dandruff (hair care)

DANDRUFF

Dandruff is an innocuous, interminable condition that happens when the scalp gets dry or oily and produces white chips of dead skin that show up in the hair or on the shoulders. Despite the fact that it is innocuous, dandruff can be humiliating for the individuals who have it.

  • This involves the excessive growth of skin cells.
  • Males are more effected as compared to females.
  • This condition starts at the age of puberty and usually stops after the age of 45 or 50.

Causes

  • Oily and irritated skin
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Not washing hair on regular basis
  • Weak immune system
  • Stress
  • Cold weather
  • Using same comb of the infected person
  • Dehydration
  • Dryness
  • Poor hygiene

Symptoms

  • Itchiness
  • Flaking skin of the scalp
  • Tingly feeling on the skin
  • Greasy and red patches on the skin.
  • Crusty scalp in children.
  • Swollen scalp
  • Silver or red rash on the scalp
  • Patchy hair loss

Prevention

  • In case of mild cases, daily cleans the scalp with mild or gentle shampoo to reduce oil.
  • Try medicated dandruff shampoos that suits you the best.
  • Stress can trigger dandruff so avoid taking too much stress and depression.
  • Eat a healthy diet that contains B Vitamins and zinc.
  • Sunlight may proves effective in controlling dandruff formation. But don’t over expose as this may cause damage you skin and increases the chances of skin cancer. Make sure that you have applied sun screen on your face and body while going outside.
  • Hair styling products may damage your hair and makes them oilier so limit their usage.
  • Tea tree oil have anti-biotic and anti-fungal properties. Use it for reducing dandruff.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Search

+
%d bloggers like this: