How to Get rid of Dandruff

Updated at: Jan 04, 2012
How to Get rid of Dandruff

How to get rid of dandruff? Dandruff is a common hair problem of shedding of hair skin from scalp. This article brings to you various ways to get rid of this annoying and embarrassing hair condition.

Bushra Kafeel
Other DiseasesWritten by: Bushra KafeelPublished at: Dec 12, 2011

How to get rid of dandruff

Dandruff is a common hair problem of shedding of hair skin from scalp. It is commonly believed that dandruff is mainly caused due to scalp dryness, poor hygiene and abusive hair styling. According to another believe the real cause of dandruff is a fungus called malassezia. This article brings to you various ways to get rid of this annoying and embarrassing hair condition.


Fenugreek Seeds

Fenugreek seeds are one of the effective home remedies of dandruff, especially for those who are suffering from dry hair. Soak two tablespoon of fenugreek seeds overnight and ground them in morning to form a fine paste. Apply the paste all over the scalp and leave for half an hour. Use soap nut (amla) and Acacia concinna (shikakai) to wash your hair. You can even use cotton to apply this solution to your scalp. For the first two weeks use this anti-dandruff treatment twice a week and then once a week.


Fresh Lime Juice

Lemon juice is an excellent home remedy for oily dandruff. When you wash your hair, use water with a tablespoon of fresh lime juice for the final rinse. Besides removing dandruff this home remedy removes stickiness and gives instant shine to your hair.

You can prepare a hair mask by mixing lemon juice and fuller’s earth. This pack deeply cleanses your scalp and helps to get rid of dandruff.

Green Gram Powder

Mix two spoon of green gram powder with a cup of curd and wash your hair using this mixture. Use this treatment twice a week to get rid of dandruff.



Beet is an effective remedy for dandruff. Boil a beet along with its root in water. Gently massage this water into your scalp before going to bed. Leave overnight and wash it on the next morning.


Snake Gourd

Snake gourd extract is known as effective remedy for dandruff. Gently massage this juice on your scalp. To increase its effectiveness mix beet juice to it.


Cider Vinegar

Dilute cider vinegar by mixing equal quantity of water and dab it on hair with cotton wool. Leave for 10 minutes and wash. You can also use cider vinegar by adding to the final rinsing water after shampooing.


Apply sour yoghurt and gently massage hair for about half an hour. To maximize its effectiveness against dandruff mix few drops of tea tree oil before applying on scalp.

Antidandruff Shampoo


If you want to go easy way and prefer shampoo to tackle your dandruff then use the shampoo with zinc pyrithione. It fights dandruff by killing fungal infections of scalp.


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