Dandruff is quite a common scalp condition faced by men and women alike. The loose white flakes which often fall off and can be noticed on the shoulder and back can be annoying and embarrassing, especially when they are accompanied by itching. Persisting itching can also lead to acne. Dandruff is caused by yeast like fungus known as malassezia that grows on the scalp which result in shedding of your scalp skin. Dandruff can be caused either due to excessive dryness of the scalp or due to excessive oiliness of the scalp. Some major causes of dandruff could be dermatitis, improper diet, improper hair care, stress and certain illness. Many anti-dandruff shampoos are available in the market for treating dandruff, but all of them are not equally effective. Some may work, while some may not. So skip those highly priced dandruff shampoos and try these effective and natural home remedies that will help you get rid of those pesky white flakes and bring relief from itchy scalp and irritation without causing any damage to your hair.