How to Clean Dandruff

Dandruff is a common problem. There are two types of dandruff, oily and dry, and each requires its own remedies. There are a variety of commercial products that are readily available for light dandruff problems, and more serious problems may require medical intervention. For those in the middle, here are two remedies that can be used to minimize or eliminate the little white flakes.

Oily Flakes

You Will Need:

  • Malt vinegar
  • Water
  • Mug or glass
  • Towels
  • Dandruff shampoo

Steps to Clean Oily Dandruff:

  1. Oily dandruff needs to be removed by removing the oil.
  2. Begin by filling a mug or glass with water.
  3. Add two tablespoons of malt vinegar and mix it well.
  4. Wash the hair as usual using a quality dandruff shampoo. Prescription shampoos are often the most effective for more serious dandruff.
  5. When rinsing, use the vinegar and water mixture.
  6. Dry gently with a soft cloth.

Dry Flakes

You Will Need:

  • Mole oil
  • Caster oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Glass or bowl
  • Dandruff shampoo
  • Towels

Steps to Clean Dry, Flaky Dandruff:

  1. Dry or white flakes are created when the scalp is dry, and the skin flakes away. To combat this condition, it is helpful to moisturize the scalp.
  2. In a bowl or glass, mix equal parts of mole oil, hot caster oil and coconut oil.
  3. Apply the oil to the scalp and gently massage it in for several minutes.
  4. Wrap a towel around your head and allow the oil to sit on the scalp for 30 minutes.
  5. Wash your hair using a quality dandruff shampoo.
  6. Rinse with clean water and dry with a clean towel.

Additional Tips and Advice

  • Though these cleaning methods help to keep dandruff away, it may be necessary to consult a doctor or skin specialist if the problem persists.
  • Improper diet, stress, dry weather, poor circulation and vitamin deficiencies can all be related to dandruff problems. For best results, find the source of the problem, so you can treat it more effectively.


  1. There are many shampoos that claim to clean dandruff, but most fail to do so, and there are better natural ways for doing so.

    To save your hair from chemicals in the shampoo & also to control dandruff, use curd or lemon to clean your hair every other day or once every two days.

    Apply lemon or curd to your hair thoroughly & leave it for five minutes; after five minutes, wash it completely with lukewarm water.
    Try it & see the result in 20 days.

  2. I mix 1 cup of vinegar and a quart of warm water and pour it slowly over my head. Be careful not to get it in your eyes. Then, rinse with warm water. Works for me!

  3. I use an Equate brand Listerine. Pour it over your head, being very careful not to get any in your eyes. Let it set for two minutes and rinse, then shampoo (watch out for cuts downstream). Once a week for three weeks. Usually works for a long time. For me and my family, at least.

  4. Put baby oil or regular cooking oil on your head (saturate it), and let it sit over night. Do it once a week, use a nit comb to get the loose stuff out and do it for about a month. Don’t forget to wash your hair the morning after you put oil in it or you’ll have a greasy mess 😛 …. It works wonders for me and keeps my hair nice and soft and helps my scalp keep moisture.

    My cosmetology teacher agrees.

  5. Make sure you drink at least 8 glasses of water per day. One reason why people get dandruff, is that they are not hydrated. The body looses moisture and your skin gets dry. I have changed my diet. Instead of sodas, drink water. In 2-3 weeks, my skin was not dry and I had little or no dandruff at all.

  6. Vegetable or baby oil can be very heavy on the scalp. Extra virgin olive oil works beautifully and has been in use since the days of ancient Sumeria. Work a small amount into hair and scalp. Leave over night. Comb out with a nit comb and wash with a mild shampoo in the morning.

  7. I use a cup of vinegar added to the quantity of my shampoo while washing my hair. It works best for me and dandruff disappears after only two times.
    TRY IT!

  8. Thanks buddy, I’m goings to try this as you have said…
    Thanks for your tips guys!

  9. Neeloufer says:

    Thanks guys; I’m going to try this.

  10. Any and all,
    Have your blood sugar and A1C’s checked.

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