Know the simple and easy home remedies for dandruff. These simple dandruff home remedies will help you to know how to control or get rid of dandruff.


  • Dandruff has affected many people across the world
  • Several home remedies can be tried to treat dandruff
  • Here are 8 home remedies that may help

Here are some natural home remedies for dandruff you may not have known:

Quick Home Remedies:

1. Do not oil hair and keep it on for long

“It’s a pure myth that oiling is good for hair with dandruff”. “In fact”, “applying oil  will lead to more dandruff as oil is like food for Malassezia which leads to dandruff.” Applying oil to a dry, itchy scalp may sound like heaven but may only exacerbate your dandruff condition, especially when you let it sit on your scalp for longer periods of time.

2. Vinegar

It helps in treating itchy, dry skin and also helps to kill dandruff-causing fungus and bacteria. The acidic content of vinegar is supremely beneficial to drastically reducing flaking. My favorite home remedy is to apply an equal quantity mixture of white vinegar with water on the scalp skin about half an hour before a head wash.

3. Baking Soda

It acts as a scrub and exfoliates the scalp gently, without irritating it and removing dead skin cells. Exfoliation is essential to ensure there is no build up of  flakes on the scalp that make dandruff even more visible. Baking soda, along with its exfoliation and anti-fungal properties, also soothes the scalp and reduces redness and itching.”

4. Neem

All of us are aware of the role that neem extract plays in almost all skin medications because of its antibacterial and antifungal qualities. Since dandruff can mostly be attributed to fungal colonization of scalp, it is only right to turn to this age-old remedy for skin ailments. Natural is always the best way to go; however, we caution you to use a very diluted version of neem (neem boiled in water) for the scalp as concentrated versions may only irritate the skin further.

Tea Tree Oil

All anti-acne and anti-fungal medications boast of tea tree oil due to its exceptional power to fight fungal and bacterial infections. Add a drop or two of tea tree oil to your shampoo and wash normally and notice the results sitting in the comfort of your home!

6. Garlic

The pungent smell of the occasional garlic clove may make it a No-No for some but its medicinal value is definitely something that cannot be overlooked. It is immensely beneficial as an anti-fungal natural product and the benefits of raw or crushed garlic (avoid cooked garlic for treating medical conditions) have mesmerized man for centuries. Pound a clove or two of garlic and after mixing with water, use it on your scalp to see quick results. The smell? You could always mix in a little honey and ginger!

7. Aloe Vera

Not only is aloe vera cooling but also mildly exfoliates the skin and has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. It is best to directly extract some from the aloe vera plant- it is transparent and has a thick consistency. It can be applied to the scalp and then washed off with a medicated anti-dandruff or mild shampoo. This herb calms down an irritated scalp and provides relief from inflammation.

Neem Shampoo

The easiest solution for all dandruff issues. When you don’t have the time or patience to try the above home remedies or if you find the above remedies messy to do at home, all you have to do is get the neem-based shampoo from the nearest store. Neem has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties and thereby neem dandruff shampoo does wonder as a quick and easy at-home dandruff solution. Apply and wash your hair 2-3 times per week.