December 4, 2021

How to get rid of dandruff

How to get rid of dandruff

Dandruff is a set of whitish scales that form on the scalp. Although it is not a serious health problem, it can be uncomfortable and make us feel unsafe.

Dermatologists say that to eliminate it, it is best to use the right shampoo. However, we can also prepare homemade rinses and natural treatments to relieve itching, eliminate fungi from the scalp and restore the shine of the hair.


What is dandruff and why does it occur?

Dandruff consists of small pieces of dry skin that are shed from the scalp. Sometimes it can be accompanied by an itchy head.

Today the causes for which it appears are still unknown. But, the scientific community affirms that it is not related to the lack of hygiene (although this can aggravate the condition).

A host of factors can facilitate hair flaking, from what we eat to how often we wash our hair.


Fungi . An overgrowth of the fungus pityrosporum orbiculare can be the culprit for dandruff. This organism feeds on the oils in the skin, which explains why people with oily hair are more susceptible to dandruff.


Stress. Anxiety can make any skin condition worse. In addition, it affects the immune system and can cause dandruff flare-ups. Incorporate relaxation techniques into your routine, try yoga, take a daily walk, or take deep breaths.


Do not use shampoo . Avoiding cleaning your hair with hygiene products can create a hotbed of flakes, due to the accumulation of fat. If you want something more ‘eco’, opt for shampoos with natural ingredients, such as olive oil or tea tree oil. But you have to use them according to their characteristics and recommended frequency of use.


Inadequate nutrition . Diets high in saturated and trans fats cause the sebaceous glands to produce more oil, which can make dandruff worse. Consume beneficial monounsaturated fatty acids, which are in avocados, walnuts, oatmeal, eggs, and bananas.


Unctuous foams . The abuse of thick and greasy products can make fungi proliferate. Reduce the use of hairspray, gels and foams for styling. These cosmetics can accumulate on the hair and scalp and cause too much greasiness.


Tips to fight dandruff

According to the dermatologist , using anti-dandruff shampoo and treatments for the scalp are the best methods to treat it.


1. Hair washing . At least once a week and with anti-dandruff shampoos, which do not contain detergents and are rich in zinc or selenium.


2. Follow the instructions . Some dandruff needs to be applied to the head and left on for a few minutes. Others, on the other hand, should not be left for long.


3. Alternate shampoos . Take turns taking the anti-dandruff shampoo with another normal one, for example, using the normal daily and the anti-dandruff twice a week.


4. Brush gently. Use a soft brush, for example, camel bristle. And do not abuse the dryer or coloring, as they dry out and mistreat the hair.


5. Rest . Sleeping helps keep hair healthy. Don’t eat too much, do something relaxing beforehand, and go to bed at the same time for a deeper rest.

How to remove dandruff with home remedies


Apple cider vinegar. Its acidity helps to change the pH of the scalp, making it difficult for fungi to appear. Mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 of water and spray over it. Wait 15 minutes with your head wrapped in a towel and wash your hair.


Tea tree oil. A research has shown that 5% tea tree oil shampoo improves the severity of dandruff by 41%. You can also rub the essential oil on your scalp, morning and night.


Laurel . It seems to have a regenerating effect on the scalp, which helps fight dandruff, seborrhea and hair loss . Boil a handful of bay leaves per liter of water. After using shampoo, put on the decoction liquid, massage and leave for an hour. Then clarify.


Coconut oil . Proven remedy that also leaves a pleasant aroma. Massage your hair with 3-5 tablespoons of coconut oil and let it sit for an hour. Then wash your head. You can also look for a shampoo that already contains coconut oil.


Olive oil . A ‘liquid gold’ bath at night is a popular dandruff remedy. Massage about 10 drops into the scalp and cover with a shower cap when sleeping. In the morning, use your usual shampoo.


Here we give you another tips So you can eliminate dandruff and forget about it forever.

Good nutrition and avoid stress
Try to eat healthily by incorporating foods rich in omega 3 (eggs, nuts, legumes or fish) into your diet. Practice relaxation techniques, exercise or mindfulness to control stress and you will see the dandruff will gradually decrease.


Keep hair clean
If you leave several days between washing and washing you will have an itchy head and scratching you will produce more dandruff. The ideal in this case is to wash your hair once a day if you have a lot of dandruff, with a shampoo with a pH between 4.5 and 5.5.

Tip: clean your combs, brushes, hair ties, etc. and do not share them with other people. When you wash your hair, rinse it very well. Look for shampoos with selenium sulfide, tar, zinc pyrithione, or salicylic acid. Holy hand!


Massages on your scalp
Massages are very useful to reduce dandruff, since they increase blood circulation in the area. A good idea would be to apply coconut oil or olive oil in the massage and leave them to act for a few minutes.


Although it seems incredible, the sun can be of help to avoid or fight dandruff. Some experts suggest that exposing our scalp to the sun, for about 20/30 minutes a day, will help reduce inflammation in case it is flaking due to dandruff.

Tip: it is best to receive the sun’s rays in the morning or in the afternoon, after 4 o’clock, times when the strength of the sun has diminished.


Ecological dyes
Hair dyes to give hair color usually carry aggressive chemicals, which are not tolerated by all skin types. Some people may experience side effects like dandruff after applying a hair dye. That is why if you suffer from dandruff and you dye your hair, do it with natural or ecological dyes , because by not wearing samoniacs, they respect the scalp and hair fibers.

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