Causes and Treatment of Dandruff in your Natural Hair

Hello African (non-African) Naturalistas,

I'm landing on the white flakes today (see what i did there? ;) ) I'm so dry my jokes are funny (See what i did there again?) I'm on a roll *Pops Collar)

*Insert Straight face*

I did a big chop recently - again, just excited and rocking my TWA, shampooing, conditioning, oiling and being merry. now imagine the horror when my sister said "There are white things on your hair. Its dandruff"

*The dramaqueen comes out*

*Halt* Say What???? Dand what?  Nooooooo!!


Instantly picked up my spy kit and went to the spy headquarters here is what i found:

The most common cause of dandruff is dry skin especially during the cold and the dry seasons, amazingly it can also be caused by increases oil production, but dandruff associated with dry skin, the flakes are usually small and less oily than those caused by other conditions. Here is a list of other causes:

  • Skin Conditions
  • Poor hygiene
  • Infrequent Shampooing
  • Weather 
  • Poor immune system
  • Sweating
  • Oily Scalp
  • Oily Skin
Ways to prevent dandruff:

  • Wash your hair regularly. be sure to use anti-dandruff products and rinse well after because, residues can irritate the skin.
  • Use herbal Oil
  • Minimize the products you use on your hair
  • Use African Naturalistas Anti-Dandruff Herbal Rinse. 
  • If symptoms persist or there is not hair loss involved please, contact a doctor.
I also found a couple of home remedies as i have not tried them i can't recommend but let me just mention[source: link no longer active]:

  • Vinegar - After shampooing rinse with 2 cups of apple cider vinegar mixed with 2 cups of water.
  • Salt - Rub in the salt through your hair before you shampoo.
  • Mouth wash - For a bad case after shampooing rinse with an alcohol based mouth wash, you can condition after.
  • Aspirin - Crush 2 aspirins into fine powder and add it to the normal amount of shampoo you use when you wash your hair, leave in your hair for 1-2 mins, rinse out then wash with plain shampoo.
Have you ever had to deal with dandruff? How did you manage it? Do you thing you will try out something from here?

Please, let me know. You know i LOVE feedbacks :)

Btw, I'm now cornflakes free.


  1. The white things your sister saw could have been flakes from your gel or product build up or just a conflict of products. I find my ecostyler gel often doesn't mix well with many leave ins, and so I get white residues in my hair.

    Dandruff can be eliminated through regular hair washing, co-washing won't work if you have issues with dandruff. tea tree oil, peppermint oil, castor oil, coconut oil, olive oil has anti fungal properties in them that can help with Dandruff. Tea tree oil and peppermint oil will give you the speediest results.

    You simply add a few drops in your shampoo, conditioner, scalp oil, styling products and other hair products and apply.

    You don't have to be excessive by adding these oils to every hair product. one or two products (shampoo and scalp oil) will be enough.
    my scalp oil always has these two oils in it.

    P.S. I've heard rave reviews about the African Naturalistas Anti Dandruff Herbal Rinse, so it's worth trying out.

    1. Thanks alot for the additional treatments. Really Appreciate it.

  2. Dandruff was one of the reasons why i decided to go natural in the first place because then when i texturized or relaxed, my tender scalp ended up getting burnt and even after the follow up wash, the flakes constantly embarrassed me. I realized however that it continued even after i went natural. Like you stated above, i decided to wash regularly/home steam and i also minimized the oils to twice a week it has reduced significantly.

    1. Oh! Thats nice. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Best solution for dandruff: the natural one! Our scalp does not need chemicals to fight dandruff, just balance. You can naturally treat the source of your itchy, flaky scalp to be rid of dandruff.

    You can try switching to a chemical-free herbal/homeopathic shampoo and rinsing your hair with apple cider vinegar or lemon juice afterwards to combat dandruff and remove any buildup, including hard water deposits or styling products left behind by gentler shampoos.

    You can also add tea tree oil to any non-medicated shampoo for an amazing, natural antiseptic that defeats dandruff by controlling the fungus that causes it - a little goes a long way, and it smells great!

    Or, you can do away with shampoo altogether: just massage baking soda (with water) into your scalp in place of shampoo, rub well with fingertips, and rinse. The natural anti-fungal properties of baking soda control the source of the dandruff rather than just treating the symptoms.

    Natural is always better! It may take a while for your scalp to adjust to being off the chemical shampoos. You may need to add a light moisturizing oil to your hair until your scalp finds its natural balance, to prevent over-drying and breakage. Also, at first, your dandruff may get worse, but once your scalp reaches balance (4-6 weeks average, according to various websites), you won't need to apply potentially harmful toxins to have clean, flake-free hair.

    If we're going natural, why not go all the way? (P.S. VERY old pic, sorry for un-natural hair!)

  4. i have oily hair.please give me suggest best shampoo?


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