Got dandruff? You are not alone. Dandruff affects around 50% of people worldwide at some point in their life. Dandruff is a condition that causes the skin on the scalp to flake and/or itches. The dead cells on the scalp stick together, often because of surface debris and oil in the hair, and shed at a faster-than-normal rate.
Keep your scalp healthy and fresh with different types of shampoos and conditioners to remove dandruff.
Dandruff should not be taken lightly.
It may be pointing towards overgrowth of a fungus (called Malassezia) which, despite being present on the scalp of most people, does not cause any symptoms. It can slow your hair growth. It denotes a microinflammation, which might be easily overlooked as there are no readily observable symptoms.
Did you know?
Scalps with dandruff shed up to about 8 lakh cells/sq. cm compared to only about 5 lakh cells/sq. cm in normal scalps. Dandruff vs. Dry scalp Both dandruff and dryness can get your scalp, usually improve with less frequent shampooing.
Confused about what is causing an itchy scalp? Get an expert’s advice now.
You are more likely to have dandruff if:
- Your scalp feels oily.
- You experience intense itching even when the scalp does not feel dry.
- Your hair looks greasy at most times.
- A quick check
- Flakes due to dry scalp tend to be smaller and whiter. Dandruff flakes are larger and usually yellow-tinged or oily.
- Look for the medicated shampoos containing ketoconazole, salicylic acid, zinc Parathion, etc. to manage mild-to-moderate dandruff.
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Signs your dandruff may be severe:
- Large areas of redness or swelling on the scalp.
- Severe itching and worsened flakes over time. Still having symptoms after using anti-dandruff shampoo for a month.
Annoyed with deadly dandruff? Consult with a dermatologist now.
Home remedies for dandruff
Coconut oil and camphor:
Take 2-3 teaspoons of warm coconut oil and dissolve a pinch of camphor in it. Massage gently on the scalp at night. Wash your hair in the morning with a mild shampoo. Repeat it once or twice a week. The oil that scalps well with your favorite hair oil.
Apple cider vinegar:
Take 1/4th cup of Apple cider vinegar in a mug of plain water. Pour this mixture evenly on the hair and scalp. Let it sit for 3-5 mins and rinse it with water. Do not keep for longer than 5 mins.
- Shampoo often if you tend to have an oily scalp.
- limit hair styling products such as styling gels, sprays, etc.
- Practice yoga or meditation to manage stress.
- Keep your scalp and hair healthy with our exclusive range of herbal products.