Are you tired of the itchy scalp and the shedding of dandruff on your clothes? I understand how embarrassing it is. I have very dry skin and my scalp used to be so dry. I tried few of these hair packs and the results were amazing.
Best natural oils that removes the dandruff problem
You can use neem oil alone or add it to your regular shampoo to get rid of dandruff. Mix ½ tablespoon of neem oil to your shampoo and shake the bottle well. The oil should completely mix with the shampoo. Use this once or twice a week. I had used the oil alone and the results very good.
Olive oil is my favorite option when it comes to dandruff. It makes my scalp hydrated. Massage your scalp with olive oil and wrap a warm towel around your head. Rinse after ½ hour.
Tea tree oil
This remedy is also trusted by our ancestors. Regular use can act as a wonder and fights against fungal and bacterial infections. Massage it on the scalp. Rinse after some time with shampoo. Use it on alternate days. You can also mix few drops of it with a little amount of shampoo. Apply it on your scalp. Rinse after 4-5 minutes. Use it once a week.
It gets rid of itchy scalp. I have tried this and it shows good results if you repeat it twice a week. Mix 1 cup of cedarwood oil with few drops of lemon. Apply it on the scalp. Let the scalp absorb the nutrients. After 30-40 minutes, rinse with mild shampoo.
To get rid of oily scalp dandruff
Mix 7 drops of cedarwood oil, 10 drops of Juniper and cypress essential oil and 50ml carrier oil. Rub this on your scalp. Keep it for 2 hours. Rinse with mild shampoo.
I am a huge fan of coconut oil when it comes to hair care. It is the easiest remedy. It helps to remove dandruff and nourishes the scalp and hair. Massage your scalp with coconut oil for a few minutes. Let the scalp absorb it. After sometime rinse with shampoo. I normally apply it at night and rinse it in the morning because I have a very dry scalp.
Another option is to mix 1 spoon of honey with 2 spoons of coconut oil. You can also add yogurt to make it thick. Massage it on the scalp, hair and roots. Rinse after 10 minutes. You can also massage your scalp with the mixture of coconut oil and almond oil.
For oily scalp dandruff
Mix 2 tablespoon heated coconut oil and 2 tablespoon lemon juice. Massage it on the scalp. After 20 minutes, rinse it with shampoo.
This is another good option to get rid of itchy scalp. Massage your scalp with 1 spoon of lavender oil. Rinse after an hour.
Who said baby oil is only for babies? Baby oil is best for your hair. It protects your scalp against dandruff. Massage your scalp with baby oil. Cover it with a towel and leave it overnight. Next morning wash with plain water.
This is a treasured home remedy. It removes dandruff and wipes the flakes away. It is easily available in supermarket. Mix few drops of egg oil with olive oil. Apply it to your scalp and hair. Next day, rinse with mild shampoo.
Homemade anti-dandruff hair masks
Egg hair mask for dandruff
This dairy product helps to remove dandruff right from the roots. Beat an egg really well. Apply it on the scalp. After 1-hour, rinse with shampoo. I hate egg smell so I use shampoo with extra fragrance. Repeat this twice a week.
Aloe vera mask
This is a quick and easy mask which you can prepare right from the kitchen. Cut an aloe vera leaf and extract gel from it. Apply it on the scalp and hair. Rinse after sometime.
Lemon wash and mask
The citric acid removes the dead skin layer. Extract juice from lemon. Apply this on your scalp with your fingers or rub it with a lemon piece. Rinse with water.
Honey for dandruff and dry hair
Dip a slice of lemon in honey solution. Rub this over the scalp. Alternatively, you can squeeze juice from 1 lemon and mix it with 1 tablespoon of honey. Apply it over the scalp. For best results, add essential oil. After sometime, rinse with shampoo.
Curd hair pack for dandruff
It is a perfect exfoliator to remove dead skin cells from the scalp. Apply it on the scalp. Leave it for 15 minutes. Rinse with mild shampoo. You can combine it with pepper for fast results. Mix finely ground pepper with yogurt. Apply it on the scalp. After 1-hour, rinse with shampoo.
Another option is to add egg to it. Mix 2-3 tablespoons of yogurt with one egg. Apply this on the scalp and hair. After ½ hour, rinse with shampoo.
Tulsi hair mask to remove dandruff
It is almost available in every Indian’s home. Take a handful of tulsi leaves. Grind them to form a paste. Apply it on your scalp. Leave it for an hour. Rinse with plain water.
It is best for an oily scalp and a crazy dandruff. Mix 1 teaspoon of basil powder, 1 teaspoon of amla powder and water. Apply the paste on your scalp. After 30 minutes, rinse it.
Baking soda wash and pack
Baking soda water helps to treat seborrheic dermatitis at home. Mix 2 tablespoon of baking soda with water to form a paste. Rub it over the scalp. Rinse after sometime. You can add baking soda with lemon. Mix 3 tablespoons of baking soda and 3 tablespoons of lemon juice. Apply the paste on the scalp. After 10 minutes, rinse with normal water.
Onion juice pack
Grind some onion to form the juice by adding some water. Apply it on the scalp. After 1-hour rinse with shampoo. I don’t like onion smell so I add essential oil to it. You can onion juice with honey. Mix ¼ cup of onion juice with 1 tablespoon of honey, apply it to the scalp with a cotton ball. After 15-20 minutes, rinse with shampoo.
Fenugreek seeds pack
It helps to reduce dandruff overnight from your hair. Soak 2 tablespoon of fenugreek seeds overnight. Grind them to form a paste. Mix 2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to it. Apply it on the scalp. After 20 minutes, rinse with shampoo. You can replace apple cider vinegar with lemon juice or yogurt.
Apple cider vinegar wash
Apple cider vinegar can never be applied directly to your scalp. You need to dilute it with water. Mix 3 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar with 3 teaspoons of water. Dab on your scalp with a cotton ball. Rinse, after sometime.
Fuller’s earth pack
It is commonly known as multani mitti. Soak some fuller’s earth in a cup of water. Add little lemon juice to make it soft. Apply it on the scalp. Rinse it with shampoo. Use this once a week.
Coriander juice pack
This is an easily available ingredient in the kitchen. Take few strands of coriander. Grind them to form a paste. Extract the juice and apply it on the scalp. After 1-hour, rinse with shampoo.
Tomato juice pack
It helps to balance the pH level of the scalp. Mix tomato juice with coconut oil and massage it on the scalp. After 1-hour, rinse with shampoo.
It is very effective if you use raw apples. Make a paste of apples by adding water. Apply it on the scalp. After 15-minutes, rinse with shampoo.
It is excellent to get rid of the stubborn dandruff flakes. Grind the garlic cloves to form a paste. Apply it on the scalp and roots. After 15 minutes, rinse with water.
Ginger and sesame oil mask
It is a fast home remedy to kick out dandruff. Mix ginger oil with sesame oil. Massage it on the scalp. After 15 minutes, rinse with shampoo.
Take hand full of neem. Boil them in water. Strain the solution and cool it down. Wash your hair with it. Repeat thrice a week.
It is another quick home remedy that nourishes hair, removes dandruff and works as a good conditioner. Mix equal amounts of henna and amla powder with few drops of lemon juice and olive oil. Add some water. Apply this on the scalp. After 1-hour, rinse with shampoo.
It helps in a fast recovery from the dandruff problem. Mix 1 tablespoon mouthwash with 6-7 tablespoons of water. Wash your hair with a regular shampoo. After that rinse your hair with this mixture. Repeat it thrice a week.
Heena, gooseberry, lemon and tea powder pack
This mixture gradually removes the dandruff permanently. Mix equal parts of henna, gooseberry powder and tea powder with few drops of lemon to form a paste. Apply it on the scalp. After 20 minutes, you can rinse with shampoo.
Marigold and coconut oil mask
Boil 50 gms of marigold flowers in 250 ml of coconut oil for 15 minutes. Add 2 pinches of camphor at the end. Let it cool. Apply it on the scalp. Rinse it after sometime.
Moong Dal and olive oil mask
Mix 2 tablespoons of moong dal powder, 4 tablespoons of yogurt and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Apply it to the scalp and hair. After 15 minutes, rinse with cold water.
It makes your scalp hydrated and increases blood circulation. Take 5-10 capsules. Open them and remove oil. Apply it on the scalp. Massage for 5-10 minutes. Leave it for an hour. Rinse with shampoo. Use it once a week.
Take 2 aspirin tablets and break them to form powder. Take some shampoo on your palm and add aspirin powder in it. Use it like a shampoo. Keep your hair soaked in it for 2 minutes. Rinse with water.
One home remedy that can be used to remove dandruff overnight is to apply a mixture of equal parts of lemon juice and coconut oil to the scalp.
To get rid of dandruff, use a shampoo containing an active ingredient like salicylic acid, zinc pyrithione, coal tar, selenium sulfide, or tea tree oil.
Apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil, olive oil, and aloe vera are all natural ingredients that can help get rid of dandruff.
Regularly washing your hair with a mild shampoo and using a moisturizing conditioner can help reduce dandruff.
Lime juice is highly acidic and not recommended for direct application on the scalp. You should always spray it on your hair in a diluted form by mixing it with water.
Massage your scalp with tea tree oil. Leave the oil in your hair for a couple of hours to calm down the itchy feeling. Always use an anti-dandruff shampoo to wash your hair. Apply a leave-in conditioner after every wash.
Try a hot oil treatment. Use any nourishing oil like canola or coconut oil. Once you apply the oil, wrap your hair and scalp with a hot towel to trap the heat and moisturize. Alternatively, mix a pinch of baking soda in your regular shampoo to allow exfoliation and prevent dry scalp.
Essential oils like tea tree oil are highly effective in dandruff control when used with a carrier oil like olive oil, jojoba oil, or coconut oil. Gently massage your scalp with the oil mix, leave overnight and wash in the morning.
Yes, nutritional deficiency is a primary cause of dandruff in the scalp. Eat a diet containing B vitamins such as whole-grain cereals, fruits, and vegetables.
Dandruff itself may not cause hair fall but it makes your scalp itchy and inflamed that in turn, promotes temporary hair fall. First, try curing dandruff with an anti-dandruff shampoo and home-remedies like hot oil treatment. If the problem persists, it is advisable to consult a dermatologist.