Dandruff can have a real impact on your confidence. It can make you avoid black dresses, tops and jackets, and can make you very conscious of shaking your hair so that you don’t make it snow on your shoulders. You might feel embarrassed when friends notify you of some scalp flakes stuck in your hair and the itchy feeling in your scalp is hella frustrating! While dandruff is quite common, it’s nonetheless embarrassing at times, so let’s look at some ways that you can combat dandruff and get your carefree confidence back.
Shedding cells on your scalp is normal and healthy, but when your scalp gets inflamed, the cells stick together forming clumps of visible flakes that make up dandruff. The scaling skin on the scalp is often itchy, causing you to scratch, cause sores and these then form crusty scabs, making your dandruff even worse.
Dandruff can be caused by dry skin, so keep hydrated and make sure you’re getting enough fluid. It can also be caused by not washing your hair enough or washing too much, so find the perfect balance that suits your scalp. Dandruff can also be caused by other skin conditions and health issues like eczema, or those with a weakened immune system.
One of the easiest ways to combat dandruff is to use an anti-dandruff shampoo regularly. Shampoos like Head & Shoulders and Neutrogena’s T/Gel are great ways to say goodbye to that shoulder snow.
However, there are other ways to help farewell those flakes and they include some simple lifestyle changes to work from within. Eating a healthy diet with plenty of zinc, Vitamin B and healthy oils can help combat dandruff from within. After all, you are what you eat – and what you put in your mouth really matters for your health.
Getting a little Vitamin D from the sun can also have a positive effect on your scalp condition, however, be careful not to spend too much time in the sun and always wear sunscreen with a high SPF to keep your body protected from skin cancer. Learning to manage your stress is not only good for your dandruff, but also for your overall health.
If you’re a big fan of multiple products on your hair, it may be time to reevaluate, as too many products can cause dandruff and it could be one of the said products that is irritating your scalp too.
For best results to get rid of your shoulder snow, combat your dandruff from the inside and use an anti-dandruff shampoo on the outside.
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