Home remedies for dandruff and itchy scalp
There’s no science to back up the effectiveness of home remedies for an itchy scalp or for dandruff. That’s why they’re home remedies.
Even if these remedies are effective for some folks (apple cider vinegar is a popular one) they tend to have mixed results. Long-term use may have negative effects on your scalp. Dilute your treatments properly!
Water isn’t always effective for diluting either, so be careful.
This is a list of the most popular home remedies for dandruff. Click the link to read a more in-depth article about each:
- Apple cider vinegar – Supposed to balance the pH level of your scalp and has antimicrobial properties
- Lemon Juice – Citric acid is an exfoliant for your skin to clean away excess oil
- Baking Soda – A shampoo substitute
- Mouthwash – A dandruff treatment in the past
- Aspirin – It has a form of salicylic acid. Salicylic acid is in anti-dandruff shampoos
- Neem oil – A natural remedy for dandruff
- Aloe Vera – Can heal skin problems like sunburn
- Garlic – Garlic has antifungal properties that may be useful for treating dandruff
- Raw organic or raw Manuka Honey – There are studies with promising results for raw honey!
- Create your own anti-dandruff recipe
That’s right, I didn’t list any oils. Essential oils can be great depending on what you use. But, be wary of vegetable oils. They can make dandruff (oily scalp kind) worse.
Create your own natural dandruff shampoo recipe
You can always mix and match ingredients to make your own recipe as well. Dilute your home remedies! That includes e
For example, you could mix honey, aloe vera gel, water, and a few drops of peppermint oil.
There is a nifty site that can tell you if a certain ingredient promotes Malassezia (the fungus thought to be responsible for