How to Keep Dandruff at Bay for Good
The transition in weather was quicker than I thought it would be and it seems like fall is not gonna last longer. The blinding smog and haze during the early morning and midnight makes you feel that you’re living the winter already! As our skin and bodies adjust to the changes in climate, one thing that typically comes with colder weather is dandruff. Yup, I am talking about those flakes, itchiness and dreadful scalp inflammation that come with it.
Everyone, at some point in their life, has been the victim of dandruff. Now, it doesn’t only make you wanna scratch your scalp but also embarrasses you due to a pretty hefty stigma that is attached with it. It lurks around with you and you, like me, would go to every possible length to get rid of it. Fortunately, in the midst of perennial hunt for fixes, there are actually a few things that can come handy to battle this nasty monster. Following tips can help you avoid those awful flakes for good. Ready? Let’s roll.
Take notes. Morning and night, every day; thrice if you get time. Use a brush with appropriate bristles and brush gently, don’t go too hard on your head. Gentle brushing helps distribute natural oils evenly to the whole scalp and provides nourishment to the hair. The bristles also help in exfoliating scalp at the same time. Brushing also stimulates the blood flow in your scalp and unclogs hair follicles for their healthy growth. Be friends with a good brush and keep it handy!
Keep Your Hair Clean
Okay there has been a continuous debate on the frequency of washing the hair. Opinions about washing the hair are subjective (as the popular belief dictates that you should wash your hair twice or thrice a week) but one conclusion that is fairly objective is that your hair should be clean. Washing your hair less can lead to product buildup which can eventually accelerate clogged follicles and dandruff flakes. I am not, in any way, suggesting you to shampoo your hair every day (that would b terrible) but nicely massaging your scalp during shampooing is recommended every third day.
Use Appropriate Products
I am not asking you to choke your hair with every single product you can get your hands on but using products suitable to your scalp and hair condition is imperative for fighting dandruff. I mean, the gunk that comes with flakes and dandruff needs to be cleaned and products like serums and hair masks (along with your hair-appropriate shampoo) are your new best friends. Products that come packed with zinc can help you fight the problem better while making your hair more manageable and shiny.
Hair mask is a great way to keep the scalp hydrated and nourished which can reduce the problem of dryness and flakes to a great extent. There are plenty of serums that can also aid in scalp hydration and hair nourishment so don’t be shy to use them once in a while.
Watch Your Nutrition
Duh. I don’t need to emphasize on this much but still I shall do that. Eating a balanced diet is the key to keep so many skin and health problems (including dandruff) at bay. Our skin needs nourishment and hydration and our scalp craves the same. Don’t forget to include foods that are rich in omega fatty acids in your diet.
Well, that’s all. Easy, isn’t it? Try these tips and you can surely fight seasonal flakes and dandruff. Please see a dermatologist in case you have chronic dandruff or severe problem of flakes. Also, don’t forget to share your feedback and suggestions, I kinda look forward to hear from you guys! Until next time.