Easy Homemade Dandruff Treatment

Dandruff is considered an unmentionable topic and people feel quite embarrassed about having it. In reality, having a flaky scap is an extremely common condition. I get dandruff sometimes and I find it is definitely the worst in the winter. The dry air wreaks havoc on my skin and naturally that also includes my scalp. If you’re also dealing with a dry, flaky scalp, I have got a natural solution for you. Here’s the recipe for this easy, homemade Dandruff Treatment.

Easy Homemade Natural Dandruff Treatment DIY Recipe

Dandruff Treatment

2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

2 tbsp castor oil

2 tbsp warm water


Combine all ingredients in bowl and stir or whisk vigorously.

Pour the treatment over damp hair focusing on covering all of the scalp.

Massage into your scalp then work through the rest of your hair to the tips.

Wrap your hair in an old towel* and allow to sit for 20 minutes.

Rinse and shampoo your hair. You may want to shampoo twice.

The amount you need will vary depending on the length of your hair.

Repeat once every month or two if needed.


*Castor oil will stain fabric. Use a towel you don’t care about and be careful to avoid dripping on your clothes.


The apple cider vinegar in the recipe acts as an exfoliant removing the already flaky and dead skin cells from your scalp. Then the castor oil moisturizes and nourishes your scalp to prevent the dandruff from returning. This is because of its high vitamin E, omega 6 and 9 fatty acid content, as well as other minerals and proteins. I’ve talked before about castor oil being high in ricinoleic acid as well which increases circulation to the scalp, stimulates hair growth, and can prevent or remedy hair loss. This treatment will leave the rest of your hair soft and shiny as well.


Do you experience dry scalp in the winter? How do you deal with dandruff?

Easy Homemade Natural Dandruff Treatment DIY Recipe