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Identifying and treating common dandruff

Updated: Aug 14, 2023

Dandruff is a skin condition that mainly affects the scalp.

Symptoms include flaking and mild itchiness.

Dandruff is not contagious or serious.

Dandruff is a mild form of seborrheic dermatitis on the scalp

The signs and symptoms of dandruff are more severe when stressed .

Dandruff does not require medical attention however sometimes the flaking and itching is a medical condition such as dermatitis , fungal infections , eczema or psoriasis.

If conditions persist and get worse after using a professional salon hair care product consult a dermatologist

The most common way to treat and control dandruff is to use professional salon hair care shampoo and scalp treatment for dandruff

Physical exercise makes you sweat, It also raises the temperature on your body and head and can create an unpleasant environment where bacteria can grow.

Excessive sweating can trigger more dandruff on the scalp.

Wash your hair regularly to remove sweat and keep scalp clean and dry.

Always use a hairdryer to dry your scalp after washing ,

Never go to sleep with wet hair because this can make dandruff symptoms and flaking worse on your scalp and hair .

Professional hair salon shampoo is dermatologist approved. so consult with your hair stylist

Most professional hair care products ingredients include Pyrithione Zinc that helps to combat dandruff and symptoms.

When using a Pyrithione Zinc shampoo with your second wash leave it on your hair for at least 3 - 5 minutes and rub the ingredients into the scalp before the final rince .

Use a shampoo that is on a acidic ph level of 3.5 - 6

Natural home remedies can also be used like Tee tree oil , Coconut oil and Aloe Vera

A Vitamin supplement of Zinc and Vitamin B daily will also help with Dandruff symptoms and helping to boost your immune system as a internal supplement .

Eating healthy foods that are high in in vitamin B and Zinc will help internally and provide healthy nutrition from inside your body and build your immune system.

Dandruff Hair scrub recipe

Do it yourself hair scrub to boost blood circulation and to remove dry dead skin cells.

Do a Gentle exfoliant once a month

mix 2 x tablespoons of sea salt

mix 2 x tablespoons of olive oil

mix 2 x tablespoons of lemon Juice

Mix all ingredients together

Wet your hair and gently massage the scrub into your scalp.

Let exfoliant sit for a few minutes on your scalp and then rinse with warm water.

This will act as a gentle and natural scalp exfoliant on the scalp.

Follow with your professional hair salon treatment shampoo with ingredient pyrithione zinc with washing your hair.

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