Sunday, 16 February 2014

100 tips for removing dandruff naturally at home: How to treat dandruff using home remedies, dandruff treatment and cure

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 Dandruff is a flaky annoying and irritating white flakes on the scalp which is marked by severe itching. Dandruff is the result of excessive shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp.  Like all parts of human body,  our hair's scalp  also renews itself shedding dead skin cells and then pushing them to the outer surface. For people with dandruff,  cell renewal  process is faster than normal that makes dead cells look very prominent that is termed as dandruff. Exposure to extreme condition can aggravate this condition and flaking of the scalp speeds up in winter season. In addition , there can be many factors that can be responsible for dandruff such as lack of nutrition  stress, hormonal fluctuations,  poor hygiene, overuse  of chemicals on the hair, neurological disorders, etc.  Market is choc-a block with many chemical-laden treatments that claim to drive away dandruff from the scalp but all these can offer only short -term fix. So best bet would be rely on home remedies to remove dandruff completely . Listed below are time-tested and very effective home remedies to treat dandruff. Read on to know  the best 100 tips for removing dandruff naturally at home.

Home remedies to get rid of dandruff

1. Combine green gram with curd  and apply on your scalp. The wondrous combo of these powerful ingredient helps a great deal in making your hair dandruff-free naturally.

2. Use apple cider vinegar mixed with some water and put this water on your hair as a last rinse on your perfectly-cleansed hair. This home remedy is very powerful and hassle-free. Try it for treating dandruff!

3. Fresh lemon juice mixed with water  can be used to rinse your hair to cure dandruff naturally. Good recipe for treating oily scalp.

4.The wondrous blend of beetroot juice and vinegar helps to clear dandruff from your scalp naturally.

5.Application of sour curd is the best cure for dandruff ever. Use curd which has not been in fridge for 3 days and then apply this on your scalp. And see how fast this home remedy works!

6. Beetroot juice mixed with henna helps to treat dandruff effectively.

7.Rub the juice of snake gourd on the affected area to cure dandruff naturally.

8. Soak up fenugreek seeds in water overnight and grind them properly in the morning and apply onto the affected areas. Lastly, rinse away this mask with shikakai(acacia concinna)  and see how shiny your hair becomes. This natural home remedy is a very effective for making your hair healthy and silky deep down, apart from removing dandruff.  Opt for greasy dandruff too.

9. Basking  in the sun is very effective aid in removing dandruff at home. Just indulge in sun basking for 15 minutes a day for keeping dandruff away.

10. Grind neem leaves in food processor and apply  this paste on your scalp .This home remedy is very helpful for curing dandruff, lice and other eruptions on the scalp. Very beneficial for oily scalp. Check out 101 hair care tips

11. Mix together 2 spoons of warm water and 2 spoons of apple juice and  apply on your scalp leaving on for 15 minutes. This recipe helps remove dandruff fast.

12.Soak up lemon peels in coconut oil for 8-9 days and thereafter grind them to apply on your scalp. Try this easy to follow homemade beauty  tip for sure results.

13.Mix amla powder with lemon juice and apply on your scalp to cure dandruff.This home remedy is a sure-shot fix for curing dandruff and gray hair.

14. Mix 2 spoons of cosmetic vinegar and 6 spoons of warm water. Massage onto scalp at bedtime with cotton pads. Wash off in the morning. This anti-dandruff treatment gives quick results.

15. You can use olive oil or almond oil for massaging your scalp and wrap hot towel around your hair head post  massaging. Check out 100 home remedies for treating wrinkles

16. Boil 3 grams of pepper in 300 ml of coconut oil.  Boil it till the mixture remains half.. Use this preparation at night for dandruff removal fast.

17.Have you ever used zest soap for dandruff cure. Try it !It helps in dealing with dandruff.

18.Dissolve 2 aspirin tablets in your dandruff shampoo and shampoo your hair as usual. It helps in treating dandruff  effectively.

19. Boil 200 grams of neem leaves in 100 ml of sesame oil, boil till only oil remains. Massage your  hair with this homemade natural  hair oil to remove dandruff as well as  psoriasis and other scalp inflammations.

20. You can prepare an anti-dandruff  mask at home mixing one part of almond oil, one part of  sulphar, 2 parts of surgical spirit, 6 parts of distilled water or rose water and apply on your dandruff-infested scalp.

21. Rub baking soda on your scalp to cure dandruff .You can mix baking soda in your shampoo too to fight dandruff and reducing itchiness of scalp as well.

22.Mix 2 spoons of tea tree oil with half spoon of olive oil and apply on you scalp. Tea tree oil possesses anti-fungal qualities, that help remove dandruff from your hair quickly.

23. Beat 2 eggs and apply on your hair to make your hair dandruff free and silky in texture the natural way.

25. Massaging aloe-vera juice on the hair helps to drive away dandruff naturally.

26. Boil 100 gms of amla(Indian gooseberry), reetha(soap nut), shikakai in 2 liters of water and boil till mixture remains half and  apply on your hair. This age old recipe is an elixir for your hair which makes your hair thick, dandruff- free and black

27. Baby oil is a nice home remedy for  dandruff-treatment.

28. Blend together 2 spoons of curd, 4 spoons of honey and one spoon of lemon juice. Thereafter, rub this mix on your scalp for 15 minutes and lastly wash away. This recipe is a great aid in getting rid of dandruff.

29. The nourishing blend of one spoon of lemon juice and 2 spoons of vinegar can be applied on the scalp for dandruff-treatment. Afterwards, wash it off with egg shampoo.

30 .Apply the juice of onion on  the hair to cure dandruff naturally.

31. Seeds of grape can be  helpful in checking bacteria formation , thereby, treating dandruff effectively.

32.  Wash your hair with gram flour and  curd mix  to cure dandruff at home.

33. Mix 100 gms of witch hazel  with juice of  lemon and 200 ml of water.  Apply  this concoction on your well-shampooed hair when it is still wet. Do try this homemade beauty tip! It gives fast  and long-lasting results.

34. Always use  salicyclic acid or selelium sulphyde based shampoo for your dandruff-affected hair.

35. Soak rosemary leaves in water overnight and mix in it some vinegar to apply on your scalp.  Either,you can use rosemary leaves this way . Boil rosemary leaves in water and leave it on for 8-10 hours. Mix it in some vinegar and use it after  shampoo. This herbal remedy works wonders in eradicating dandruff completely.

36. Prepare an anti-dandruff hair-pack at home combining fuller's earth, yogurt and orange juice. Smear this mix on your hair and let it remain for 30 minutes. This recipe not only treats dandruff, but also makes your hair silky smooth. Good for oily hair.

37.Massaging your scalp with vinegar helps remove dandruff fast.  Opt for oily scalp. If used regularly, you can banish dandruff from your hair permanently.

38. Mahua tree oil is a traditional herb which can cure  pesky and flaking dandruff from your hair.

39 Washing your hair with reetha helps in dandruff treatment naturally.

40. Boil beets  in water (both tops and roots) and massage or wash your hair with this solution to treat dandruff. White beet is recommended for this application.

41  Pigeon pea(arhar daal) can remove dandruff, if applied on a regular basis.

42. Boil margosa leaves in water and use this water for washing your hair.

43. Add a pinch of camphor to coconut oil and apply on your hair for dandruff -treatment.

44.  Mix tea -tree oil with aloe vera gel to apply on your hair affected with  dandruff.

45. Paste of amla helps in curing dandruff and making your hair gorgeously silky smooth. Effects of this beauty tip are permanent on continuous use.

46. Boil hibiscus leaves in water and use this paste with shikakai to wash your hair instead of soap and shampoo. After few applications, you will see a significant reduction in dandruff. This home remedy conditions your hair naturally minus any chemicals.

47.Blend 2 spoons of lemon juice with one spoon of garlic paste and apply on the scalp. Garlic has anti-bacterial qualities to kill bacteria, thus, curbing dandruff to great extent. Keep this anti-dandruff hair mask on for 20-30 minutes.

48. You can prepare an oil at home with  2 parts of asteraceae leaves and one part of sesame oil. Heat till you feel oil floating on the surface. Massaging your scalp with this hair oil will help reduce dandruff.

49. Extract pulp from  Balanites aegyptiaca and mix it with water till it starts to foam and apply on your  hair and wash off after some time. Very helpful natural remedy for dandruff-treatment.

50 Massaging  your hair with bhrami oil is  immensely helpful in treating dandruff naturally at home.

51. If you have oily hair, then apply witch- hazel with cotton pads before you wash your hair. It helps in controlling dandruff.

52. Boil  few pieces of onion in coconut oil and massage your hair with this mix to cure dandruff.

53. Mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds paste  mix is a great dandruff cure at home.

54.  Dab curd and lemon mix on alternate days. This recipe can  treat dandruff in 2 weeks.

55.  Blend together rosemary oil and coconut oil together to apply on your hair.This natural remedy is helpful in leaving your hair dandruff -free and beautiful.

56.  Heat extra virgin olive oil  and add 2 spoons of honey to it and apply this nourishing potion on your scalp. Massage gently for 10 minutes and  lastly wash off with water. This homemade beauty tip is best suited to dry and itchy scalp as it replenished moisture into the scalp.

57. The miraculous  blend of olive oil, lemon juice and coconut oil helps to cure dandruff naturally

58.Application of wheatgerm oil helps to treat dandruff.  Heat wheatgerm oil and let it cool down a little and apply on your scalp. Thereafter wrap towel around your head for 30 minutes. This homemade beauty tip is extremely effective in dealing with dandruff.

59. Take an egg white and beat it completely and mix in it one spoon of lemon juice and  apply on scalp leaving  on for for 30 minutes. This natural recipe is an excellent dandruff-treatment.

60. Apply extra virgin coconut oil on your hair to remove dandruff the natural way at your home.

61 Grind  ginger and extract its juice and mix it with 1-2 spoon of lemon juice, sesame oil and massage your scalp with this mix and use this recipe thrice a week.

62. Grind tomato and apply this paste on your scalp for 30 minutes. This natural home remedy help to treat dandruff effectively.

63.  Mix 2 spoons of curd, one yolk, and apply on  scalp for 20 minutes.

64 One spoon of fenugreek powder with one egg mixed together is great dandruff cure at home.

65.  The mixture of yogurt and egg and lemon juice is helpful for dandruff removal. Use this mixture for 30 minutes and experience soft and silky hair in a jiffy.

66. Shikakai, amla, reetha, gram flour and curd and multani mitti(fuller's earth) mix can help a great deal in washing away dandruff from your hair.

67. Prepare an anti-dandruff hair mask at home with one spoon of henna, 2 spoons of shikakai, half spoon of almond oil and  some buttermilk and wash off after 20 minutes.

68. Olive oil and lemon juice is also a sure cure for dandruff treatment.

69 Apply coconut oil blended with castor oil mix to treat dandruff and dryness of scalp.

70.Mix lemon juice with neem paste and apply on your hair to check dandruff. Neem(margosa leaves) is well known for its anti-bacterial qualities that help drive away yeast infection too. Apt for dry and flaking dandruff.

71. Almond oil and amla juice mix is the best recipe for curing dry and itchy dandruff.

72. Multani mitti(fuller's earth) and rose water mix is best cure for removing for greasy dandruff.

73 Grind curry leaves and neem leaves in a grinder and apply on your dandruff affected oily scalp.

74. Use mint, basil and lemon based shampoo to remove dandruff.

75. Do not get lured by using too much use of hair -dryer  and chemical treatments and always apply conditioner on the hair post washing..

76. The amazing mix of  lemon juice,coconut oil and grapefruit  juice together works excellently for treating dandruff.

77 .Avoid taking bath with hot water as it  opens up pores making your scalp breeding ground for dandruff. Use lukewarm or normal water instead.

78.Avoid sleeping in wet hair as leads to fungus formation on the scalp.

79. Apply mint paste on your dandruff-affected hair or just mix crushed mint leaves in your shampoo to get rid of dandruff. Mint juice too helps to remove dandruff fast.

80.  Fenugreek leaves paste and  lemon juice mix is a boon to your hair which helps remove dandruff and makes hair shiny and healthy  as well.

81. Grind basil leaves(tulsi) and apply this paste on the scalp to cure dandruff. Tulsi has anti-bacterial qualities that control itchiness and irritation of scalp.

82. Tulsi and amla paste is a good recipe for dandruff removal.

83. Grind beetroot and  ginger together and apply on your hair to remove dandruff.

84. Massage your scalp with lemon essential oil to clear dandruff naturally.

85. Boil lemon peels in water and use this water to rinse your hair.

86. Massage your scalp with peppermint oil or mix it in your  regular hair oil to massage your hair. This herbal recipe cures dandruff naturally.

87. Eucalyptus oil contains anti-fungal and anti-bacterial qualities that cures dandruff, if applied on the scalp. Try this herbal remedy to remove dandruff from the scalp.

88.  Mix Chamomile oil with baby oil to apply  on your hair.

89.Scalp hygiene  is of utmost importance in controlling dandruff. Wash your hair thrice a week and always use clean comb for your hair. Do not forget to wash your comb with medicated solution every week.

90. Mix apple and orange juice  in equal measure and then apply on the scalp to treat dandruff.

91.  3 spoons of potato juice,   2 spoons of lemon juice and  one egg  yolk mixed together makes for a wonderful treatment for dandruff removal and hair loss.

92.It is mandatory to eat a diet  a diet in zinc and vitamin b to keep  dandruff at bay.

93. Avoid taking stress as stress can affect the formation of sebum that triggers off malassenzia fungus to develop which gives birth to dandruff.

94. Boil  beetroot leaves and use this water as a last rinse to remove dandruff.

95.  Mustard oil with a touch of camphor makes for a powerful aid for treating dandruff naturally.

96. Rubbing alcohol on the scalp also cures dandruff.

97.  Grate ginger root and add olive and lemon juice to it.  Massage onto your scalp and leave it on for 20-30 minutes. Try this recipe for removing dandruff excellently.

98.  Haritaki and mango seeds paste mixture cures dandruff.

99.  Apply triphala  powder for dandruff free hair.

100. Boil bhringraj leaves in coconut oil and and apply  it on your hair after straining the mixture. This homemade oil is an elixir for your hair which can get you rid of all hair problems like hair fall, gray hair, thinning hair and dandruff.

By now you are aware of the top 100 tips for removing dandruff naturally. So why are you waiting then? Follow any of these tips which suits your hair type, and get say to bid farewell to those pesky dandruff forever!

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  2. hi..loved ur suffering frm hair fall..wen i wash my hair for the first day der will not be hair loss..but for the second scalp is becoming itchy..and am suffering frm hair fall..can you please suggest me how to avoid hair fall...

    1. Apply sour curd on your scalp to treat itchy scalp. As for hair loss, apply castor oil mixed with almond oil on your hair.

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