Posted on: March 13, 2015 at 6:16 pm
Last updated: October 15, 2020 at 4:59 pm

So you’ve developed those unsightly white flakes in your hair and you just want to get rid of them fast. Looking for home remedies for dandruff that are cheap and effective? Well you have come to the right place because we have 6 natural and easy dandruff remedies that you may very well already have kicking around your house.


Home Remedies For Dandruff

1. Coconut Oil

This is one of my favorite home remedies for dandruff. As a natural moisturizer, coconut oil will not only soothe an itchy scalp, but will get rid of the dry white flakes of skin. Not only can you rub the oil directly onto your scalp, but ingesting the oil will also help banish embarrassing flakes.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar

With powerful anti-fungal properties, apple cider vinegar is another remedy for dandruff that you can apply as a rinse or add to your foods. Not only will it kill any fungus at the root of the hair follicle, it can inhibit the growth of yeast and balance pH levels inside and out of the body.


3. Baking Soda

You’ve got baking soda. Who doesn’t? This classic powder not only makes an excellent cleaning agent, but can help restore the natural moisture balance on the surface of the scalp. Simply rub a tablespoon of baking soda into wet hair and massage for a few minutes. Rinse and repeat when needed.

4. Olive Oil

Olive oil is another good home remedy for dandruff. This classic remedy is one that works. Simply warm the oil and massage into the scalp. Wrap your head in a towel and leave to soak for 5-10 minutes. Not only will your scalp benefit from this treatment, your hair will be silky smooth afterwards.

5. Aloe Vera

You may know that aloe vera is great for sunburn relief, but it also works as an excellent conditioner to eliminate dryness on the scalp. Not only is it soothing, it contains powerful antiseptic properties which will clear up any bacteria causing the dandruff.

6. Aspirin

Oddly enough, aspirin is an effective home remedy for dandruff. Who knew? Aspirin contains acetylsalicylic acid which helps to cut through bacteria and remove dead skin. Simply crush two aspirins into your shampoo and wash as normal.


Read: Coconut Oil For Hair: Stop Thinning, Graying, And More

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