Quite a common scalp condition, almost everyone experienced it in their lives and want to get rid of dandruff. Not contagious, mildly irritating and sometimes ends in social or self-esteem issues.

Unlike the beautiful snowflakes, dandruff’s white to grey skin flakes looks unpleasant on your head while making a hairstyle. Also, they embarrass you in a gathering when you have the urge to scratch your head due to itchy scalp or by the falling of these flakes on your beautiful black shirt, coat or maxi, etc.

Don’t be frustrated as it can be easily cured at our home with some of our natural home remedies. And you can carry any hairstyle and outfit with full confidence in any meetup or gathering.

What Is Dandruff?

Dandruff refers to a scalp condition in which fine, white dead skin flakes come out, with slight itchiness and sometimes these flakes fall off on your shoulder.

Half of the world’s population got affected by dandruff. In a study by the Indian Journal Of Medical Research “Association of Malassezia species with dandruff,” it is found that there is an association of Malassezia species with dandruff and the density of yeast increases with the severity of the disease.


Some common signs and symptoms of dandruff include

  • White flakes on the scalp or on your shoulder.

  • Greasy skin with white, grey, or yellow scales.

  • Itchy scalp.

  • Dryness.

  • Redness or inflammation.

  • Rashes on your eyebrows, nose, and ears.

Causes Of Dandruff

Dandruff can be caused due to following reasons.

Dry Skin

During the winter season, your skin and scalp become dry. Fine, white, non-greasy flakes appear on your dry scalp. In this condition, most of your body parts feel dry.

Oily Skin (Seborrhoeic Dermatitis)

In this condition, those areas of the body whose glands secrete more sebum or oil like eyebrows, scalp, sides of the nose and backs of ears, etc develop red, itchy, greasy white or yellow flakes.

Malassezia Species

Malassezia species are the yeast-like fungus that is mostly associated with seborrhoeic dermatitis. They develop on oily surfaces of the skin and scalp and feed the oil which is produced by sebaceous glands.

Irritation and redness of the scalp occur due to Malassezia species.

Eczema And Psoriasis

Eczema is a skin condition in which dry, red, itchy flakes are formed on your skin.

Psoriasis is a skin condition, in which skin cells build up quickly on the scalp surface. Thus, red, itchy, flaky scalp is seen.

Both these conditions cause dry, itchy scalp and show the dandruff problem.

Hormonal Imbalance

Due to hormonal imbalances, sebum production on your scalp and skin is also affected. Thus, the chances of getting dandruff are increased.

Use Of Wrong Hair Care Products

Too much use of wrong hair care products, harsh chemical-based shampoos, and conditioners, hair styling products, etc cause red, dry, and itchy scalp.

Poor Hygienic Conditions

If you are not washing your hair properly, it develops build-up on your scalp. This creates dandruff on your scalp with itchiness.

If you are not brushing or combing your hair regularly, dead skin cells are not shedding, which causes dandruff.


Any kind of trauma or emotional stress makes your immune system weak. So, any skin infection or fungus attacks your scalp easily and that’s trigger dandruff.

Research also shows the link between seborrheic dermatitis and stressful events.

5 Natural Home Remedies… To Get Rid Of Dandruff

  1. Coconut oil And Aloe Vera
  2. Olive oil
  3. Apple Cider Vinegar
  4. Yogurt, Egg, And Lemon
  5. Jojoba Oil, Ginger, And Honey

1. Coconut oil And Aloe Vera


How To Prepare

  1. Take a pan, pour coconut oil in it. Warm it on a low flame, then add aloe vera gel in it.
  2. Mix both the ingredients together and warm them for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Then, add black peppers and warm for 2 minutes more.
  4. Cool this mixture for 10 hours and then strain it.
  5. Use this mixture on your scalp and hair and leave it for 2 hours.
  6. Wash with a mild shampoo and then use conditioner.

Benefits Of Ingredients

Ingredients Benefits
Coconut oil Coconut oil reduces flakiness, restores moisture, and shows antimicrobial and antifungal properties that help in removing dandruff.
Aloe vera Aloe vera has anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, and anti-fungal properties that soothe the scalp irritations and flakiness.
Black pepper seeds Black pepper seeds are rich in flavonoids, vitamin C, A, and antioxidants that boost blood flow to hair roots, improves hair growth, and treats dandruff.

2. Olive oil


How To Prepare

  1. In a clean bowl, mix all the ingredients together.
  2. Apply this mixture on your scalp and hair and leave it overnight.
  3. Wash with a mild shampoo and then use conditioner.

Benefits Of Ingredients

Ingredients Benefits
Olive oil Olive oil moisturizes and nourishes your dry scalp and soothes flakiness.
Cedarwood essential oil Cedarwood essential oil increases blood circulation to the scalp and helps in healthy hair growth.
Peppermint essential oil Peppermint essential oil has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that soothe itchy scalp and cures dandruff.

3. Apple Cider Vinegar

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How To Prepare

  1. In a clean spray bottle, pour both the ingredients and then shake it well.
  2. Apply this mixture on your scalp and massage for a few minutes.
  3. Leave this mixture for 10 minutes.
  4. Wash with a mild shampoo and then use conditioner afterward.

Benefits Of Ingredients

Ingredients Benefits
Apple cider vinegar Apple cider vinegar is acidic in nature which inhibits the growth of fungus contributing to the development of dandruff.

4. Yogurt, Egg And Lemon

yogurt and egg hair mask for dandruff


How To Prepare

  1. Take yogurt in a clean mixing bowl.
  2. Separate egg yolk and pour it in the yogurt.
  3. Then, mix lemon juice and stir all the ingredients together.
  4. Apply this mixture on your clean scalp and hair and wait for 30-45 minutes.
  5. Wash with a mild shampoo.

Benefits Of Ingredients

Ingredients Benefits
Yogurt Yogurt contains vitamin B12 and lactic acid that clears dandruff and flaky scalp. Its antifungal properties remove the fungus causing dandruff.
Egg Yolk Egg yolk contains fatty acids and vitamins A, D, and B6 that makes hair shiny and keeps dandruff at bay.
Lemon Lemon maintains a PH balance of your scalp. Its antifungal and antibacterial properties banish dandruff and itchiness.

5. Jojoba Oil, Ginger, And Honey

ginger and honey for removing dandruff


How To Prepare

  1. In a clean container, mix all the ingredients together.
  2. Apply this mixture on your clean scalp and hair and left it there for 1 hour.
  3. Wash with a mild shampoo.

Benefits Of Ingredients

Ingredients Benefits
Jojoba oil Jojoba oil has fatty acids like ferulic acid and oleic acid etc, vitamin E and zinc, etc that make hair healthy. It has antifungal and antimicrobial properties that clear dirt and dandruff from the scalp.
Ginger Ginger shows antifungal and anti-inflammatory characteristics that inhibit yeast growth and dandruff.
Honey Honey is a natural humectant that moisturizes our scalp. It has antioxidant, antifungal, and antibacterial properties that clear dandruff.

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In order to get rid of dandruff, you have to follow some aforementioned changes in your lifestyle and in your hair care regime. In this way, you keep dandruff at bay and never embarrassed yourself in public.

Let us know which method for getting rid of dandruff works best for you in the comments section below.

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