How To Treat Dandruff By Home Remedies

Dandruff is quite common because of the polluted environment we dwell in. It affects about 2-5% of general population. Dirt and dust accumulated on our scalp leading to dry and flaky skin, cause itchiness and hair fall. Dandruff is the small piece of dead skin found in perm’s hair, which results in white flakes or itchiness. Other than the scalp, dandruff can also occur on the eyebrows, ears, eyelids, armpits, neck, nose folds, and belly button. 

The result is accumulation of dead skin due to improper shampooing, unhealthy diet, loaded with fried, sugary, and oily stuff.

But don’t worry; here are super effective tips that can help you to treat your dandruff at home. 

• Lemon juice

• Eggs

• Fenugreek Seed

• Tea Tree Oil

• Yogurt

• Orange Peel Pack

1. Lemon juice

Lemon juice is not only a refreshing drink, but also helpful in cleaning your skin and scalp. It can stop dandruff from reappearing thanks to its antimicrobial qualities which inhibit bacterial growth on the surface of the hair.

  How to use:

• Take a bowl and squeeze the lemon into the half bowl curd and mix well properly. 

• Apply the mixture to your hair. 

• Now, massage your scalp inside of the lemon peel. 

• Leave the mixture on your scalp for about 10 minutes, wash the hair with shampoo.

• Do this in the morning, 3-4 times in a week while taking bath. 

2. Eggs

Eggs are not just great for your breakfast! They can be used as a natural conditioner and hair strengthener. The egg yolk helps to treat dandruff, so load up on them in the morning if you have an itchy scalp or dry-looking locks.

  How to use:

• Mix the yolks of egg in a bowl, apply the yolk to clean dry scalp. 

• Once done, cover your hair with a plastic bag and keep it on for about an hour.

• Wash your hair thoroughly with shampoo, sometimes even twice to remove the odor.

• Do this once in a week while taking a bath until you see visible results.

3. Fenugreek Seeds

The beauty of Fenugreek is its versatility. It can be used for more than just a spice or tea additive- the seeds themselves are great to use on your hair and skin as well. The minerals in it help treat any problems related to dandruff, while also moisturizing and keeping scalp soft.

Whether you’re looking for a relief from dry winter air or want an easy way to add nutrition into your diet, these tiny gems have got you covered.

  How to use:

• Crush the Fenugreek seeds in a grinder jar.

• Soak the seed in the hot water overnight. 

• Strain the mixture and use water to rinse your hair in the morning. 

• Do this in the morning daily, before taking a bath. 

4. Tea Tree Oil

In many places in the world, there is a drink called Tea Tree Oil that can cure your dandruff and make it stay away. It has dermatophytic properties which reduce inflammation from our skin cells when applied topically as well as anti-fungal and antibacterial properties to ensure you’re not left with more of this pesky problem.

How to use:

 • Take a little amount of shampoo in a cup and add a few drops of tea tree oil into it. 

 • Mix well and rub the shampoo-oil mixture into your scalp. 

 • Rinse it after five minutes and pat dry your hair with a soft towel.

 • Do this in the morning while bathing. 

 • Repeat this remedy daily for about a week. 

5. Yogurt

Yogurt is a great way to keep your hair and scalp healthy. The magical remedy has the power of keeping scaling down, which prevents dryness in both areas; it helps holds moisture inside for soft locks!

Yogurt may not be just breakfast food (although there are plenty of reasons why you should eat it then). It’s also an excellent way to make sure that your scalp doesn’t get too dried out or flaky.

How to use:

• Shampoo your hair and rinse it well with water.

• Apply the yogurt to your scalp and leave it on for about 15 minutes. 

• Rinse your hair and wash again using a tiny amount of shampoo. 

6. Orange Peel Pack

Orange is a wondrous fruit. It can help make your body healthy and shiny, too! Orange has amazing acids that keep skin clean while also maintaining hair health with its conditioning properties; it’s like two fruits in one (a tasty snack and a beauty regime).

Orange juice is a great natural conditioner for both the inside of our bodies as well as outside to maintain beautiful skin and clear scalp.

How to use:

• Blend the orange peels and lemon juice till you get a smooth paste. 

• Gently apply the paste to your scalp and leave it on for about 30 minutes. 

• Rinse it off with your shampoo.

• Follow this remedy 2 to 3 times every week.


If you have issues with dandruff, consult a doctor and get an age-appropriate medicated shampoo. Drink plenty of fluids and a balanced diet to help prevent the flakes from returning. Brush hair before shampooing because this will clean your scalp better than just washing it in water alone. Use separate comb or towels each time due to germs being spread more easily on them. Be gentle while brushing so that you don’t scratch at what could be sensitive skin- you want healthy looking head, full of happy locks not dry scaly patches all over it. Wash your hair twice per week for about 10 minutes total (less if there is oily buildup) which can keep flaky condition under control.