Dandruff can have various causes, including dry skin, seborrhoeic dermatitis, not cleaning/scrubbing often enough, shampooing too often, scalp psoriasis, eczema, sensitivity to hair care products, or a yeast-like fungus. However, Dry skin is the most common cause of flaking dandruff.
Dandruff can sometimes be embarrassing and tough to treat, but we can fight it back for sure.
- A common condition, but treatable.
- Not related to hygiene, but washing and brushing the hair can help remove old skin flakes.
- Risk factors consist of a certain skin or medical conditions and the use of inappropriate hair products.
- Treatments are available, but severe cases should consult a doctor.
Treatment aims to stop dandruff by slowing down the process that may be the cause of Dandruff.
The strategy will depend on the severity of the condition and the patient’s age. However, there are some remedies that can help;
- Managing Stress: In some people, Stress can trigger dandruff. Therefore, it is advisable to lower down the stress to see the result.
- Shampoo more often: Washing your hair daily can help (only for oily scalp).
- Sunlight: A kiss of sunlight might be helpful.
- Tea tree oil: Antibacterial properties of Tea tree oil can be helpful for treating dandruff. (Caution: Tea tree oil can have allergic reactions in some people, so use caution.)
- Lemon: Lemon’s acidity helps balance the pH level of your scalp, which helps keeps dandruff at bay.
- Green Tea: A special formulation available in Green Tea is believed to penetrate the skin’s waterproof barrier that will combat-excessive cell growth, oxidative stress, and inflammation