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Best Remedies for Dandruff and Itchy Scalp

Written by Bernard D. Evans


Posted on November 16 2017

Do you often find yourself scratching from time to time and wonder if you have lice and a greater chance of having dandruff that will surely result to an itchy scalp? Well, worry no more because the answer is just at your fingertips and all you have to do is look around and search for the answers. But before anything else, you may wonder what's dandruff and itchy scalp? If you are looking for best remedies for dandruff and itchy scalp, read on.


Some of us have an oily scalp which causes the skin cells to form as white flakes. It's also known as dead skin cells and itches over time when yeast overgrowths due to an allergic reaction to hair products, chemicals, conditioners or even shampoos. We may even feel anxious about it so it's really important to understand where did it come from and how do we eliminate this problem. But on the other hand, it's normal to have Malassezia although too much of it causes itchy dry scalp.

How to get rid of dandruff in simple hacks:

1. Apple Cider Vinegar

You don't have to look around so hard to find the answer to your question because running to your kitchen will already solve your problem. Try looking for an apple cider vinegar and you're good!


1/2 cup of apple cider

1/2 cup of water

Simply mix the ingredients together and massage it well on the scalp while leaving it for a few minutes. Rinse well with cool water and repeat the procedure during the week until you are satisfied with the result.

2. Baking Soda

Calling the attention of all baking lovers out there who has dandruff and itchy dry scalp because here's a trivia, do you know that you can't throw away those extra baking soda just yet because it actually saves you from hair problems aside from the help it gives your kitchen? Try it now and see the result.


2 tablespoon of baking soda


Olive Oil

Mix the baking soda and water together to create a paste then apply it to your scalp by section, add a small amount of olive oil to make hair softer and manageable before putting the ingredients on your scalp. Leave it for 5-10 minutes. Repeat once or twice a week.

3. Listerine Mouthwash

After washing your mouth with Listerine, try using it in your hair to avoid dandruff since it was created to fight fungus and bacteria. Number one factor that causes dandruff is a fungus, right?  Everyone knows that.


Spray bottle


Colorless Listerine mouthwash as it stains hair

Mix the ingredients, spray on the scalp and leave it for 30 minutes. Rinse with water. Repeat procedure at least twice weekly.

4. Lemon

Most of us use lemon and water for detoxifying while some use it weight loss program that's why it is so important to leave one at home because of its antiseptic property that's a great help in treating dry itchy scalp.


Lemon Juice


Mix water and lemon juice. Massage it into scalp and leave for 5 minutes. Repeat method every time scalp itches.

5. Healthy diet

Of course one of the best remedies for dandruff and itchy scalp is to eat healthily adding a balanced diet every day. So always choose green and leafy vegetables and don't forget to eat fruits especially bananas and avocados. Why? because it's also a fruit to your hair that reduces dryness, inflammation, and itchiness.


2 pieces of Bananas

1 whole piece avocado

Mash it together and apply it to scalp leaving for 30 minutes. Rinse with cold water. Repeat it regularly until itchiness subsides.

6. Sunlight

Get enough sunlight but don't stay too long so you won't get sunburned though since the sun is a great source of Vitamin D it also helps dry up excess oil on the scalp.



Sun Screen Protection

Sun glasses

To be sure you are safe from the harmful UV rays, use your sun glasses, sunscreen protection, and while spending at least 10-15 minutes every day under the morning sun. But don't forget to stay hydrated everyone!



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