8 Easy Home Remedies for Dandruff Treatment

According to a survey almost 50% of the total human population experiences dandruff. True that it is common and needs to be cured. Looking at the various causes: itchy scalp, dry or irritated skin, flakiness, and fungal growth are the prime culprits. Several cases witness sensitivity to several hair products that lead to dandruff. You can find an array of medicines and hair oils that affirm their email in treating the disorders, yet most of you opt for a natural rather a home remedy for the same. In case, you are among these, then here we have drafted down a list of home remedies for dandruff treatment.

Simple and Easy Home Remedies for Dandruff Treatment

1. Apply Tea Tree Oil

Predominantly, tea tree oil is one such ingredient that can cure skin problems of psoriasis to acne. But the benefits of this ingredient are not restricted to the skin. The anti-inflammatory and the antibacterial properties help the oil to alleviate the indication of scalp disorders. It is a proven fact that tea tree oil helps in curing dandruff. Also, going by a review, medical experts believe that tea tree oil can effectively fight fungus strains that are primarily responsible for dandruff as well as seborrheic dermatitis.

A study conducted for four weeks comprising of around 126 people saw that the after application of a shampoo containing near about 5% of tea tree oil, the intensity of dandruff reduced by 41%. Also, the same is mainly effective in increasing the greasiness of the hair and reduce the itchiness of the scalp. However, one thing you need to cater about is the side effect of tea tree oil on your skin. Several people complain about skin irritation post application. Here, you can try adding drops of tea tree oil to coconut oil and then apply this mixture to treat your dandruff.

How To Apply

  1. Apply few drops of tea tree oil on your scalp
  2. Let it stay for 5 minutes
  3. Rinse it off using a mild shampoo

2. Coconut Oil

Another excellent home remedy to treat dandruff is the application of coconut oil. A study conducted among 34 people found that the effectiveness of coconut oil in reducing the symptoms of dandruff were similar to that of mineral oil. Also, both were equally significant in hydrating the skin of your scalp.  Additional research postulated that coconut oil is highly effective in treating eczema, which is considered as one of the major causes of dandruff.

Another study conducted saw the comparison of both coconut and mineral oil on a type of eczema namely atopic dermatitis that is shown by both itching and inflammation. Where mineral oil was effective in reducing the symptoms by 38%, coconut took a significant stride by decreasing the symptoms at a rate of 68%. The antimicrobial properties of coconut Oil account for such a vast difference, however, the effect of the same on fungus strain is not yet explored.

How To Apply

  1. Mix 2 tbsp of Coconut oil with few drops of lemon and heat the mixture
  2. Using your fingertips massage your schedule through and let it stay for 20 minutes.
  3. Rinse it off with shampoo.

3. Application of aloe vera

Nowadays, an ingredient that is much into talk is the aloe vera gel. Extracted from the leaves of the aloe vera plant, this ingredient work wonders for skin problems and is a significant part of cosmetic for all. Aloe vera is believed to treat a variety of skin problems such as the cold sores, burns and psoriasis. Also, it is found to be highly effective in treating dandruff. As per a study, the antifungal and the antibacterial properties of aloe vera are largely responsible for the treatment of scalp disorders.

Another test tube study, conducted inducing aloe vera, revealed that the same was efficient in reducing the fungal effect on the scalp that otherwise leads to hair loss. Additionally, aloe vera can reduce inflammation of the hair that is an essential factor causing dandruff. However, medical experts believe that there is a need for further studies on how aloe vera can cure dandruff.

How To Apply

  1. Gently massage your scalp with aloe vera gel.
  2. Let it rest for ten minutes.
  3. Rinse it off with shampoo.

4. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has a pool of benefits and is a must in your daily routine. From skin benefits to aiding weight loss, from insulin sensitivity to curing dandruff, it does all. One of the most popular and the natural way to get rid of your dandruff, apple cider vinegar works miraculously. Owing to the acidity of the vinegar, all the dead cells present in your scalp shed at a single stance eliminating further symptoms of dandruff. Additionally, apple cider vinegar is found to aid balancing of pH level of the skin which deter the growth of bacteria or fungus and this, in turn, prevents dandruff. Though there are no proven facts, yet a test tube study performed on the effect of the apple cider vinegar on dandruff highlighted a dramatic reduction. Also, it is highly effective in reducing dryness and itchiness of the scalp.

How To Apply

  1. Mix water and apple cider vinegar in equal parts. Apply this mixture instead of your shampoo
  2. Rinse well.

5. Aspirin Treatment

Another excellent way to treat dandruff is the usage of shampoo that comprises a salicylic acid. It is mostly believed that shampoo that has a concentration of salicylic acids is more efficient in treating bacteria as compared to other shampoos. To support this, aspirin tablets have this salicylic acid in great proportion. Scaling on the basis of severity, people who wash their hair with shampoo having salicylic acids have better scalp and reduced symptoms of dandruff. You can also use this as an alternative to the prescribed medicine for the treatment of dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis.

How To Apply

  1. Take two aspirin tablets.
  2. Crush them and mix this powder to your shampoo.
  3. Apply the same and wash it thoroughly.

6. Use Of Baking Soda

One ingredient that is readily available in everyone’s kitchen and is highly efficient in treating dandruff. Baking soda is predominantly used as an exfoliator that can reduce the itchiness of the scalp and also hydrated it well. Owing to its antifungal property, it is seen to be highly effective in treating dandruff. A study basically the test tube study conducted viewed that baking soda is capable of removing strains of fungus that might otherwise lead to dandruff along with several skin infection.

Considering a specimen of people, baking soda was successful in inhibiting the growth of fungus among 79% of all. People who took shower with baking soda for three weeks witnessed a significant reduction in both scalp dryness and itchiness. Also, baking soda was found to be effective in treating atopic dermatitis and provide relief from scalp disorders.

How To Apply

  1. Massage baking soda on wet hair directly.
  2. Let it stay for two minutes.
  3. Continue with shampooing and then rinse off thoroughly.

7. Curd Hair Mask

Another excellent home remedy to treat dandruff is that hair mask made from curd. This is one of the most traditional ways to treat dandruff effectively. Owing to the acidic property of the curd, the itchiness and the dryness of the scalp reduces. Also, it can combat the growth of fungus there preventing strains of dandruff to appear on the scalp. Several studies suggest that the application of a curd mask not only treats dandruff but additionally adds more shine and texture to the same.

How To apply

  1. Take a spoonful of yogurt and let it stand in open air for two to three days so that it can ferment.
  2. After three days, whisk the curd nicely and let it stay for 1 hour.
  3. Wash it off with a mild shampoo.

8. Green Tea For Your Hair

Nowadays most of us consume green tea, but all we know is that green tea aids weight loss. Hardly do we know that this weight loss recipe is an excellent remedy to treat dandruff. The antimicrobial and the antioxidant property of the green tea not only helps in nourishing the scalp but also conditions your hair taking care of your dandruff. You can wash your hands before the bath to drain maximum advantage. Additionally, green tea is highly effective in promoting the growth of the scalp.

How To Apply

  1. Make a cup of green tea and add to it peppermint oil, a maximum of 2-3 drops
  2. Now combine this mixture to few drops of vinegar and let is stay till the mixture cools down.
  3. Moisten your hair with water and then pour the above mixture directly onto the scalp.
  4. Massage your hair for 5-10 minutes.
  5. Let it stay for a few minutes and rinse off your hair with a shampoo followed by a conditioner.

Irrespective of the cause of dandruff, you can try adopting any one of the remedies mentioned above to get a dandruff free hair.

Sagar Papneja

For me, health is about sustainable living and consuming environmentally conscious food; I am a vegan.

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