How annoying is dandruff?
Especially if it’s flaking off around your shoulders in public or private for that matter. It’s not an uncommon issue neither that perplexing. A very basic problem to which today I’m going to be writing a very simple blog on as per your request.
Let’s start with the hard facts – dandruff is nothing more than the accumulation of excess dead skin cells on your scalp. Although numerous doctors believe, that it may just go further than that. Having a flaky scalp doesn’t fill in for the fact that the cause is dandruff. In fact, there are several other skin disorders that may lead to the problem. This said, let’s quickly get down to what really does cause dandruff? Namely, things like stress and other environmental factors may actually cause it, then comes deficiencies of A and B vitamins. In my experience majority of the times the root cause of a problem is your diet and believe it or not can be another factor leading to dandruff so what you eat needs to be in constant check. Food allergies and of course harsh and strong shampoos and sometimes excessive exposure to the sunlight are also other popular reasons. Since there is never that one sure shot way for its removal, here are some basic tips to treating dandruff naturally.
Start eating a clean diet, rich in fruits and vegetables that will not only improve your skin but will also give you healthier and a more dandruff free scalp. Where a diet low in the healthier fatty acids can actually increase the probability of dandruff, you should seriously look into eating foods that are rich in omega 3 fatty acids. Fish for instance, is a great source of this type of fat. Make sure you are getting your B-vitamins. Most dandruff can get under control just by making sure that you are getting the right nutrients in your system. Start taking supplements, B-vitamin supplement and zinc lozenges should be taken into consideration too. Also probiotics in your diet always work – Probiotics are THE good bacteria and can be found in yogurt and other foods with active cultures in them. Try to avoid oiling your scalp as this will just coat the build-up of dead skin on your scalp. All this aside, try massaging your scalp with vinegar once a week – it will help maintain a good pH level for your skin, rinse with water after you condition your hair in the shower.
My Top 3 products to combat dandruff:
1. Label.m Deep Cleansing Shampoo
2. Apple Cider Vinegar
3. Label.m Lab Remedy for Dry and Itchy Scalp
These are a few conventional and unconventional ways of going about this problem. It really need not to be a permanent issue so by just keeping your diet in check and following the things above you’ll be good to go! Until next time, have a good one!