Are you facing itching and drying feeling in your scalps? White, oily and thick flakes are all over your scalp? After trying various methods this is not going away? If answer is yes then you are suffering from dandruff. Dandruff can be caused by many reasons including dry skin, fungal infection, psoriasis etc. You are lucky if you are not suffring from this problem because this is very much normal problem to have. For some of us dandruff is a big problem as they wash their hair daily but they don’t get the dandruff out. These people are constantly trying products which make “promise” to eradicate dandruff completely but end result is temporary. In this case, there is nothing to worry about because dandruff can be cured by scientific approach suggested by dermatologists.
Use Medicated Shampoos
People often make common mistake in their battle with dandruff, they always go after cosmetic products who promise to eradicate dandruff completely and they regrate afterwards. Note that only medicated shampoo can cure dandruff because dandruff is a medical condition. Shampoo with zinc pyrithione, i.e. Head & Shoulders have antibacterial and antifungal agents and it will target fungal infections, which other shampoo with tar i.e. Neutrogena will work on dandruff caused by contact dermatitis or psoriasis. If one formula doesn’t work on you, then switch to another, it will work for you. If not, contact your dermatologist to diagonise your condition have get suitable medicated shampoo. You should use these medicated shampoo on daily basis until dandruff completely goes away.
Stay Away from Hair Products
Dandruff is a medical problem and may cause more damages to your scalp and hair roots. If you are suffering from this problem then you should completely avoid all cosmetic products you might be using on your hair and scalp. Cut out all sprays, mousses and gels from your routine. These products may create a layer on your scalps and look like flakes or dandruff. These products may eat away moisture and oil from your scalp. Hence while you are on medication for dandruff, cut all other cosmetics.
Oil Your Scalp / Moisturizing
Cleaning of your scalp is important, while keeping your scalps well moisturized is equally important while having dandruff. Dry skin is common reason for dandruff, hence oiling, massaging your scalp with oil and moisturizing it properly will be a first step to solve this problem. Choose your oil which is well suitable to you, heat it on mild flame and apply it on your scalp with cotton ball. Then wrap a hot towel (dipped in hot water) around you head for 20 to 30 minutes. This will help the oil soak into your hair and scalp before your shampoo your hair.
Vinegar is a extremely useful natural agent to fight dandruff that will clear your skin problems and treat dandruff. Mix apple cider vinegar and water and apply on your hair. Keep this on your hair and scalp for 30 minutes and rinse it out. This will give your magical results.
Concentrate on you Inner Health
Any disease or medical condition can be treated from outside and also from inside your body. If you body is healthy then it could be a boost to any such treatment for treating medical conditions like dandruff. Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated all the time, for that you have to drink at least 8 to 12 glasses of water per day. Keep your diet healthy, add fruits and green leafy vegetables to your diet and cut out oily and junk food. This will help to keep your scalp healthy. Make sure your diet is enriched with zinc and vitamin B so that it will help to keep your skin and scalp healthy and dandruff free.
Too Much Washing?
All hair is not equal, so a single formula will not work for everyone. For some daily hair wash will be suitable and keep their scalps clean and clear. While for some it will dry out scalp and create flakes. Sometimes daily washing will dry out your scalp and create flakes and dandruff like conditions. Your scalps will not be able to retain any moisture. This is ideal condition for dandruff to develop.
These are the commone Do’s and Don’t for people who are suffering from Dandruff. By following these simple tips, you will find solution and cure for dandruff. Following certain rule with medical treatment will help you to eradicate dandruff very soon.