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  Dandruff is a troublesome condition that affects about half of the human population. Factors that contribute to this condition include dry skin, dermatitis, and fungal infections. While shampoo and other over-the-counter-products can help treat dandruff, natural remedies can be just as effective.
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Here are some home remedies to naturally treat dandruff:

Aloe Vera 

For a long time, Aloe vera has proved to be effective in the treatment of different skin conditions such as burns, psoriasis, and sores. Its antibacterial and antifungal properties also make it a great remedy for treating dandruff. Aloe vera gel is most effective when you extract it straight from the plant. Apply a small amount on your scalp and leave it for 15 minutes. After the time has elapsed, rinse it with shampoo. This should be done regularly for best results.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is known for its numerous health benefits. When it comes to scalp health, coconut oil improves skin hydration and prevents dryness, which contributes to dandruff. Coconut oil can be used in place of the regular conditioner. According to one study, coconut oil reduced symptoms of dermatitis by 68%, compared to just 38% in mineral oil. Apply the oil directly on your scalp and rinse it off after a few minutes. Do this once a week until you see results.

Baking Soda 

Regular kitchen baking soda is an effective remedy for treating dandruff. It is a natural exfoliant and has antifungal properties that can help in the treatment of dandruff.
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It promotes healthy skin by removing dead skin cells and reducing excess oil, scaliness, and itchiness. Apply one tablespoon of baking soda on your wet hair and massage it into your scalp. Leave it for about 1 to 2 minutes then shampoo and condition your hair. Do this twice a week for better results.


Omega 3 fatty acids play a vital role in promoting good health by strengthening the immune system, lungs, and heart. They also support skin health by regulating oil regulation and hydration. When the body is lacking in these acids, it can lead to symptoms such as dry hair, dry skin, and dandruff. You can increase your intake of Omega 3s by eating fatty fish like salmon, cod liver oil, walnut, soya beans, and more.

Reduce Stress 

While stress itself does not cause dandruff, it can weaken the immune system, reducing the body’s ability to fight fungal and bacterial infections, which contribute to dandruff. You can reduce stress in several ways like meditation, yoga, deep breathing, relaxing music, and spending quality time with friends and family. Source: Medical News Today Medlife Featured Image Source: AfroMum
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This article was first published on 16th August 2020 and updated on March 11th, 2021 at 5:30 pm


My name is Samuel Okoruwa. I am an ardent researcher, reading is life and writing is fun.

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