To make matters worse, persistent itching can lead to acne! Skip the dandruff shampoo-buying ritual and check out 20 home remedies that Dr. Sandeep Suttar, Hair Restoration and Skin Rejuvenation surgeon at Hairrevive, Mumbai, says will wash out your dandruff worries.
1. Lemon wash
-Take peels of 3-4 lemons and boil them in 4-5 cups of water for approximately 15-20 minutes.
-Once it cools down, use this solution to wash your hair, at least once a week.
2. Fenugreek treatment
-Soak 2 tbsp. of fenugreek seeds (meethi) in water overnight and crush them into a fine paste next morning.
-Apply this paste to your hair and scalp for at least 30 minutes.
-Wash your hair thoroughly after 30 minutes. Follow this treatment for continuous four weeks, for best results.
3. Lemon juice massage
-Massage lemon juice on your scalp before going for a shower.
-Wash your hair thoroughly after 15-20 minutes.
-This treatment will help to remove stickiness, prevents dandruff and makes your hair look radiant.
4. Vinegar treatment
-Prepare a mixture of equal amounts of vinegar and water.
-Apply this on your scalp and leave it on overnight.
-Wash your hair the next morning with a mild baby shampoo.
5. Yoghurt solution
-Apply some dahi on your hair and scalp and keep it for at least one hour.
– Wash it off with a mild shampoo thoroughly. Do this at least twice a week.
6. Eggs for your hair
-Beat 2 eggs and apply the paste on your scalp and rinse it off after one hour.
-This treatment will assist in preventing dandruff and hair fall.
7. Warm oil massage
-Use lukewarm almond oil, coconut oil or olive oil to massage your scalp to prevent dandruff.
-Leave it on the scalp overnight.
8. Aloe vera miracles
-20 minutes before you take a shower rub aloe vera gel on your scalp.
-Leave on for full 20 minutes, and then wash your hair with a shampoo.
9. Coconut oil
-Mix 1 tbsp of lemon juice with 5 tbsp of coconut oil and then apply the mixture on the scalp.
-Leave this mixture for about 20-30 minutes and then wash it off with a good shampoo.
10. Save your scalp with apple
-Make a paste with equal quantities of apple and orange and apply it on the scalp.
-Wash your hair after 20-30 minutes with a shampoo.
11. Neem leaves paste
-Crush some neem leaves to make a fine paste and apply it directly on to your dry scalp.
-Keep this paste for an hour and then clear it off using warm or cold water.
12. Tulsi magic
-Make a paste of tulsi and amla powder mixed with some water.
-Massage this paste on the scalp. Let it remain for half an hour. Wash the hair thoroughly with water and shampoo.
13. Garlic for dandruff
-Take 2 tbsp of garlic powder and mix it firmly with 1 tbsp of lemon juice to make a fine paste.
-Apply this paste on your scalp and leave it for 30-40 minutes.
-Wash it off thoroughly with shampoo and cold water.
14. Onion paste
-Apply some onion paste on your scalp. Leave it on for one hour.
-Wash it off thoroughly and apply some fresh lemon juice to get rid of the smell of the onion out of your hair.
15. Ginger and beetroot paste
-Grind some ginger and beetroot to make a paste. Massage your scalp with the paste and leave it overnight.
-Rinse it off thoroughly the next morning. Follow this routine for continuous 4-5 nights.
16. Besan therapy
-Apply some gram flour (besan) mixed with curd on your scalp.
-Rinse after 20-30 minutes, with cold water.
17. Baking soda treatment
-While shampooing, add a handful of baking soda to your hair and massage your scalp.
-Rinse it off after 15-20 minutes.
18. Rosemary technique
-Mix vinegar in oil of rosemary leaves (squeeze them), and apply it on your scalp for 15-20 minutes.
-Rinse it off thoroughly.
-You can also apply mixture of rosemary oil and coconut oil to your scalp to treat dandruff.
19. Wash your hair regularly
Dandruff can be prevented by washing your hair regularly or every alternate day with these natural home remedies. Dandruff can be prevented with hair care treatments and thorough cleansing of the scalp.\
20. Reetha – natural dandruff treatment
-You can use reetha soap or make a fine paste using reetha powder and apply it on your scalp.
-Rinse it after two hours with cold water and shampoo.