How to treat your dandruff?

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Have you ever seen snow in the middle of summer? If you suffer from dandruff and like to wear black clothes, the answer is probably yes! Dandruff is excess skin that peels off the scalp. In the following article, we'll discuss the different signs of dandruff and offer some tips to help you keep your scalp dandruff-free.

What causes dandruff?

Dandruff is believed to be caused by an overproduction of a yeast-like fungus called malassezia. Malassezia is naturally present on the surface of the skin of many animals and humans. When this fungus gets out of control, dandruff can become a real problem. The actual cause of this malassezia overgrowth is still unknown but has been attributed to:

  • Oily scalp
  • Hormonal changes
  • Insufficient cleaning
Types of dandruff:

Dandruff will have a dry or oily character.

Dry dandruff: This type of dandruff flakes easily and the particles are usually small.

Oily dandruff: This type of dandruff is an accomplice to an oily scalp by nature. Skin cells mix with scalp sebum and create oily dandruff that doesn't flake off easily.

Feed

Almost every part of our body is affected by our diet and our scalp is no exception. If you suffer from dandruff, make sure you eat a diet rich in zinc, vitamin A and vitamin B. Adding flaxseed oil to your diet is one of the solutions to counter dandruff and reduce skin dryness.

Anti-dandruff shampoos

Dandruff shampoos work by lifting scales and dandruff from your scalp to get rid of them. They will not prevent dandruff from coming back. If you suffer from oily dandruff, harsh shampoos risk overproducing sebum on your scalp and will exacerbate your dandruff. Very stubborn forms of dandruff may require prescription tar-based shampoos. It is highly recommended to use a good deep conditioner to rehydrate your hair and scalp. Dandruff shampoos should not be used more than once a week and it is wise to alternate shampoos so as not to develop resistance to these products.

Natural remedies

If you're like me, you prefer a more natural approach when it comes to hair and scalp treatments. Natural remedies are gentle, less stressful and healthier for your scalp, but generally take longer to feel the full benefits.

Here are some natural recipes to help you get rid of your dandruff.

PEPPERMINT AND JOJOBA TEA PLANT

  • Mix 5 drops each of tea tree and peppermint oil with ¼ cup of jojoba
  • Massage your scalp for 10 minutes (do not scratch).
  • Allow the mixture to penetrate for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Wash hair with dandruff shampoo or regular shampoo.

GINGIVAL WATER

  • Grate a ginger root.
  • Add the ginger to 2 cups of water and boil until the liquid is reduced by half.
  • Filter the mixture
  • Add a tablespoon of lemon juice
  • Add a tablespoon of olive oil
  • Spray the scalp 2 to 3 times a week and leave on overnight.
  • Keep refrigerated

You can also discover our anti-dandruff treatment specially designed to help treat dandruff.

There is no real cure for dandruff, but it can be controlled and treated. It is recommended to consult a dermatologist for a better diagnosis.

I hope this article helps you better understand your dandruff and that there will be no more snow in the summer for you!

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