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16 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Dandruff

Dandruff is so common thing nowadays. It is experienced by most people at some point in life.

This dandruff problem generally appears on the fine, dry, and flaky skin on the scalp. Dandruff also gives you inflammation, and scars on your scalp, and makes you feel itchy sometimes. Sometimes you can also see dandruff over the shoulder without any scratching or irritation.

Sometimes dandruff can spoil your happy moments too. Dandruff is caused by some fungus called Malassezia. Many people suggest going for anti-dandruff shampoo, anti-dandruff treatments and whatnot but when you can get rid of this problem without spending a penny and also in a natural way then why think of such a long list?

16 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Dandruff

1. Heena

Heena is the best way to give nourishment, and glow to your hair, and make them shiny and silky. Your mother or any lady in your house always goes for henna or mehndi before going somewhere to attend any function. Henna can also be used to cure dandruff. Heena helps in making your hair soft and gives a very good texture to your hair.

To get rid of dandruff from Heena you must know about the right way to mix things in it and apply it in a good manner. You can mix mehndi, curd, and a little bit of lemon juice all together. Once you mix them well a thick paste is made, keep that aside for overnight or 8 hours maximum. Then apply that paste to your hair and let it dry on your hair for 1-2 hours. Then wash your hair normally with your shampoo.

To get better results you can go for this method after every 15-20 days. As Heena is one of the best and most natural ways to get rid of such problems.

2. Coconut Oil with Lemon

Coconut is just like a lifesaver for the hair. Coconut oil helps in protecting your hair from dryness and gives good nourishment to. When coconut oil and lemon juice come together both can help in curing dandruff.It is also one of the best and simplest ways to get rid of those tiny flakes that make you uncomfortable and pull your confidence down.

You just have to take a few tablespoons of coconut oil mix some drops of lemon juice in it and mix it well. After this, you have to apply this on your scalp and massage your hair gently. After that make sure to leave it for 20-30 minutes and then wash it off. This is also a simple and easiest way to tackle your dandruff.

3. Fenugreek Seeds

We all know that fenugreek seeds also known as ‘methi seeds’  are good and important when it comes to hair growth. These seeds also help in curing dandruff. They are used as a preventive cure. Fenugreek seeds are very beneficial for people suffering from low blood sugar as it boost testosterone and also help pregnant women. Apart from all this it also helps in regulating cholesterol levels and keeping your good appetite.

To get rid of dandruff with the help of these fenugreek seeds you have to do is you have to take some seeds in a bowl and let them soak for a night. Then next day you have to make a paste by meshing all those seeds. Then add a little amount of lemon juice to that and mix it well. Then apply that paste on your scalp and hairs leave it for 30-35  minutes and let it dry. After this, you can wash your hair and see the good results from time to time.

4. Curd

Curd is used as a hair mask on your hair and gives your hair a smooth and shiny texture. Also, curd helps in treating and getting rid of dandruff, but somehow it also makes it messy. But on the other hand, it is also one of the most effective ways to get rid of dandruff.

What you have to do is you have to take a bowl with some curd and apply it to your scalp and hair. Then leave it for about an hour. Then rinse it off with your regular shampoo and voila you are good to go.

5. Neem Juice

We know how good neem is for our skin hair and other things. Neem is one of the best natural remedies and could go for. Neem is mostly used in every herbal shampoo, with oil as the main ingredient. It is also stated as one of the best cures to get rid of dandruff. Also like other such methods or remedies, this neem thing is not going to make your hair look messy while applying it.

To prepare the neem juice to apply on your hair you have to first crush some neem leaves and make a thick paste out of it. Then apply this paste on your hair or scalp and leave it for around 10-15 minutes. Then wash it off when it becomes dry. For better and good results you can apply this twice a week. 

6. Orange Peel

This remedy is just like getting something good and beneficial out of the waste. Orange peels work so well when it comes to any home remedy. They are good for your skin, hair, and whatnot. They are known to be a very good cure to get rid of dandruff. Orange peel also has other benefits which are good for your body. Vitamin A, calcium, magnesium, and other dietary fibers are good for your body.

To grab all these benefits from orange peel in order to get rid of your dandruff. All you have to do is you have to take the orange peel and squeeze some drops of lemon on it. Then grind these whole peels and turn it into a good paste. Then apply this paste on your scalp for around 30 minutes and let it dry. Then make sure to wash your hair with some anti-dandruff shampoo. To get better results out of it you can use this method thrice a week. 

7. Vinegar

Vinegar is filled with some medicinal properties. These properties of vinegar help us to kill the bad fungus. This also helps in getting rid of dandruff in an easy way. Also, it helps in treating the itchiness and acne on your scalp.

To use vinegar in a better way for treating dandruff you just have to take 2 cups of vinegar and a cup of vinegar and mix it well. Then boil them and keep it aside to cool. After that clean your scalp with water and then rinse it off with the shampoo. To get better results and also want to reduce itchiness and dryness you have to follow this method before applying shampoo to your hair.

8. Egg Yolk

The major vitamin which helps in treating dandruff is present in egg yolk. Biotin is present in a high amount in egg yolk which is beneficial in reducing dandruff from your hair. Egg yolk also acts as a conditioner on your hair and makes it look good and healthier. Egg yolk is present inside the egg. It is always said that the egg yolk part is more beneficial than the white layer which surrounds the egg yolk.

To get rid of dandruff by using this remedy, you have to apply that yolk on your hair and make sure your hair and scalp should be dry. Then after applying it, make sure to cover it with a plastic bag for an hour. Then after this, gently wash your hair with shampoo. Also sometimes, it odor is so strong that you have to wash your hair twice to get rid of that odor. This method should be followed twice or thrice in a week only.

9. Green Tea

When it comes to antifungal properties substance, green tea always comes to mind. Green tea is filled with so many antioxidants, these all help in restoring the good health of your scalp. To see the difference you have to apply some cooled green tea on your scalp and hair

You just need 2-3 bags of green tea and a cup of hot water. Then dip that tea bag in hot water around for 20-25 minutes so that it gets mixed up in the water then allow it to cool down. Then apply that cool water of green tea on your scalp and let it dry for 25-30 minutes. Then rinse your hair normally with water.

This can be normally done every day and it is the easiest way to cure dandruff at home.

10. Basil Leaves

There is another natural way to treat dandruff and that is basil leaves. With the help of these antifungal and antibacterial properties present in leaves, helps in curing heavy dandruff. These leaves also help in giving your scalp good nutrition and make it strong and healthy.

You just have to take some basil leaves, a spoonful of amla powder, and some water. Mix all the ingredients together and make a thick and clean paste. Then apply this paste on your hair and scalp and let it dry for about half an hour. Then rinse your hair with some normal water.

By repeating such a process you can see the difference in dandruff and also it will help in increasing your strength and help in reducing your hair fall.

11. Olive Oil

Oil is a very important part when it comes to your hair. And olive oil can do so good to your hair that you can’t even imagine. To strengthen your scalp and give good nutrition to your scalp you just have to make your hands on olive oil. It is also the best way to get rid of that unwanted dandruff.

You just have to normally apply some olive oil on your scalp and then wash it off after 15-20 minutes.

12. Listerine Mouthwash

It’s a very strange remedy to perform, but it’s also very beneficial on its end. This Listerine mouthwash is filled with antifungal properties which help in fighting the yeast. This yeast property helps in getting rid of the growth of the yeast.

To get rid of these growing yeast and dandruff you just have to take 1 spoon of Listerine and a glass of water and mixed it all together. Then apply that water mix on your hair and make sure to wash your hair with some anti-dandruff shampoo.

13. Banana With Apple Cider Vinegar

We all know how good apple cider vinegar is for our hair. But adding a banana to it gives you extra benefits and becomes a good choice when it comes to getting rid of dandruff. Bananas are rich in Vitamin B. They also help in keeping your skin healthy and improve blood circulation. And on the other side, we know how apple cider vinegar helps in curing dandruff and it is also known as a germ killer.

To get rid of these such problems of dandruff you just have to pick 1 banana and 2 cup of apple cider vinegar. Then peel the banana mesh it in the bowl and add some apple cider vinegar side by side. Then mix it well and make a thick paste out of it and then apply it on your scalp and hair and massage it all over. Then leave it for 20 minutes and rinse it off after that with normal water and shampoo.

14. Garlic

 There are many microbes that are responsible for causing dandruff. There are many sources that can eliminate these microbes and garlic is one of them. Garlic is a very good source that has many antifungal properties.

To reduce dandruff from your hair you just have to take some cloves and then add 1 tablespoon of honey mix it well and make a smooth paste out of it. Then you have to apply that paste on your scalp and on your hair. Leave that paste on your scalp for 15-20 minutes and rinse it off with shampoo.

15. Tea Tree Oil

A small amount of presence of tea tree oil in your shampoo can significantly improve the condition of your scalp. However, when we talk about dandruff, tea tree oil is counted as a lifesaver as it provides immediate effects because of its antibacterial and antifungal properties.

You can add some drops of tea tree oil to a bottle of shampoo. Then wash your hair in the normal way, but before washing your hair, allow the shampoo to sit on your scalp for a bit so that it can absorb the benefits of tea tree oil. Then rinse it off.

16. Baking soda

Baking soda is scientifically known as Sodium bicarbonate which has been proven effective on 40 dermatophytes, 18 yeasts, and 12 mold-related infections on different parts of the body
As we all know baking soda is an amazing exfoliator. By applying this to your scalp it will definitely help in removing dead skin cells.AS baking soda is neutral in nature, it also helps in balancing the pH of the scalp. It also has several benefits on the skin as it’s a powerful substance.

How to use:
• Add a spoonful of baking soda to your normal shampoo and use it as you normally would. Just make a thick mixture, apply it to your scalp, and rinse it off. Then make a mixture of baking soda and rose oil and apply it to your scalp keep it on for 2-3 minutes, and then rinse it off with cool water.

Note- DO NOT use baking soda directly on the skin – always use it indirectly.

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