All about dandruff (and how to get rid of it)
The white flakes on the scalp called dandruff are dead skin cells that come off after the scalp renewal process. We don't want it! Here's what you need to know about dandruff (and how to get rid of it).
What is dandruff?
Under the influence of the yeast pityrosporum ovale, the amount of skin cells increases, causing visible flaking. Whether you suffer from this varies from person to person. The yeast thrives on a warm scalp, so if you wear a hat regularly you may be more susceptible to dandruff. It's normal for the skin cells on your scalp to renew themselves every month but if you're prone to dandruff this happens twice as fast. And so you suffer twice the flakiness.
Why do I have dandruff?
Well... it's a bit of bad luck if you have dandruff. Research has yet to reveal why some people don't have dandruff while others are covered in white flakes. What we do know is that stress can have an impact, as can cold and dry air and the use of harsh soaps and shampoos. We already knew it: mild and natural shampoo is the best way to prevent dandruff. Try it, babe!
Dandruff... What to do?
If you are the unlucky one who suffers from dandruff, you need to treat your hair thoroughly with an anti-dandruff shampoo. Wash your hair with the shampoo for about six weeks in a row, preferably every day. Supplement the washes with a treatment, such as the all natural Scalp & Hair Treatment by RAHUA. This powerful treatment softens, nourishes and calms your scalp, reducing the risk of dandruff. Oh and are you sensitive to dandruff? Then the problem often comes back. Maintain your hair with anti-dandruff shampoo and avoid using greasy products on the scalp.
Did you know...
... there are two types of dandruff? Oily and dry. The most common is dry, where the flakes end up on your clothes. Oily dandruff sticks to your scalp and is often itchy.