If you are someone who has dandruff or has struggled with it in the past, you know just how annoying this condition can be. From leaving behind those pesky white flakes on your clothes and pillow covers to that constant itch, dandruff can be a total nightmare.

But what if we told you that there are some genius ways to get rid of dandruff for good and that too, in no time at all? No, we are not kidding. Read on to find out how…


Look for products with antifungal ingredients

Look for products with antifungal ingredients - get rid of dandruff

When it comes to dealing with dandruff, the kind of ingredients your hair care products contain, makes a huge difference. To begin with, scour for shampoos with ingredients such as pyrithione zinc, salicylic acid, ketoconazole and selenium disulfide. These are antifungal in nature and reduce dandruff to a great extent.

BB picks: Dove Dandruff Care Shampoo


Try moisturising hair masks

Try moisturising hair masks - get rid of dandruff

Moisturising hair masks essentially help to nourish and condition your scalp, which majorly helps in reducing dandruff. Use a mask with moisturising ingredients such as avocado oil, olive oil and honey to provide your scalp with some deep conditioning.

BB picks: TIGI Bed Head Level 2 Recovery Mask


Essential oils work well too

Essential oils work well too - get rid of dandruff

Essentials oils such as lavender, rosemary and tea tree are brimming with antifungal, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties, all of which are necessary to deal with dandruff. Mix these oils in your shampoo or simply use them as a hair rinse by mixing a couple of drops in water for best results.


Hot oil massages are your best bet

Hot oil massages are your best bet - get rid of dandruff

If you have dandruff, then it is vital to take care of your scalp by keeping it conditioned and sufficiently hydrated. The age-old hot oil massage is the best way to do that. Use a carrier oil such as almond, jojoba or olive oil (avoid coconut oil as it tends to clog hair follicles), and add in a few drops of any essential oil mentioned above. Heat it for a few seconds and massage it into your scalp to get rid of dandruff quickly.

But if you don’t have any essential oils handy, no problem. Simply heat a little bit of the Dove Elixir Hair Fall Rescue Rose & Almond Hair Oil and apply it to your scalp with cotton. This will leave your scalp and hair healthy and nourished.


See a dermat

See a dermat - get rid of dandruff

If none of the above treatments seem to help, it would be wise to see a dermatologist sooner rather than later. With prescribed shampoos, conditioners and other hair care products, you’ll be able to see improvement in your dandruff problem.