Top 4 Home Remedies for A Dandruff-free Scalp that Works like a Magic Potion

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    Remedies for dandruff and dry scalp

 4 Best Home Remedies for A Dandruff-free Scalp 

You are going somewhere very important. Let me suppose; a job interview. You want to look great and be impressive. You are there sitting in the waiting area for the interview call in about 2 minutes.

You did great at your interview but on the way back what you see is something white sprinkled on both your shoulders. You didn’t realize that it was there. Quite embarrassing! Isn’t it?

That’s dandruff, my friend!

A cascade of white flakes on a jet black blazer –laid bare for all to see.

Dandruff is a medical issue as it has managed to get together half of the entire adult population beyond age, race, or gender.  

A bit technical! Dandruff is caused by Malassezia –a fungus. It feeds on Sebum which is an oily matter secreted by the sebaceous glands on our scalp and the dead cells. It occurs naturally though because it is a part of our scalp.

However, it is problematic when the sebum feeds the Malassezia which breaks it down into fatty acid and never stops itching.

To get rid of this mess, I’ll share some amazingly working remedies that work for sure to get rid of dandruff. So you never have to feel embarrassed in front of an interviewer or sitting across a dinner table from your girlfriend. If this is what you are up against, you either need a consultation with a hair treatment salon, or a physician or just resort to home hacks.  

Just keep reading!

List of Essential Ingredients for Hair dandruff treatment at home

1. Vinegar –no more itchy scalp!


I know it sounds mouth-watering but the dining table isn’t the only place a vinegar bottle must be.  You can use it to treat your itchy scalp too. As vinegar has some amazing qualities in killing dandruff that causes fungus and bacteria.

Vinegar is acidic and its acidic content has some incredible qualities that reduce the flaking drastically of your scalp.

Most dermatologists advise that applying vinegar is super beneficial for a clean scalp. You can mix it with water and apply equally over your scalp for about thirty minutes and then wash it with clean water.


  • Wash your hair with shampoo and use conditioning on your hair first.
  •  Add 2-4 tablespoons of vinegar with 16 ounces of water
  • Apply the mixture evenly over your scalp
  • Let it set for 30 minutes
  • Rinse it out

That’s it! You’re done!!!

The best thing to know if it works is to bring it into your hair care routine. Just do it and get rid of the flaking.

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Get rid of dandruff for beautiful hair

2. Mix Coconut Oil with Lemon!

Coconut possesses some amazing qualities with great taste. Weight loss is one of its edible benefits. However, you can use its oil for other purposes too. It is one of the easiest ways to get rid of the tiny flakes that pull down your confidence. Coconut oil is best for well-nourished hair when you mix it with lemon. It removes dandruff quickly. Just follow the simple procedure and get rid of dandruff once and for all.


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Remedies for dandruff at home

Follow the Method:

  •  Add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil equally with a mixture of lemon juice.
  •  Massage your hair gently with the mixture.
  • Wait for at least 20 minutes to work well.
  • Rinse it with shampoo. If it's Organic, it would be good.

But wait!!

You must follow the procedure in the prescribed method listed above to work well.

Give it a try if you want to get rid of dandruff easily.

3. Curd –effective against Flakes!

Treating your hair with curd may sound crazy to some people. I know it’s messy but sometimes messy and hard things are effective –especially curd. It’s one of the effective and quickly working agents against dandruff as it possesses some incredible qualities.

Procedure to follow:

  1. Apply curd to your scalp and whole hair first.
  2. Wait for at least an hour to let it dry.
  3. Watch TV or something.
  4. Rinse it off after an hour with shampoo.

Keep in mind to use a cloth on your shoulders to avoid messing up your dress.

4. Egg Yolk –excellent conditioner!

Applying egg yolks on your hair may sound filthy, but it contains biotin, which is the most effective agent against dandruff. It acts as a conditioner and makes your hair healthier than ever.

However, you must separate the yolk from the surrounding white layer of the egg because the yolk is more beneficial than the white layer.

The process:

  • Keep your hair and scalp dry before you apply the yolk to your head.
  • Cover your hair with a plastic bag once you apply the yolk
  • Wait for an hour for it to work well.
  • Wash it off with shampoo. But I suggest washing it twice or thrice to eliminate the bad smell.

Important: you need to apply it thrice a week and follow this procedure in the morning. You can take a shower anytime you want.


The above-mentioned methods aren’t dangerous to follow. However, sometimes we aren’t satisfied with the remedy's results. And it’s right. Not everyone has the same dandruff situation.

But it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t apply these methods to your hair care routine.

The mentioned products have many other natural and organic nutrients that will benefit your hair even if it doesn’t give you the desired result. You should give it a try anyway.

Contributor: Mr. Majid Ali is passionate about writing. He is a content writer with Rami Jabali, one of the leading salons in Jumeirah, Dubai. A copywriter by trade & a lifelong lover of language and the art of storytelling. Mr. Majid is a word-weaver extraordinaire with a deep love for branding and its power to shape culture.

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