Have you stopped parting your hair and reduced your hairstyles to reduce the visibility of your dandruff flakes? Or avoid brushing your hair during the day because you do not want all the flakes coming on your dress? Dandruff, those white and dry flakes that you have to brush off your dress or neck after you touch your hair can be very annoying and embarrassing because sometimes it looks like dirt. Dandruff is one of the common conditions on the hair that causes the skin of the scalp to flake, leaving it white and dirty. Usually it is something that can be treated easily with shampoo and conditioner. However, when it gets extreme, it becomes difficult treating it because it gradually spreads to all the areas in your hair. This is because it really isn't about the hair but instead the scalp so treating the scalp is very important.
Symptoms of Dandruff
- Skin flakes in the hair; white like particles that are in the hair
- Itchy scalp; frequently scratching the scalp because it gets so itchy and uncomfortable
- Patchy hair loss; when the scalp because dry, your hair lacks moisture and begins to fall out
- Yellowish crusts on the scalp; extreme dandruff lead to the yellowish of the scalp
- Inflammatory scalp; excessive scratches and severe dandruff leads to inflammation of the scalp
Causes of DandruffEven though anyone can have dandruff, there are causes that lead to it because certain factors may make you more susceptible;
- Irritated scalp
- Sensitivity to hair products
- Excessive use of dye to the hair
- Skin conditions such as psoriasis
Treatment for DandruffFor mild dandruff, it is advisable to treat it with a gentle shampoo frequently to reduce any skin cell buildup. However, sometimes gentle shampoo is not enough so you must use medicated dandruff shampoo which is sold everywhere because of how common dandruff is. Even though these shampoos can be easily accessible, it is important to read the ingredients before using them. These medicated and good include;
- Pyrithione Shampoos contain antifungal and antibacterial agents.
- Tar-based Shampoos slow the dying of skin cells on the scalp.
- Shampoos containing salicylic acid help reduce and eliminate scaling.
- Ketoconazole Shampoo kills any dandruff-causing fungi
- Fluocinolone Shampoos help reduce itchiness and any irritations
- Selenium Sulfide Shampoos contain antifungal agent for dandruff
While there are so many ways and products that can be used to tackle dandruff, using essential oils are the best because it helps treat the scalp, preventing the dandruff from coming back. Even though using shampoos and other products clears all the flakes in the hair, they do not necessarily treat the scalp and this does not help because the dandruff comes from the scalp and root of the hair.
Oil Divine Hair Growth Oil, Pre-Shampoo Scalp TreatmentThere are so many essential oil that are known to be very essential when talking dandruff and they include Jojoba Oil, Castor Oil, Brahmi Oil, Karanja Oil, Bhringraj Oil, Tamanu Oil, Baobab Oil, Chia Seed Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Argan Oil, Shikakai Oil and Rosemary Oil. And guess what? All these ingredients can be found in one product, Oil Divine Hair Growth Oil, Pre-Shampoo Scalp Treatment. This product is a natural, vegan, cruelty-free and non-toxic hair care that is not only good for dandruff but also tackles all other hair issues from thinning out to dryness. It makes the scalp moisturized and nourished while supporting the balanced follicular ecosystem with all its blended essential oils. It also has a rosemary-lemon-lavender aroma that is pleasant an\d refreshing.