Dandruff is a common symptom manifested by excessive and visible exfoliation of the scalp (“scaling”), which is provoked due to a quantitative and qualitative change in the bacterial flora of the scalp. Anyone could develop dandruff at some point in their life, however it is more common in adults (rarely appearing in children before puberty) and affects more of the male population (of course it affects quite a few women as well).
In addition to age and gender factors, some other conditions that may favor the appearance of dandruff are:
- Hormonal disorders
- Endocrine pathologies
- Seasonal changes
- Inappropriate care products
Oily vs dry dandruff: Appropriate treatment
Despite what is wrongly believed, dandruff is not necessarily related to dry scalp. In fact, there are 2 types of dandruff: oily and dry.
In general, the same care tips apply to both types. It’s important to cleanse the scalp and hair thoroughly using the right products, in order to support the restoration of the normal scalp balance and fight the proliferation of bacteria and fungi, thus preventing the reformation of dandruff.
If you deal with oily dandruff, choose Oil Control & Anti-Dandruff Shampoo with olive oil & rosemary. Thanks to its valuable ingredients, regulates sebum secretion and improves the health of the scalp, helping to balance oily hair, preventing at the same time the development of dandruff. Cleanses deeply, reduces itching and moisturizes scalp and hair.
When it comes to dry dandruff, you should trust the natural and highly effective mask for dry scalp & dandruff, which you can prepare easily and quickly on your own. You will need:
Oats, rich in nutrients such as omega-6 fatty acids and B complex vitamins, will contribute to healthy hair growth, while its anti-pruritic properties will soothe itchiness. Coconut oil will hydrate and ease the scalp, reducing any existing irritations. Wheat germ oil will stimulate scalp circulation and effectively treat dry skin. Finally, rosemary oil will strengthen your natural defense against microbes, thus becoming the perfect ally in the fight against dandruff fungus.
Place all the ingredients into a bowl and mix until the mixture becomes uniform. Apply the mixture to your hair, gently massaging the roots. Leave it on for 20′-30′, before rinsing off. To easily remove from hair, apply shampoo and massage well before adding any water. For better results, you can use this mask every 10-15 days.