Reasons for Dandruff
Firstly, we should understand what actually causes dandruff.
Dandruff occurs when 3 things come together.
A natural occurring organism commonly found on everyone’s scalp.
The oily substance produced by scalp.
Malessezia breaks down Sebum creating a skin irritant called Oleic Acid.
- Scalp Sensitivity
Everyone has Oleic Acid on their scalp. But only 50% of people are highly sensitive to it.
This sensitivity causes dandruff.
Signs of Dandruff
The Early signs of dandruff are:
- Visible Flakes
Dandruff also has some associated problems like hair fall and hair breakage. Factors like Dry – Cold weather and stress can make dandruff condition worse. Seborrhoeic Dermatitis is regarded as the extreme dandruff by many experts. In such cases the flakes turn greasy with a yellow colour.
Notice the signs of your Dandruff, Your scalp needs your help!
Treat Your Dandruff
It is difficult to change your individual sensitivity towards Oelic Acid, which is one of the reasons causing dandruff.
Also, suppressing Sebum is very difficult.
So, the best way to treat your dandruff is to fight the organism Malessezia.
Manage your Dandruff
Ensure to keep a proper grooming routine to control your dandruff problem.
- Brushing your Hair
Use soft brush or comb on your scalp and always make firm strokes of comb. Otherwise this will carry oil from the Scalp, where it can cause dandruff.
2. Treat your Scalp with Care
Avoid any scalp irritation
- Never wash your hair with hot water.
- Don’t rub towel forcefully.
- Avoid using blow dryers on high heat settings.
3. Maintain a Healthy Diet
Reducing intake of sugars and simple carbs could lower the inflammation, minimizing the appearance of flakes.
Adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet is a good choice.
The Big Question – Which products should I use to get dandruff free hair ?
Seriously I do not want to make this post too long, so I have written a separate post for Best Anti Dandruff Solutions and Shampoos available in the market. Click to read it.