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The best home remedies for dandruff according to dermatologists

Home remedy-against-dandruff

Soothe a dry, itchy scalp and get rid of that pesky white dandruff once and for all. These expert-approved home remedies for dandruff will help you do just that.

If you are one of those sufferers who struggle with dandruff, you probably know the tell-tale symptoms: Itchiness, dry scalp and white flakes on your dark jumpers. The chronic skin condition can be caused by dry skin, a sensitivity to certain hair products or a yeast-like fungus called Malassezia be caused . And although there are over-the-counter shampoos that can help fight flakes, you may already have a potential solution in your pantry. Experts recommend home remedies like coconut oil and crushed aspirin. These simple remedies go a long way in relieving itching and combating dandruff-causing yeast.

Here are five home remedies for dandruff that dermatologists recommend to their patients.

Coconut oil

Coconut anti-dandruff

Coconut oil, one of the most popular natural home remedies for dandruff, can help reduce some of the yeast that contributes to flakes, explains a well-founded dermatologist. She recommends massaging a small amount into the scalp and leaving it there for at least 15-20 minutes. "The longer the better," she says". Some people even leave it on overnight with a towel or shower cap so it penetrates a little deeper." However, it can take a few washes to completely rinse out the strands. Therefore, maybe don't try it just before a date.

Apple cider vinegar

Thanks to its high pH, apple cider vinegar can also help inhibit the growth of yeast flakes as a dandruff remedy, says the dermatologist. But unlike coconut oil, you shouldn't apply it directly to your hair: "You want to dilute it," she says. "I recommend a half and half solution of half vinegar, half water." Apply the mixture to your scalp and leave it on for at least 15 minutes. There will be a lingering vinegar smell, even after shampooing, she says, "but it fades pretty quickly and vinegar is easier to remove from the scalp and hair than coconut oil."


Like many over-the-counter dandruff remedies, aspirin contains salicylic acid, which can help reduce dandruff says the dermatologist. To use, crush some aspirin and mix it with water to make a paste that you can apply to your scalp. Another option: add the crushed aspirin to your shampoo for instant anti-dandruff benefits.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

Unlike other natural home remedies for dandruff, aloe vera does not necessarily help get rid of dandruff because it does not attack the yeast that is often at the root of the white flakes. However, it can provide other benefits. Some people have severe inflammation from dandruff, and aloe vera is anti-inflammatory, so it helps the itch. Rub a small amount on your scalp for quick, cooling relief.

Tea tree oil

Another great natural anti-inflammatory is tea treatment oil. The dermatologist suggests adding a few drops to your regular shampoo to soothe your scalp.

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