10 natural anti-dandruff remedies that really work

Get rid of dandruff the natural way!

Read this in Hindi.

You could have the best looking hair and skin. However, dandruff could be a deal breaker. If you're suffering from this problem, look into your kitchen for some simple anti-dandruff remedies.

Neem leaves

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With their anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties neem leavers are one of the most effective remedies in controlling dandruff. Read more about how neem is great for your skin too.


  • Boil neem leaves in water till the colour changes.
  • Let the water cool to a temperature which isn t too hot to touch.
  • Use this water to rinse hair.

Fenugreek (methi)

Fenugreek has anti-fungal and scalp soothing properties. The seeds are more beneficial in getting rid of dandruff. Read more about the benefits of methi.


  • Soak fenugreek seeds overnight in water and grind to a fine paste.
  • Apply this paste on the scalp for 30 to 45 minutes.
  • Wash with a mild shampoo.

Curd (dahi)

Curd has acidic and conditioning properties that help fight dandruff.


  • Ferment a small amount of curd (enough to cover your scalp) for two days.
  • Apply it and keep it for one hour.
  • Wash it off with a mild shampoo.
  • Do this at least twice a week. Read more about how curd is great for your skin and hair.

Fresh lime juice

Your favourite summer drink doubles up as dandruff-basher as well. The acid in lime scrubs out the dead cells and helps reduce dandruff.


  • Squeeze out the juice of a lime.
  • Mix it with water.
  • Use this as a last rinse after you wash your hair.

Henna (mehendi)

Henna application has been followed for centuries and has been known for decreasing dandruff. It also has conditioning properties making your hair soft and luscious. Here are some more haircare benefits of henna.


  • Mix henna, amla, tea powder, lemon juice in curd.
  • Add a few drops of hair oil.
  • Keep aside for 10-12 hours.
  • Apply on your hair and leave it for an hour.
  • Wash it off with a mild shampoo.

Ginger and beetroot

Want a quick solution to your dandruff problem? Try this paste made of ginger and beetroot which will help reduce dandruff in about four to five nights.


  • Grind ginger and beetroot to make a paste.
  • Massage the scalp with this paste every night for 4-5 nights.
  • Rinse in the morning.

Aloe vera gel

Aloe gel has healing, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties that can help eliminate dandruff from your scalp.


  • Apply fresh aloe vera gel on the scalp.
  • Keep the gel on for 30 minutes.
  • Wash your hair with an aloe vera based shampoo.

Gram flour (besan)

This may not be a well-known remedy for dandruff but gram flour is an effective cleansing agent. It removes the dirt and is handy for getting rid of dandruff. Read how you can use besan to look more beautiful.


  • Apply gram flour mixed with curd on your scalp.
  • Rinse after 20-30 minutes.

Basil leaves (Tulsi)

Found in most Indian households, basil has been used since ages for its healing properties. Its fighting action helps keep dandruff at bay. Learn the other beauty benefits of basil.


  • Make a paste of tulsi leaves and amla powder mixed with water.
  • Massage on the scalp.
  • Let it stay for half an hour.
  • Wash hair with water.


Anapplea day keeps the doctor away. Well, it can keep your dandruff away too! It has anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties.


  • Make a paste with equal quantities of apple and orange and apply it on the scalp.
  • Wash your hair after 20-30 minutes with a shampoo. Read more about benefits of apples.

If your dandruff still persists, make sure you see a specialist who will help find the root cause of the problem. Here are a few reasons you have dandruff.

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