Sunday, January 1, 2012

Lemon Juice For Dry Scalp - Easy Dandruff Home Remedies

Dandruff is among the most embarrassing, bothersome and prevalent problems which affect almost 50% of the world population. Basically, dandruff is a problem of too dry or too oily scalp. On oily scalp, the fungus growth is speeded up by the oil that leads to dandruff while on dry scalp, dead skin cells shed from the scalp faster than normal. This shedding of dead cell is recognized as dandruff. Compared to oily dandruff, dry scalp dandruff is easy to prevent. Besides expensive medicated shampoos that are loaded with strong chemicals, there are many home remedies that you can use to treat dry scalp dandruff. One of the best, inexpensive, simple and effective home remedy for dry scalp dandruff that you can easily found at your home is lemon. In this article, learn how to use lemon juice for dry scalp and dandruff.

Lemon Juice For Dry Scalp - Easy Dandruff Home Remedies

Dry scalp is caused due to many reasons such as low production of sebum; medical condition; using bad hair care products; not using conditioner; styling products; scratching, itching & over combing; dehydration; change in weather/ humidity and stress. Dandruff damages the hair as well as causes acne, hair fall, pimples, itching in scalp, etc. Lemon moisturizes the dry scalp as well as balances the shedding of dead skin cells by removing excessive dead cells. It also kills bacteria that cause dandruff. Along with using lemon as home remedy, you should take proper care of your hair and drink sufficient water to stay hydrated.

Lemon Juice for Dry Scalp Dandruff

1. Mix lemon juice (few drops) in warm coconut oil and apply it on the scalp. Leave it for at least 1 hour before showering/bathing. You can wrap warm towel on your hair. This will soak the ingredients in to the scalp.

2. Cut 1 ripe lemon in to two halves and squeeze the juice directly over the scalp. With the help of lemon wedge, spread the juice. Instead of squeezing the juice directly, you can squeeze the juice in the bowl and then massage the juice on the scalp. After 5 mins, shampoo as usual with cold water.

3. Take 100g witch hazel, 200ml water and 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice. Mix all the three ingredients and apply on the scalp with the help of cotton after shampooing while hair is still wet. You can use this remedy till the dandruff persists.

4. Add 4 drops of lemon juice in sour curd and apply it evenly on the scalp and hair. Leave it for about ½ an hour and wash hair with shampoo.

5. Massage the mixture of lemon juice (1 spoon) and apple cider vinegar (2 spoons) on the scalp and then wash the hair with egg shampoo.

6. Combine lemon peels & coconut oil and keep it covered in the sun for 10 days. After 10 days, sieve the mixture with a strainer and apply on the scalp.

7. Make the concoction of 4 drops honey, 2 spoons of curd and juice of 1 lemon and rub it on the scalp for 15 minutes before washing hair.

8. Take 2 cups warm water, 1 lemon juice and 2 Tbsp of coconut oil. Mix them and massage over the scalp for a few minutes at night. On the next morning, wash the hair as usual.

9. Mix the lemon juice (few drops) & paste of fenugreek seeds together and apply on your scalp. Leave it for about 30 to 40 mins and wash off.

10. Apply the paste made up of pure organic peanut oil (8 Tbsp) & ½ lemon juice on your scalp and keep it for 10 mins. Wash the hair as usual.

11. After shampooing the hair, use lemon and water mixture for the last rinse to add shine as well as to remove stickiness and dandruff. To make this mixture, add 1 tsp lemon juice in 1 cup water.

12. Apply the mixture of 1 egg white and juice of 1 medium-sized lemon on the scalp. Keep the mixture for at least 1 hour and wash with mild shampoo. Use mixture of lemon and water for final rinse.

13. Hot oil therapy is another way to cure dandruff. Warm the castor oil / coconut oil / olive oil and massage all over the scalp. Cover the head with hot steamed towel for 1 hour and then apply lemon juice. After 15 minutes, shampoo the hair.

14. Add 1 lemon juice and 1 egg in 3 Tbsp henna powder to make a paste. Apply and massage the paste on the scalp. After 15 minutes, rinse the hair.

15. Take dry tea leaves and add them in water. Bring the mixture to boil and after that, sieve it. Add ½ lemon juice to the mixture and apply it on the scalp & hair. Wash the hair as normal.

16. Add 1 lemon juice and ¼ th quantity of castor oil in coconut oil (boiled with neem leaves). Massage this oil all over the scalp and hair.


There are some disadvantages of using lemon juice. It lightens the hair so use for only a short time or till you get rid of dandruff and never go out in the sun when you have applied it. lemon juice is highly acidic so it causes damage to the hair.

Video of Hair Care Treatments : How to Get Rid of Dandruff from youtube:


can v use lemon juice with castor oil
if can how long should we apply?

Can you put lemon juice in your shapoo?

Hi, i usually mix castor oil and hair oil in even ratio and add a spoon of lemon juice. this helps with dandruff and also prevents hair loss.

this is article that suggests using lemon juice on the scalp. I read some and skimmed down the list of recipes and read the last bit:


There are some disadvantages of using lemon juice. It lightens the hair so use for only a short time or till you get rid of dandruff and never go out in the sun when you have applied it. lemon juice is highly acidic so it causes damage to the hair

Face it guys. We've been trolled.

lemon juice is an effective remedy to get rid of dandruff and dry flaky scalp.Thanks for sharing

Well u can stay with your dandruff infected scalp....

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