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DANDRUFF CONTROL: FIGHT THE FLAKES

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During the autumn or fall season perennial trees lose their leaves. Similarly as the name suggests, fall is when people with all types of hair suffer from hair loss. It is normal to lose 50-100 strands of hair a day this may be a little intensif ied during fall. Though if you are losing exponentially more stands of hair, then your hair requires a little bit more attention. Some people are more susceptible to hair loss and lose more hair than others. It is important to note that there are a million reasons why someone may suffer hair loss and it is impossible to cater to all reasons, nonetheless dandruff is amongst the prime contributors to hair loss.

What is dandruff?

Dead skin on your scalp.

What causes dandruff?

There are multiple causes. In the simplest conditions, it is due to dryness of the scalp. It could be due to a multitude of medical reasons.

How can you prevent or combat dandruff?

First and foremost, it is important to keep your hair clean to avoid dandruff; however, excessive washing of hair during winter can also dry out your scalp and cause dandruff. As a result, it is extremely important to keep your scalp conditioned during fall and winter. The ways one can condition scalp include, deep conditioning treatments or oil massages. If you do not have time to go to the parlor regularly then gently applying oil across your scalp before washing your hair will help prevent dandruff. While preventing dandruff maybe easy, combating dandruff is a tougher task. Dandruff is either caused seasonally due to the dryness of the scalp or in some cases due to a medical condition. So if you notice large scabs on your scalp then it is best to consult a doctor. Otherwise a milder form of flakey dandruff can be combated with medicated shampoo. Remember if you are using medicated shampoo then be sure to follow instructions closely for preferred results.

Lastly, some hair products may not suit some people and it may cause dandruff. So, when you select shampoos try to stick to the mildest version and it is best to avoid specialized shampoos (for example, for damaged hair, colored hair etcetera) as they are generally filled with more chemicals.

Are you sick and tired of having to avoid darker colors of clothing during the winter to avoid dandruff flakes from being visible on your shoulder and back? Book an appointment at your nearest Easy Cuts for a hair conditioning treatment or an oil massage! Alternatively, try these simple tips and step out of the house with dandruff free hair!

HOME REMEDIES  FOR  CONTROLLING YOUR  DANDRUFF

If you’re too busy to get help professionally, here are a few home remedies to combat the flakes with the option of ditching some rancid chemicals.

This information is solely for informational purposes. it is not intended to provide medical advice. tnm does not take responsibility for any possible consequences from any treatment, procedure, exercise, dietary modification, action or application of medication which results from reading or following the information contained in this information.

YOGURT AND BLACK PEPPER AS AN ANTI DANDRUFF TREATMENT

Yogurt reduces the intensity of scaling. Mix 2 teaspoons of black pepper powder in a cup of curd and blend it thoroughly. Then rub this mixture into dandruff affected scalp and wash it with a mild shampoo after an hour.

LEMON JUICE AND COCONUT OIL

Blend together 1 tbsp. of lemon juice with 5 tbsp. of coconut oil. Apply to the scalp to get rid of dandruff. Lemon juice is a natural home remedy for dandruff and will clear away flakes from your scalp. There is a myth that lemon juice can lead to hair graying. However this is not true. Leave this remedy on the scalp for 20 to 30 minutes and then wash with a shampoo.

SHOWER REGULARLY

What easier way to get rid of dandruff than to wash it down the drain? Getting rid of excess oils (which may contribute to the overgrowth of malassezia in the first place) and flakes through daily shampooing may be the easiest way to tame your mane.

MAKE THE SWITCH

If your regular shampoo isn’t doing the trick, even with daily washing, it’s time to switch to an anti-dandruff shampoo. Check the ingredients in over-the-counter dandruff shampoos, and look for one that contains zinc pyrithione, which can reduce the fungus; selenium sulfide, which can limit cell turnover and possibly even decrease the amount of fungus; salicylic acid, which works as a sort of scrub to slough off dead skin; or ketoconazole, which works against a broad array of fungi.

RESIST THE ITCH

Try to resist the temptation to go after those itchy patches like a dog chasing fleas. You may end up with wounds to your scalp caused by your fingernails. If you break the skin on your scalp, discontinue use of medicated shampoo for a while. Switch to a mild shampoo, such as a baby shampoo, and use it daily until the scratches are healed. If the itch persists massage 2 tablespoons lemon juice into your scalp and rinse with water. Then stir 1 teaspoon lemon juice into 1 cup water and rinse your hair with it. Repeat this daily until your dandruff disappears. No more itchy scalp, and your hair will smell lemon-fresh.

MOUTHWASH

To treat a bad case of dandruff, wash your hair with your regular shampoo; then rinse with an alcohol-based mouthwash. You can follow with your regular conditioner.

NEEM LEAVES

Neem has the antiseptic property, which helps in getting rid of dandruff. Apply neem leaves paste on your scalp to fight dandruff as it is a very effective home remedy. Neem leaves is successful in treating lice, treating dandruff and many other eruptions on the scalp.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THERE ARE A MILLION REASONS WHY SOMEONE MAY SUFFER HAIR LOSS AND IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO CATER TO ALL REASONS, NONETHELESS DANDRUFF IS AMONGST THE PRIME CONTRIBUTORS TO HAIR LOSS.

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