Hi friends, today I will be talking about what dandruff is what are the causes of dandruff, and how can it be treated?
Why do I have Dandruff
Dandruff causes itching in the scalp and also causes the scalp skin to become red and dry. This dry skin then begins to flake offand it is these small dry flakes of skin that are called dandruff.
Today we will be speaking only about the treatment of common dandruff.
which is caused due to a harmless fungus on our skin which is known as Malassezia Furfur
Dandruff is caused when this fungus suddenly begins multiplying exponentially.
The common causes for this fungus to grow exponentially are stress, a decrease in the immunity of the body
such as when a person has cancer, AIDS or has undergone an organ transplant, etc
Other causes are hormonal imbalances
caused by diseases like PCOS
Other causes are not washing the head/hair for long periods
or applying oil and leaving it in one’s hair for extended periods
Dandruff can also be caused by hereditary skin problems
Sometimes some hair care products such as oil, shampoos and hair dyes cause allergies in people and this causes dandruff.
Atleast 40% of people are affected by this kind of dandruff sometime in their lives.
It happens more in winter
because skin starts drying up and therefore dandruff starts increasing
Because the most common cause of dandruff is the scalp being unclean.
How to Remove dandruff
That is why if you use a good, normal shampoo 2-3 times a week or a good soap to wash your hair
then dandruff will usually not occur.
Himalaya’s daily gentle care shampoo
Patanjali’s Kesh Kanti
Khadi’s Natural Shampoo
or Shikakai soap is also
great for washing hair
At your house, you can soak Soapnut (Reetha) overnight
and wash your hair with the water 2-3 times a week
this will ensure you never get dandruff.
Shampooing your hair properly ensures that the dead cells in your scalp, as well as oil and dead cells, all of which contribute to the productions of dandruff, are all removed properly. If after doing all this, your dandruff is still not going away then you should buy a good anti-dandruff shampoo from the market
A shampoo that contains Ketoconazole
Zinc Pyrithone, Salicylic Acid
and Coal Tar also.
Glenmark’s Scalpe Shampoo
Cipla’s 8X Shampoo
or Novale CT
all these shampoos are very effective in removing dandruff from the scalp
In the beginning, wash your hair with these shampoos thrice a week and once dandruff reduces, then they should be used twice a week.
These medicated shampoos should be used for atleast 6 weeks.
If your dandruff is not coming under control even then
then you must consult your doctor ASAP
Most probably, your problem could be a Ringworm Infection or Seborrheic Dermatitis
or it could even be Scalp Psoriasis
Once the doctor makes a proper diagnosis of your condition
then proper treatment can be done.
In the end, once again I would like to tell you that in order to keep dandruff under control
you must shampoo and clean your hair atleast 2-3 times a week.
Hair products such as gels, hairspray, and scented oils
should be used at the minimum.
Do not get chemical treatment for your hair frequently Try and reduce stress in your life
and try to be happy 🙂
Last, but not the least, and the most important point
always eat seasonal and fresh fruits and veggies
and also make sure that you exercise regularly.
Friends I hope you have liked this post
and please put any queries that you may have in the comments below.
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You should take the advice and treatment of your every illness from your registered medical doctor.