How To Use Lemon To Get Rid Of Dandruff? June 21, 2017

When life gives you lemons, make lemon juice! Or rather, when life gives you dandruff, its time to get those lemons out.

You can say goodbye to dandruff with one simple ingredient that can be found in your kitchen—LEMON! Lemon juice is proven to get rid of dandruff naturally. It contains citric acid that helps to fight dandruff from the roots of the hair follicles. It also has antimicrobial properties that will get rid of the fungus causing this dandruff. Hair fall is brought under control along with your beautiful tresses becoming voluminous and strong (1, 2).

To know more on how to remove dandruff using lemon, choose one of the following methods that are most suitable for you. Make sure that the ingredients do not contain any allergens for you and follow that method regularly. Here are the best techniques for removing dandruff with lemon.

How To Use Lemon For Dandruff Treatment

  1. Apple Cider Vinegar And Lemon
  2. Almond Oil And Lemon Juice
  3. Aloe Vera And Lemon
  4. Amla And Lemon
  5. Yogurt And Lemon
  6. Egg And Lemon
  7. Honey And Lemon
  8. Baking Soda And Lemon
  9. Orange Peel
  10. Fenugreek Seeds
  11. Tea And Lemon Juice

No More Dandruff Flakes Ruining Your Look With These Remedies

1. Apple Cider Vinegar And Lemon

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You Will Need
  • 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Cotton ball
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix the vinegar and lemon juice in a bowl.
  2. Dip the cotton ball in this solution and apply it on the scalp by making thin partitions. Make sure to cover the entire scalp area.
  3. Rinse it off after 20 minutes.
How Often You Should Do This

Repeat twice a week. This will help to remove dandruff with regular and continued use.

Why This Works

ACV brings back the pH balance on the scalp as a result of which the dandruff fungus cannot survive there anymore. Also, the dryness and itchiness accompanied by dandruff are also alleviated (3, 4).

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2. Almond Oil And Lemon Juice

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You Will Need
  • 3-4 tablespoons almond oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3-4 drops tea tree oil OR 1 teaspoon witch hazel oil (optional)
What You Have To Do
  1. Mildly warm up the almond oil on indirect heat. To this, add the lemon juice and any of the optional oils if you have them available at home. Mix well.
  2. Apply this on the scalp and nicely massage it in.
  3. Leave this on for 15-30 minutes.
  4. Rinse your hair with shampoo as usual.

You can use coconut oil, olive oil or mustard oil in place of almond oil.

How Often You Should Do This

Do this regularly for at least 2-4 times a week to remove dandruff effectively.

Why This Works

Almond oil soothes the itchy and flaky skin on the scalp. It provides the skin with vitamin E nourishment and hydrates it (5). Tea tree oil or witch hazel oil has antiseptic properties. When added to the oil blend, they will help lemon juice effectively eliminate fungus and hence, dandruff (6, 7).

[ Read: Lemon Peel For Skin ]

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3. Aloe Vera And Lemon

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You Will Need
  • 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix the aloe gel and lemon juice together and apply on the scalp.
  2. Massage for a few minutes and let the hair pack sit for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Rinse with shampoo as usual.

It is best to use fresh aloe vera gel.

How Often You Should Do This

Use this twice a week.

Why This Works

Aloe vera alleviates the itchiness and dryness of the scalp. It is also antimicrobial in nature (8).

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4. Amla And Lemon

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You Will Need
  • 2 tablespoons amla juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Cotton ball
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix both the juices together and apply on the scalp using a cotton ball.
  2. Leave it on for 30 minutes and then rinse your hair as usual.
How Often You Should Do This

Repeat this once every 3-4 days.

Why This Works

Amla cleanses the scalp and hair while providing nourishment to give the hair a natural shine and luster. Amla also prevents premature graying (9).

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5. Yogurt And Lemon

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You Will Need
  • 2 tablespoons yogurt (curd)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
What You Have To Do
  1. Apply the mixture of all the ingredients on the scalp.
  2. Keep it on for at least 20 minutes before washing the hair with shampoo.
How Often You Should Do This

Use 2-3 times a week.

Why This Works

The natural enzymes and acids in yogurt eliminate dandruff completely in just a few applications (10).

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6. Egg And Lemon

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You Will Need
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
What You Have To Do
  1. Whip the egg and add lemon juice to it. Mix thoroughly.
  2. Apply on the scalp and let it dry for 30 minutes.
  3. Rinse with a mild shampoo.
How Often You Should Do This

Apply this egg hair mask once a week.

Why This Works

Eggs are excellent hair and scalp conditioners. They also act as disinfecting agents (11).

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7. Honey And Lemon

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You Will Need
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons honey
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix the two together and add some water if required.
  2. Apply on the scalp and also on the hair for 10-12 minutes.
  3. Rinse with shampoo.
How Often You Should Do This

Repeat once in every 4-5 days.

Why This Works

Honey contains anti-inflammatory compounds, antioxidants, and antimicrobial compounds as well. It is also a humectant that keeps the scalp hydrated (12). Dryness, itchiness, and flakiness due to the dandruff infection will all be taken care of with this home remedy.

[ Read: Salt Water For Dandruff ]

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8. Baking Soda And Lemon

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You Will Need
  • 2-3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix the baking soda with the lemon juice and apply on the scalp.
  2. Leave it on for 4-5 minutes or until your scalp starts to itch, whichever is the earliest.
  3. Rinse off the baking soda-lemon juice thoroughly with water.

You can also use a cup of apple cider vinegar diluted in five cups of water for the final rinse.

How Often You Should Do This

Do this again after a week, if required.

Why This Works

Baking soda has antifungal properties and will kill the fungus growing on your scalp (13).

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9. Orange Peel

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You Will Need
  • 2 tablespoons dried orange peel powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons lemon juice
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix the orange peel powder with the lemon juice. If you think that the paste is too thick, dilute it with some plain water.
  2. Now apply this on the scalp.
  3. Keep it on for about 20 minutes before rinsing.
How Often You Should Do This

Repeat once every week.

Why This Works

Orange peel balances the scalp pH and promotes circulation (14).

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10. Fenugreek Seeds

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You Will Need
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fenugreek seed powder
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
What You Have To Do

Apply the ingredients mix on the scalp for about 20 minutes and then rinse it off.

How Often You Should Do This

Repeat this hair pack once in every 10 days.

Why This Works

Fenugreek exerts a cooling effect on the scalp and effectively removes dandruff with its rich vitamin and mineral content (15).

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11. Tea And Lemon Juice

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You Will Need
  • 2 tablespoons tea powder
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Cotton ball
What You Have To Do
  1. Make a thick consistency tea by adding the tea powder to the water. Keep the lid closed and let the tea steep for a few minutes.
  2. Then strain the decoction prepared and add the lemon juice to it. Mix well.
  3. While it’s still warm (but not hot; otherwise the scalp will burn), apply this solution using a cotton ball on the scalp and leave on for about 15 minutes.
  4. Rinse off under tap water.
How Often You Should Do This

This remedy will give best results if repeated twice a week.

Why This Works

Tea is a great way to get rid of dandruff as it has antimicrobial properties. It also contains antioxidants that rejuvenate the skin on the scalp and help it return to its normal state soon (16).

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For best results to get rid of dandruff with lemon, it’s important to use the above-mentioned remedies as recommended until you get relief. It is also advised to oil your scalp regularly with any carrier oil like coconut oil or almond oil to prevent dandruff in the long run. Always keep your hair protected from the harsh pollutants in the environment as well. Simple remedies along with simple tips and precautions can easily keep your scalp dandruff-free.

Now that you know how to use lemon for dandruff treatment, what are you waiting for? Give these methods a try and let us know which one worked for you. Share with us in the comments below.

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  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/lisha/ Lisha

    Thank you for this great assortment of natural remedies .Well done great article :)

    • Zinnia

      thank u :)

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

    thanks zinnia for such nice tips, i have tried the direct application of lemon &vinegar lemon miture which was really great , i will try other tips as well .

    • Zinnia

      thank u :) )

  • Veronica

    Thank you for making this! I was wondering if you do multiple remedies at a time, will it make the dandruff go away faster? Or will it just damage your scalp?

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

    Hi Souvik, you can shampoo and condition your hair as usual.