How to Get Rid of Dandruff

homeopathic treatment for dandruff | Homeo Care Clinic | Dr. Vaseem Choudhary

There are 50% chances that you have suffered from dandruff once in your lifetime.

Dandruff is not contagious, it’s not because of poor hygiene, but washing and brushing can reduce dandruff. It’s a natural process.

Dandruff is a condition of the scalp caused by fungal infection leading to flakes of the skin to appear. It causes itching.


The exact cause is not known but this is predisposing factors :

  • Dry Skin: – People with dry skin are more prone to dandruff. People with dry skin tend to have smaller, non-oily flakes.
  • Yeast: – People who are sensitive to yeast have higher chances of suffering from dandruff. Dandruff worsen in winter and better in warmer weather
  • Seborrheic dermatitis: – People with Seborrheic dermatitis have irritated and oily skin and more likely to have dandruff. Seborrheic dermatitis is caused by Malassezia, a fungus which stays on the scalp and feeds on the oils secreted by hair follicles.
  • Not enough brushing for hair:Combing and brushing the hair regularly reduces the risk of dandruff because it helps in the normal shedding of scalp skin.
  • Skin Condition – Psoriasis, Eczema, Tinea capitis a fungal infection causing scalp ringworm.
  • Irregular Oil and Shampoo application.

AVOID:- Using hair products that contain harsh chemicals, like bleach and alcohol.


  • Yogurt:

A fresh bowl of yogurt helps in reducing itchy scalp. It helps to prevent flakes of the scalp. Apply a bowl of yogurt on the scalp, keep it for 15-20 minutes and then rinse it off with mild shampoo.

  • Lemon:

One of the easiest methods for Dandruff.  Squeeze a complete lemon on the scalp, keep it for 2-3 minutes and then rinse it off with shampoo. You can also add lemon juice in a mug of water and then rinse off. Repeat it multiple times till all dandruff goes off.

  • Apple Cider Vinegar:

Apple Cider Vinegar is an effective natural method to get rid of dandruff. It is acidic in nature which helps to remove dead skin cells on the scalp. It also prevents the growth of fungus. Take 2 spoons of apple cider vinegar in a mug and pour on the scalp as the last rinse.

  • Aloe Vera:

Aloe Vera reduces skin irritation and has a soothing effect. Aloe Vera is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal which further acts to reduce dandruff. Apply complete Aloe Vera on the scalp, keep it for one hour and then rinse it off with mild shampoo.

  • Tea Tree Oil:

Tea Tree Oil reduced itching, oiliness, and inflammation of the scalp thus effective in reducing dandruff. Add around 5 to 10 drops of this oil to your regular bottle of shampoo and shake well. Rinse your hair well after shampooing.

  • Neem leaves:

Antifungal, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties of neem help to prevent and treat dandruff. Apply a paste of neem leaves on the scalp, leave it for 15-20 minutes and then wash it off.

  • Fenugreek seeds:

Fenugreek seeds are rich in protein and help to prevent hair fall, dry scalp, and dandruff. Grind overnight soaked fenugreek seeds into a paste, apply on the scalp and hair, leave for 15 – 20 minutes, and then clean using a mild shampoo.


In the conventional mode of treatment, mostly shampoo and tablets are used. Along with topical treatment along with a combination of oral antifungal and anti-inflammatory drugs are also given

By conventional treatment dandruff usually reduces or disappears for some time but once you stop the treatment, it comes back again. Whereas in Homeopathy works on the root cause of disease and once gone is permanently gone


  • Sanicula:  Dry scaly dandruff. Old looking thin person smells like old cheese.
  • Bryonia Alba: Very greasy hair, the scalp is also sensitive. Dry, burning heat sensation; with aggravation of all symptoms.
  • Mezereum: White scaly dandruff, scaly eruption, white scabs.
  • Ammonium Mur: white flakes of dandruff, itching scalp, and hair fall.
  • Calcarea Sulph: white scaly dandruff, eczema, and pimples due to dandruff.
  • Carboneum Sulph: white scaly dandruff, eczema, itching, and moist scaly pimples.


Our specialist Homeopathic Doctor at Homeo Care Clinic treats dandruff using Constitutional Homeopathy Treatment and prescribes the most suitable individualized homeopathy treatment after careful analysis of the symptoms, severity, and health condition of each individual.