How to Remove Dandruff With Baking Powder

by Nicole Carlin

A cheap box of baking soda may be all you need to rid your scalp of dandruff.

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The baking soda sitting around in your kitchen cabinets might be the key to a flake-free scalp. Baking soda is a folk remedy that is used to treat scaly, itchy dandruff, as well as other scalp conditions, such as dermatitis and eczema. The baking soda scrub is a mild exfoliant that removes dead skin. It also helps to reduce excess oil on the scalp, lessening the occurrence of dandruff. Because baking soda is an alkaline, it may bring the pH balance of the scalp to a healthy equilibrium.

Rinse your hair with warm water.

Fill your palm with baking soda and mix the baking soda with a few drops of water to form a paste.

Massage the paste onto your scalp using your fingertips. Scrub your scalp with the paste thoroughly.

Rinse your scalp with warm water and condition as usual.


  • Do not shampoo your hair when using a baking soda scrub. Use baking soda on your scalp whenever you are experiencing a dandruff flare-up. You can replace shampooing with a baking soda scrub every time you wash your hair.

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About the Author

Nicole Carlin is a registered yoga teacher. Her writing has been published in yoga and dance teacher training manuals for POP Fizz Academy. Carlin received a Masters of Arts in gender studies from Birkbeck University in London and a Bachelors of Arts in psychology from Temple University, Philadelphia.