Best Dandruff Shampoo

Homemade dandruff shampoo recipes

The best dandruff shampoo might just be a natural one. A commercial over the counter dandruff control shampoo can sometimes do more harm to your scalp and may even cause worse dandruff problems. So why not make your own dandruff shampoo at home that’s natural and sure to work?!

There are two types of dandruff, so you will firstly need to identify whether you have a dry or oily dandruff problem. Oily dandruff sticks to the hair and scalp, while dry dandruff usually falls off on your clothing and bedding.

Best dandruff shampoos for dry dandruff

Best dandruff shampoo Recipe 1

2 cups water

2 drops of tea tree oil (Anti-fungal effect)

2 heaped tbsp of pure grated ivory soap- non scented. (Cleansing effect)

1 tsp of jojoba oil (can be replaced with 1 tsp of warm coconut oil) (Moisturizing effect)


Mix the oil (whichever one you are using) with the water, put the mixture in a pan on low heat and mix in your grated ivory soap until melted. Take off the heat. Ad the tea tree oil and mix again. You can use this mixture warm or you can store it in a container for a few weeks while using it.

Lather the shampoo into your hair thoroughly. Massage it into your hair with the tips of your fingers, massaging your scalp as well. Use the shampoo once per day for two weeks for great results.

This shampoo will not only help get rid of dandruff, but will help moisturize your scalp and hair.

Homemade dandruff shampoo Recipe 2

300ml of any milk baby shampoo

5 drops of tea tree oil

Place the oil in the shampoo and shake.

Oily dandruff shampoo

Best dandruff shampoo Recipe 1

Handful of baking soda (cleansing but keeps natural oils)

Warm water


Wet your hair and lather the baking soda into your scalp and hair. Massage the scalp. Rinse thoroughly. Avoid using any other shampoos. Use this for two weeks.

Homemade dandruff shampoo Recipe 2

2 tablespoons (30ml) un-fragranced shampoo base

1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon of lime juice

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 tsp jojoba oil (will not make your hair oily, it will help regain natural PH balance)

White vinegar


Mix all the ingredients together and wash the hair and scalp while massaging it in. Rinse off with white vinegar (does not need to be diluted) and water. Wash daily.

Tips- You can alternate the recipes given for each type of dandruff problem.

There are many wonderful natural products out there.  Some natural products are ready made.  On the other hand you could use the methods explained above.

The most important thing in life is to look after yourself.  Get sufficient rest, not necessarily from work, but from stressful situations.

Other pages on “remedies-for-skin” in connection with this page on the best dandruff shampoo

- Natural remedies for dandruff treatments and dandruff shampoos

- Home remedies for dry scalp and scalp treatments

- Using coconut oil as hair and scalp treatment

- The causes of dandruff

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