Dandruff: all the natural remedies to fight it

Dandruff: natural remedies, causes and recommended nutrition

The dandruff it is a mostly male disorder that affects the scalp. It manifests itself with the accumulation of dead skin cells at the base of the hair, which peel into flakes and fall off, generating the unpleasant unaesthetic effect. There are two different types of known ailments: dry dandruff and oily dandruff, both of which can be treated with natural remedies.

As indicated above, dandruff tends to affect men the most, but it is not exclusive to them. Although less predisposed, women will also have to pay attention to the appearance of this problem, so as to intervene in the most appropriate way.

Dandruff, the symptoms

The onset of dandruff occurs in a slightly different way depending on whether it is a “dry” or “oily” problem. Let’s see what the symptoms to understand the type of problem you are dealing with.

Dry dandruff

  • The dry dandruff it is characterized by the presence of very thin dehydrated scales and a color tending to white. In these cases, the aesthetic manifestation is usually accompanied by a sense of itching and a more or less high level of irritation of the scalp.

Oily dandruff

  • The appearance of the oily dandruff it varies from dry skin as it shows larger, thicker and yellowish flaking flakes of skin.


Since they are two different problems, there are several cause which can lead to the onset of the disorder. These are indications that may prove essential in order to intervene in the most appropriate way for fight dandruff.

Dry dandruff

  • To generate the dry dandruff are often situations of anxiety or stress, in which case women are also subject, such as the use of shampoos that are too aggressive for the skin or alterations in the functionality of the sebaceous glands. However, some natural remedies can provide a valid help to cope with this drawback.

Oily dandruff

  • When we speak instead of oily dandruff at the base there is an excessive production of sebum, as well as a possible infection in the skin. In some cases it occurs as a consequence of seborrheic dermatitis, also giving rise to redness, itching and hair loss at a higher rate than normal.
  • Stress and hormonal imbalances can be responsible for some of these alterations, as well as possible tracing the discomfort to the proliferation of Malassenzia yeast. In the case of oily dandruff, the flakes also tend to be sticky and do not detach easily from the skin as in the case of the “dry” variant.

Fighting dandruff requires first of all attention to the particular type of discomfort, in order to avoid accentuating any imbalance of tallow. It is therefore advisable to carefully evaluate the symptoms, so as to clearly identify the causes and nature of the problem.

Natural remedies for dry dandruff

In case of “dry” disturbance the following can be used natural remedies. As we recall, it is always recommended to consult with your doctor before proceeding. This is because some ingredients may contain allergens or substances capable of causing adverse reactions in the most sensitive subjects.

Olive oil

An anti-dandruff remedy recommended for this case is a compress made from olive oil and juice lemon, able to ensure on the one hand a moisturizing and emollient action while on the other it acts as a natural disinfectant thanks to its antiseptic properties.

Mix two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil together with as many of water and lemon. Massage the mixture into the scalp and leave for 25-30 minutes before washing the hair with shampoo.

Natural dandruff, the other remedies

For hair care it is good to use one neutral shampoo, so as not to further irritate the skin and aggravate the problem. Useful in these cases are also theessential oil of rosemary, lemon and tea tree, which can be combined together for a beneficial scalp massage. As in the case of the mixture based on olive oil, lemon and water, it must be left to act for a few minutes before rinsing, in this case, however, only 2-3 will be enough.

In addition to being an essential oil for a massage benefit, tea tree oil can also be used against dry dandruff by adding a few drops to your neutral shampoo. A solution that is very effective for yours antibacterial properties and normalizing of sebum.

Also used against dry dandruff is Neem oil, whose sebum normalizing and moisturizing properties of the scalp represent a valid solution to the problem. Applicable in the evening in the form of a pack, to be made by mixing a few drops with another type of oil such as olive or almond oil.

After application, cover with a towel and leave to act overnight, rinsing it in the morning with a neutral shampoo combined with three drops of Neem oil.

How to fight oily dandruff with natural remedies

I natural remedies more recommended to combat oily dandruff are in this case different from dry dandruff. This depends on the different action they will have to carry out to improve the condition of the scalp. However, there are some natural solutions that can be valid in both cases and are those with normalizing activity of the production of sebum or antibacterial.

Tea tree oil, natural dandruff remedies

Tea Tree Oil

One of these is tea tree oil, with sebum normalizing properties and strong antibacterial properties. It can be used both as an essential oil to massage the skin and as a supplement to your own shampoo, which we always recommend choosing neutral in order not to irritate the skin and worsen the situation.

There are several possible ways to apply the tea tree oil to the hair. The first involves adding a tablespoon of extract to a saucepan of hot (not boiling) water, which is then inserted into a nebulizer. With this we will then proceed to the application on the head, remembering to shake well before use to mix the various components well.

It is recommended before applying it clean your hair with a neutral shampoo and dry them well before wetting them thoroughly with the preparation. Once applied, the excess liquid must be buffered and left to act until it dries naturally. At that point, wash your hair again with the neutral shampoo, to which you can add two or three drops of tea tree oil.

Other natural remedies for oily dandruff

Useful remedy for the treatment of oily dandruff is also theNeem oil, with a normalizing action on the sebum and rehydrating the scalp. It can be used as a compress by mixing a few drops with almond oil, then wrapping the hair and leaving it to act overnight. In the morning, rinse with a neutral shampoo to which three drops of Neem oil will be added.

Other practical remedies for the resolution of oily dandruff are theGreen clay, to be applied with compresses made pasty with water and left on for about half an hour, the nettle and theessential oil of rosemary.

Nettle offers an astringent action against dandruff and oily hair, while rosemary guarantees a sebum-regulating action. Finally, a hot compress made with a decoction of oak bark.


Very important in case of dandruff thesupply, which must be as healthy and balanced as possible. Fried foods, fatty foods, red meat, processed products in general, alcoholic beverages and coffee should be reduced and if possible eliminated.

Your diet must include a lot of fruit and vegetables, to ensure the body the necessary intake of mineral salts, vitamin A and antioxidants. The contribution of Omega-3, of which fish, nuts in shell and olive oil are rich.

An infusion like the you it can offer, in the white, yellow and green variants, a good supply of antioxidants and beneficial substances favorable to a prompt resolution of the problem. Not to be underestimated, in the case of dry dandruff from anxiety or stress it is the use of relaxation techniques such as meditation, breathing and yoga. All the effects of natural remedies against stress dandruff.

The use of a herbal teas sedatives based on valerian root, lemon balm or passion flower. If in doubt, check with your doctor for the possible presence of specific allergies to one or more of the recommended anti-dandruff remedies.

Also recommended to combat dandruff clean scalp and hairThis is especially valid for those who are predisposed to excessive greasing of the hair.

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