Sunday, 9 December 2012

Home remedies for dandruff:

Dandruff is an infectious condition, it occurs due to bacterial and fungal infection. It leads to formation of scales on the scalp hence causing frequent itching and the worst part is, you have to stay clear of dark colored dress as dandruff is embarrassingly noticeable on dark shades. It is better to treat dandruff  or flaky scalp with natural home remedies than harsh chemical based products.

7 Home remedies to treat dandruff:

1.     Apple Juice:
Massaging your scalp with apple juice helps in fading away dandruff.

2.     Fenugreek (methi) seeds:
Soak a fistful of fenugreek seeds in water overnight. Next morning, filter the seeds with sieve and grind them to a paste. Apply the paste on your scalp for half an hour and rinse it off. This hair mask fights against dandruff.

3.     Beetroot juice, Vinegar and Ginger juice:
Mix beetroot juice, vinegar and ginger juice in a bowl. Apply the solution on your scalp with the help of cotton balls for half and hour and wash it away.

4.     Lemon juice, sugar and water:
Squeeze a lemon in a bowl add 3 tablespoons of sugar and 2 tablespoons of water in it. Apply the solution properly in hair roots using cotton ball for an hour and rinse it off.

5.     Coconut oil and camphor (kapur):
Add camphor in coconut oil and massage your hair roots properly with it. Leave it for 1 hour and wash it away using a mild shampoo.

6.     Onion juice and lemon juice:
Apply the mixture of onion juice and lemon juice in hair roots properly using a cotton pad.

7.     Olive or sesame oil:
Massage your scalp properly using your fingertips with Luke warm olive oil or sesame oil before bedtime.

Some valuable suggestions:
  • Brush your hair daily as this promotes blood circulation inside the scalp (be gentle while brushing).
  • Don’t share towels, combs or hair brushes as dandruff is infectious.
  • Wash your hair regularly (thrice a week) to get rid of excess oil and keep your scalp clean.
And you needn’t toss out all your dark dresses!!!


  1. I'm starting to find out that beetroot juice really is good for a lot of things.

  2. Beetroot contains a host of nutritional compounds. It contains minerals (magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, iron, potassium, calcium etc.) amino acids, antioxidants, vitamins (VitaminA, b1, b2, b3, C) the regular intake of beetroot juice is very beneficial for health. It helps in reducing blood pressure (hypertension), boosting immunity, improving cognitive (mental) functioning, negating cancer, improving digestion, treating obesity and is a great help in the case of anemia and low hemoglobin. Its antioxidant properties prevent premature aging of skin. Treating your hair with beetroot juice helps in increasing the quality, thickness and gloss of hair and fighting against dandruff.

    But in case you are going through some problem related to gall bladder or kidneys, it is advisable to contact your medical practitioner first before the intake of beetroot juice.