Home Remedies for Dandruff

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Elderberry Leaves

An effective way to stop dandruff is by making a solution from elderberry leaves and applying it to your scalp after washing it normally.

  • Mix 1 cup of water to 2 tablespoons of elderberry leaves
  • Bring to a boil and let it sit until cool
  • After shampooing and rinsing, apply to scalp and rub it in
  • Do not rinse again, but dry hair normally
  • Cabbage Juice

    Cabbage juice can also be used to treat dandruff. Fresh juice is best so you should use it right away, but you can make enough for a few applications and keep it in the refrigerator.

  • Take a few leaves of cabbage and juice them
  • After washing and rinsing, apply to the scalp and let it sit for 5 minutes
  • Rinse and dry hair as normally
  • Sage and Rosemary Leaves

    Sage and Rosemary are great for getting rid of dandruff that is caused by a fungal infection. You can make a tea with sage and rosemary leaves much the same way as with elderberry leaves:

  • Add 1 tablespoon of sage, 1 tablespoon of rosemary leaves to 1 cup water
  • Strain the leaves and mix the solution with your shampoo
  • Wash hair normally
  • Thyme Tea

    Thyme tea will soothe your scalp and get rid of dandruff, as well as relieving any itchiness. Preparation and application is similar to the elderberry treatment.

  • Mix 2 cup of water to 4 tablespoons of thyme
  • Bring to a boil and let it sit until cool
  • After shampooing and rinsing it, apply the solution to your scalp
  • Do not rinse again, but dry hair normally
  • Natural Herbal Shampoo Recipes


  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 4 tablespoons apple vinegar
  • 10 drops eucalyptus oil
  • 10 drops lavender oil
  • Make a tea from the first 4 ingredients. Strain the solution and add the rest of the ingredients. Mix thoroughly. Use the mixture as a shampoo, applying it to your scalp and massaging it in. Leave it in your hair for 5 minutes. You may rinse your hair with regular shampoo afterwards.

    Dandruff Shampoo Alternate Recipe


  • 1 tablespoon apple vinegar
  • 15 drops eucalyptus oil
  • 15 drops lavender oil
  • 10 drops malaleuca oil
  • 3 tablespoons shampoo
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • Mix the ingredients and use as you would a normal shampoo.

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