Dandruff is one of the primary reasons for hair fall. Dandruff is caused due to umpteen numbers of reasons, few of which are dryness of scalp, excessive oil production of scalp leading to clumping of cells which appear as dandruff, yeast infection, pollution, skin disorders, sensitivity to hair products, etc.

A lot of anti-dandruff shampoos are available in the market, most of which show only temporary effects by treating the dry flakes and not the root cause of dandruff. Most anti-dandruff shampoos treat only symptomatically and therefore, the dandruff keeps coming back time and again.

Plus, anti-dandruff shampoos can sometimes be on the expensive side depending on the brand. Investing in them time and again will leave your pocket high and dry.

Ironically, dandruff is sometimes caused due to increased sensitivity to certain hair care products which might include anti-dandruff shampoos as well.

So, to solve the aforementioned problems, we can make an affordable DIY anti-dandruff mask at home. Read on to know how.


Take a ripe, medium sized cucumber.

Wash it thoroughly, peel it and chop it into small pieces.

Put the chopped pieces in a blender and make a paste out of it.

Put the cucumber paste in the middle of a cotton cloth and fold it from all sides.

Squeeze the cloth and strain out the cucumber juice from the paste.

Collect this juice in a spray bottle.

Add juice of one freshly cut lemon into the spray bottle.

Close the lid and shake the bottle vigorously.

Voila! DIY anti-dandruff mask is ready.

Instructions For Use:

Divide your hair into sections and spray this DIY anti-dandruff mask onto your scalp.

Make sure to cover your entire scalp.

If the DIY anti-dandruff mask is leftover, you may spray it on your extended hair as well.

Gently massage your scalp with your fingertips.

Let the mask sit on your hair for 20 minutes.

Then, wash hair with a mild shampoo, preferably an anti-dandruff shampoo.

Repeat this procedure twice a week for optimal results.


Cucumber contains silicon, sodium, sulphur, phosphorous, calcium that promotes hair growth. It also makes hair lustrous owing to the presence of silica in it.

Lemon balances the scalp’s pH and helps to reduce dandruff. It also acts as a cleansing agent for scalp and hair. It helps to eradicate the microorganisms causing dandruff.

Pros and Cons:

This DIY anti-dandruff hair mask is extremely pocket-friendly as compared to the expensive anti-dandruff shampoos available in the market. All the ingredients needed to make this mask would be available in your kitchen.

It is 100% natural, safe and organic as it contains only natural ingredients in its formulation. The ingredients used to prepare this mask promote hair growth apart from reducing dandruff.

This DIY anti-dandruff mask is easy to prepare and use as it requires only 2 ingredients.

It is devoid of synthetic chemicals and preservatives which might aggravate dandruff problem.

This mask is highly effective, unlike a lot of promising anti-dandruff shampoos that fail to deliver.

There are no disadvantages of using this DIY anti-dandruff hair mask at all.

As the pros outweigh the cons, we can safely conclude that this DIY anti-dandruff hair mask can give many branded anti-dandruff shampoos a run for its money!

Do give this DIY anti-dandruff hair mask a try!

Have dandruff free hair!