Dandruff refers to the white or grayish scaly scurf that forms on the skin, especially the scalp. Some of its causes include too oily head, poor blood circulation in the head, dry skin, poor nutrition, yeast, and stress.

Dandruff is an energy sapper and it can rob us of self-confidence. It can cause embarrassment and it can sometimes force us to do inappropriate moves like scratching in public. We need to prevent it or treat it as early as possible.

Dandruff is not a fatal disease but it can cause serious trouble to those affected, but it can be cured. There are actually many ways to cure dandruff and one of them involves the use of herbal or common home remedies.

Here are some of the most common herbal or home remedies for dandruff:

1. Apple Juice and Warm Water.

Combine equal amounts of apple juice and warm water in a basin and apply it on your hair. Let it stay for 10 minutes then wash your hair.

2. Lime Juice

Lime has antioxidant properties that help to restore the scalp to its normal condition. Apply lime juice on your head, let it stay for a few minutes and wash your hair.

3. Olive Oil

Olive oil contains properties that help provide moisture to your hair. Apply lukewarm olive oil to your scalp and massage it in circular motion. Allow the oil to stay for an hour then wash your head with mild shampoo.

4. Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe vera gel can help to remove dandruff. Apply it on your scalp and let it stay there for 15 minutes before washing.

7. Lemon Juice and Yogurt

Lemon juice and yogurt can help to cure dandruff. Just apply them topically on your scalp to eliminate the problem.

8. Coconut Oil

You can also treat dandruff by massaging your scalp daily with coconut oil. Wash your hair with mild shampoo after each massage session.

9. Egg Whites and Lemon Juice

Beat two egg whites and add lemon juice to it. Apply the mixture on your scalp and let it stay for about 30 minutes. Wash your hair with mild shampoo.

Aside from the application of herbs and herbal products, there are also other ways to treat or prevent dandruff. These include:

1. Eating more fruits and vegetables to keep your scalp, skin and hair healthy, soft and moisturized;

2. Brushing hair regularly;

3. Washing hair regularly;

4. Eating foods loaded with zinc and vitamin B;

5. Avoiding stressful situations; and

6. Avoiding fried foods, sugar and too much chocolate.

These are some of the ways to treat or prevent dandruff naturally. You can use any or a combination of these for healthy, dandruff free scalp and soft, shiny hair.