How to get rid of dandruff

Dandruff probes as a huge problem especially during the winter season when the skin and scalp start to get dry. Here we have a list of home remedies for you to try out to help get rid of flaky, itchy dandruff:

Aloe vera gel

Aloe vera contains anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties to exfoliate the skin and is also cooling to the scalp. Use aloe vera gel from a fresh aloe vera plant onto your scalp, leave it on for half an hour and later wash it off with a mild shampoo.

Orange peel paste

Not only are oranges delicious to eat but they can also prevent flaky dandruff. Orange peels have anti-inflammatory properties which help soothe the scalp while Vitamin C present in them promotes growth and enhancement of healthy hair. To use orange peel on your scalp, tou need to grind the peels to make an orange peel powder. You can mix it along with coconut milk and apply it thoroughly onto your hair. Leave it on for half an hour and wash with shampoo and conditioner. Weekly application of this home remedy can help you get rid of dandruff for good.


Not only is yogurt good for healthy, lustrous locks but can also be used to remove dandruff. Before application of yogurt, dampen your hair thoroughly and generously apply yogurt to the scalp. Leave it on for 15 minutes and later wash off. The anti-bacterial properties in yogurt help fight off dandruff.

Garlic paste

Garlic adds a delicious taste to our food but applying it to the hair and washing it off can be a tedious task but what can one do when they want to get rid of flaky dandruff. Garlic has a medicinal value which can be immensely beneficial as an anti-fungal natural product for removing dandruff. For using garlic, you need to crush cloves of the food item to turn into a paste mixed with water. Later remove it after 20 mins with water and wash off with shampoo.

Tea tree oil

An excellent product which is known to work extremely well for skin diseases such as acne is known to removing dandruff as well. Tea tree oil can fight off anti-bacterial and anti-fungal infections as most medicines are known to contain this oil. Use one or two drops of this product mixed into shampoo for effective results.

Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is used for various purposes such as in food, it helps with teeth whitening and can also help in removing dandruff without stripping hair of it’s natural oils. The acidic content present in the apple cider vinegar helps retain and restore moisture in the scalp which does not dry up the scalp and keeps dandruff at bay. You can use apple cider vinegar by mixing it with water and spritizing it onto the hair (like a hairspray), remove it after 15 minutes with warm water and see the amazing results.

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