How to Get Rid of Dandruff as Quickly as Possible
As a woman, you’ll definitely agree with me that dandruff is more of an annoyance than a skin ailment. You’ll definitely know you have it when you notice flakes on your pillow or on your blouse. Everything else surrounding this condition will be less clear. And to top it up, this flaking is as common on dry scalp as it is on oily scalp. Whatever the case, anyone with dandruff will always be looking for ways of getting rid of it. The following tips will therefore come in handy:
Verify the condition of your scalp
If you suspect that you have dandruff, you might be correct. Before you can start treating it, you need to confirm that indeed it is dandruff and not any other skin condition.
Once you have verified that it’s actually dandruff, you can then get an over the counter cream that has anti-fungal properties. Some of the common ingredients in such creams include: selenium disulfide, pyrithione zinc and ketoconazole.
Consider Essential oils
Besides smelling good, essential oils and other botanical extracts go a long way in clearing dandruff symptoms. Lavender oil, Rosemary oil, mangosteen and green tea extracts have been known to possess antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. The best part about these oils is that they can be used for the long term to keep dandruff at bay although they might take slightly longer to work as they are very mild.
It is also advisable to swap your usual shampoo for formulas that are essential oil based. The calming and soothing properties of such shampoos helps in minimizing itching and discomfort.
Deep treatments are highly recommended whether or not you have dandruff. Not only do they leave your hair looking and feeling healthier, they also relax your scalp. If you have flaking and shedding, these deep treatments are a must have. Additional moisturizers such as baobab oil boost your scalp and hair hydration. Don’t forget hot oil treatments that can be done from home as well.
While at it, gently brush your hair as well. This may sound old school, but it actually gets rid of the scale and stimulates your scalp. Blood circulation is enhanced while exfoliating any cell build up.
Found in almost all kitchens around the globe, basic soda in a quick and convenient remedy that’s readily available.
It is a gentle exfoliate that removes dead skin cells and reduces itching.
It’s anti-fungal properties are very beneficial in treating dandruff.
For best results, it is recommended that you apply the baking soda on wet hair and gently massage it into your scalp. Allow it to sit for two to three minutes before shampooing your hair as usual.
Consider a Prescription
Sometimes, dandruff can be so extreme and persistent that you may need to seek prescription. If none of these tips work for you, consider paying a visit to the doctor’s office. Once your condition improves, ask your doctor on how to proceed.