How to permanently get rid of dandruff?
The appearance of dandruff is a common phenomenon in a large number of people. How to get rid of it?
Dandruff results from an accumulation of dead cells on the scalp. Although cell renewal generally takes 28 days, this duration can be reduced by various factors. The presence of the Malassezia fungus, stress, hormonal imbalance, pollution, and the use of unsuitable products are all factors that promote the appearance of dandruff.
To determine the appropriate treatment, it is, therefore, necessary to find the source of dandruff and to know whether it is dry or oily dandruff. Dry dandruff appears as white patches that do not cling to the scalp and tend to spread on clothes. They generally result from genetic factors that can be accentuated by pollution. For their part, oily dandruff is thicker and itchy. They are frequently found on an oily scalp, resulting from excessive sebum production. Once the causes have been defined, you can resort to using a suitable treatment, whether it is an anti-dandruff shampoo or a homemade recipe.
Dandruff care is mainly available in the form of a shampoo. These are formulas concentrated in active ingredients, designed by laboratories such as Vichy. To combat dandruff, it is necessary to resort to the use of antifungal active ingredients such as zinc and exfoliating active ingredients such as salicylic acid. Indeed, exfoliation eliminates the cluster of dead cells. It should be noted, however, that the formulas to use depend on the type of hair, knowing that there are anti-dandruff shampoos for dry hair and for oily hair. Instructions for use also vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. In any case, it is recommended to wash your hair 2 to 3 times a week.
In addition to anti-dandruff care, plants are full of active ingredients that can help you eliminate dandruff. Among the most used, it is possible to mention rosemary, tea tree, sage, and eucalyptus in the form of essential oil. These plants are known for their cleansing, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. To fight dandruff, it is usually enough to add them to your usual shampoo or to use them as a hair mask. In this case, the essential oils are to be diluted in vegetable oil, such as coconut oil. Otherwise, you can also opt for an apple cider vinegar rinse. The principle consists of mixing a glass of cider vinegar with a glass of water. In addition to dandruff care, adopt a healthy and balanced diet.