Simple Home Remedy to Get Rid of Dandruff

Are you tired of white flaky itchy scalp? It is no fun when you do not feel comfortable going out and about worrying about the itch or white flakes on your shoulders. I was also in the same boat and tried many different anti-dandruff shampoos but none of them did the trick for me. Then I started looking into natural ways to combat this annoying problem. I tried multiple home remedies before I landed on to my all time favourite that worked wonders for my scalp and hair. I personally use this once every week because lets be honest, I don’t think using this once or twice will eliminate the dandruff forever. You will have to keep up with it. Also bare in mind, If you have scratched your scalp by itching too much, the lemon might sting a little. I have certainly experienced that, but it wasn’t all that bad. I am going to share this simple home made scalp treatment that hopefully you will also love! Best part is that you will most probably find these ingredients in your household.

The Magic Trio: This is what I call these 3 ingredients!

  1. Yogurt:
    • Rich in probiotics, absolutely great for your body from the inside but also works wonders on your scalp.
    • The lactic acid in yogurt helps exfoliate the scalp, removing dead skin cells and reducing dandruff.
    • Its moisturizing properties will leave your hair feeling super soft.
  2. Lemon:
    • Packed with vitamin C, lemon has antibacterial and antifungal properties that combat the root cause of dandruff.
    • The acidic nature of lemon helps balance the pH level of the scalp, which is not so welcoming space for dandruff-causing fungi.
    • And who doesn’t like that fresh citrusy smell of lemon? I sure do!
  3. Olive Oil:
    • A natural emollient, olive oil conditions and nourishes the hair, promoting a healthy scalp.
    • Its anti-inflammatory properties soothe irritated skin, providing relief from itching and redness associated with dandruff.
    • Olive oil adds a beautiful shine to your hair, making it look vibrant and revitalized.

The DIY Remedy: Follow these simple steps to create your dandruff-busting hair mask:


  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (You can use coconut oil if you prefer, smells so good!)


  1. In a bowl, combine the yogurt, lemon juice, and olive oil.
  2. Mix thoroughly until you have a smooth, consistent mixture.
  3. Section your hair and apply the mask, your main focus is to get your scalp covered in this mixture and you can apply rest to your hair.
  4. Leave the mask on for 30-45 minutes, allowing the powerful trio to work its magic.
  5. Rinse your hair with a mild shampoo and lukewarm water.


Transform your hair care routine with this easy peasy all-natural remedy, and say hello to dandruff-free scalp and shiny hair as a bonus!