Dandruff is a very common problem in all over the world. It is infected by the personal articles like towel, etc. Dandruff is also known as seborrheic dermatitis. With dandruff, there is inflammation of the superficial layers of the skin, causing scales on the scalp and other parts of the body.
Dandruff is a bothersome problem sometimes thought to be associated with inefficient hair care. Nothing could be further from the truth – anyone who has dandruff knows that As a result, cells build up on your scalp in clumps before they’re shed.
There are several possible causes for dandruff. It may be due to stress, bad nutrition, lack of rest, frequent use of gels and hair sprays, excessive use of hot curling irons etc. Dandruf is worst during cold winters and less severe during summer.
Another cause is caused by micro-organism called pityrosporum-ovle which are present in every body’s scalp. Dandruff is usually a result of too much oiliness of the skin and scalp rather than dryness. While mild dandruff may be caused by overactive oil glands, recent evidence suggests that the more severe dandruff associated with seborrheic dermatitis may be caused by an overabundance of Pityrosporum ovale, a yeast-like organism found on healthy scalp in low numbers.
Hormones may also be another important cause, because dandruff usually starts after puberty and is more common in men than women. For unknown reasons, people with some illnesses, such as Parkinson’s disease, are more likely to have dandruff.
The common symptoms of dandruff are-
- Dry skin.
- Contact dermatitis.
- Seborrheic dermatitis.
Factors that worsen dandruff are:
- genetics. Dandruff tends to run in families
- stress, emotional and physical
- climate (worse in the winter)
Home Remedies For Dandruff Treatment
Dandruff can be removed by massaging the hair for half an hour with curd which has been kept in the open for three days or with a few drops of lime juice mixed with alma juice every night before going to bed.
An anti-dandruff shampoo that contains coal tar, salicylic acid, pyrithione zinc, sulfur or selenium sulfide are good to remove it. How often you use the shampoo depends upon the severity of your condition and your doctor’s recommendations. Your doctor may order a mild steroid cream or a prescription shampoo for more severe scalp symptoms.A low strength corticosteroid cream or lotion may also be applied to the affected areas of skin.
When you wash your hair, lather once, rinse, then lather a second time and rub your scalp vigorously as you shampoo. This will help dislodge excess cells. Be careful not to rub so energetically that you damage your scalp.
Beets have been found useful in dandruff. Both tops and roots should be boiled in water and this water should be massaged into the scalp with the finger tips every night. White beet is better for this purpose.
Recommended Ebook to cure dandruff
Dandruff Ebook – An e-book detailing the background knowledge of herbal dandruff solution, the ingredients, the preparation and application method.