Natural Home Remedies for Dandruff



There are so many ways to fight dandruff but we will list the most popular ones that have worked for many people here.



Apple cider vinegar

1. Take one part apple cider vinegar and mix it with one part water. Wash your hair normally, then pour vinegar-water mixture carefully onto hair and scrub into your scalp. Take care not to let any get into your eyes. If you have unhealed scratch or scab, it will burn. (If it burns, just rinse the affected area with water)
2. Leave on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse with water. The vinegar smell will disappear once your hair is dry.
3. Repeat daily for about a week.

Baking soda

1. Replace your shampoo with a handful of baking soda. Baking soda is used in a wide variety of ways, and is reputed to work as a natural dandruff remover.
2. Instead of shampooing, rub a heaping tablespoon of baking soda into your wet hair and scalp. Wash thoroughly after one minute.
3. Wait for the baking soda to work its magic. After two weeks of your baking soda shampoo, your scalp should begin producing natural oils, leaving the skin on your head moisturized and dandruff-free.

Coconut oil

1. Wash your hair, but do not use any conditioners. Dry your hair after showering. Make sure your hair does not feel silky, it has to feel dry.
2. Put coconut oil on your scalp, try to avoid getting it in the rest of your hair.
3. Wash coconut oil out. Make sure you get it all out. You may have to wash your hair twice to get it out, but once should be fine.Repeat this once weekly until dandruff is gone.

Olive oil

1. Apply olive oil before washing your hair. Let it do its stuff for about 5-10 minutes before washing your hair.
2. Before going to bed, apply olive oil once more. You may wish to wrap your head in a towel or cotton cap, or use an old pillowcase to absorb the oil. You should wake up to a dandruff free head.

3. You can also warm the oil(coconut and olive) before applying. Apply a little bit of either (coconut or olive) onto your scalp and massage gently. Cover hair with a towel and leave overnight or 30 mins. Wash as you would normally do.


This is a healthy thing to do to prevent dandruff about once a month.
1. Mix 1 part mouthwash with 9 parts water. Pour onto hair after the usual hair wash.
2. Simply dump the mixture over your head. Then style as normal. Do not rinse out.

Lemon juice
1. Apply some lemon juice to your hair and scalp. Distribute it evenly.
2. Give some time to the lemon juice to react, approximately 20-25 minutes. The scalp would itch, but don’t worry, this is normal.
3. Wash your hair thoroughly. If required, use shampoo too.

Egg yolks

1. Mix the yolks of 1 to 2 eggs.
2. Apply to a dry head. As much as possible, place it onto just the scalp area.
3. Put a plastic bag over the scalp/hair. Be warned – the egg has a bad smell and it leaks.
4. Leave it on your scalp for 1 hour.
5. Wash thoroughly with a good shampoo. You might have to wash your head twice to take it out.

Lemon And Yoghurt

1. Wash and rinse your hair, then create a hair mask of Lemon and yoghurt. You can add honey and a few drops of any carrier oil to prevent hair going dry. Next rub into scalp and leave on for 15 mins. Can be used 2/3 times a week.

Aloe Vera

Apply Aloe Vera gel to affected area directly and leave on for about an hour then wash scalp under cold water. Do not shampoo. Can be done twice a week.


Try them out and let us know which one works best or worked for you.


By Bucris Akindutire.

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5 Responses so far.

  1. Bettie says:

    Hi, I like what you are doing with the natural hair. Can I wash my hair with baking soda then apply olive oil overnight? Will goya pass as olive oil to be used ?

  2. Tosin says:

    Hi, is it necessary I used all the things u mentioned above or I should choose any and apply on my hair.

  3. Blessing says:

    Hi, can i use d baking soda treatment 4 my 2yrs old daughter,nd d ACV is it d same wit d normal vinegar or its diff. And also wat kind of mouthwash can one use?

    • Ekwysco says:

      acv is different. due to her Age i would suggest you pick a lighter and less stressful method out of the lot. listerine mouthwash

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