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What is Hair Dandruff? Causes and Remedies

what causes dandruff and treatment

Dandruff is basically due to the overgrowth of skin cells, with flake and fall off the scalp. To be honest, it’s just a cosmetic problem and dandruff in itself is harmless

CAUSES OF DANDRUFF

IRRITATED, OILY SKIN

You likely have experienced dandruff if you suffer from a condition called Seborrheic Dermatitis. This condition affects many areas of the skin, including the scalp. This causes scaly patches and oily, irritated skin that flake off as dandruff.

DRY SKIN

This is especially an issue during winter months, as the cold winter air, combined with heated rooms indoors can cause an itchy scalp and dandruff. Have you ever noticed how your skin tends to get dry in the winter and needs that extra dose of moisturizer? Your scalp is exactly the same! During colder months, the skin on your scalp gets dry. Dandruff that is caused by dry skin usually falls off in smaller, non-oily flakes.

NOT BRUSHING YOUR HAIR ENOUGH

This may seem very simple, however, brushing your hair regularly increases blood flow to the scalp, reduces the risk of dandruff.

HERES SOME THINGS THAT COULD HELP

  •  Baking soda is also a powerful disinfectant when it comes to cleaning anything, including your scalp.
  •  Apple Cider Vinegar properties kill viruses and yeast that cause itchiness on the skin.
  •  Lemon juice is acidic it alters the pH level of the scalp, banishing unwanted dandruff causing bacteria and fungus.
  •  Bananas and avocados are great dandruff treatments, they are both extremely moisturizing.
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