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Home Remedies For Treating Dry Scalp And Dandruff

The terms “dry scalp” and “dandruff” are often used interchangeably. That’s because both conditions cause similar symptoms of skin irritation and flaking skin.

However, unlike dry scalp, dandruff can be the result of having too much oil build-up in the skin. Once that happens, the oil stops the normal shedding process of the dead skin cells in your scalp. That causes the cells to become visible, which is why people with dandruff start seeing white flakes crop up. 

Let’s see a few home remedies for dry scalp and dandruff.

Yogurt and egg:

Though this may sound like breakfast, yogurt and eggs both have unique benefits that can relieve dry scalp. 

Yogurt is soothing on the skin and can also be exfoliating, while the fat and protein content in eggs can nourish and protect the scalp by preventing free radical damage at the cellular level.

Home Remedies For Treating Dry Scalp And Dandruff


Avocados contain monounsaturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids that can both moisturize and protect your skin. In addition to eating the avocado, you can apply it or avocado oil topically to soothe a dry scalp.

For an extra boost, you can blend avocados and bananas together to use as a treatment.

Baking soda and olive oil:

Olive oil is moisturizing, and baking soda has antifungal and antibacterial properties. The two together can exfoliate your scalp. 

The baking soda and olive oil combination is a good choice if you have dandruff alongside dry scalp, as the moisture, exfoliation, and antifungal properties combined can treat those itchy white flakes.

Home Remedies For Treating Dry Scalp And Dandruff

Apple cider vinegar:

Apple cider vinegar has several great health benefits that can reduce symptoms of dry scalp. 

Its antimicrobial, which means it, can eliminate the bacteria or fungi that could cause itchiness. It’s also anti-inflammatory, and it can help exfoliate your scalp, both of which can treat dry scalp itself.

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Dr. Sayyam Azam is a certified dermatologist who has specialized in Clinical Dermatology (Pakistan) and Aesthetic Medicine (US). During her specialization, she was involved in multiple clinical as well as aesthetic dermatological procedures such as botox, fillers, and chemical peels.  As a licensed dermatologist, she is now running a state-of-the- art Aesthetic Center (The Face Clinic) in Multan, Pakistan.

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