How To Get Rid Of Dandruff
For many, summer season is harsh and is one of the much-disliked seasons. Most of us prefer keeping indoors during the day. Don’t we? Furthermore, constant perspiration, high heat levels and irritation adds to the discomfort.
Summers harshly affect our body and even show its harmful effects on the scalp as well. In summers, the scalp becomes either too greasy or too dry. In both the conditions it offers a perfect breeding ground for dandruff. Dandruff! The mere thought of it puts you in a fix. The small pieces of dead skin that settle on our scalp not only pose embarrassment but causes itching and irritation as well.
Each one of us falls pray to dandruff and we try every method and follow every advice to get rid of it at the earliest. Some of these techniques work others go in vain and add to the woes. Some may think consulting a dermatologist is useless as it’s mere dandruff.
Over sighting dandruff can be injurious, as the effects of dandruff are not just confined to your scalp, it can harm your skin as well. If ignored, dandruff can lead to scaly, greasy or inflamed skin on the chest, neck or upper back. It can also lead to itchy pimples, reddish inflamed or dry skin between your eyebrows or in the corners of your nose.
Well, let’s discuss some of the factors that may cause dandruff and tackle it before the situation becomes worse.
The sebaceous glands in the skin secrete sebum (lubricating oily matter) into the hair follicles to lubricate the skin and hair. To a particular point this oil is beneficial for the hair but when these glands start producing excessive oil it becomes a problem. Most of the times dirt and pollution sticks to the scalp and lead to itchiness. People with oily scalp are more prone to dandruff than dry scalp. Shampoo your hair on regular intervals and avoid getting your scalp oily.
Carbon content and pollutants present in the environment makes your hair sticky and it becomes necessary to shampoo them regularly. On the contrary Shampooing your hair regularly removes essential oils from the scalp. To retain the essential oils and to remove the impurities from hair it is advisable to wash your hair twice a week but if you are going outdoors, then wash every 2-3 days. For better hair texture and healthy hair use milder shampoos or anti dandruff shampoos which contains ketoconazole.
Some skin problems can lead to dandruff. If you are suffering from some major skin disease including psoriasis and you have dandruff do consult a dermatologist before it gets too late.
Poor Eating habits
Improper diet leads to dandruff. Having a well balanced diet is beneficial for healthy hair. Incorporate green leave vegetables and nuts in your diet. It will not only keep you healthy but will also help fighting dandruff.
Skin eczema is a condition in which skin gets inflamed and the irritation in this condition leads to rashes. It is more prevalent in those suffering from asthma and hay fever. Dandruff in this condition can lead to major skin problem. Shampoo your hair with a mild shampoo so that your hair do not become breeding ground for fungus.
Ponder upon these simple steps and let dandruff be at bay…
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