Easy and Effective Home Remedies For Dandruff- Do It Yourself

by Amropali Nath on November 25, 2012 · 36 comments

Easy and Effective Home Remedies For Dandruff- Do It Yourself

Hello everyone,

Seeing all the easy and simple DIY home remedies to take care of our skin, hair, etc. I am much inspired to share with all you lovely ladies a sure shot means of getting rid of dandruff in about two to three weeks. Yes I am serious!!! I have been using this for over a year now and now I have started using the same for my husband as well, and he is loving it.

Dandruff is a serious problem and almost all of us have been suffering from dandruff at some point of time. I hate it. Its two years now, that I have shifted to Pondicherry, and since then I have been suffering with this problem. It must be because of the excessive humidity as well as pollution. Trust me; I have tried all possible dandruff treatment shampoo, even the medicated ones. But to no avail. Those found over the counter works for some time, but the problem again appears after some times and since I have thin hair, every time I used it, it left my hair damaged and dry. It was then my aunt told me about this fabulous and super easy dandruff remedy. I can bet you on its benefits. Trust me you are going to love it.

Things required: (for the first one)

Almond Oil (you can change it for any other oil you are comfortable with)
Castor Oil
Half a lemon
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1. Take 5 table spoon of Almond oil and 1 and a half table spoon of Castor Oil. (you can take it according to your hair length keeping the ratio of the oil 5:1.5, i.e, if you are taking 5 parts of almond oil, add 1 and half part of castor oil. You can double it in the same ratio)

Tip: Since castor oil is a heavy oil, excessive use can make your hair sticky and uncomfortable.
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2. Then squeeze the juice of the half lime and mix it well so that the juice and the oil mix well with each other and you get a translucent liquid.

3. Massage this mixture slowly with you figure tips. Or you can take the help of someone else as well (and enjoy the massage). Leave it overnight or for a minimum of two to three hours before you wash it off with a mild shampoo.

You can apply this mixture every alternate day and you will definitely see visible results in a week or two. Not only will it relieve you of the dandruff, it will also leave your hair soft and silky because of the presence of almond and castor oil. You will also get relief from hair fall. Three in one benefit you see.

Ingredients for the next one:

Methi or fenugreek seeds
Juice of half a lemon

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1. Take one to two table spoons of methi seeds and soak it over night, and then make a paste of it. However, I regularly use this treatment, so I have powdered some methi seeds in the grinder and stored it in a container to save time.

2. If you are using powdered methi seeds than take two to three table spoon of it in a bowl (according to the length of your hair, you may need to add more or less powder)
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3. Squeeze the juice of half lime and add some water to make a paste out of it
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4. Keep it over night or if you have forgotten to do so, leaving it like that for two to three hours shall do the job

You will see that the mixture has swollen up a bit. Add some more water if the mixture seems to have dried up. Massage the mixture on your scalp for some time, with soft strokes.
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Then leave it on for an hour and wash it off with a mild shampoo. This can be done twice a week. The effects are amazing.

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After you get cured of this dandruff trouble you can minimize the application to one in a week. What I prefer doing is, I apply the methi paste in the morning and the same day I apply the oil mixture at night and leave it overnight and wash it off the neat day. I am delighted with the results that I have found.
Note: If you have excessive dandruff, it might take some more time for you to get cured completely. But you will definitely be benefited if you have patience in using these remedies regularly.

Hope you find these tips helpful!! Have a great day ahead.

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Sneha November 25, 2012 at 7:39 pm

woww great DIY.. will try asap !! off late even i am suffering from dandruff.. 🙁


Amropali Nath November 25, 2012 at 10:29 pm

Thanks Sneha… 🙂 do try it..


Surabhi @ Womanatics November 25, 2012 at 7:53 pm

Amropali.. thanks for these anti-dandruff recipes but I dont think we should keep lemon in hair for long. I think keeping it for 1 hr is sufficient.


Amropali Nath November 25, 2012 at 10:33 pm

Yes Surabhi you are right.. lemon should not be kept on hair or even skin for too long.. but since I am using it in combination with almond and castor oil.. there is no harm in it… I have been doing it for quiet some time now 🙂 🙂 the presence of the oil keeps the hair conditioned… and keeping it for less than one or two hours will not give you much effect 🙁


Surabhi @ Womanatics November 25, 2012 at 11:16 pm

ohh great. If you have tried it.. then I can trust that it is fine! Cool then.. I would also let it rest for a bit longer.. 😀


ife November 25, 2012 at 8:31 pm

very nice tips.. 🙂


Amropali Nath November 25, 2012 at 10:34 pm

Thanks Ife 🙂


Sital November 25, 2012 at 9:32 pm

It is like godsent beauty tip for me 🙂 lately I have been suffering from dandruff very much; so gonna try ASAP 🙂


Amropali Nath November 25, 2012 at 10:35 pm

yes Sital do try it.. u will surely be befitted.. 🙂


Amropali Nath November 25, 2012 at 10:27 pm

yes Pooja.. to some extent.. but goes away easily when you shampoo it off 🙂 don’t keep it on for more than an hour so it would not dry out much and can be removed easily. One more thing is that try using the powdered methi and keep it a bit coarse.. that is what I do 🙂 🙂


Sweta November 25, 2012 at 10:30 pm

Just a quick tip here…if curd and methi is used together then it’s easy to wash off and curd helps in dandruff fighting too 🙂


Amropali Nath November 25, 2012 at 10:44 pm

oh wow!! I will try that as well.. Is two to three spoons of curd enough? Previously I used to apply only curd to condition my hair, but I have severe sinusitis problem, so stopped using that, cause I get severe head-ache after that 🙁 🙁


Amropali Nath November 25, 2012 at 10:47 pm

it will.. its all upto your comfort level.. 🙂 🙂 I prefer shampooing it off cause the smell is also quiet strong… 🙂 🙂


Sweta November 25, 2012 at 10:28 pm

I use both of them amropali and they work well…. But washing off the methi pack takes so long that I don’t prefer it over oil and lemon…


Amropali Nath November 25, 2012 at 10:39 pm

that is surely a trouble some task.. try using methi power instead of the overnight soaked seeds paste.. the paste becomes too slippery and that’s the reason it refuses to come off.. keeping the powder coarse will further solve your problem 🙂


Swati November 25, 2012 at 11:38 pm

Mom always used CURD+LEMON JUICE on us for dandruff. Keep it for an hour. Works like a charm 🙂


Amropali Nath November 26, 2012 at 12:54 am

yes Swati.. curd is always a boon product for hair.. But since i suffer from severe sinusitis and head ache.. I can’t use curd.. its cold na 🙁 🙁 So I have started using these awesome alternatives.. 🙂 🙂


pranali November 25, 2012 at 11:47 pm

won’t lemon lighten the hair..


Amropali Nath November 26, 2012 at 12:55 am

I don’t think so pranail.. I have been trying these for quiet some times now.. did not see any such changes 🙂


Varsha November 26, 2012 at 12:43 am

I’m trying these….I’m in a diy for hair phase now


Amropali Nath November 26, 2012 at 12:56 am

Do try it Varsha.. 🙂


Rama November 26, 2012 at 8:03 am

Thnks Amropali for this DIY.I do not suffer frm dandruff problem, touchwood..but i wud share this with my friends..:)


Amropali Nath November 26, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Thanks Rama 🙂


bhawana November 26, 2012 at 10:09 am

These are really great methods to remove dandruff.I too use these when ever i get dandruff in my hair.These are really effective,lemon lightens the colored hair.


Amropali Nath November 26, 2012 at 12:16 pm

These have help me a lot.. 🙂


Abeer Mubarak November 26, 2012 at 11:42 am

This article is just in time as winters r coming dandruff is d biggest prob


Amropali Nath November 26, 2012 at 12:16 pm

🙂 🙂 🙂


Tusti November 26, 2012 at 12:04 pm

I have 1 question. Can I Store the Oil? I mean Preparing in large portion and keeping it in a bottle, will the lemon cause problem? Or is there any supplementary for the lemon?

Nice post, Thanks for sharing…..


Amropali Nath November 26, 2012 at 12:19 pm

you can always store the oils mixed together.. but not the lime juice dear.. u will have to use fresh lime juice every time.. 🙂 and thanks for your comments 🙂


Anita November 26, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Gr8 DIY.. I hav used methi mixture 4my hair bt i dint hav patience 2 w8 4d result so i startd using ketomac n it helpd me within a week.. Now m dandruff free.. 🙂


Amropali Nath November 26, 2012 at 2:30 pm

That’s nice Anita.. u r spared of the pain 🙂


nida November 26, 2012 at 1:40 pm

wow..i got d same problem as yours amropali..my dandruff comes back as soon it adapts to d new shampoo uswed..i ualmost used every home remedy n medicated too…nw AGAIN USING SM MEDICATED SHAMPOO since 1 week..bt no results yet..lemme try dis aswell..hope it wl work..


Amropali Nath November 26, 2012 at 2:34 pm

it should work nida.. but you will have to use this remedies for quiet some time before you get perfect results.. 🙂


nida November 26, 2012 at 10:31 pm



nida November 26, 2012 at 10:33 pm

yea,..ofcorse…bt temme wat dis castor oil is caald in hindi..cz i searched it my hostel campus bt cud nt find it


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