Dandruff, also known as scruff or Pityriasis capitis, is a condition that is characterized by a flaking, itchy scalp. Dandruff can be embarrassing but there are treatments you can do to reduce your risk of getting dandruff.
First of all, cut down on the use of hair products such as hairspray or gel.These products may cause dandruff and will dry the skin. This excess drying causes a scalp to flake or it can trigger allergies. Wash your hair on a regular basis. Dandruff is often found in hair that is oily. Therefore, shampooing daily can help prevent dandruff. If dandruff is already present, hair washing can help keep flakes tamed. Wash your hair twice.
The first time, the washing will break up waxy buildup. A second wash rinses everything away. Use shampoos created to treat dandruff. If shampooing your hair on a regular basis does not control dandruff, then a stronger shampoo is needed. Many dandruff fighting shampoos are available.
There are different ingredients active in dandruff shampoos. Ketconazole or Nizoral is very effective against dandruff caused by Malassezia, a small fungus. Follow the shampoo instructions closely and allow for extra time in the shower since most anti-dandruff shampoos require that you leave them in for up to ten minutes and lather twice.
Realize that shampoos that fight dandruff can produce speedy results sometimes but some take up to two weeks to bring about noticeable change. If one type of shampoo does not work or stops working, switch up and look for other product.
If you notice redness on your scalp or silvery flakes, this may not be dandruff. Be sure to consult a doctor. If you have eczema or other skin or respiratory allergies, the dandruff may be the result of an allergic reaction.
If this is the case, shampoo less often so your natural oils that protect your scalp aren’t stripped away. People with allergies may generate more dandruff by using a dandruff shampoo. There are a few alternative methods to solving a dandruff problem.
A person can pour a large amount of table salt on their before showering. It should be rubbed into the scalp. Rinse the salt out and shampoo as usual. Another treatment involves the use of apple cider vinegar. Combine one fourth cup of apple cider vinegar with three fourths cup of water and proceed to rinse your scalp.
Source: The Spectator
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