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Dandruff: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

What is dandruff?

Dandruff is a scalp condition that causes flaky skin to appear on the scalp. This isn’t a severe condition. But this is an unpleasant condition which can cause embarrassment.

Causes:

The root cause for dandruff will always be the same. Some of the other factors that can make it even aggravate are;

  • Dry skin
  • Heat and dry air
  • Air pollution
  • Brushing your hair irregularly
  • Not shampooing enough
  • Irritated and oily skin
  • Stress
  • Unbalanced diet
  • Using various kinds of shampoos (Alkaline shampoos)

Symptoms:

Some of its symptoms are;

  • Having an itchy scalp.
  • Having flakes on your scalp, hair, eyebrows, beard/ moustache, and shoulders
  • Feel of a dry and tight scalp

Treatment and Prevention:

  • Dandruff can be managed with a proper care. Usage of non-medicated shampoos
  • Massaging the scalp firmly after shampooing and rinsing off well
  • Shampoo on regular basis. Maybe you can shampoo 3-4 times a week, this helps in removing flakes and oiliness
  • Applying olive oil to the scalp
  • Using tea tree oil to unclog hair follicles and nourish the roots of the hair.

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