Dandruff is more embarrassing than harmful. Also called Seborrhoea, it affects up to 50 percent of the world’s population.

Poor hair brushing and shampooing habits, dry skin, stress and improper diets are factors that will make your scalp more prone to dandruff.

Here are five natural ways to treat dandruff at home without expensive alternatives.


Not for washing your hair but drinking.

The lack of sufficient water in our bodies often causes dry skin. It is very important to drink plenty of water daily to help your overall health as well as the dryness of your skin and scalp.

Baking soda

Baking soda serves as a scrub and gently exfoliates the scalp without irritating it and also removes dead skin cells.

Exfoliation is essential to ensure there is no build-up of flakes on the scalp.

Coconut oil

Coconut oil has strong anti-viral, anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties.

These properties help target and kill the fungus and any viruses or bacteria that may exist. Daily use of coconut oil can show positive results in as little as one week.

Aloe vera

Aloe vera is known to soothe and help heal irritated skin.

New York dermatologist Michele Green, MD, notes that in a small study, aloe vera eased itching and scaly skin in people with seborrheic dermatitis, a more severe skin condition that can create dandruff.


Vinegar 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 reduce flaking.

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