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25 Tips for Dealing With Dandruff

  1. Before going to bed, take 2 tsp pure vinegar and mix it with 6 tsp water and apply it on the scalp . Tie a towel around the head. Wash your head next morning. After shampooing, rinse again with vinegar water. Do these once a week for at least three months.

  2. Boil five teaspoons of dried and used tealeaves in limewater, use it as a last rinse after shampoo, to give your scalp skin, the factors of anti-dandruff formation. This gives your hair… a lustrous shine and provides nourishment too.

  3. Take 100gm each of amla (Indian goose berry), reetha, and shikakai and boil in two litre of water until the liquid reduces to half. Apply this shampoo on your hair for one month. It will remove dandruff and will provide thickness and shine to your hair.

  4. Mustard Oil boiled with henna (mehendi) leaves helps in reducing dandruff.

  5. Mix 1 teaspoons lemon juice with 2 teaspoons vinegar and massage on the scalp. Wash your hair with an egg shampoo.

  6. Add few Leaves Of Hibiscus to a glass of water. Heat it gently .Mix lime juice 1tsp into it. Apply this mixture on your scalp before shampooing.

  7. Gently massage scalp with brandy and then wash off. This helps in relieving the problem of dandruff.

  8. Instead of shampooing, massage handfuls of baking soda into the hair and scalp to absorb oil and to loosen dead skin on scalp. Rinse thoroughly and use no other shampoos. While initially the hair may seem dry, after several weeks, dandruff will go off and hair will be smooth and shiny.

  9. Take 1 part almond oil, 1 part pure sulphur powder, 2 parts 'surgical spirit' and 4 parts distilled water or rose water and mix well. Rub on the scalp.

  10. Before shampooing, massage the scalp with salt for some time and then wash off. When done over a period of time, this helps in completely getting rid of dandruff.

  11. Mix some camphor in coconut oil. Use this oil for daily application on the scalp. The application should be done nicely, with the fingertips working at the hair roots in the scalp. The problem of dandruff will be solved in about fifteen days.

  12. Take 2 cup water, add 4-5 tablespoons dried thyme and boil for 10 minutes. Cool, strain, and use the mixture to massage scalp. Keep for half an hour.

  13. Apply lemon juice sweetened with sugar on the scalp. Then expose the hair to the sun's heat for five to six hours. When this is done, wash the hair with soap. This is a difficult but definite method to solve the dandruff problem.

  14. Apply grated carrots to the scalp and leave for some time to prevent dandruff. Wash off as usual.

  15. Apply poppy seeds ground with milk on the scalp. Later wash with plain water or water mixed with herbs such as shikakai.

  16. Dissolve 2 aspirins in any dandruff shampoo and wash your hair.

  17. Apply the juice of onions to the scalp to cure the problem of dandruff. Leave on for about a half hour and then shampoo as usual. This is a very effective dandruff treatment

  18. Massage the scalp with almond oil. Dip a towel in boiling water and wrap it around the hair. Repeat it thrice or four times when the towel gets cold.

  19. Grind fenugreek (methi) seeds soaked in water overnight. Massage this paste on scalp and hair and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Wash it off with a mild shampoo.

  20. Wash your hair with warm apple cider vinegar. Then cover your head with a towel or a shower cap and leave for about 30-40 minutes. Rinse with plain water. Repeat 2 times a week until your dandruff goes away.

  21. Take a palm full of baking soda and rub it on your wet hair. Wash it off with water. The baking soda should relieve the itching and help in reducing the problem of dandruff.

  22. Mix 100g witch hazel and 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice in 200ml water. Shampoo your hair and apply with cotton to the scalp when the hair are still wet. Repeat several times until the dandruff is treated.

  23. Try a shampoo with selenium sulfide or salicylic acid.

  24. Mix 3 parts of olive oil with 1 part honey. Apply this well on your scalp and hair. Wrap a hot towel over it. Shampoo it off after some time. This is a good dandruff remedy.

  25. Try Zest soap once a week. It may work for oily hair. It leaves your hair dry, so use conditioner to your hair only but try not to get it on your scalp. It has worked to get rid of dandruff for some people.

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