Get Rid of Dandruff Naturally: The Ultimate Guide.
Sep. 29, 2020
Imagine looking in the mirror after combing and brushing your hair and think, ‘Perfect’, then you look down at your shoulders and say out loud, “WTF!” then start to whine a little. You really thought that you had dry scalp since there were small white flakes and gave yourself an oil treatment only to realize that it didn’t work. The dry scalp wasn’t your problem, dandruff was actually the problem.
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What is dandruff exactly? Many people think they know but they don’t realize that dandruff actually starts off as a yeast-like fungus on the scalp and when it goes untreated it becomes dandruff. Dandruff is a common scalp condition that occurs when there is too much oil on the scalp. The excess oil lying on the scalp causes the skin to cells to build up and start to shed. The shedding of the scalp resembles big flakes that get stuck in your hair tools such as combs and brushes and eventually fall on your shoulders, leaving you to say ‘eek’. In order to actually tell the difference between dry scalp and flakes from dandruff is by the color.
What does dandruff look like? Dandruff flakes are bigger and they look oily. They may also be yellow looking. The way to know that it is actually dandruff and not dry scalp is to actually take notice in the size whereas dry scalp is smaller and whiter.
What are the symptoms? If your scalp is non-stop itching and your hair looks greasy, you just may have dandruff. Other symptoms to look out for consist of redness or sores on your scalp. When that happens, then you definitely want to reach out to a dermatologist to immediately treat the issue.
Who is prone to dandruff? People who have dry skin are prone to dandruff. The one thing I noticed as a professional licensed cosmetologist is that when people have a dry scalp and when it is manipulated a lot of oil actually starts to secrete. The other candidates for dandruff include individuals who wash their hair too much and have skin conditions such as eczema.
What can I use to treat dandruff? You can use over the counter treatments such as shampoos, conditioners, and oils. Shampoos and conditioners should consist of active ingredients such as pyridine or try tar shampoo. Tea Tree Oil is common as well because of the antimicrobial properties. The other option is to obtain a prescription from the doctor that has been studied and researched by medical professionals.
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Prevention. When it comes to preventing dandruff, it’s simple; check your scalp daily, do not wash every day, but at the minimum once or twice a week, alternate between moisturizing and clarifying shampoos, drink water, and always seek help when you see a change in your scalp and hair’s condition.
Due to the fact that dandruff comes and goes, a medical or cosmetic professional cannot tell you when you will get it. Simply practice the prevention methods, know the difference between dry scalp and dandruff, and seek medical attention if home remedies and over the counter treatments do not work and the condition spreads to other parts of the face.
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