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How to Remove Dandruff at Home?

by Mystiq Living 06 Jul 2023 0 Comments

Tired of those tiny white snowflakes shedding on your shoulders? Dandruff not only causes an itchy scalp but also acts as a catalyst for hair fall and acne. Although there are numerous over-the-counter medicines and anti-dandruff shampoos available in the market, these highly effective flaky scalp remedies will give you a permanent solution for dandruff at home.

Best anti-dandruff treatment at home

Before spending a few thousand bucks on top-brand dandruff shampoos, try our ayurvedic treatment for dandruff.

  • Hot Oil Massage

Mix one tbsp lukewarm virgin coconut oil with one tsp castor oil, one small piece of camphor, and 5 drops of Lemon essential oil. Apply on your scalp and leave overnight. The moisturizing, antiseptic, and antibacterial properties of these ingredients help you get rid of stubborn dandruff as well.

hot oils massage

  • Use Homemade Dandruff Shampoo

For easy and quick best natural dandruff shampoo, add 1 tsp Glycerine, 20 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil and 1 tbsp Neem oil or  Jojoba oil to your regular shampoo. Using homeopathic anti-dandruff shampoo instead of regular shampoo will yield better results as it is mild in nature.


Simply crush 2 tablets of Aspirin in your regular shampoo to convert it into an anti-dandruff shampoo.

  • Spot treatment for flaky scalp

To get rid of a few flakes taking a sneak peek through your mane, use Rosehip oil on your scalp as a spot treatment remedy. Adding a few drops of Citronella essential oil will act as a boon.

  • Omega-3 fatty acids

Omega fatty acids' role in hair and skin is widely known across the board. Pamper your body with Omega-rich foods like chia seeds, flaxseed, walnuts, and fatty fish (or fish oil supplement). The topical application of organic oils loaded with Omega fatty acids control dry scalp and dandruff.

  • Spray; Don’t Scratch

We know it's hard to stop yourself from scratching, but it only escalates the inflammation and itching. Mix 1 cup of pure Aloe Vera Gel with 20 drops of Mint oil. Fill this mixture into a spray bottle. Whenever you feel the urge to itch, spray it over your scalp instead of scratching it.

  • Dry Scalp Treatment

People often get confused between dry scalp and dandruff. A dry scalp, as the name indicates, is the one that flakes off when your scalp is dehydrated. Dry scalp flakes are usually smaller and dry and are triggered by cold weather. Try this dry scalp remedy to get rid of itchy flakes.

  • Exfoliate your scalp with lukewarm extra virgin olive oil. Mix one tablespoon olive oil, 4 drops of tea tree oil, and one teaspoon of Epsom salt. Gently rub this mixture on your scalp to remove dead skin cells and hydrate the skin.
  • Use a mild shampoo to wash your hair.
  • Nourish your scalp with lukewarm sweet almond oil. Combine one teaspoon almond oil, 1 teaspoon hemp seed oil, and 3 drops of citronella essential oil, and apply gently on the scalp only.

Oily dandruff treatment at home

Anything in excess is harmful. When our scalp releases more sebum or oil, it attracts dirt and causes oily scalp dandruff. In addition to the anti-dandruff remedies mentioned above, try apple cider vinegar to get rid of oily scalp dandruff.

Apple cider vinegar is one of the best natural home remedies for oily dandruff. Dilute ACV and water in equal proportion. Rinse your scalp with this solution before shampooing. You can also add a few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar into your natural anti-dandruff shampoo or simply combine it with a cold pressed oil and spray it directly on your hair. Be moderate with this remedy to prevent your scalp from smelling like a salad dressing.

How to remove Beardruff (Beard Dandruff)?

Argan oil is an unbeatable remedy to wash off Beardruff. Mix 1 tsp of Argan oil with 1 tsp of Vitamin E and apply it to your beard to stop it from flaking.

cold pressed oils and essential oils



Should I wash my hair everyday if I have dandruff?

It varies from person to person. Generally, dandruff occurs if you have an extremely dry or oily scalp. Wash your hair 3-4 times a week to maintain a balance between two extremes. Never use excessively hot water to wash your delicate hair follicles.

Will oiling increase Dandruff?

Yes! That's why we have suggested you to leave the oil overnight only before shampooing. Dandruff is caused by the overgrowth of yeast which spreads faster on fatty acids. A touch of oil on the scalp should be done only for dry scalp dandruff treatment.

Is hot oil good for dandruff?

Hot oil massage increases blood circulation, soothes the scalp, moisturizes dry hair strands, and minimizes frizziness. Leave overnight and wash them in the morning with a mild shampoo.

Is onion good for dandruff?

The antifungal and antimicrobial properties of onion juice can help you fight dandruff. Leave it on your hair for at least 30 minutes 2-3 times a week for visible results.

Does honey remove dandruff?

Honey has antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties which soothe the scalp and remove dandruff.

Which oil is best for dandruff?

You can pick any oil which nourishes your dry scalp and wash away white flakes. Consider Argan oil, coconut oil, castor oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, grapeseed oil, hemp seed oil, or flaxseed oil to get rid of dandruff permanently.

Which hair mask is the best for dandruff ?

Add 5 drops of tea tree oil or 1 tbsp of Neem oil in 1 tbsp of Pure Aloe Vera gel and ½ cup of curd. Apply gently on your scalp and wash after 30-60 minutes.

When should you see a doctor about dandruff?

It's a bit hard to clean off stubborn dandruff. If any of these home remedies to get rid of dandruff don't work for you, we strongly urge you to consult a dermatologist. He may suggest you a medicated shampoo with different active ingredients.


It is believed that dandruff is permanent and cannot be removed easily. Nevertheless, we believe that switching to a natural approach may yield results at a slow pace but they are everlasting. Shine like a star but don’t let them shine in your curls.

Enjoy healthy hair, dear!


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