5 DIY Hair Masks to Combat Dandruff


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I,,, actually you also hate dandruff. No one wants that their shoulders are bombarded with those white flakes and ruin their overall look. In addition, dandruff comes with itching sensation that definitely something you don't want. Right??? If you are suffering from dandruff then this is the time to get rid of it because I have found some best DIY solutions to treat dandruff and the ingredients are lying in the kitchen. But, before jumping into those, let me tell you what is dandruff and what are the common causes of it?

5 DIY Hair Masks to Combat Dandruff
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What is Dandruff???

Dandruff is a chronic and harmless condition. Dandruff is dead skin cells that are produced by our body in the form of white flakes. Skin cells are regularly formed and shredded by our body and that is the normal procedure. But with dandruff, dead skin cells are shredded at a very fast rate and it is disgusting most of the time.


Causes of Dandruff:

Dandruff is caused by a fungus named Malassezia grow on your scalp. This causes shredding of the scalp skin (dead skin) at a very fast rate. Some of the known causes of dandruff are:

  • Infrequent shampooing 
  • Improper brushing
  • Allergy from some hair care products 
  • Improper diet
  • Stress or certain illness


Types of Dandruff: 

There are two types of dandruff -

  • One occurs due to the extremely dry skin of the scalp
  •  And, other occurs due to excess production of oil on the scalp

DIY solutions to get rid of dandruff:

Dandruff can be easily cured with certain natural home made solutions. Here are some of the DIY recipes that I personally use to get rid of dandruff:

  1. Egg Hair Mask
  2. Coconut and Lemon Hair Mask
  3. Yogurt, Coconut and Lemon Hair Mask
  4. Neem and Olive Oil Hair Mask
  5. Aloe Vera Hair Mask
1. Egg Hair Mask: 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 egg ( or 2 if you have long hair)
Directions to use: 

Extract white and yellow part from the eggshell and whisk it properly to mix the egg white and yolk. Apply this mixture on your scalp for about 30 minutes and then wash it off with normal water. After that, you can apply any mild shampoo of your choice on your hair.

Why it works:

Egg yolk is highly enriched with Vitamins like vitamin A & E, Iron, and biotin. It helps to moisturize the hair from root to end. On the other hand, egg white has high contents of protein and minerals, so it speeds up the hair growth.

2. Coconut and Lemon Hair Mask:


Ingredients:

  • 3 tbs of coconut oil 
  • 1 tbs of lemon juice
Directions to use: 

First, you have to heat the coconut oil lightly. Then, add 1 tbs of lemon juice in this lukewarm oil and mix well. Now, apply it on your scalp and all over the hair length. Keep it for a minimum of one hour. Use lukewarm water to wash your hair.

Why it works:

Coconut oil is supplemented with vitamin A, E, iron and fatty acids. It stimulates hair growth, promotes scalp health and fights against dandruff and lice problems. This oil moisturizes the dry hair, gives shine to hair and makes them soft. It also helps to get rid of hair loss. On the other hand, lemon is a rich source of vitamin C and makes the hair long and strong. It is acidic in nature, so cleanse the scalp from skin dead cells and environmental deposits. Lemon also has anti-fungal properties to fight with dandruff and other scalp infections. 

3. Yogurt, Coconut and Lemon Hair Mask:

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbs of yogurt
  • 2 tbs of coconut oil 
  • 1 tbs of lemon juice
Directions to use:

This one is my most favourite hair mask. Mix all these 3 ingredients properly and apply it on all over the hair including the scalp. Keep it for 60 minutes on the hair and then clean the hair with lukewarm water.

Why it works:

Yoghurt is full of protein and makes the hair strong & healthy. It acts as a natural conditioner and gives moisture to the hair. Yoghurt also eliminates the problem of split ends. It contains lactic acid which is great for cleansing the scalp and clearing away the dead skin cells.

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4. Neem and Olive oil hair mask:

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbs of neem powder
  • 2 tbs of olive oil
Directions to use:

Mix olive oil and neem powder and apply this hair mask on your scalp. Keep it on the hair for about 30 to 45 minutes and then wash it off with warm water.

Why it works:

Neem has antifungal, antibacterial properties that help to remove dandruff from the scalp. Olive oil is enriched with antioxidants that keep the scalp healthy. Olive oil is supplemented with vitamins such as vitamin A & E and other nutrients that fight against the bad impact of hair & styling products. It's antibacterial and antifungal properties combat with dandruff.

5. Aloe Vera Hair Mask:

Ingredients:

  • Aloe vera gel (Amount as per your hair length)
Directions to use:

Apply aloe vera to the scalp and massage for few minutes. Don't forget to apply it on the hair ends. Keep it for one to two hours and then wash your hair with chemical free shampoo.

Why it works:

Aloe vera includes proteolytic enzymes which repair dead skin cells on the scalp. It also has the microbial properties that kill the skin fungus. Aloe vera gives moisture to the hair and eliminates the problem of split ends. It makes the hair healthy, soft & smooth.


Use any one of these hair masks to solve your problem of dandruff. I bet you will not be disappointed after using these hair packs. In addition, to using these masks, you can also beat the dandruff problem by following some daily rituals :

  • Try to keep your scalp clean.
  • Don't use too many hair products.
  • Don't use conditioner on your scalp if you have oily hair.
  • Taking care of bedding and pillow also helps to reduce the dandruff problem. Keep your bed and pillow clean.
  • Don't wash your hair too often.
5 DIY Hair Masks to Combat Dandruff

If you are using any other homemade remedy to combat the dandruff problem then tell me in the comment section. I hope you like this post. If you do so, then hit that like button. 

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45 comments:

  1. At my old school dandruff wa sa always mistaken for lice. Many in the school population need to refer to a post like this to inform them so they cam better serve students

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  2. I need to share these recipes with my son. He tends to get those white flakes.

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  3. I do get little bit of dandruff during winter season because it is dry. And I love making facial masks but never made any DIY hair masks. I got to try these!

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    1. Yes you should try these... These are magical for hair.

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  4. I'll try these out for sure. I hate when I get a lot of dandruff. It can be so embarrassing.

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  5. These are great. My daughter suffers from dandruff and she would love to try these out.

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  6. Neem is an effective ingredient it just smells so. No doubt it would help relieve symptoms of dandruff. Keshia Richmond

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  7. I actually encounter problems with dandruff when I travel a lot. It may be brought by the change of temperatures (ie. going in out establishments or airports). Good to know my aloe gel could be a solution to it.

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    1. Yes,,, and aloe vera gel also makes the hair smooth & soft.

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  8. I always love natural products. A lot of times though, these natural products advertised in stores are natural but not organic or harmless. This DIY homemade masks are a great way not just for dandruff but for itchy irritated scalp. Awesome

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    1. Thanks for reading...I always avoid to use too many products from the market... These home made remedies are worth trying.

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  9. Thankfully I don't have this as a challenge but I'm so glad that there are so many solutions. Thanks for sharing

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  10. Winters are almost here in Delhi, India. And we mainly face this issue. I tried each and everything but not Neem and olive oil mask I am going to try this for sure. Thanks for sharing detailed treatment for dandruff

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  11. I have tried neem oil mask before. And that worked nicely. i would like to try the neem and olive oil remedy. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. These are great alternatives for dandruff management!! I always wanted to try a hair mask, but the pricey ones that are being bought in malls are what hinder me to get one for myself. Thanks for shsring these alternatives! Might try the yogyrt, coconut, and lemon mask!

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  13. I have never attempted to make my own hair mask but that's such a great idea! and the recipes look so easy!

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  14. Coconut milk helps a lot. My Mother taught me that trick and the use of vinegar to get rid of dandruff. And also changing your haircare products using alternately.

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    1. I also tried vinegar but did not try coconut milk yet...I will give it a try too. Thanks for letting me know.

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  15. I have tried coconut and lime juice before and it works very well. Camphor is my favorite for dandruff

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    1. I also tried camphor one time but it makes my hair super dry. so, I did not dare to try it again.

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  16. Great post and so helpful. I would have never thought to make my own hair mask. My hair is really think and very long and sometimes needs some extra love!

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  17. Great post ,i need to use this for my hair

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  18. These are great alternatives. I would always try the natural remedies first, like these if I experience it. Lucky that I haven't yet.

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  19. I used to suffer from dandruff and I really hated it. But I used an avocado+lemon+onion hair mask and it worked wonders for me!

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  20. Dandruff is a common problem about everyone has to face, such a great solution for those people who face this problem.

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  21. My husband has dandruff (shh) lol. I will share this with him! Thanks!

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  22. I dont really suffer from dandruff but i would do the aloe vera gel since it helps with the split ends!

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  23. The remedy are always around us but we don't know they are so effective. Thanks for sharing this.

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  24. I hate dandruff! so itchy and uncomfortable. I should try to do this one! great post sweetie!

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  25. I don’t suffer with dandruff but I often use hair masks as my hair is very long so I like to keep it healthy and in the best condition possible

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  26. My hair dresser also recommends good old Head and Shoulders once a week.

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  27. I have used yogurt mask on my head and had good result.

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  28. I never had or do have dandruff issues but yes it is great to learn and know if it happens in case then what to do.

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  29. One thing that makes me really hate dandruff is the fact that I couldn't wear black clothes. I am using anti-dandruff shampoo which has a short term effect. I've got to try these. Thank you for sharing.

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  30. Darn, I was once plagued by dandruff. Then I found out that I was allergic to my hair care product.

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  31. My daughter has dry scalp. I may try the yogurt on her

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  32. I hate dandruff luckily i dont have. Thank you for this wonderfu and useful tips. Thank you for sharing.

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  33. great post! something i am definitely going to try.

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