Dandruff: 10 natural remedies to fight it

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Natural remedies. Dandruff can be an unsightly and at the same time annoying problem, capable of causing unpleasant sensations in the scalp, such as itching and burning. The much advertised anti-dandruff shampoos often contain active substances suitable to counteract it present only in small quantities. For this reason they may prove ineffective.

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Natural remedies. The dandruff can represent a unsightly problem and at the same troublesome time, capable of causing unpleasant sensations at the level of the scalp, such as itching and burning. The much hyped shampoo antiforfora they often contain active substances suitable to counteract it present only in small quantities. For this reason they can prove to be ineffectivei.

In case you haven't been able to solve the problem yet dandruff, try to use one or more of the following consistently natural remedies.



One of the home remedies that can be used against dandruff is represented bywhite wine vinegar or from ourapple vinegar. A few drops of vinegar can be diluted in warm water and used for massage the scalp before shampooing. It is also possible to make a compress to leave on overnight in the same way, by wrapping the head in a warm towel before going to sleep.

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Linseed oil

Another natural remedy considered effective to combat dandruff is represented bylinseed oil. Its constant use, in a few drops, to be massaged on the scalp before shampooing, can help relieve and gradually decrease the problem of dandruff. Flaxseed oil can be purchased in organic food stores and is usually placed in the refrigerated counter, so that its properties remain unchanged.

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Olive oil and lemon juice

To try to fight dandruff in a natural way you can try using a homemade compress prepared usingolive oil and lemon juice. Lemon juice helps free the scalp from dry scales of dandruff, while olive oil contributes to its hydration and nourishment. The compress deve to be applied to damp scalp before shampooing and should be left on for 30 minutes. For its preparation it is sufficient to mix 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and two tablespoons of water.

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Aloe gel

To prevent the formation of dandruff and for counteract the itching caused by it, if it is already present, it is advisable to try to pamper the scalp by massaging small quantities of aloe vera gel before shampooing, leaving it to act as much as possible. The application of aloe gel can also help to calm the itch that suddenly appeared in one spot of the scalp, thanks to a quick and immediate application.

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Tea Tree Essential Oil

Ltea tree essential oil is regarded as the most versatile among the essential oils. As for dandruff, it is used in the formulation of eco-organic shampoos suitable to solve this problem. L'Tea Tree essential oil it is considered particularly effective in case of dry dandruff and is considered capable of healing the skin. You can try to test its effectiveness by diluting just two drops in the amount of shampoo normally used when washing your hair. Essential oils are very powerful concentrated natural extracts and for this reason they must be used with care and in minimal quantities. Their use is not recommended in the presence of wounds and severe skin lesions.

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Green ventilated clay

THEventilated green clay, which can be purchased at a herbalist's shop, can be used to make an anti-dandruff pack to be applied to the hair and left to act for 30 minutes before using the shampoo. It is a pack suitable in particular for dandruff accompanied by oily hair. Who has the dry hair you can think of replacing the ventilated green clay with white clay. It is advisable massage the scalp with a part of the pack, before completing its application. It can be prepared by mixing clay with an equal amount of water. For example, four tablespoons of clay will correspond to four tablespoons of water. It is necessary to mix the two ingredients until a creamy mixture is obtained to facilitate its application.

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neutral henna

It is commonly called neutral henna, but it has nothing to do from a botanical point of view with real henna (Lawsonia inermis) used to give the hair coppery reflections. L'neutral henna, obtained from Cassia italica or Cassia obovata, is a powder without coloring principles, but rich in beneficial properties for the hair. A pack prepared with water and neutral henna helps to counteract dandruff and works as a tonic for damaged hair. It is necessary to proceed by mixing the henna powder with hot water, until a creamy compound is obtained, to be applied on damp or dry hair, massaging the scalp, and left to act for an hour before shampooing.


Un infusion based on nettle can be prepared in order to obtain a lotion to be rubbed on the scalp to stop the appearance of dandruff. There its preparation is very simple. It is necessary to infuse a teaspoon of dried nettle flowers in 250 ml of boiling water for 10-15 minutes. The infusion must be filtered and left to cool before being applied to the skin. It may be helpful to transfer it to a spray container for this purpose.

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A suitable lotion to combat dandruff can be made from beetroot. Beetroot is believed to be a great natural remedy for dandruff. In this regard, it is possible to bring beet flowers and roots to a boil in plain water. The decoction must be filtered and left to cool before being applied to the scalp, massaging it gently before using the shampoo.

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Flaxseed gel

A pack suitable for combating dandruff can be prepared using flax seeds. It is necessary to soak 50 grams of flax seeds in 250 ml of water overnight. Later, with their liquid, they will be brought to a boil in a saucepan until a gelatinous substance is formed. The flaxseed gel it will be filtered and used as an anti-dandruff pack, massaging it on the scalp and leaving it to act for at least 30 minutes before shampooing.

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