Dandruff is one of the most common hair problems faced by men and women alike. The white flakes can be annoying and embarrassing and they only show themselves at the most inappropriate of times! What’s more? They also cause acne and mess with our skin too.

What Causes Dandruff?

So what is dandruff? Dandruff is caused when a fungus (like yeast) called malassezia grows on your scalp. This results in shedding of the scalp skin. There are two types of dandruff. One occurs due to the dryness of the scalp, while the other occurs due to the production of excessive oil on the scalp. Some of the known causes of dandruff areI

  • Improper and irregular brushing of the hair
  • Infrequent shampooing
  • Improper diet
  • Stress and certain illnesses like Parkinson’s disease, eczema and seborrheic dermatitis

There are many simple ways to get rid of dandruff. Many products are available in the market to treat dandruff. But all are not really effective and satisfactory to help keep the scalp clean. Some might or might not help, some might suit a particular scalp, while others might not be of the right quality or may be highly priced.

So let us take a look at a few of these home remedies for dandruff free hair, which will help you get rid of an itchy scalp and irritation.

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Tips for Dandruff Free Hair:

Here are the various essential oils and home remedies you can use to get rid of dandruff:

1. Olive Oil:

Out of the multitude uses that olive oil has, its use in curing dandruff is the most widely popularised. Consistent use of olive oil is known to reduce dandruff. This is because olive oil is an excellent moisturizer and contains natural clarifying properties.

  • Massage your scalp with olive oil regularly and see the dandruff go away for good.
  • Make sure to leave the oil overnight for desired results.
  • Ensure that the time of application and the time of washing does not exceed 10 hours.
  • Also, remember to sleep on an old pillowcase to absorb the oil or wrap your head in a cotton cap before sleeping.
olive oil dandruff care

2. Castor and Olive Oil:

Another excellent remedy for dandruff, a dry and itchy scalp condition is castor oil.With its antifungal and antibacterial properties, castor oil can effectively treat scalp infections. It is loaded with essential nutrients such as amino acids, omega-6 fatty acids and Vitamin E. It moisturizes dry, flaky and itchy skin and helps to eliminate dandruff.

When combined with olive oil, you can only guess its potency.

  • A mix of castor and olive oil can be slightly warmed up and massaged on the head.
  • Wrap a warm towel over the head for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Then wash it off with a good quality shampoo. This helps you clear the scalp.

[ Read: Home Remedies For Oily & Greasy Hair ]

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  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/aavani/ Aavani

    well if this really helpful iam gonna try this tips thanks Namitha !!

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/namita/ Namita

      Hey thank you Aavani :) Yes, at least one article should help you :)

      • para

        Which type of olive oil need to be used like virgin, extra virgin…

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/kalpanamalhotra/ KalpanaMalhotra

    very good article namitha :)

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/namita/ Namita

      Thank you Kalpana :)

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/manya/ Manya

    very nice :)

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/namita/ Namita

      yea Manya :) Thank you!

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Dia_Sahai/ Dia

    A good shampoo works best here. HairX Anti-Dandruff Shampoo will be a great deal for you.

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/namita/ Namita

      I don’t suffer from dandruff :) I hope it helps my readers :) Thanks!

  • http://gmail shyloo

    very nice

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/babitharao/ Babitha

    Love olive oil, its amazing in food and for hair!

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/nehaa/ nehaa

    Wow namita! it is unbelievable that we have so many natural and chemical free ways to treat and reduce dandruff. Any idea how effective these treatments are? Have tried any of them yourself? I don’t personally suffer from dandruff but i do have a few good friends who might benefit from this article.

  • Aavani

    Good one namita:) This is very helpful and your post has lot of options, Olive oil works amazing on hair and smoothens the hair, conditioning the hair leaving it smooth and silky.

  • sh123

    I tried yogurt and lemon. Now I have don’t have any dandruff.

    But experience a lot of itching on the head.I don’t know why.

  • manjunath

    Nice article. Really help to me. Keep share with us this kind of natural beauty secrete 😉

  • manisha sachwani

    I really found the remedies helpful. I have also tried the aloevera gel on the scalp and after use it reallly softened my hair

  • Giaana

    i really liked your remedies for dandruff I am going to try them . Apart from fenugreek pack, can u suggest me some more effective packs for treating dandruff? please help me out with it. thanks

  • Janette Holder

    useful information that can be tried

  • Vinay T P

    I am using Aloevera gel from quite some time, its working great for me especially in this winter.After head bath apply it to scalp.

  • vanathi

    Hi

    I am in germany. i have severe dandruff like white flakes in head. i have also severe hairfall. pls tell how to control hair fall and which shampoo n hair oil to be use in germany. pls reply.

    • Ahmed

      hi vanathi
      I also had severe hairfall ,and i thought that it was because of genetics but when i shaved my head fully there was bunch of dandruff that came out and that was the real reason and now after shaving the head my hair are not falling,I think you are female ,so it would be hard to shave your head but i don’t know any other remedy,
      Hope this Help
      Source:Experience

      • Keerthi

        Before trying homemade methods it’s better to consult a dermatologist in case of severe dandruff (seborrhoeic dermatitis). Treating the scalp alone won’t help it, antifungal drugs(ketoconazole,fluconazole) has to be taken along with it.

  • Single

    I am a school going child !! I cannot oil my hair at nights as next day i have to go to school ! Can u pls tell me any other remedy for dandruff n hair fall ?!??

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

      Hi, applying oil to hair on a daily basis can be cumbersome. Hence you can try neem leaves treatment twice or thrice in a week. Neem leaves water rinse will not take up much of your time and easy to do. Alternatively vinegar rinse can also be a rescue to you. Do try these methods to get rid of your dandruff !

  • Aisha

    How many days are use aloe Vera gel

  • shareef

    If we apply oilve oil in which shampoo use to wash in the morning. please tell me

  • saima aleem

    Hi
    I am a teenager . I suffer from premature greying , dandruff , frzziness , dryness . Please give me some effective and easy tips for healthy hair . Thanks

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Bhanupratap, shampooing hair on a daily basis may harm your hair. You can try using mild anti dandruff shampoos such as Matrix Biolage Scalp Therapie Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, The Body Shop Ginger Shampoo, Avon Naturals Tea Tree and Thyme Anti-Dandruff Shampoo and VLCC Rosemary Anti-Dandruff Shampoo. You can also pamper your hair by giving hot oil massage or apply aloevera mask to get rid of dandruff naturally.

  • Karn

    Hi Bhanu
    I have a suggestion for you. Do not use Head & Shoulder because it is too harsh and long term use can lead to extreme dry and damaged scalp, thinning of hair. It then takes time to heel what you have already lost. I tell everyone who use H&S Shampoo. Try a sulfate free shampoo or a shampoo with zinc or coal tar.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Shikha, some of the ingredients that help to get rid of dandruff, will also help to get thick hair. Some of the home remedies are: massaging the scalp with warm olive oil/ castor oil or both. Apply hair mask or protein mask for healthy hair growth. For more tips and remedies, you can check the article given below:
    http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/how-to-get-thick-long-hair/

  • Ankit Shah

    HI
    I have very very much dandruff problem please ask me what i do bcz my hair loss every day

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

      Hi Ankit, dandruff is a very common hair problem and they are caused by reasons like improper diet, shampoo, stress or irregular brushing of hair. Some of the simple remedies to get rid of dandruff are:
      1. Massage olive oil – Regular use of olive oil is said to reduce dandruff. Olive oil moisturizes the scalp and it contains natural clarifying properties. Massage your scalp with some olive oil and leave the oil overnight for desired results.
      2. Coconut oil and lemon juice – Warm coconut oil and squeeze in lemon juice such that for one part lemon juice, you have added five parts coconut oil. Mix well and massage on to your scalp. Use this regularly to eliminate dandruff. You can leave this mixture overnight on the scalp or wash it off with a shampoo after a couple of hours.
      Make sure to use an anti-dandruff shampoo of a good brand that suits your hair type.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Leena, dandruff can be a nightmare as it leads to hairfall, acne and an itchy scalp. One of the ways to get rid of dandruff is by using baking soda. Add two to three tablespoons of baking soda to a cup of luke warm water. Mix until there are no lumps. Apply this paste onto your scalp and gently massage. Leave it on for no more than 2-3 seconds, and rinse off. You can also use baking soda in conjunction with your shampoo. Start with making a shift to a herbal shampoo that is softer on your hair and scalp. Pour some shampoo onto your palm once you step into the shower. Now add half a teaspoon of baking soda into the shampoo on your palm. Mix together and use the mixture like regular shampoo it cleanses your hair. For more tips and remedies you can check out our other articles on dandruff.
    http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/natural-forumaltions-to-treat-dandruff/
    http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/ways-to-fight-severe-dandruff/
    http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/simple-ways-to-get-rid-of-dandruff-fast/

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Shruti, applying curry leaves paste mixed with yogurt on the hair once a week or applying curry leaves hair tonic will help you to combat premature graying of hair and reduce hair fall. Some of the mild shampoos that you can try are: Auravedic Harmonising Hair Cleanser, Kaya Nourishing Shampoo, Aromaz Rose & Khus Shampoo and Paul Mitchell Shampoo Two.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Remzo, it is effective and beneficial to use fresh lemons instead of lemon concentrate. Lemon concentrate may contain preservatives and may harm the scalp, so use fresh lemon juice to combat dandruff.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Carol, dandruff can be tough to get rid of. The first step you need to take is to consult a dermatologist. Along with the advice of your doctor…you can follow few tips, apply vitamin E oil directly to your scalp, massaging into the roots of your hair. Let it sit for 10 minutes. Take supplements of biotin, vitamin A and vitamin B12 daily. Follow the directions on each label to take the recommended dosage. Most importantly do not pick or scratch your scalp, as this may make the dandruff worse.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Anubaka, olive oil and lemon is a remedy that works well to remove dandruff. Mix 1 teaspoon of olive oil with 1 teaspoon of lemon or lime juice. Apply this mixture to your hair and scalp, wrap a towel around it and leave it overnight. The next morning rinse and wash everything out and finally condition your hair.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Dipasha, dandruff can be a nightmare as it leads to hair fall, acne and an itchy scalp. One of the ways to get rid of dandruff is by using baking soda. Add two to three tablespoons of baking soda to a cup of luke warm water. Mix until there are no lumps. Apply this paste onto your scalp and gently massage. Leave it on for no more than 2-3 seconds, and rinse off. You can also use baking soda in conjunction with your shampoo. Start with making a shift to a herbal shampoo that is softer on your hair and scalp. Pour some shampoo onto your palm once you step into the shower. Now add half a teaspoon of baking soda into the shampoo on your palm. Mix together and use the mixture like regular shampoo it cleanses your hair. For more tips and remedies you can check out our other articles on dandruff.
    http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/natural-forumaltions-to-treat-dandruff/
    http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/ways-to-fight-severe-dandruff/
    http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/simple-ways-to-get-rid-of-dandruff-fast/