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Written by  Alex Sherman
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Dandruff is a condition in which the skin seperates from the scalp and collects amidst the hair. This condition can get troublesome as some of the skin can get infected. There are also two types of dandruff: dry and oily. One thing you should note when treating dandruff with home remedies is that the oily type of dandruff is often more difficult to treat as it can recur.

Fenugreek Seeds

Grind two tablespoons of soaked seeds into a fine paste. Apply over entire scalp and leave for 45 minutes. Then wash the hair with a soap-nut (ritha) solution. Repeat twice a week or until symptoms subside. This is especially effective for dry dandruff.


When finished washing and conditioning your hair it is very beneficial to apply a teaspoon of fresh lime juice and then rinse. This not only keeps your hair glowing but it also can prevent dandruff. You can also use lemon juice but be sure it is fresh. This remedy is excellent for oily dandruff.

With lemon juice and fuller's earth make a paste and apply once a week for 30 minutes. The lemon juice in the paste will help break down the excess sebum that has collected on your scalp.

Snake Gourd

The juice of snake gourd is beneficial for the prevention and treatment of dandruff. To increase its effectiveness you can combine the juice with beet juice. Apply once or twice a week.


Beets are extremely beneficial for many different ailments and overall good health, to bad they are disgusting. To gain the full benefits of beets for dandruff you should use all parts of the beet (top and roots). Bring both to a boil in water, use this water to massage into the scalp with your fingertips. It is best to continue doing this each night. This remedy is beneficial for both oily and dry dandruff.

Green Gram Powder

Wash the hair with two tablespoons of this powder mixed with half a cup of curd. We recommend doing this twice a week. You can also let the mixture sit for a couple of minutes.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Mix with equal parts water. Apply with a cotton ball on the scalp in between shampoos.

*It is also wise to make your own shampoo or use an organic shampoo specifically made for sensitive skin.

**To make your own shampoo read our article here.

Last modified on Tuesday, 15 March 2011 16:36
Alex Sherman

Alex Sherman

Alex was born and raised in the North Georgia mountains. At the age of 18 he started his own green maid service which soon found a new home in Atlanta, Georgia.

In 2009 he sold the company and founded the Green Life Pages to pursue his growing passion to educate others about sustainable living. The website's form soon began to change and is now a collaborative effort between Alex and a few friends (Kathleen & Sarah)  who are just as passionation about health and sustainability. 

Alex believes strongly in networking and education. Through both he believes we can achieve a greener, healthier, and more informed planet.

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