Anti dandruff shampoo

How To Make Anti Dandruff Shampoo At Home

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. Updated: January 16, 2017
How To Make Anti Dandruff Shampoo At Home

Dandruff is an annoying and unattractive scalp condition resulting from excessive peeling of the scalp and that, in addition, may be accompanied by symptoms such as itchiness, irritation and inflammation. It is not easy to get rid of these white and yellow tone particles. It is therefore necessary to initiate an appropriate treatment making use of lotions specific for its elimination. It is also possible to use some natural ingredients that offer beneficial properties for this purpose. In the following OneHowTo article we will show you a simple way to combat this problem through the production of homemade anti-dandruff shampoo. Continue reading and discover its formula.

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Among the best natural remedies to treat dandruff we find some medicinal plants that, thanks to their anti-bacterial and purifying properties, can offer us good results when trying to rid ourselves of this scalp condition. These plants will be the focus of the homemade anti-dandruff shampoo formula we propose. You will need the following plants to prepare it:

  • 2 spoonfuls of sage
  • 1 spoonful of rosemary
  • 1 spoonful of thyme
  • 1 spoonful of mint
  • 1 litre of water
  • 1 cup of neutral shampoo

You can add some shikakai powder to increase both the cleansing and the anti-dandruff properties of your shampoo, or you can make your own Ayurvedic shampoo at home.

How To Make Anti Dandruff Shampoo At Home - Step 1

Once you have all the ingredients you can begin to make the anti-dandruff shampoo. First, put a pot to heat with all the natural herbs and also pour in the water. Allow it to boil for at least 15 minutes and, after this time, take it off the heat and leave for a further 5 minutes to rest. Then you need only strain the liquid obtained so to withdraw the remains of herbs and mix it with the neutral shampoo. Mix with force to achieve a homogeneous mixture in which the shampoo is foamy.


It really is that easy! Leave to cool and the anti-dandruff shampoo will be ready to use. You can use it like any other normal shampoo, extending it on damp hair with special emphasis on the scalp area. Leave it for 10 minutes to ensure that its components fully penetrate capillary fibres and take effect. End by washing out with abundant lukewarm water. We recommend you keep it and make use of this shampoo whenever you wash your hair, you will start to notice a difference.

For another natural anti-dandruff hair wash recipe, check out our homemade shikakai shampoo recipe.

How To Make Anti Dandruff Shampoo At Home - Step 3

In addition, if you wish to address your dandruff problem and have bright and healthy hair once and for all, you can complement the action of the shampoo with a homemade rinse. The recipe consists in mixing 1 spoonful of rosemary and 1 of fresh mint with half a cup of apple cider vinegar. The latter product is ideal for removing excess dead cells from the scalp and balance the natural pH level of the hair. Using this anti-dandruff rinse after the shampoo will make the treatment more effective. You can also try massaging your scalp with white vinegar.


Aloe vera, lemon, celery and the beetroot are natural products that can also become great allies to eliminate dandruff and make your hair beautiful. If you wish to see how you can use them on your hair, consult our article how to eliminate the dandruff using home remedies.

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Boiling the shampoo for 15 minutes does not make any sense. These are essential oils and will be largely or completely vaporized. Further putting a large amount of essential oils into your kitchen could put you at risk for allergic reaction. Use caution and simply warm to mix well.
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Stef,

The boiling is used to draw out the essential oils in the herbs, so doing it for 15 minutes will help with the extraction. Fixed oils will not evaporate easily, you will need very high temperatures to do so. Boiling for 15 minutes will not be enough for them to vaporize.

Thanks for your input and we hope this has been helpful.
Sk Faiz
Home made mehendi
Mary Ware
Great at home anti-dandruff shampoo recipe. Truly a game changer for me. I am very much happy with that. :)
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