Hair Masks for Dandruff

By Milly / November 7, 2019

We all love to rock our amazing hair but sometimes tiny skin flakes can stop us from doing so. Today we will look into some hair masks for dandruff and help fight this annoying condition.

Before and after dandruff

Dandruff is a condition of the scalp considered to be a mild form of seborrhoeic dermatitis. Dandruff causes itchiness and flakes of skin on the scalp.

Dandruff Causes

There is not an exact cause of why dandruff appears, but there are some factors that can be considered as a possible cause.

  • Dry Hair: when people have dry hair, it can sometimes cause dandruff, specifically now in the winter when cold air can cause dryness.
  • Oily scalp: having an oily scalp is another cause.
  • Hair products: some shampoos and skincare products can be a cause of dandruff. Also not shampooing enough may cause oil build-up, dead skin cells, and therefore encouraged dandruff.
  • Your Diet: The lack of vitamins, some fats and zinc, may increase the risk of getting dandruff. Try to consume foods that are rich in these supplements.
  • Skin conditions: some skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis can also be a cause.
  • Stress: Stress can also trigger dandruff.

5 Hair Masks for Dandruff

Fortunately, there is always something natural you can rely on, and dandruff remedies are no exception. Let's talk about some amazing hair masks for dandruff and stop this annoying condition.

#1. Aspirin Honey Hair Mask

aspirin paste



  1. In a small bowl, mash the aspirins until there is only powder left.
  2. To that bowl, add the rest of the ingredients and mix to make a paste.
  3. Slowly start applying to your scalp and part your hair to simplify the process.
  4. After covering your whole scalp, gently massage around.
  5. Leave on for 20-30 minutes.
  6. Wash of the mask and shampoo as normal.
  7. Use 1-2 times a week for best results.

Why this Works:

Aspirin works as an exfoliator, removing dead skin cells to improve the adoption of nutrients into the scalp. It cleans deeply removing fungi that can cause dryness and dandruff. Aspirin also Increase the circulation in the scalp and strengthen the follicles. Adding aspirin to your shampoo is another way of fighting dandruff.

Honey has anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antifungal properties making it the perfect ingredient to fight dandruff. Honey is also healing and pH balancing which can heal this condition.

Apple cider Vinegar controls oil production while strengthening hair follicles. ACV balances the scalp pH level making it one of the best ingredients to unclog your follicles.

#2. Yogurt Hair Mask For Dandruff



  • 1-2 tbsp of yogurt
  • 2 tbsp aloe vera
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise


  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Apply the hair mask starting from your scalp all the way to the ends.
  3. After applying the mask in your entire scalp and hair, cover your hair with a shower cap.
  4. Leave on for 1 hour.
  5. Wash your hair as normal.

Why this Works:

Yogurt has a bacteria called Lactobacillus acidophilus bacteria (probiotics) that can eliminate the yeast that feeds on sebum oil and causes dandruff. It also moisturizes the scalp.

Aloe vera soothes and moisturizes clogged/dry scalp fighting itchy scalp and dandruff. Aloe vera contains antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic properties which protects the scalp

Mayonnaise soothes the scalp while tightening and unclogging the follicles. It contains vinegar making it a super effective ingredient for balancing oil production and the scalp pH level.

#3. Honey & Avocado Mask for Dandruff

mashed avocado and honey


  • Half a ripe avocado
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp honey


  1. Mash half an avocado until it forms a smooth paste.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir well.
  3. If possible, try using organic, raw honey.
  4. Apply to damp hair and spread evenly throughout hair making sure to saturate ends.
  5. Leave on for 30-45 minutes and rinse out.

Why This Works:

Rich in amino acids, avocado helps to heal and soothe a dry, itchy scalp. It also promotes healthy growth and strengthens hair. Avocado deeply hydrates, moisturizes and prevents dryness which can cause dandruff.

Honey is a natural emollient which means it will help to seal in moisture. It's also a natural antioxidant which will help to keep the hair healthy, strengthen hair follicles, and prevent hair loss.

#4. Egg Yolk and Tea Tree Oil Hair Mask for Dandruff

egg yolk mask



  1. Whisk the egg yolk in a bowl and then add the tea tree oil.
  2. Apply the hair mask starting from your scalp all the way to the ends.
  3. After applying the mask in your entire scalp and hair, cover your hair with a shower cap.
  4. Leave on for 1 hour.
  5. Wash your hair as normal.

Why This Works:

Egg yolks contains vitamin A and fatty acids that prevents dandruff and keeps your hair shiny. They are chock full of proteins which means they can help strengthen the hair, especially when used on a regular basis.

Tea tree oil contains antiseptic and antifungal agents highly effective as a dandruff fighter. This oil can help moisturize your scalp and it's very soothing.

#5. Onion & Coconut Oil for Dandruff

onion juice



  1. Blend the onion until you get a smooth paste or you can use a food processor to extract the juice.
  2. Add the coconut oil to the paste and mix it well.
  3. Apply the mask in your entire scalp and hair.
  4. Once the hair is well-saturated cover with a shower cap.
  5. Leave on for 1 hour and rinse well since the onion can leave a strong smell.

Why this Works:

Onions contain great antimicrobial properties that fights dandruff. It helps flush out toxins and can improve the blood circulation of the scalp.

Coconut oil is one of the most versatile oils in the world, but it works especially well on dandruff! It penetrates your scalp curbing dandruff and improving health.

Use any of these hair masks for dandruff that work for you and start getting rid of those tiny annoying skin flakes!

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