Top Home Remedies For Severe Dandruff


Severe dandruff is the shedding of large amount of dead skin cells on the scalp. As these cells die, a small amount of flakiness is natural. But there are people who experience an awful amount of flaking, resulting in inflammation which is a severe dandruff condition.

Dandruff is the most common hair problem affecting almost every second individual, irrespective of sex or nationality. This problem differs with change of seasons as it gets worse in winter. But it can be easily treated by imbibing the under mentioned remedies to your hair care regime.


Take 100 ml of hot coconut oil and 4 gram of camphor. Mix the two well and keep it in a bottle. Apply this oil twice after a shower to dry hair or massage this oil into the roots of the hair in the night before going to bed. You will see the relief second day itself.

Regular use of this oil prevents head-lice.


a)   Applying juice of one lemon to the hair before washing your hair and then washing it off with lukewarm water clears off dandruff and makes hair soft and shiny or simply washing hair with lemon water (2-4 of water, 2 lemons) daily for almost a week removes head-lice, cures severe dandruff problem and makes hair shiny.

b)  Take coconut oil add half amount of lime juice and little camphor to the oil. Gently massage the oil into the roots of the hair in the night. Take a shower in the morning. This will treat severe dandruff condition and head-lice.

c)   Reetha (Soapnut) shampoo is as good as any other modernised shampoos available in the market and considered as one of the best remedies for the treatment of severe dandruff. If you have damaged hair, only use Reetha (Soapnut) in place of shampoos every fourth day.

The method of preparing Reetha(Soapnut) shampoo

Take reetha(Soapnut), tamp it into small pieces and soak it overnight in water( quantity one part of Reetha(soapnut) and 40 parts of water. In the morning, grind the same with your hands and then boil it. Let it cool and then wash your hair with this shampoo. First wash your hair with some lukewarm water and then apply half the quantity of the shampoo on the hair for 5 minutes and wash it off. Thereafter use the remaining half of the shampoo the same way. And now finally wash your hair with plain water thoroughly to remove the shampoo from the hair.

Other natural shampoos to enhance the beauty of hair

a)   Multani Mitti (Fuller’s Earth) Shampoo

Soak 100 gram of Multani mitti (Fuller’s Earth) in a bowl full of water. After two hours, when it becomes puffy, mix it well with the water so that no lumps left. Apply this mixture onto your dry hair and massage it gently.  Wash it off after 5 minutes with lukewarm water in winter and with normal water in summer. You can apply this mixture again if you think the dirt in your hair still there. Instead of using soap or shampoo, washing your hair with this mixture twice a week, will bring shine, softness, and length to your hair. Your will experience lightness and freshness in your hair in just which no other shampoo will work. Multani mitti (Fuller’s Earth) is one of the best home remedies for complete health care.

b)  Besan (Gram flour)  Shampoo

Instead of using soap or shampoo, apply besan(Gram Flour) mixed in water to your hair and rinse it an hour later. Doing so will make your hair black and voluminous. This will clear off all the dirt from the hair and will make them soft and shiny. It will also cure itchiness and bumps on head quickly.


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