One of the worst nightmares for anyone is the sight of white flakes on the clothes or scalp - commonly referred to as the ‘white monster’. Well! This white monster is none other than sneaky dandruff - usually seen in the winters, as it is triggered by the dry climate.When suffering from dandruff, often there is itching and scaling of white flaky particles,sometimes associated with hair fall.

Here are a few easy and untold home remedies to get rid of the dandruff:

1. Fenugreek (methi seeds)

Fenugreek (methi seeds)-one of the commonest kitchen herbs-is known to have anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties that can provide effective relief from dandruff. All you need to do is soak some fenugreek seeds overnight so that they soften. Thereafter, grind the softened seeds to make a paste and apply it on the scalp overnight. Alternatively, you can also apply it 1 hour before the hair wash. With few days of this treatment, you can say good bye to dandruff.

2. The green miracle of aloe vera

Aloe vera is another home remedy that you can try to treat dandruff. Simply apply some aloe vera gel on the scalp an hour before shampooing. This is known to provide relief from itching too. Besides, it gives a cooling effect and makes the hair lustrous.

3. Diluted apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is an assured method to get rid of the dandruff. Its acidic nature balances the pH of the scalp that makes the growth of dandruff-related yeast difficult. All you need to do is mix 1/3 cup of apple cider vinegar in a litre of water.Thereafter, rinse your hair with this mix after regular shampoo wash.

4. Tea tree oil

Mixing just few drops of tea tree oil to your regular shampoo or selecting a shampoo with tea tree oil helps to significantly improve the condition of dandruff.

5. Baking soda as a defoliant

Baking soda is a fantastic remedy for dandruff. It is known to reduce overactive fungi that can worsen dandruff. Thus, mixing this kitchen friendly baking soda to your mild shampoo and then washing as usual helps easy removal of flakes that are stuck to your scalp. Evidently, the coarse particles of the baking soda help in exfoliating thedead skin cells and absorb the excess oil of the scalp. Hence, it prevents the worsening of dandruff.

6. Olive oil mask

Application of few drops of warm olive oil to the entire scalp a night before hair wash helps in moisturising the dry scalp. This provides nutrition to the dry scalp and,hence, prevents flaking and itching.Remember, regular use of any of the above-mentioned remedies along with balanced nutrition and care of your hair and scalp will definitely help you see great results in reducing dandruff.