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49 Home Remedies for Dandruff


I have to wear a black shirt at work. Not a good thing when suffering from dandruff, always checking for flakes, and not letting anyone close enough to see whats going on in the hair, lol. I've tried several different remedies, all with limited success.

But, i have tried one that has pretty much eliminated all flakes and has restored some self-confidence of being close to others.

1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 cup Water

Spray generously on head, and wrap with a towel. Wait 15-60 minutes and wash out

2 or 3 days straight should clear the problem


This cured my dandruff/itchy scalp in just two treatments. Take some coconut oil, the kind that is solid at room temp, and heat it slightly until it's melted and warm to touch. For approximately 5tbsp coconut oil, use 5-9 drops pure tea tree oil. I have a special basting brush, that I use only for hair, if you plan to do this often its worth the mini investment. There are several ways to apply it, I do it some what like I would when I would dye my hair. Make sure you apply first to the problem spots and directly onto the scalp. Once hair is completely saturated cover in hair cap, or an old cloth fashioned into a hair wrap. I find this is much more comfortable then a plastic bag. Leave this in overnight and give yourself a good shampoo the following morning. I recommend also adding a few drops of the tea tree oil to your shampoo as an on going treatment. I'd also suggest looking into more natural shampoos that leave out the harsh chemicals that leave your hair dry and brittle, and your scalp unhealthy.


Before spending alot of money on aggressive chemical dandruff treatment try this natural remedy. It worked way better and faster than tgel , selsum blue, and head and shoulders, plus it didn't dry out my hair or make it smell bad. It even leaves your hair feeling clean and shiny. Its really cheap too. Hopefully it works for you!

Mix 4 tbsp witch hazel with 1 water and 2tbsp lemon juice. I mixed mine in a water bottle so it can be stored. After washing your hair, put a small ammont of the mixture in your palm and rub it in your scalp while your hair is damp. Let it dry naturally and dont put any other product in your hair. The witch hazel will make it shiny. In about 3 days no more dandruff. Also shampoo and condition no more than once every 3 days. you can rinse your hair inthe shower every day though.

You can use the extra witch hazel on your skin to clear acne, get rid of bags under your eyes and much more. Definitely worth 3 dollars

Dandruff Expert

Try Apple Cider Vinegar if you want a home remedy, it is known to be an effective dandruff cure.

Apple cider vinegar is an effective fungicide and germ killer because it contains anti-bacterial ingredient.

But make sure that you don't have lesion or bruise on your scalp.

Apply some diluted (2:1) apple cider vinegar to your scalp (you can use sprayer), wrap your
head in a towel and relax for 10-15 minutes, then rinse it off.


Sure cure for dandruff, pimples, boils, rashes, allergies and wounds

Here is how I got rid of my dandruff for good. The procedure requires a bit of patience, and the solution is literally
a bit sticky, but I can assure you that the end result is well worth the trouble and wait. Above all it is seriously
healthy and absolutely natural.

1) Take some pure coconut hair oil in a small utensil. You need to take enough to be able to smear all of your scalp and
your hair with a good glossy, thick and filmy coat. If you suffer from pimples/boils on your face as well, take some more. Females will have to take more. A little extra should not matter. Make sure that the coconut oil is not perfumed or treated in any way or is some mixture of different oils. The oil need not be cooking grade. Just plain coconut hair oil. I used a local brand called parachute. It worked ok for me.

2) Add pure cooking turmeric powder to the oil. You should have an idea. Not too much to make it into a paste and
not too little as to be ineffective. Roughly like adding sugar to your milk or tea; maybe a wee bit more. The turmeric
powder should settle down and sink to the bottom in a while.

3) Heat the mixture, continuously stirring the turmeric powder and the oil. After a while, when the oil has sufficiently
heated, the turmeric powder will turn black.

4) This is an optional step. It requires adding an extra ingredient. You may skip this step. While continuously heating the mixture add several pinches of gram flour into the mixture. Again you should have an idea, more or less. Unlike the
turmeric which burns black, the gram flour will burn white.

5) Heat just a bit more while still stirring, then turn off the heat and let the mixture take its own time to cool down. Do not immerse the vessel in water or put it in the fridge to cool.

6) When the mixture has sufficiently cooled, apply the mixture with the oil, the burnt turmeric, and the burnt gram flour all over your head. Rub it well into your scalp and onto your hair. If you have pimples on your face, apply there as well, or to any other affected part of your body.

7) Here is the most difficult yet most important part. You will have to wait for about 24 hours for the mixture to seep through your scalp and your skin, and be effective to work its magic. Assuming that you are performing this procedure early in the morning, the entire daytime itself should be about 12 hours, but I discourage removing just then and urge waiting for the entire 24 hour period. While sleeping you can cover your pillow with sufficient sheets of old newspaper or an old cotton towel or perhaps even plastic sheets. Some trace oil will be lost while you sleep but that is alright. You can perform this procedure on the weekend. On sunday morning, and off monday morning.

8) Wash off the excess oil, the turmeric and flour residue along with the dandruff(which I did not spot) with a very mild herbal shampoo and herbal soap. The shampoo and soap should not have any harsh chemicals in it. Do not soak your scalp with the shampoo or your skin with the soap for any length of time, however short. Just a quick on, a good scrub with your hands, and no nails, and a quick off.I used sri sri ayurvedas neem-tulsi-honey shampoo, though I suspect it still has a few chemicals in it.

9) Your scalp should be dandruff free. Repeat this procedure once a week for a few weeks till you feel confident of its
non-return, then you can extend it to maybe once a fortnight. Even though the dandruff had not returned by the end of the week, I have now applied this procedure for three consecutive weeks and my hair is just perfect and no longer unruly. Note that I do not oil my hair or shampoo it during the intermediate days of the week. Just this procedure, once a week is all that I do. Incidentally, my hair-fall stopped almost immediately. I also got rid of the frequent pimples on my face and the occasional boils on my scalp altogether. I had a nasty shoe-bite, which I seem to get from wearing almost any type of sandals, and this oil helped heal that wound. Besides, I do not get the rashes, presumably due to allergies, on my arms and legs any more.

I think this procedure holds a clue to healthy cooking in general. It has worked excellently for me and I hope it does for you too. On a more personal note, I would imagine you priced your hide/scalp a lot more than to just douche it with some mouthwash. But, desperate times call for desperate measures, I guess.

Thank you.


Using apple cider vinegar on hair.


A home remedy for dandruff is to go to the drugstore buy YELLOW Listerine *note:it has to be yellow because it has the right ingredients* take a shower and right before you get out rinse your hair and take a spray bottle and put the Listerine in it then soak your hair and get out the shower. Let your hair air dry DON'T USE A HAIRDRYER. You need to give the product a little bit of time to settle in. When your hair is dry head back into the shower and rinse it off. Repeat this at least once a week. I guarantee the dandruff will go away. Good Luck :).


mix equal parts baby oil and original listerene (unless you want minty hair) then wash as usual.


I had a terrible case of dandruff and used every medicated shampoo available. Most worked for a while but then didn't, so I would go to the next one. Finally, even the most expensive one (Nizoral) didn't work as well and then I couldn't find it to buy, so I became desperate.

I read on another website that baby shampoo would return the scalp to the way it naturally is, and believe me I couldn't get some quickly enough. I promise that I have not seen one flake of dandruff since the first time I used the baby shampoo. I only used the Johnson & Johnson brand for a while, but finally decided to try a store brand, and it works just as well. I will NEVER be without baby shampoo again! It makes sense that something used on babies would really be what we should use for gentle cleaning.


Use Smooth Sheen Conditioning Spray with Olive Oil in it. It's black people hair spray (Not being racist) Just being specific here, but it's a pink and black can, looks like hair spray, but it's oils that keeps your hair moist. I bought it from Dollar General, it's no different from any other place, it's the only store I could find it at. It's about $4.00 or $5.00. It has olive oil, aloe, and vitamin e in it. I bought the Conditioning spray to use for tanning, ended up putting it in my hair and my hair literally looked like it was snowing, lol. It brought out all of my dandruff and is restoring my scalp. I know it sounds really weird and unbelievable, but it really works. And I have natural red hair, and I dye it brown, my roots instantly came out, which is showing that this spray is also helping my hair grow. It works great for me.

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