Nothing could be more of a turn-off than seeing someone vigorously scratch their head. Even though dandruff is not contagious and actually caused due to scalp dryness, no one really wants to get up and close with someone who always has one hand in their hair. And don’t even get us started on how awful those dandruff flakes look on the shoulder.
Let us help you get rid of it with home remedies for dandruff in a way that really works. Read on and take your pick!
- The wondrous Apple Cider Vinegar
If you’ve been following our beauty tips, you’ll know by now that ACV is undoubtedly one of our all time favourite natural remedies. When it comes to getting rid of dandruff, what else would we turn to? Not only does ACV restore the pH balance of the scalp (thus inhibiting the growth of yeast), but also works as a natural hair clarifier and helps clean clogged pores and hair follicles.
Take two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and mix an equal amount of water and 15-20 drops of tea tree oil in it. Apply it onto your scalp and massage. Rinse your hair after a few minutes. Try to follow this natural treatment two or three times a week and see it work its magic to remove dandruff!
- The Magic of Baking Soda
Being a mild exfoliant, baking soda helps remove dead skin cells and absorbs excess oil. This reduces the growth of fungi which actually cause dandruff.
Wet your hair and rub a handful of baking soda onto your scalp. After a few minutes, rinse your hair well with warm water. Remember - do not shampoo your hair after this treatment. Repeat once or twice a week for a few weeks and you’re sure to see a difference.
- The ‘all good no bad’ Olive Oil
So the main reason for dandruff is scalp dryness. This can be cured with regular use of extra-virgin olive oil, which is a great and super effective natural moisturiser.
Heat some extra virgin olive oil until it is slightly warm. Then massage it onto your scalp and wrap your hair in a warm towel. Leave it on for at least 45 minutes or overnight and then shampoo and condition your hair. Repeat this remedy a few times a week to get rid of dandruff.
- A Henna/ Mehendi treatment
A simple henna remedy has been known to be a dandruff remedy. Henna softens the hair, while lemon juice actually keeps the dandruff away.
Mix Henna/ Mehendi with tea liquor, curd and a dash of lemon juice. Set this mixture aside for approximately 8 hours. Apply it on your scalp and hair. Leave it on for about 2 hours and then wash off thoroughly. Say hello to beautiful and get rid of dandruff!
- Good old Coconut Oil
It’s true… you should have listened when your mother said to oil your hair at least once a month for glossy, shining (and dandruff-free!) hair. Coconut oil is a ‘tried and tested’ dandruff remedy, and it smells nice too. The nourishment couldn’t be better for your hair and scalp.
Before showering, massage 3-5 tablespoons of coconut oil into your scalp and keep for about an hour. Shampoo normally. (Look for a shampoo that already contains coconut oil to add to the effect).
- Nourish your hair with neem
Being an antifungal agent, neem can help deal with scalp irritations and dandruff. If you wish to make neem a part of your hair routine, do it by way of the Ayush Anti Dandruff Neem Shampoo. It has the goodness of neem, a universal healer, best known for its powerful anti-bacterial properties, which equip it to thoroughly cleanse the scalp. The shampoo also contains Rosemary Thailam, an Ayurvedic oil that promotes hair growth. Follow up your cleansing routine with the Ayush Anti Dandruff Neem Conditioner that will moisture your hair.
So don’t sweat about your dandruff… it will only make it worse! Tackle that dry flakey scalp using homemade remedies and banish dandruff from your life forever!