Coconut Oil for Dandruff
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Dandruff is a most common hair and scalp problem faced by the people of all ages all over the world. It occurs basically by shedding of dead skin from the dry, extremely oily or microbe-infected scalp that result in redness, itchiness, flaking and irritation of the scalp. To restore the balanced moisture, a dry and dehydrated scalp produces excess sebum which consequently blocks the hair follicles. These hair follicles attract microbes and leads to bacterial and fungal infection of the scalp causing Seborrhoeic Dermatitis, psoriasis and dandruff.

Applying natural oils to the scalp and hair is a great natural way to prevent dandruff and over all dryness in the scalp. Mainly the dandruff is caused when the scalp becomes dry and begins to flakes.

So, try these natural oil methods which are described below to combat dandruff and also to ease the irritated scalp.

Nature’s Dandruff Fixes

Coconut Oil for DandruffDandruff-fighting natural oils that can be found right in your house. Using coconut oil for dandruff is a good solution. It’s a deep moisturizer which both treats your hair and your scalp, leaving you with fresh, clean hair.

Applying unrefined coconut oil to trouble areas can begin remedying your problem in just a few hours. With regular treatment, dandruff will be a problem of the past!

Top Reasons To Use Coconut Oil for Dandruff:

  • Coconut oil works as a deep moisturizer which can help to take care of dry scalp and treats dandruff effectively.
  • It has antifungal properties which treats the fungus which causes the dandruff.
  • It works well for reconditioning dry hair because of its molecular structure as it penetrating the hair shaft, getting past the cuticle, repairing and preventing damage from inside out.
  • It has lauric acid, capric acid and vitamin E will helps to restructure hair, increase hair’s strength by preventing protein loss and finally improves shine to your hair.
  • It is an edible oil that has antibiotic and nutritional properties that possess high viscosity and combustibility that helps to prevent the dryness of the scalp and dandruff when applied regularly.

Method – 1: (Coconut Oil)

  1. Wash your hair but make sure that not to use any conditioners
  2. Dry your hair after shampooing but does not feel silky as it has to feel dry.
  3. Then apply coconut oil on your scalp and don’t get it into the rest of your hair.
  4. Wash your hair to clear the oil for twice a day
  5. Repeat the process once weekly until you get complete relief from the dandruff.

Method – 2: (Hot Coconut Oil Massage)

  1. Take 100 percent pure coconut oil which is in a solid form
  2. Heat it either in stove or microwave to get hot liquid coconut oil
  3. Apply this hot oil on your scalp but not the hair
  4. Massage it gently the coconut oil in your scalp with your finger tips
  5. Cover your head with a towel or shower cap and allow it to treat your scalp for 15 – 20 minutes
  6. After that rinse your hair thoroughly by using a deep moisturizing conditioner
  7. Continue doing this process for once a week to control the dandruff completely.

Method – 3: (Coconut Oil with Lime Juice)

  1. Take 5 tablespoon of coconut oil and add a tablespoon of lemon juice into it
  2. Mix it well and apply on your scalp
  3. Massage it gently and leave it for 20 – 30 minutes
  4. Wash it off with shampoo to get rid of the dandruff
  5. Cover your hair with warm towel to prevent dandruff on your scalp.
  6. Or you can mix the lemon juice in a warm coconut oil (under indirect heat)
  7. Or you can try consumption of coconut oil or coconut oil supplements (capsules) each day which helps to treat dandruff and dryness of the skin.
  8. Regular repeating of the same process will helps to prevent the dandruff.

Method – 4: (Coconut Oil with Fenugreek)

  1. Take a tablespoon of fenugreek seeds and crush it well. Fenugreek seeds are anti-fungus and they remove the fungus that is growing inside and outside the scalp.
  2. Take 5 tablespoons of coconut oil and warm it
  3. Mix this fenugreek powder into that warm oil
  4. Apply this on your scalp when the oil comes to room temperature
  5. Then let it sit for about 2 hours and wash it off with water followed by mild shampoo.
  6. Process has to be repeated regularly to get rid of the mild shampoo.

Method – 5: (Coconut Oil for Overnight)

  1. Take 3 – 5 tablespoons of coconut oil and apply it onto the scalp
  2. Massage it gently all over your scalp for few minutes
  3. Let it sit for at overnight
  4. Then next morning, rinse your hair as normal with your shampoo but make sure that you need not to use conditioner as coconut oil hair mask is a fantastic pre-conditioner.
  5. Do this method every day for 5 – 7 days to get dandruff clear hair.

Method – 6: (Coconut Oil with Rosemary Oil)

  1. Take a small amount of rosemary oil and add few drops of coconut oil into it
  2. Mix it well and apply this to your scalp
  3. Leave it for few minutes and wash it off to get rid of the dandruff
  4. Repeat it for every alternative day to get complete relief from the dandruff.

Method – 7: (Coconut Oil with Other Essential Oils)

  1. Take a cup of coconut oil, a teaspoon of tea tree oil, 4 drops of cedar wood essential oil and 2 drops of ylang ylang
  2. Mix all the above ingredients very well and apply it on your scalp
  3. Massage it gently on your scalp and leave it for at least an hour so that it will penetrate into your hair and scalp
  4. Rinse your hair with shampoo and water
  5. Do this method for once a week to prevent dandruff and also to make your hair soft and shiny.

Method – 8: (Coconut Oil with Camphor)

  1. Take a teaspoon of camphor and add this to half cup of coconut oil
  2. Mix it well and store it in an airtight container.
  3. Apply this to your scalp and massage it for 10 minutes
  4. Do this for each night before going to bed
  5. Continue this method for 2 weeks and your dandruff will be controlled.

Tea Tree Oil for Dandruff:

  • Tea tree oil will effectively fights against the fungus that causes dandruff without drying the scalp and it is a natural conditioner too.
  • Tea tree oil contains natural antiseptic and antibiotic which smells fantastic. It efficiently treats the dandruff without any side effects.

Method – 1: (Tea Tree Oil with regular shampoo)

  1. Take few drops of tea tree oil and add this to your regular shampoo mixture
  2. Or you use shampoo that has 5 percent of tea tree oil
  3. Apply this to your hair and leave it for few minutes
  4. Rinse it off thoroughly and repeat the process once for 2 days.

Method – 2: (Diluted Tea Tree Oil Spray)

  1. Take a tablespoon of tea tree oil and mix it in a cup of warm water
  2. Mix it well and pour it in an empty spray bottle
  3. Then spray the solution after taking shampoo to your hair
  4. Now massage your hair and scalp with this spray
  5. Pat it dry and continue following this process regularly to get clear from dandruff.

Method – 3: (Tea Tree Oil with Carrier Oils)

  1. Mix tea tree oil and carrier oil (like almond oil or olive oil) in 10:1 ratio i.e. 10 drops of tea tree oil with 1 teaspoon of carrier oil
  2. Stir it well and massage it on your scalp
  3. Leave it on for about 30 minutes
  4. Rinse your hair with normal water followed by the shampoo
  5. Follow up regularly to get complete relief from the dandruff and dry scalp.

Method – 4: (Tea Tree Oil with Grape Seed Oil)

  1. Take 12 drops of tea tree oil and add this to 1 oz of grape seed oil
  2. Mix it well and apply this to the scalp
  3. Regular application helps to get relief from the dandruff.
  4. Wait for few minutes and then wash your hair with shampoo and water.
  5. You can also use jojoba oil in the place of grape seed oil.

Tea Tree Oil shampoo for Dandruff:

There are many tea tree oil containing shampoos available in the market like Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Shampoo, Jason Tea tree scalp shampoo, etc. which are very effectively treats the dandruff. You can try any of these shampoo but make sure that it has to contain 5 percent of tea tree oil as an ingredient in that shampoo.

Olive Oil for Dandruff:

Olive oil will soothe the scalp and gently rejuvenating the scalp with its moisture and nutrition. This will prevent the dandruff very effectively.

Olive oil replenishes dry, brittle and damaged hair as olive oil dandruff treatment target on the scalp rather than the follicles.

Olive oil when applied on the scalp will soak into thick, scaly areas on the scalp that cause persistent dandruff. This will hydrated them enough to allow them to loosen and release in a large pieces instead of smaller flakes. This will put a complete end to the dandruff and other hair problems.

Method – 1: (Hot Olive Oil Treatment)

  1. Take few drops of olive oil and make it warm on indirect heat
  2. Use this warm oil to massage it on your scalp.
  3. Then wrap your hair with towel
  4. Leave it for about 30 minutes and rinse it off with normal water and shampoo.
  5. Or you can massage this warm oil on the scalp in circular motion before going to bed and wash it off in the morning with a mild shampoo.

Method – 2: (Olive Oil)

  1. Take olive oil and apply it to your hair before washing your hair
  2. Let it sit for about 5 – 10 minutes to do its work on dandruff
  3. Wash your hair to get rid of the dandruff
  4. Also apply the olive oil once more before going to bed
  5. Cover your hair with towel or cotton cap or else use an old pillowcase to absorb the oil
  6. In the next morning, you will wake up with a dandruff free head.
  7. Repeating it regularly for a week will helps to get rid of the dandruff completely.

Method – 3: (Olive Oil with Black Pepper)

  1. Take 3 teaspoons of olive oil and add a teaspoon of black pepper powder. Black pepper has dandruff fighting minerals, zinc and selenium and used effectively to treat dandruff.
  2. Mix it well and apply it by massaging it on your scalp
  3. Allow it to sit for about an hour and then shampoo your hair
  4. It’s better to apply it on scalp in night and leave it for overnight
  5. Repeat the process continuously for 3 – 4 nights to have complete relief from the dandruff.

Method – 4: (Olive Oil with Saran Wrap)

  1. Take 1/2 cup of warm olive oil and wet your hair with water so as it to prevent it from absorbing any oil.
  2. Then take a gravy brush and use it to apply the oil to your scalp
  3. Now wrap your head in saran wrap (above your eyes, nose and mouth)
  4. Let it sit for about 30 – 40 minutes and rinse it off thoroughly
  5. Continue doing the process regularly to clear the dandruff.

Method – 5: (Olive Oil with Apple Cider Vinegar)

  1. Take 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, 2 tablespoons of distilled water and 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  2. Add all these ingredients in a small bowl and stir it well
  3. Wet your hair until it’s just damp and pour the rinse over your head.
  4. Then massage it into your scalp with your fingers
  5. Leave it on your scalp for about 20 – 25 minutes
  6. Shampoo your hair normally and continue doing it.

Jojoba Oil for Dandruff:

  • Jojoba oil is not an oil but it is a wax ester that makes the closest approximation to human sebum. It balances the natural oils and helps not to clog pores. It moisturizes the dry flakes on your scalp and removes dandruff very effectively.
  • Jojoba oil dissolves the excess sebum (excess oil on your scalp), cleanses your hair and scalp by preventing the dry, dandruff and damaged hair. It balances the proper pH balances for healthy and natural growth of hair and scalp.

Method – 1: (Jojoba Oil with Lavender Oil)

  1. Take 1 oz of jojoba oil and add 16 drops of lavender essential oil (Or tea tree oil)
  2. Mix both of these oils in a clean container
  3. Then pour or drop a quarter – sized amount of these oils into your palms and spread it evenly by using your fingers
  4. Now massage deeply on your scalp for about a minute or two by adding more of the oil if needed.
  5. Remember to do an up-down zigzag motion on the base of your skull by rubbing with fingernails.
  6. You have to start with each hand behind your ears and making your hands to meet just right above your neck.
  7. Do this process of up-down zigzag for several times and for the top of your scalp, you have to rub from your ears to the middle of your scalp but horizontally
  8. At last you have done a deep rub or massage to your scalp
  9. Leave it for about 20 minutes by covering your head with shower cap and then wash it off with shampoo and water.
  10. Continue this process for better results.

Method – 2: (Jojoba Oil Conditioner)

  1. Add few drops of Jojoba oil into your regular condition (10 drops of oil for a 3 oz of bottle)
  2. Mix it and shake it well to combine the oil in the conditioner.
  3. After washing your hair with shampoo, then condition your hair with this mixture.
  4. Leave it on for about 3 – 5 minutes and wash it with water
  5. Use this conditioner whenever you shampoo your hair for dandruff free and healthy hair.

Method – 3: (Jojoba Oil)

  1. Take few drops of jojoba oil and apply it directly on your scalp and hair by massaging it
  2. Wrap your hair with a hot towel and leave it for about 10 – 15 minutes
  3. Finally wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner
  4. This process helps to have squeaky clean, healthy, beautiful and dandruff clear hair.
  5. Repeat the process regularly for better results.

Neem Oil for Dandruff:

  • Neem oil is a vegetable oil that has been extracted from the seeds and fruits of neem tree. This oil makes your scalp smooth and shiny. It is an effective treatment for dandruff.
  • Neem oil acts as natural insect repellent which possess insecticidal properties that treats dandruff very effectively.
  • Neem oil contains anti-microbial properties that kill the bacteria and fungus causing dandruff.
  • Regular application of neem oil may also resolve thinning hair problems and helps to promote the growth by strengthening it and prevents it from the infections.

Method – 1: (Neem Oil with Apple Cider Vinegar)

  1. Wash your hair thoroughly and apply small amount of apple cider vinegar to your scalp
  2. Leave it for a minute or two and then rinse it off
  3. Dry your hair partially and apply a little amount of neem oil to your scalp
  4. Finally dry it off with a clean towel and repeat it to get rid of the dandruff.

Method – 2: (Neem Shampoo)

  1. Take 1/2 teaspoon of neem oil and add this to your regular shampoo
  2. Shake it well to mix the ingredients properly
  3. Or you can use the shampoo that contains neem oil as an ingredient in it.
  4. Wash your hair with this shampoo mixture once a week to cure dandruff completely.

Method – 3: (Neem Oil with Olive Oil)

  1. Take a capful of neem oil from the neem oil bottle
  2. Add this to a tablespoon of olive oil and mix it well
  3. Apply this to your scalp and let it sit for about 20 – 25 minutes
  4. Then wash your hair to prevent dandruff.

Method – 4: (Neem Oil with Tea Tree Oil and Basil Oil)

  1. Take neem oil, tea tree oil and basil oil in equal quantities
  2. Mix it well and apply this onto your scalp
  3. Let it sit for about 1 – 2 hours
  4. Shampoo your hair to get dandruff clear hair and continue doing it.
  5. In this process, you can use rosemary oil in the place of basil oil.

Castor Oil for Dandruff:

  • Castor oil kills the bacteria that cause dandruff on your scalp and moisturizes the skin by ending dry flakes.
  • Castor oil contains antifungal and antibacterial properties that are very effective in treating scalp infections like dandruff
  • Castor oil is loaded with essential nutrients such as amino acids, omega – 6 fatty acids and vitamin E as all these will moisturizes dry flakes and itchy scalp which helps to eliminate the dandruff.
  • Castor oil is filled with plenty of excellent vital nutrients like vitamin E, minerals and proteins which help to have a healthy hair.

Method – 1: (Castor Oil)

  1. Take small amount of castor oil in a bowl
  2. Apply it on your scalp by using a cotton ball
  3. Let it sit for about 20 – 25 minutes
  4. Rinse it off thoroughly and dry your hair
  5. Method has to be repeated every day until you get complete relief from the dandruff.

Method – 2: (Castor Oil with Olive Oil)

  1. Take small amount of castor oil and olive oil
  2. Mix it well and slightly warm it up
  3. Apply it on your scalp by massaging gently on the head
  4. Then wrap your head with a warm towel and leave it for about 10 – 15 minutes
  5. Now, wash your hair with good quality shampoo and this helps to clear the scalp.
  6. Continue doing it regularly until you get relief from the dandruff.

Note:

You have to follow these points for dandruff free and healthy hair.

  • Hot oil therapy is one of the best home treatment for the prevention and control of common dandruff why because it relieves dryness of the scalp and prevents clogging of the pores of the scalp. Here, you use any above mentioned oil for this hot treatment.
  • You can use combination of any of the above mentioned oils like olive oil with castor oil, tea tree oil with coconut oil, etc.
  • Essential oils like castor oil, tea tree oil, etc. will not be applied directly on the scalp and it should be used by mixing any of the carrier oil like olive oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil.
  • Test the essential oil if you’re using it for the first time. And avoid using it if you’re allergic to it.
  • Make sure to apply most of these oils on your scalp rather than on all over your hair in treating dandruff.

When dead skin cells accumulate on the scalp and in the hair follicles, they form and itchy, scaly layer that flakes off, resulting in dandruff. This accumulation is caused by a mild form of seborrheic dermatitis triggered by a fungus called Malassezia or Pityrosporum. Other causes for dandruff include frequent extreme changes in climate, stress, hair styling products, pollution, chronic constipation, hormonal fluctuations, and poor hygiene.

Want to get rid of dandruff once and for all? Don’t spend money on expensive shampoos filled with chemicals that cause unwanted side effects. Instead, try olive oil. For centuries, it’s been one of the most effective remedies for a range of health and beauty issues, including dandruff. You’re about to learn how to use it and why it works. Let’s get started!

Does Olive Oil Work for Dandruff?

  • Olive oil moisturizes the scalp and hair, preventing dryness and flaking.
  • It contains vitamins A, E, and K and anti-oxidants that repair damaged hair.
  • Olive oil clarifies hair follicles, leaving the scalp healthy.
  • Olive oil scalp massages stimulate blood flow, waking up the hair follicles and promoting hair growth.
  • Olive oil is anti-inflammatory.
  • Olive oil protects hair follicles and roots, strengthening each strand to prevent breakage.
  • The polyphenols in olive oil cleanse hair more deeply than most shampoos.
  • Olive oil restores the scalp’s oil balance so hair is never greasy or dry.

How to Use Olive Oil to Treat Dandruff?

Olive oil can be used alone and in combination with other natural ingredients that keep the scalp and hair healthy and flake free. Always use organic extra virgin olive oil for the remedies listed below.

1. Olive Oil

Warm olive oil massage prevents the dandruff. Moisturizes the scalp and promotes healthy hair growth.

  • Warm enough of extra virgin olive oil over indirect heat.
  • Use fingertips to massage into scalp, rubbing in circular motions for 5 minutes.
  • Wrap hair in a towel and leave on 30 minutes or overnight.
  • Rinse hair with water.
  • Repeat daily for a week.
  • If you have chronic dandruff, then wait for 2 – 3 days and continue this for again a week to clear dandruff

2. Olive Oil with Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil moisturizes hair while fighting the fungus that causes dandruff.

  • Mix 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil with 10 drops of tea tree oil.
  • Use fingertips to massage into scalp, rubbing in circular motions.
  • Leave on 30 – 40 minutes, then rinse with water and mild shampoo.
  • Repeat daily.
  • Note 1: You can use 15 drops of lavender tea tree essential oil in 2 ounce of extra virgin olive oil.
  • Note 2: You can use 1 capful of neem oil and 1 tablespoon of olive oil and apply this on the scalp and wash it off thoroughly after 20 – 25 minutes to prevent dandruff.

3. Olive Oil with Aloe Vera and Curd

The pectin in aloe vera stimulates the breakdown of dead skin cells and the generation of new ones. Curd soothes itching and inflammation.

  • Mix 3 teaspoons of fresh aloe vera gel, ½ cup of curd, and 3 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil.
  • Massage into scalp.
  • Leave on 25 – 30 minutes, rinse with water, and wash with mild shampoo.
  • Repeat 3 times a week.

Also Read: 16 Aloe Vera Methods To Get Rid From Dandruff.

4. Olive Oil with Ginger and Lemon Juice

Ginger kills the fungus that causes dandruff. The citric acid in lemon juice clarifies hair follicles and balances the scalp’s pH level.

Process 1:

  • Peel and grind ginger root.
  • Strain through cheesecloth to extract juice.
  • Mix equal quantities of ginger juice, fresh lemon juice, and extra virgin olive oil.
  • Massage into scalp, rubbing in circular motions.
  • Leave on 30 – 40 minutes, then rinse with water and wash with antidandruff shampoo.
  • Repeat 3 times a week.

Process 2:

  • Mix 1 part of ginger oil in 2 parts of olive oil.
  • Massage into scalp thoroughly.
  • Leave on overnight and wash it off in next morning.
  • Rinse with water and wash with mild shampoo.

Process 3:

  • Mix 1 tablespoon each of grated ginger and warm olive oil.
  • Massage into scalp and leave for 10 minues.
  • Rinse with water mild shampoo.

5. Olive Oil with Apple Cider Vinegar

The enzymes and the acetic and mallic acids in apple cider vinegar kill bacteria and fungus while balancing the scalp’s pH level.

  • Mix 2 tablespoons each of extra virgin olive oil and apple cider vinegar.
  • Massage into scalp, rubbing in circular motions, and leave on 20 – 30 minutes.
  • Wash hair as normal.
  • Repeat daily.

6. Olive Oil with Castor Oil

Castor is rich in vitamin E, omega–6 fatty acids, and amino acids that kill fungus and support a healthy scalp.

  • Mix 1 tablespoon each of castor oil and olive oil and warm slightly.
  • Massage into scalp, wrap hair in warm towel, and leave on 15 – 20 minutes.
  • Wash hair with anti – dandruff shampoo.
  • For added benefit, include 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice.
  • Castor oil can be replaced by organic almond oil.
  • Repeat daily.

7. Olive Oil with Black Pepper

The selenium and zinc in black pepper fight dandruff and promote a healthy scalp.

  • Mix 1 teaspoon of black pepper and 3 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil.
  • Massage into scalp, rubbing in circular motions.
  • Leave on one hour or overnight.
  • Wash hair with mild shampoo.
  • Repeat nightly.

8. Olive Oil with Fenugreek Seeds

  • Soak 2 teaspoons fenugreek seeds in water overnight.
  • In the morning, strain out water and mash seeds.
  • Mix with ½ cup of warm extra virgin olive oil.
  • Apply to scalp and leave on 2 – 3 hours.
  • Rinse with water.
  • Repeat daily.

9. Olive Oil with Honey

Honey has antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties and it moisturizes the scalp and hair.

Process 1:

  • Warm ½ cup of extra virgin olive and mix with 2 teaspoons of raw honey.
  • Massage gently into scalp and leave on 10 – 15 minutes.
  • Wash with herbal shampoo and wrap in warm towel to hold the moisturizer.
  • Repeat daily.

Process 2:

  • Mix 2 tablespoons each of honey and olive oil in 1 egg yolk.
  • Apply to the scalp and leave for 30 minutes.
  • Rinse with lukewarm water and mild shampoo.
  • Repeat 3 times a week.

10. Olive Oil with Almond Oil and Sugar

Process 1:

  • Mix 2 tablespoons sugar into 1 cup water until dissolved.
  • Mix equal quantities extra virgin olive oil and almond oil.
  • Apply oils to scalp, massaging in circular motions.
  • Apply sugar solution over oil and comb through hair.
  • Rinse with water and mild shampoo.
  • Repeat twice a week.

Process 2:

  • Mix few drops of olive oil in 4 teaspoons of sugar.
  • Stir well to make a paste.
  • Apply on the scalp and massage it gently.
  • Wash it off after 10 – 15 minutes with shampoo.

11. Olive Oil with Coconut Oil and Yogurt

Coconut oil fights fungus and moisturizes the hair and scalp. Yogurt soothes irritation and itching.

Process 1:

  • Mix 2 teaspoons each of coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, and raw honey with 3 teaspoons plain Greek yogurt.
  • Apply mixture to scalp, massaging gently for 10 minutes.
  • Leave on 30 – 40 minutes, then wash with mild shampoo.
  • Repeat 3 times a week.

Process 2:

  • Mix coconut oil and olive oil.
  • Apply to hair from root to tip and cover with shower cap.
  • Leave on for 2 hours and rinse it with mild herbal shampoo.

Also Read: How to Get Rid of Dandruff Using Coconut Oil?

12. Olive Oil with Avocado and Honey

Avocados contain vitamins, minerals, and natural oils that nourish the scalp and hair.

  • In a blender, mix 1 ripe avocado, 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, and 1 teaspoon of raw honey until smooth.
  • Apply to scalp, massaging in circular motions, and leave on 30 – 35 minutes.
  • Wash hair with warm water and mild shampoo.
  • Repeat 3 times a week.

13. Olive Oil with Basil

Basil has antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties.

  • Crush, grind, or blend fresh basil leaves and strain them through cheesecloth to extract juice.
  • Mix 1 teaspoon of basil juice with ½ teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil.
  • Massage into scalp and leave on overnight.
  • Wash hair with water and mild shampoo.
  • Repeat nightly.

14. Olive Oil with Egg

The sulfur, proteins, and lecithin in eggs moisturize the scalp, strengthen hair, and kill the fungus that causes dandruff.

Process 1:

  • Whisk together 2 eggs and 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil.
  • Massage into scalp, rubbing in circular motions for 10 minutes.
  • Wrap hair in towel and leave on 30 – 40 minutes.
  • Rinse with warm water and shampoo as normal.
  • Repeat daily.

Process 2:

  • Mix 1 tablespoon each of vinegar and olive oil and 1 egg.
  • Apply this on the hair roots and strands with brush.
  • Leave for 45 minutes to 2 hours.
  • Rinse with shampoo and water.
  • Repeat twice a week.

Process 3:

  • Mix 1 egg yolk, 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 1 tablespoon of warm olive oil.
  • Massage into scalp.
  • Wash it thoroughly with warm water after 35 minutes.
  • Repeat twice a week.

15. Olive Oil with Moong Dal and Curd

  • Mix 2 tablespoons moong dal powder, 4 tablespoons curd, and 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil.
  • Apply to scalp, massaging in circular motions.
  • Leave on 15 – 20 minutes, rinse with cool water, and towel dry.
  • Repeat regularly. 

16. Olive Oil with Turmeric

Turmeric is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, and it contains anti-oxidants that strengthen hair.

  • Mix 1 teaspoon turmeric powder with 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil.
  • Apply to scalp, massaging in circular motions.
  • Leave on 30 – 45 minutes, then shampoo as normal.
  • Repeat daily.

17. Olive Oil with Lemon Juice 

  • Mix 1 teaspoon each of fresh lemon or lime juice and olive oil.
  • Apply on the scalp and massage gently for few minutes to spread thoroughly on the scalp.
  • Leave on overnight.
  • Rinse your hair with water followed by shampoo in the next morning.
  • Repeat daily.

Also Read: 25 Best Lemon Remedies for Dandruff.

18. Olive Oil Shampoo

One of the simplest ways to use olive oil to treat dandruff is to use an olive oil shampoo. These can be found in some stores and ordered online. Find an organic shampoo made without chemicals, pesticides, or preservatives. Trusted brands include Palmer’s, ORS, and Regis Designline.

Does Olive Oil Cause Dandruff?

Some claim that olive oil actually causes dandruff. It does contain saturated fats, which contribute to inflammation and flakiness, but it only exacerbates the problem when used in excess.

Tips and Precautions:

For best results, follow the advice below when treating dandruff with olive oil.

  • Avoid commercial shampoos, conditioners, and styling products.
  • Avoid blow–drying hair.
  • Always use organic extra virgin olive oil.
  • Olive oil can also be used to treat dandruff in babies.
  • Olive oil helps to treat cradle cap, a form of dandruff we observe in new born babies. Gently massage the olive oil on the scalp either with fingers or soft brush. Leave on for 15 minutes and wash it with baby shampoo followed with warm water. Apply regularly.
  • Mix crushed rosemary leaves in olive oil. Apply to the scalp and wash it after 15 – 20 minutes to prevent dandruff.
  • Results will vary from person to person.
  • Practice good hygiene.
  • Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet, drink plenty of water, and get plenty of sleep.
  • Before starting regular olive oil treatments, do a patch test to find out if you’re allergic to it.
  • Consult a doctor before starting regular olive oil treatments.

Dandruff can be prevented by washing your hair regularly or for every alternative day, if you suffer from little dandruff. If you’re suffering from frequent dandruff attacks or severe dandruff then simply follow these oil methods at home to get complete relief from the dandruff and also it prevent the future attack of this dandruff. These methods are naturally safe without any side effects.

This is all about Different Oils for Dandruff. Try all these to treat the dandruff effectively.

Have you tried any of these oil methods as either oil or shampoo? Then tell us your experience in detail.

3 comments
  1. In Method 5 above (Coconut Oil overnight), I think the details need to be amended to remove “tea tree oil” and replace it with “coconut oil”?

    1. Shampoo your hair after an hour of olive oil application. Use shampoo with less harsh chemicals for effective results.

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