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11 Popular Home Remedies for Dandruff

By Mark Slansky
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Anyone with grandparents, older aunts and uncles or family friends can tell you about a home remedy for something. You name it, from getting rid of a headache to speeding up the course of labor there is probably a home remedy for it. Trying to figure out which ones work is the tricky part.

While some have been blessed with naturally clean and beautiful hair, others struggle with unwanted dandruff. There are some who, no matter what they do, just can’t seem to rid their hair and scalp of pesky dandruff. Just as there are different people, there are many different causes for dandruff so surely there will be various dandruff home remedy and treatments out there to choose from. Some work really well and some are not as good. You just have to find which dandruff home remedy work for you and stick to it.

Because home remedies for dandruff will usually include items you keep around the house on a regular basis, there shouldn’t be much concern about allergic reactions. There are recommendations for a number of mixtures of different items so it is important you consider the mixture prior to trying it. For example, if you like to eat peanuts but you tend to break out whenever you drink citrus juices, then the home remedies for dandruff that require mixing peanut oil and lemon juice together may not work for you. Just be mindful when trying out the different dandruff home remedy that is out there.

Before you throw all of you dark shirts, sweaters and jackets to the back of the closet, see if one of these home remedies for dandruff works for you. Remember, once you find one dandruff home remedy that works, stick with it as more than one treatment will probably be required.

Here are 11 popular home remedies for dandruff:

  1. Wash your hair daily to keep it clean and free of excess oils.
  2. Mix equal parts apple cider vinegar and warm water and apply to shampooed hair, leave on for 15 minutes and rinse.
  3. Avoid excessive picking and scratching of the scalp until you are ready to wash your hair. Gently scratching the scalp prior to washing is a way to lift some of the dandruff so that it comes out when you wash.
  4. Mix equal parts peanut oil and lemon juice together, apply to your scalp and let sit for 10 minutes prior to washing.
  5. Add several beets to boiling water until water turns a dark shade of purple. Apply to your hair and let sit for 30 minutes prior to washing
  6. After shampooing your hair, condition it with mayonnaise
  7. Rub scalp with lemon juice prior to washing
  8. Rub salt into your scalp prior to washing to lift the dandruff
  9. Add a tablespoon of baking soda to your shampoo
  10. Mix 1 egg, ½ cup of yogurt and 5 tablespoons of coconut oil, apply to your hair prior to washing
  11. Drink lots of water as this could be the best and effortless dandruff home remedy.

Hopefully, one of the home remedies for dandruff offered here will help you to rid your hair and scalp of dandruff. However, if the situation persists without favorable results, you may want to consult a dermatologist, as they will have other options that may work for you.

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