The skin tends to renew itself periodically. Every 28 days, keratinized cells are replaced by new ones. This process can sometimes go out of balance. As a result of accelerated cell renewal, dandruff is formed.
The problem of dandruff is more relevant for men with short haircuts. On such hair, "white flakes" are immediately striking. In women, this disadvantage is less noticeable. This is due to the fact that dandruff, masked by complex hairstyles and other female tricks, is not so visible.
You can and even need to fight dandruff on your own. First of all, the mandatory home procedures concern unreleased cases. If, in addition to dandruff, redness with areas of inflammation appears on the scalp, accompanied by painful sensations, itching, hair loss, you should immediately visit a dermatologist.
A good result in the fight against dandruff is given by special antimycotic shampoos. You can buy them at any pharmacy. These remedies quickly relieve inflammation, soothe itching and reduce the number of Pityrosporum Ovale fungi that cause dandruff on the scalp. The disadvantages of this option include the fact that medicinal shampoos are not cheap, and the doses recommended by the instructions are “uneconomical”.
Not everyone can afford the purchase of expensive dandruff remedies. However, there are many proven folk ways to get rid of this problem. An excellent result is obtained by constant rinsing the hair with any fermented milk products. It can be yogurt or kefir.
Using raw egg yolks when washing your head accelerates hair growth and at the same time helps to get rid of dandruff. Another effective way to combat the disease is a mask of crushed garlic and vegetable oil. A couple of hours before shampooing, the mixture is applied to the hair and then washed off using a mild shampoo and conditioner.
Recurrence of dandruff can be due to the fact that people are not getting rid of the source of the infection - in the first place, the combs. Disinfect it or buy a new one before using it. The same goes for hats.
In order to prevent dandruff, you should take proper care of your hair. It is recommended to nourish the scalp with natural vitamins (herbal decoctions, oils, serums, etc.). It is advisable to consume plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables.
The hair should be washed with soft water as it gets dirty, while avoiding intense pressure on the scalp. If you have to do this often, it is important to use the appropriate means. It is not recommended to keep washed hair under a towel for too long. The use of a hair dryer is justified only in extreme cases. It is also very beneficial to do a head massage once a week.