Now before we get into talking about dandruff treatment you gotta know that there are two kinds of dandruff. The first kind is where white flakes just fall off your head it’s not harmful but can be very annoying at times. The second kind of dandruff is called ‘Seborrheic Dermatitis’.This one could be a serious problem. This one is wet dandruff. In this condition, the wet dandruff is accompanied by severe itching in your scalp region. And also the areas around your hairline including your ears. You get boils, rashes, and a lot of irritation. If you observe any of these symptoms immediately consult a dermatologist. But for most of us its the first kind of dandruff. Now even though this one is not as harmful as the second condition, still it can cause other problems like acne, pimples, etc.
Now, at this point, most of you guys would have tried to get rid of dandruff by trying several home remedies like curd, lime juice, etc, and even a special anti-dandruff shampoo. But at the end of the day, dandruff returns. Few of you guys might have even discovered some special product or home remedy that works very well against dandruff. But as soon as you stop using it dandruff returns. This is because dandruff arises mainly due to the bad condition of the scalp. So ‘How To Get Rid Of Dandruff Permanently?’. In short, it all depends on the maintenance of the scalp. As long as your scalp and hair are in good condition dandruff will never come back.
Given below are the ways by which you can say goodbye to dandruff forever. So here is the answer to “How to Get Rid of Dandruff Permanently?”
As earlier said dandruff arises due to poor scalp health. Your scalp is very active. It constantly produces skin cells that die later on. But if your scalp is very oily then these skin cells will collect together, mix with the oil and form those white flakes which fall of your head. And if your scalp is too dry then they add up with dead skin cells thereby once again leading to dandruff. So dandruff generally arises due to too much oiling or too little oiling. Oil is like fertilizer to your hair. So make sure you are oiling your hair 2-3 times a week and not more than that. Almond oil is a good option as it nourishes and strengthens your hair. You can even go for coconut oil.
Shampoo can be harsh on your scalp. Shampoos remove the natural oils present in your scalp. This makes your hair more vulnerable to dandruff. So guys do not wash your hair with a shampoo every day. Shampoo your hair only 2-3 times a week. Try to use shampoos that are used by ladies. This is because ladies’ shampoos are mild and try to use shampoos that match your hair requirement. If you can afford one its always best to go for a sulfate, paraben, and silicone-free shampoos.Because these harmful chemicals can strip-off your natural hair oils and proteins and may cause hair fall in longterm-use, even though they give smoothness at present. So given below are the best organic shampoos available in the market which can nourish your hair naturally without any side-effects.
#3-Usage of Hair Product
A lot of people suffer from dandruff because of excess hair product usage. Hair products like wax, gels, creams, etc form a build-up in your hair and make it a mess. So next time when you are using any sort of hair product make sure that it doesn’t come in contact with your scalp. Apply the hair product only to the body of your hair.
At the end of the day, dandruff is an infection. Dandruff keeps coming back again and again mainly due to the improper care of the environment. A lot of people will use anti-dandruff products and still get dandruff once again because the environment is still dandruff-infested. So make sure that you properly wash dandruff-infested pillowcases with an anti-septic. Even make sure that you properly wash your combs and any other thing that comes in contact with your head.
Home remedies can be very effective in treating your dandruff. When you are using home remedies there is one thing that you have to understand. The ph level of your skin is 5.5. This means that your skin is slightly acidic. The acidic nature of your skin kills bacteria and infections. The people who suffer from dandruff have the ph level of their skin slightly off. So what most of the anti-dandruff shampoos do is that they make the skin slightly more acidic. This is where home remedies can be a better choice. several home remedies can be found online, but the two things that I feel effective are-
Lime juice + Baking soda-What you have to do in this is simple. Prepare lukewarm lime juice and add a tincture of baking soda. Slightly apply it on your hair and go for a head bath with a moderate shampoo.
Apple cider vinegar– Apple cider vinegar balances the pH of the skin to reduce the growth of fungus and thus fight dandruff. You can mix it with some water and apply it to your head using shampoo. Then wash it off later with a moderate shampoo. You can even make a spray bottle out of it which I’ve mentioned on my other blog-
Or you can even try an apple cider vinegar shampoo
Another way of getting rid of dandruff is by staying calm and relaxed. Yeah, stress can indeed cause dandruff. This is because stress weakens the body’s natural defenses. So it’s more difficult for your body to deal with the presence of Malasseziaglobosa and scalp irritation. Thus you’ve got another reason to meditate.
Despite many alternatives, an anti-dandruff shampoo is a must to fight against dandruff. Now coming to anti-dandruff shampoo, use it only once a week. As they can wash out the natural oils present in your scalp and make your hair brittle. Below are a few anti-dandruff shampoos that work well against dandruff-
A proper diet can help keep your head and hair healthy. Add foods with vitamin B to your diet. Because deficiency of vitamin B can cause dandruff. Avoid bad fats in your diet like chocolate and dairy. Add more green vegetables, protein, and grains to your diet. Finally, stay well hydrated.