Winter brings excitement as it is so full of parties and celebrations.
However, with it comes to the dark sides too in the form of dry skin or flaky scalp. To deal with the dry skin, lotion would be enough, but those white flakes are a task.
To get rid of dandruff, one can use anti-dandruff shampoo but the ones that available in the market do not provide a permanent solution.
Dandruff, to be more precise, can ruin all your winter party moods. Whenever you comb your hair, it will fall and even if you don’t, you will find them on your shoulders.
Although you can say it is harmless at first but causes serious issues if not treated properly. Here are a few things that you should know before you come out with an experiment of your own to clean it.
How dandruff forms?
Dandruff is mainly the dead skin cells that occur continuously on your scalp, and shedding of the dead skin cells is a very normal cycle that takes place from time to time.
Sometime, this cycle may take a short time to complete the formation of skin due to various hormonal factors. Scalp continuously secrete oil which, when comes in contact with the dead cells, clump together and appear as white dirty flakes.
Dandruff can cause serious effects too
Dandruff is common for a human being and it generally hits 15–20 percent population. The problem of dandruff can occur in all age groups but mostly it is a serious factor for men since they pay the least attention to it.
It is important to note that severe dandruff condition can be found in people with Parkinson’s disease and sometimes in HIV infected people.
The condition can also get serious when the scalp turns red because of severe itching. In those cases, don’t wait before consulting a doctor.
Get rid of dandruff as soon as possible
As mentioned earlier, dandruff can be treated with an anti-dandruff shampoo. However, it will help to clear the loose flakes by washing them completely.
For more stubborn flakes, you will need to be very careful with the scalp.
To get rid of dandruff, you can follow these steps below:
Warm oil massage
This is one of the best and most effective ways to treat dandruff. All you will require is a mild oil (coconut can be the best option) and warm it. Apply on the scalp using cotton balls. Once done, wait for 30 minutes and then wash with anti-dandruff shampoo.
Steam can help
There are too many benefits of steam for the scalp. As it opens the pores, it will become way easier to clean the scalp from deep within the roots. However, steam should be applied on the oily scalp, so always massage your scalp with oil first.
Apple Cider Vinegar
It is one of the best-known scalp cleaners. Just mix apple cider vinegar with some water and put the mixture in a spray bottle. Spray on the affected area and leave for some time. Wash it as usual. It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that will treat dandruff and provide a clean and clear scalp.
Further, you can also opt for products that contain apple cider vinegar. We recommend Anti-Dandruff Shampoo with Apple Cider Vinegar, which will prove to be an effective choice since it clears the scalp deep from its root. This shampoo also contains the goodness of moringa, neem, and reetha, each known for the various hair and scalp benefits.
However, during the dry season, daily shampooing your hair may cause scalp dryness.
Hence, make sure to wash your hair on an alternate day or thrice a week.