Whether it's winter that has made your scalp excessively dry or you struggle with dandruff all year long, we know it can get pretty annoying. And expensive. Investing in anti-dandruff shampoos and products only to realise it does little to nothing for your concern can be quite a bummer.

Dandruff is the most common hair concern, and dealing with it doesn’t have to burn a hole in your pocket. All you gotta do is pick the right products and follow some essential hair care tips. Here are five useful tips that will help you tackle dandruff, without breaking the bank.


01. Oil your hair regularly

Oil your hair regularly

Scalp dryness is one of the leading causes of dandruff; therefore, regular oiling is essential to keep your scalp and hair nourished. Coconut oil is an excellent and inexpensive ingredient that tackles dryness and nourishes the scalp. Indulge in a hot oil massage at least twice a week for best results. Warm oil penetrates the scalp better and offers nourishment at the deepest level.


02. Use a detox shampoo

detox shampoo

Sometimes, product buildup can hamper the health of your scalp. This leads to dandruff and also slows down hair growth. The Tresemme Botanique Detox & Restore Shampoo contains ginseng and neem that get rid of dandruff and other stubborn impurities sitting on your scalp to give you stronger, healthier strands.


03. Exfoliate your scalp

Exfoliate your scalp

Just like exfoliating your skin lifts away dead, dry skin and other impurities, using a scalp scrub can do pretty much the same. It easily breaks down dead skin cells that accumulate on the scalp over time and lead to flaking. Scalp scrub can be easily made at home using the most basic ingredients like olive oil, lemon juice and sugar.


04. Apply hair mask

Apply hair mask

Flakiness is an indicator that your scalp needs some serious nourishment. Therefore, do not stop at just oiling your scalp twice a week. Use a hair mask at least once a week to moisturise your scalp and hair. The Tresemme Keratin Smooth Deep Smoothing Mask contains the goodness of marula oil that controls dandruff, makes hair manageable and adds shine.


05. Try tea tree oil

tea tree oil

Tea tree oil has excellent antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that make it the perfect ingredient for getting rid of dandruff. Topical application of tea tree oil can cure dandruff and give you flake-free scalp. Mix a few drops of tea tree essential oil into your hot oil massage or add it to your shampoo for best results.