How to Get Rid of Dandruff

How to Get Rid of Dandruff: Essential Oils Guide

how to get rid of dandruff


Dandruff is ugly. I know because I have dealt with it. I dealt with it for years, all my life, until I recently discovered a solution this year. And my dandruff was bad you guys, like avoid dark colored tops bad. TMI? No such thing. Here’s how to get rid of dandruff, fast:

Essential oils.



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This oil is super effective because it mimics the natural sebum your scalp manufactures on it’s own. It’s on the expensive side, but it is also super potent so it works out nicely. You will only need a couple drops in a carrier oil to do the trick. It moisturizes and seals in moisture for the perfect solution to a dry, thirsty scalp. This is sooo crucial. Think of your hair as the crop and your scalp as the soil, and you’ll understand why a healthy scalp can literally make or break healthy hair

Coconut Oil

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Coconut oil has been getting a lot of buzz lately for it’s skin and hair benefits, but when it comes to dandruff this super affordable oil is very, very underrated. It’s really light and smells amazing, so most will absolutely love this. It’s affordability and lightweight texture make it the perfect carrier oil. For those who don’t know, a carrier oil constitutes the majority of your hair oil mix, and helps dilute stronger oils so they can be applied directly to your skin in smaller doses. Coconut oil is what really does the work in this dandruff elixir. Recently, I have thought about incorporating other oils within my coconut oil, just so I can see faster results. Not to say that coconut oil doesn’t work, but I would love to see the results of what would happen if I added a few drops of something like cbd oil. I have heard good things about this, so I am excited to give this a go. I’ve already started looking into reading some reviews of the best CBD oils UK, just so I can get a heads start and know what I would be getting myself into. As looking after my hair is very important to me, I want to do this in the safest way possible, so research is essential.

If you have greasy hair, or are prone to it, using this as a scalp treatment 2-3 times a week will absolutely do the trick! Do the treatment right before a wash (be sure to use clarifying shampoo), and you should see results in less than two weeks.


Sweet Almond Oil

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Another carrier oil, this oil is not only great for banishing dandruff but it also promotes hair growth! Talk about a double whammy. This is used in similar quantities to the coconut oil, but a little less. This oil has a light scent, and is very lightweight so it will do well with in this mixture.


These are the oils that have helped for me get rid of dandruff, completely and for good! If you guys want to see other natural/DIY hair solutions feel free to let me know. These three oils together have banished my dandruff completely and for good in ways that no other solutions have ever been able to, including the best anti-dandruff shampoos!


  1. Katharina
    September 11, 2013 / 12:20 pm

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    • September 13, 2013 / 4:06 pm

      Aww, that’s so sweet thank you so much!

  2. Jasmine Rivers
    September 13, 2013 / 2:21 pm

    Hi Maha!! I’ve never had a problem with dandruff, however the crown of my head always itches. It could be because I work out so I sweat a lot. I’ve been natural for a little over 2 months and the only products I’ve tried are Cantu Shea butter and Olive oil. Do you have any suggestions for the itching??

    P.s. I’m your newest follower <#

    xoxo Ms. J –

    • September 13, 2013 / 4:13 pm

      Hey! Thanks so much for stopping by, I’m so happy to have you as a new follower 🙂 I completely empathize with this, and I had the same issues until I started looking into essential oils! Sometimes the sweat from working out can really irritate the scalp, so I suggest a few drops of tea tree oil, a few drops of peppermint oil, and a few drops of jojoba added to a carrier oil! Depending on your hair texture, two good carrier oils are coconut which is lightweight or castor oil which is quite thick. The peppermint oil soothes the scalp almost instantly for an excellent therapeutic effect, and the tea tree oil has disinfecting properties to take care of bacteria between washes. The jojoba is optional, but I recommended it because of the way it mimics the natural sebum of your scalp for a moisturizing effect. I know all this by trial and error lol, so let me know if it works and I will be more than happy to answer any other questions you have!

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