Is the white dust like thing on your clothes disturbs you? Are you ashamed of scratching your head in public? Then it's time for you to take this thing seriously. Dandruff is a common cause. But it is not just a thing to be avoided. We should be aware of the causes and effects of this problem.
WHAT IS DANDRUFF?
Dandruff is a very common hair condition. Skin on the scalp flakes as a result. The flaked skin appears on your clothing as white dots. It even irritates the skin. The medical word for dandruff is seborrheic dermatitis. Cradle cap is the name given to dandruff in infants. It can affect any part of our skin with hair, such as the eyebrows, hands, legs, and head.
SYMPTOMS OF DANDRUFF
- Skin flakes on the scalp, brows, and other hair-bearing areas of the body.
- An itching scalp.
- Increased hair fall.
- Dry scalp
CAUSES OF DANDRUFF
- Increased amount of oil on your skin
- Not keeping up with personal hygiene and not using shampoo.
- Hormonal imbalances
- It's possible that you have a mild case of seborrheic dermatitis
- Protein deficient dry scalp
- Lack of Vitamin B and Zinc
WAYS TO CONTROL DANDRUFF
1.WASHING YOUR HAIR WITH SHAMPOO
Make it a habit to wash your hair twice a week at the very least. Use a mild shampoo to wash. Know your shampoo before using it. Tea tree oil-based anti-dandruff shampoos are considered to be the most effective in controlling dandruff. Antibacterial and antifungal properties are also stated for zinc pyrithione. So look for a shampoo with tea tree oil or zinc pyrithione in it. Rinse the hair thoroughly after using shampoo to remove all the shampoo.
2.GIVE A GENTLE MASSAGE
If you have serious itching, do not scratch your skin. Massage the scalp gently right after using a shampoo. Otherwise, your scalp would be harmed. Dandruff is often attracted to a dry scalp. So make a habit of moisturizing your hair with oil or some other form of moisturizer.
3.USAGE OF SKIN FRIENDLY PRODUCTS
Hair gels, hair sprays, and serums are among the many hair products we use. Before using these items, learn about your hair type and stay away from products that aren't right for you. Your skin will be itchy and irritated if you use these unfriendly items.
EFFECTIVE HOME REMEDIES TO CONTROL DANDRUFF
Fenugreek is an anti fungal seed that will help you keep your dandruff under control. To produce a fine paste, soak fenugreek overnight and combine with a tablespoon of lemon juice. This paste should be applied to your hair and scalp. After half an hour, wash it with water or a mild shampoo. You'll note that your dandruff and scratching have vanished almost instantly.
2.EGG AND YOGURT
Eggs and yogurt are two foods that are good for your hair. Take two eggs and a cup of yogurt and mix them together. Add one spoon of lemon juice to make a perfect paste. Apply this mixture to your hair and leave it on for 20 minutes. You should then wash it with cold water. The yogurt helps to remove dandruff and the egg makes your hair healthier.
Antimicrobial properties are said to exist in onions. Create a fine paste out of one big onion and add it to your hair. After half an hour, wash it with a mild shampoo. This mixture should be used at least twice a week. It will provide you with incredible results.
4.CURD AND HONEY MIXTURE
Curd, honey, and lemon juice will give your hair a good shine. Combine a cup of curd, a tablespoon of honey, and a squeeze of lemon juice. Apply this mask to your hair and wash it with a gentle shampoo after 20 minutes. Lemon juice helps to keep your hair's Ph balanced. The combination of curd and honey nourishes and moisturises your hair. The combination of the three ingredients reduces dandruff and makes your hair healthier.