How to get rid of dandruff? 

Are you curious how you could eliminate white flakes that hurt your confidence every time? You could do it at home by just getting a few ingredients from your kitchen. To help you get a flawlessly clear scalp, here are 10 home remedies to treat seborrheic dermatitis naturally

Apple cider vinegar (ACV)

Some studies show that apple cider vinegar has antifungal and antibacterial properties that could help treat dandruff. Mix it with equal parts water then apply onto wet hair. Gently massage, leave to dry for 15 minutes, then rinse off.

Basil leaves

The antifungal and antibacterial effect of basil leaves proves that it could treat dandruff. Mix some basil leaves, two teaspoons of amla powder, and two teaspoons of water to form a paste. Apply it gently to your scalp then let dry for 30 minutes before rinsing. 

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Coconut oil with lemon

Apart from keeping your hair nourished, coconut oil has an antibacterial effect, and when mixed with lemon juice, it could treat the tiny flakes. Heat two tablespoons of the oil then add an equal amount of lemon juice. Apply on your scalp and leave for 20 minutes before rinsing it off. 

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By applying curd directly onto your scalp, you could get dandruff treatment. Let it dry for an hour then rinse off with shampoo. 

Egg yolk

Egg yolks provide nourishment and shine onto our hair, as a result, it moisturizes hair preventing dandruff. Apply yolk onto dry hair and scalp then cover with a plastic bag for an hour. Wash as usual using a gentle shampoo. 


Research shows that fenugreek seeds help prevent the growth of dandruff fungi. Soak the seeds overnight then mash them the next day to make a paste. Add lemon juice and apply onto your scalp, leaving it for 30 minutes. Shampoo your hair and allow it to dry as normal.

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Allicin from garlic has an antibacterial effect, which is why it could help prevent dandruff growth. Crush a few cloves of garlic then mix with one tablespoon of honey to form a paste. Apply it on your scalp, let dry for 15 minutes, then rinse with shampoo. 

Green tea

Due to its antifungal effect, green tea could help prevent white flaky scalp. It also has an antioxidant effect to restore your scalp's hair. Soak two green tea bags in hot water for 20 minutes then allow it to cool. Apply it onto your scalp then leave for 30 minutes before rinsing with water. 

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Mehndi or henna

Extracts of henna or mehndi are found to prevent the growth of the bacteria that causes dandruff. Make a paste out of mehndi with curd and a small amount of lemon juice, then set aside for eight hours. Apply it onto your hair, then let dry for two hours before rinsing. 

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Neem juice

study proves that neem leaves have a high antifungal effect, which could be used in shampoos that prevent dandruff. Crush the leaves to form a thick paste then apply it onto your scalp and hair. Let it dry for at least ten minutes, then wash them away.