the dandruff problem.

A Mix Of Coconut And Tea Tree Oils

Coconut oil has anti-microbial capabilities. Natural shine can be obtained by using tea tree oil and mixing both of them together can prove to be even better.

While oiling, apply this mixture to your scalp, leave it overnight and then wash it off in the morning preferably using a shampoo.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar can help combat dandruff and the itchiness that comes along with it. It provides instant relief from itchiness with just a few applications.

You can use this instead of your shampoo by diluting it with equal parts of water.


Mehdi helps combat dandruff and also helps soften the hair.

Mix mehndi with curd and add a small amount of lemon juice to the mixture. Let this paste sit for 8 hours. Apply it to your hair and leave it for 2 hours and then wash your hair.

Egg Yolk

Biotin (vitamin B7) increases the rate of follicle growth and treats dandruff. Egg yolk contains biotin, which helps with overall hair health.

On the dry scalp, apply egg yolk. After applying, cover your hair with a plastic cover and then wash your hair thoroughly to get rid of the smell. It can be followed thrice a week for best results.

Dandruff is not a serious problem, but it can be embarrassing at times. Following any of these simple home remedies on a regular basis can help control and combat dandruff.

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Dr. John Augustine received his BA from Harvard College magna cum laude in 1987 and his Ph.D. and MD degrees from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1992 and 1993. He was then an intern and resident in Internal Medicine at the Yale-New Haven Hospital from 1993-1995. From 1995-1998, John was a clinical associate at the National Cancer Institute. He joined the faculty of the Duke University Medical Center in 2008 as Chief of Rheumatology at the Durham VA Hospital, a position he held until the end of 2017. He served as Chief of Rheumatology and Immunology at Duke from 2003-2008. He has conducted basic and translational research in the field of autoimmunity. He was focusing on the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and the immunological properties of nuclear macromolecules, including DNA. More recently, he has investigated the immune activities of HMGB1, a nuclear protein with alarmin activity, as well as microparticles. These studies have provided new insights into the translocation of atomic molecules during cell activation and cell death and the mechanisms by which cell death can influence innate immunity.


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