Say No to Dandruff with These Easy And Simple to Use Home Remedies
Although dandruff is a common phenomenon that affects about half the adult population around the globe, it is still not such a big deal and can easily be understood and managed if not cured. It rings an alarm for many as it is quite embarrassing to have flakes in your hair or on your shoulders and if left unchecked, it can result in serious scalp disorders and hair problems.
Let us have a detailed look at what causes dandruff and what can we do to prevent it and keep it under control.
Symptoms of Dandruff:
Dandruff is quite easy to identify; look for while scaly flakes on your scalp and hair on your head. You may also find them on your shoulders or even on your eyebrows, or beard/facial hair (for men). They may also appear as fine white particles on the top of your clothes which is an indicator of the problem setting its roots. The symptoms can vary depending upon the weather, environment, and even your mental stress levels.
Causes of Dandruff:
Normal dandruff is also considered as a mild form of seborrheic dermatitis. Also, Malassezia, a form of yeast-like fungus that is generally present on the scalp can be responsible for dandruff. It can cause oily scalp and hair along with scaly patches or flakes with increased irritation on the scalp that may result in itchiness.
There are also several other causes of dandruff which include:
- Oily scalp and hair. People with oily scalp and hair are more prone to dandruff in comparison to people with a more balanced scalp. Similarly, people who have excessively dry or irritated scalp are also prone to developing dandruff.
- Not shampooing regularly is also a cause for the development of dandruff. In many cases, using an anti-dandruff shampoo regularly is all it takes to eliminate or keep dandruff in check.
- Some neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease and suppressed immune system can also result in dandruff.
- Hormonal disturbance is among the main culprits that can cause dandruff from a young age. This is commonly observed in kids hitting puberty or adults suffering from hormonal disorders.
- Dandruff is also associated with increased mental stress or certain illnesses (illnesses that can cause a weakened immune system).
- Haircare products with certain ingredients can cause an allergic reaction for some individuals that can result in dandruff.
Additionally, age is a factor when it comes to dandruff. People susceptible to dandruff usually develop it an early age which continues for them throughout their middle age. Also, males are more likely to develop dandruff in comparison to females due to larger sebaceous glands and the effect of testosterone and DHT on scalp and hair.
Treatment of Dandruff:
We will start with a few essential tips that can help in better management of dandruff:
- Maintain a healthy lifestyle by making sure you get plenty of exercises and eat food rich in essential vitamins and nutrients that your body needs. Essential fatty acids, Zinc, and Vitamin-B (different variants) can help in keeping your scalp and hair healthy.
- Since stress is directly related to dandruff, learn to better manage it.
- Use a mild or antidandruff shampoo. Opt for a medicated shampoo if regular shampoos don’t seem to be doing it for you.
- Avoid using hair products such as gels, waxes, sprays, or mousses that can cause oil buildup on your scalp and expose your scalp to develop dandruff in the long run.
- Try using shampoos containing Zinc pyrithione, Tar, Selenium sulfide, or Ketoconazole as active ingredients.
The following simple remedies are sure to help you better manage your dandruff. Not only they are simple and easy, but anyone can try them:
- Coconut oil treatment can help you keep your scalp hydrated deeply which can decrease the creation of dandruff flakes.
- Using tea tree oil in combination with coconut oil can help in fighting against the micro-agents responsible for causing dandruff.
- Applying Aloe Vera as hair and scalp mask twice a week can greatly nurture your scalp and help in fighting dandruff.
- A diluted mixture of apple cider vinegar can restore the pH of your scalp and eliminate microbes responsible for causing dandruff.
- Drinking green tea regularly can also help in reducing dandruff and scalp irritation.
Wash away your dandruff by following the tips and remedies stated above. But in case nothing seems to be working, do visit a dermatologist to help you understand how you can better fight against dandruff.
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My AM routine while rocking cherie merch!
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