Are you embarrassed because of dandruff? Is it difficult to cure? Here I have gathered some effective ideas of hair mask for dandruff.

What is dandruff?🤔

Dandruff is a common condition between more people and that causes the skin on the scalp to flaking. It can be more embarrassing and difficult to treat for some people.

It gives you an itchy scalp caused by flakes of dead skin. Your skin replace with new cells and old cells are shed continually. In the case of those with dandruff, new skin cells begin to replace more rapidly than the normal ones. (The oil in scalp make these dead skin cells in to white flakes) Therefore, the skin sheds into visible larger clumps. 

Causes for dandruff 😖

Dandruff can be caused by a number of things, 

  • Dry skin 
  • Sensitivity to hair products  
  • Skin conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis or eczema 
  • The overgrowth of a yeast-like fungus (This overgrowth can be caused by stress, hormones, too much oil on the scalp, or problems with the immune system.) 
  • Men develop dandruff than women and people who have oily hair tend to have dandruff. You may have noticed symptoms around puberty but dandruff can occur in any age. 

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Home remedies for dandruff 😊

There are various kinds of anti-dandruff shampoos in the market. But they could contain more harmful chemicals that may cause for several hair issues like hair falling, frizzing, loosing strength likewise. So, using  home remedies for your hair care is always a good choice. Keep reading to find effective hair mask ideas.

Rice water hair mask

rice hair mask

Starch percentage in rice is 75-80%

Ricewater is the starchy water that remains after soaking or cooking rice. 

This starchy water is filled with vitamin B, vitamin E, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants. 

Ricewater has anti-fungal properties and can fight against dandruff. 

Those who have dry scalp, use this hair mask only once a week. Others can use twice a week. 

 Recipe 1 
  • One cup of rice  
  • 2 cups of water 

Add rice into a container and add the water too.  

Let it soak for 30 mins. 

Strain the starchy water and collect it into a clean bowl. 

Apply this in your cleaned scalp and massage well. 

Leave it for 30 mins. 

Rinse the hair with normal tap water. 

 Recipe 2 

Take a bowl of rice and add water accordingly for it to cook. 

Add extra 2 cups of water. 

Cook rice in boiling water and strain excess water into a cleaned bowl. 

Let it cool in room temperature. 

Apply it on your clean scalp and massage well. 

Leave it for 30 mins. 

Rinse with normal tap water. 

Fenugreek seeds hair mask

fenugreek seeds and lemon hair mask
Fenugreek seeds and lemon

This precious fenugreek seeds contains rich nutrients such as lecithin, iron, nicotinic acid, and Vitamin C. This natural remedy is more effective on dandruff. The antioxidants in the fenugreek seeds help to cleanse the hair. And it removes the excess oil from scalp. So, it is good for those who have an oily scalp. This hair mask would be more effective with lemons because lemon has anti-fungal properties. 


  • 1 cup of fenugreek seeds 
  • 2 cups of water 
  • Lemons 

Add fenugreek seeds into a container, add water and boil. 

Strain the water and put that water in a bowl. 

Cut the lemons into few pieces. 

Add lemon pieces into the bowl of fenugreek water. 

Let it cool in room temperature. 

Apply on the scalp and massage well (squeeze the lemon pieces while massaging).  

Apply on hair strands too. 

Leave the hair mask for 30-45 mins. 

Rinse the hair with normal tap water. 

Coconut water 

coconut water
coco water

Coconut water has antibacterial and antifungal properties so, it fights against dandruff. 

It is rich with essential vitamin B and potassium. This helps keep your scalp and hair nourished and healthy. 

It is also containing antioxidants which help to repair the damaged hair. 

The water makes your hair smoother, control frizzing and dryness. 

Get some fresh coconut water. 

Apply to your scalp and massage well. 

Apply it on hair strands too. 

Leave it for 30 mins. 

Wash your hair with lukewarm water. 

Coconut oil

coconut oil hair mask

Oil from coconut is an antidandruff and has hydrating properties also.

Get some natural coconut oil. 

Apply to your scalp and massage well. 

Apply it on hair strands too. 

Leave it for 30 mins. 

Wash your hair with lukewarm water. 

You can add lemon to get more effective results from this hair mask.

Green tea hair mask

green tea
Green tea

Main cause for dandruff is over production of skin cells. Green tea contains polyphenols which can reduce Psoriasis-like skin lesions and regulate your skin’s life cycle. 

Green tea removes dirt, chemicals from your scalp and stop inflammations. 

Removes dead skin cells and renew the scalp. 

Reduce excess oil in the scalp. 

Green tea hair mask is a moisturizer which can help you to reduce dryness and itchiness of the scalp. 


Add boiled water 2 cups into a bowl. 

Add 2 green tea bags. 

Let the mixture cool. 

Apply on the scalp and massage well for at least 5 mins. 

Add on hair strands too. 

Leave it for 30-45 mins. 

Wash your hair with cold water. 

Follow these 100% natural homemade hair mask recipes and get a healthy dandruff free beautiful hair. Thank you for reading… 😉👋🏽

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