Dandruff, although not so serious a disease, is the most widespread and prevalent than ever. And in many cases, it is also a source of discomfort for the unsightly loss of skin that ends up on clothes, shoulders, and neck.

This unsightly and annoying problem that unfortunately offers unpleasant discomfort in the scalp, such as itching and burning, can be alleviated with natural remedies for dandruff.

There are two types of dandruff: the dry one, also accompanied by itching, and the only one, which suffers those with the oiliest skin.

Often associated with burning and itching precisely, dandruff can have several causes: anxiety, stress, poor nutrition, dermatitis, skin inflammation, and dysfunction of the sebaceous glands.
Of course, in case of a serious and persistent problem, it is always good to hear an expert dermatologist, but, in the meantime, there are natural systems that can be adapted to try to alleviate the most annoying symptoms.
With these home remedies, you can be dandruff free. Each body is unique, and every solution has a different effect. Try several and see which one works for you!
While dandruff is not painful or harmful, nor is it contagious, it can be bothersome, especially when an affected person wears dark clothing or awakes to find his or her pillow speckled with unattractive flakes. Luckily, there are several natural home remedies to treat dandruff.
You can find most of the below ingredients in your pantry.
So what are you waiting for?
Here are 15 natural remedies for dandruff that can help alleviate your problem. And that maybe you did not know yet.
Try one of these organic solutions today!

1. Apple cider vinegar: 

Apple cider vinegar is a magical ingredient used to treat everything from acid reflux to leg cramps. According to Dr. Oz, it is also effective at treating dandruff.

This is because apple cider vinegar can change the pH of your scalp. To use this home remedy, mix a quart-cup of apple cider vinegar with a quarter-cup of water.

Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and spray your hair and scalp. Wrap your head in a towel and let the treatment soak into your hair for 15 minutes to an hour.

Remove the towel and wash your hair. Dr. Oz recommends using this lifehack twice weekly as an alternative to store-bought anti-dandruff shampoos riddled with chemicals.

2. Lemon:

Similar to using apple cider vinegar to balance the pH level of your scalp, you can use lemon for the same effect.
Reader's Digest recommends massaging 2 tablespoons of lemon juice into the scalp and then rinsing with water.
Follow this treatment with a rinse made from 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and 1 cup of water. Repeat daily until you no longer see little white flakes falling from your scalp.

3. Mouthwash: 

This treatment may make your hair smell minty, but Hairsentinal swears by the home remedy.
The hair loss website was not the first to come up with the solution, however.
In fact, between the 1930s and 50s, Listerine was marketed as a cure for dandruff. It works because Listerine and other mouthwashes are essentially anti-fungal treatments.
To use this home remedy, mix 1/2 cup of mouthwash with 1/2 cup of water.
Pour the solution on clean, towel-dried hair.
Massage the mixture into the scalp and let it set for at least 5 minutes before rinsing thoroughly. You can also use a cotton pad to apply the solution directly to affected areas of the scalp, as to avoid drying out your hair.

4. Baking soda: 

Reader's Digest recommends shampooing your hair with a handful of baking soda to reduce the overactive fungi that can cause dandruff. Don't be afraid to scrub hard.
Think of the baking soda as an exfoliant to remove all dead skin cells and reveal a smooth, healthy scalp. After a few weeks, you will notice fewer flakes and softer hair.

5. Garlic: 

It is easy to be skeptical of a home remedy that has the potential to make your hair smell like garlic, but Health With Food has devised a simple, homemade formula that neutralizes the harsh scent.
Mash 6 garlic cloves using a garlic press and let them sit in a bowl for 10 to 15 minutes, giving the garlic enough time to form allicin, a natural dandruff-fighting compound.
Add 7 tablespoons of honey to the crushed garlic and mix well.
 Rub the mixture into your scalp and let it marinate for 5 to 10 minutes. Follow by washing your hair and scalp with your regular anti-dandruff shampoo.
Your anti-dandruff shampoo will get an extra boost, and you won't be left with any garlic smell.

6. Olive oil: 


Olive oil is a potent natural moisturizer. According to Livestrong, you can massage it into your hair and let it soak into your scalp overnight for a particularly potent treatment.

Livestrong recommends wearing a shower cap to bed in order to protect your sheets from staining.

7. Coconut oil: 

Cold-pressed virgin coconut oil can be a lifesaver for people with dandruff, according to Crunch Betty.
It's useful because the oil is moisturizing and has antibacterial properties as to both fights and protect against dandruff.
Crunch Betty recommends massaging 3-5 tablespoons of coconut oil into the scalp when the hair is dry.
Leave it in for one hour and then shampoo as usual, skipping conditioner. To treat a particularly bad case of dandruff, make this part of your beauty routine every day for 5- 7 days. At the end of one week, it is possible you will be dandruff-free.

8. Salt:

Reader's Digest recommends using the same table salt you use to season steaks to scrub the dandruff from your scalp. Simply shake salt onto your dry scalp and then massage it into your hair.

Rub the mainly dry areas to strip away dandruff and reveal beautiful smooth skin. Follow the treatment by shampooing as you would normally.

9. Green clay:

The green ventilated clay is perfect for an anti-dandruff pack, especially if you have fat hair. Prepare a creamy compress by mixing the clay with an equal amount of water, then begin to massage the scalp with a part of the pack, before completing the application with the rest and leave on for 30 minutes.

10. Henna:

Henna is an Indo-Arabian leaf-based die. It’s natural and can reduce dandruff. Henna can provide a good coating on your scalp, that will cure dandruff issues.

11. Egg yolk:

An effective remedy features a beautiful pack made of egg yolks. You only need 3 egg yolks and water: mix the egg yolks with water until you obtain a soft and homogeneous mixture to apply it with a gentle massage on the scalp. Let it for about 15 minutes and rinse with warm water.

12. Rosemary:

Do you prefer a remedy to be used ‘dry’ against dandruff that replaces classic wraps? So rosemary could be for you. Crumble a handful and add the same amount of salt, then use the powder obtained and gently rub it on the scalp a couple of times a week for at least 6 weeks.

13. aloe vera:

To counter the annoying itching that comes with the appearance of dandruff, try to massage the scalp with small amounts of aloe vera gel before the usual shampoo, leaving it may be to act, before rinsing, for about ten minutes.

14. Neem juice:

Neem juice is a recipe for many traditional medicines. In Ayurveda, an ancient and still prevalent medicinal system in India, neem is used for dandruff removal.

15. Aspirin:

Add crushed aspirin to your shampoo for a homemade salicylic acid wash. Aspirin contains salicylic acid, a compound that occurs naturally in the bark of willow trees. Because it can help clear oily skin and reduce inflammation, salicylic acid is a common ingredient in dandruff treatments.

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