13 tips on how to reduce dandruff
Dandruff is one of the biggest enemies of beautiful hair. The small white flakes that look like snowflakes are easily visible and create an unpleasant appearance (especially if you wear black clothes) and that causes you to feel bad and embarrassed.
It is estimated that around 60% of people are faced with the problem called dandruff at some point in their lives. Dandruff can occur at any age after puberty, but it often occurs during puberty. It is believed that men suffer more from dandruff than women.
The causes of dandruff are various. The peeling of the skin of the scalp can be caused by aggressive hair care products, bacteria, fungi, unbalanced diet, hormones, or sometimes dandruff can occur due to stress. Fortunately, dandruff is not an insoluble problem. You just have to be persistent and to find the best anti dandruff solution for you.
Reduce dandruff tip #1: Minimize the use of styling products
Hair gels, hair mousses and hair sprays for styling may irritate the scalp even more and to worsen the dandruff situation. Some of them may also cause the dandruff itself. If you suspect that some hair product may be causing dandruff, stop to use it immediately and see if the situation will improve .
Reduce dandruff tip #2: Wash your hair at least 3 times a week
If you have oily scalp, you might need to wash your hair every or every other day. But if you have dry skin on the scalp, then wash your hair 2-3 times a week.
Reduce dandruff tip #3: Use anti-dandruff shampoo
The first step in removing the unpleasant white flakes from the hair is using a shampoo for this purpose. To some people some shampoos may help more and in others less. Therefore, you need to experiment a bit to find a suitable product for you. Anti dandruff shampoos usually have some of these ingredients: coal tar, salicylic acid, sulfur, ketoconazole, zinc etc.
Reduce dandruff tip #4: Change the anti-dandruff shampoos
Many people find that their shampoo removes the dandruff. But after some time they notice that the shampoo is no longer as effective and that the dandruff returns. The reason for this is that you can develop resistance to the active ingredients of a shampoo and thus reduce its effect. The solution is to have two or three different brands of shampoo and to change them every month. For example, use one shampoo for one month, then change it with another. The third month start to use the first shampoo etc.
Reduce dandruff tip #5: Occasionally use a gentle shampoo
If you are afraid that the anti-dandruff shampoos are very strong, use a gentle baby shampoo from time to time.
Reduce dandruff tip #6: Always shampoo your hair twice
With the first washing you will get rid of the dead skin on the scalp. When you apply shampoo for the second time, leave it to stay for 5 minutes so that the ingredients will get into the skin and then rinse with water.
Reduce dandruff tip #7: Massage the scalp
While you’re applying shampoo to your hair, massage the scalp with your fingers (not with the nails). The massage will increase the blood circulation in the scalp.
Reduce dandruff tip #8: Use lukewarm water and rinse the shampoo thoroughly
When you wash your hair use warm water (not cold or hot). Many people claim that the lukewarm water helps to reduce the dandruff symptoms. Always rinse your hair thoroughly to completely remove the shampoo or the conditioner.
Reduce dandruff tip #9: Wash your hair after exercising
Do not let the sweat to stay on your head for a long time. After exercise, go immediately to the bathroom and take a shower.
Reduce dandruff tip #10: Resist the desire to scratch
Never scratch your head, especially not with your nails. The aggressive scratching will irritate the scalp and it will itch even more. If you scratch your head it will cause more dandruff or even wounds on the skin of the head.
Reduce dandruff tip #11:Have a moderate exposure to sunlight
Solar rays reduce inflammation of the scalp. Maybe this is the reason why in summer people have less problems with dandruff. But remember, the exposure to the sun should be moderate.
Reduce dandruff tip #12: Reduce stress
Stress can be a reason for the appearance of dandruff or if you already have dandruff it can worsen the situation. Learn to control the stress in your life to get rid of the dandruff, but also to improve your overall health.
Reduce dandruff tip #13: Clean the hair comb or hair brush before each use
Brush your hair regularly but always with a clean hair brush or hair comb.