Dandruff is a rather annoying problem. People who struggle with it often worry about whether someone will notice white flakes on their clothes. Fighting dandruff is not easy - it can last for a long time. TV ads bombard us with many wonderful drugs for this trouble, and we want to get rid of the problem as soon as possible, we test different products - unfortunately, they are not always effective.
Dandruff is a scalp disorder that manifests itself as excessive scaling of the epidermis. Most often this is due to a violation of the exfoliation of cells, and the process of their regeneration. Although this disease is not dangerous and not contagious, it is a rather large aesthetic problem and can cause discomfort due to itching.
Two types of dandruff can appear on the scalp - dry (normal) and oily. Dry dandruff is a white or grayish scale of the epidermis that is very thin and light, so that it settles not only on the hair, but also on clothes. In turn, oily dandruff is not as noticeable as dry dandruff - it forms yellowish scales that accumulate on the scalp, pain and itching may appear.
Wondering what is the best way to get rid of dandruff?
Find out the reasons first. Interestingly, the appearance of dandruff can be genetic. Other causes of dandruff include:
- improper scalp care
- inadequate nutrition (low content of vitamins B6 and F)
- poorly selected cosmetics
- the use of a large number of mousses, gels and hair sprays
- inaccurate rinsing of cosmetics
- prolonged fatigue and stress
- hormonal disorders
- chronic illness
Sometimes occurs in people who use swimming pools frequently (chlorine causes dry skin).
Dandruff left untreated can cause additional problems. Not only does it not look aesthetically pleasing, but it can lead to inflammatory changes, secondary fungal infection, and hair loss. Therefore, if you notice disturbing changes in yourself, act immediately. There are simple ways to beat dandruff. Their effectiveness is comparable to anti-dandruff cosmetics from the pharmacy shelf. In addition, all of these solutions are based on natural recipes and ingredients that, in addition to fighting disease, will have a beneficial effect on the condition of your hair.
The following are reliable home remedies.
Vinegar is one of the most commonly used dandruff remedies, and this only proves that it is really effective. Its antifungal properties were already well known to our great-grandmothers. After washing your hair with shampoo, rinse your head with boiled water and vinegar, 2 teaspoons are enough. We can use this mixture after every head wash. Vinegar is a really cheap and invaluable treatment for dandruff.
Apple cider vinegar contains potassium and enzymes that not only eliminate dandruff, soothe and reduce itchy scalp. In addition, vinegar polishes the hair - makes it healthy and strong. Vinegar can be rubbed into the scalp for half an hour before washing.
You will need dried leaves (fresh leaves will dye your hair green), which we fill with boiling water. After cooling, we use it as a hair rinse. Rinsing is not suitable for blondes.
Baking soda is an unusual home remedy for dandruff. We add a teaspoon of baking soda to the shampoo. Wash your hair with the prepared mixture - the effects will be noticeable immediately.
Scalp massage and olive oil
Another homemade way to get rid of dandruff is to use olive oil, which has moisturizing properties. In addition, using oil, we can massage the scalp to remove dead skin and stimulate skin regeneration.
Egg mask in the fight against dandruff
Egg masks have long been known as a remedy for oily hair, they are also astringent, nourish the hair and are another way to treat dandruff. To prepare the mask, you need to beat the protein until foam, add the yolk and stir until smooth. After shampooing, apply the mask instead of your traditional conditioner and leave it on for 30 minutes. After this time, wash off the mask with warm water.