Little white flakes seem to invade your black t-shirt every time you comb your hair? The famous dandruff!
Have you noticed the “snow in your hair” syndrome all the time?
Rest assured, this phenomenon has absolutely nothing to do with your hair hygiene.
It is rather what is commonly called “hair cycle disorder”.
To adopt the best solution to solve this inconvenience, it is first necessary to know the type of dandruff you are facing.
Kinky Crepus gives you all the information you need to know about treating dandruff.
The different types of dandruff
Before introducing you to all the existing types of dandruff, let me first touch on this flake which, in the long run and by dint of persisting, can really get in the way.
Dandruff is scales of superficial cells located on the scalp.
Common to all skin surfaces, there is this renewal of the upper layer of the epidermis.
Dead cells must be eliminated in this way. In the case of dandruff, this process is too accelerated, which then leaves white particles on the skin, at the level of the head.
There are two types of dandruff: dry dandruff and oily dandruff.
Fine in size and with a volatile appearance, dry dandruff comes from dead cells dried up and accumulated on the surface of the scalp.
These detach fairly easily from the skull and then settle on clothing.
They scratch the head enough and can be recognized especially by the deposit of flakes that can invade the length of the hair.
These are formed from a mixture of dead cells and sebum and cling in particular to the roots of the hair.
Oily dandruff is often larger and puts the scalp at high risk of choking if left untreated.
Generally typical of oily scalps, they can cause severe itching and lead to temporary hair loss.
The origins of dandruff
Dandruff can proliferate due to stress. However, several factors may be associated with excessive peeling:
- Lack or excess of sebum.
- Frequent use of stripping shampoo.
- The limestone deposited by the rinsing water.
- Bad rinsing of the hair.
- The frequent use of brushing (this one dries the scalp).
- Growth hormones in adolescence.
- The presence of fungi.
How to eliminate dandruff?
We tend to think that when you have dandruff (oily or dry), you have to wash your hair frequently. But this is not the case.
Washing your hair every day only puts more stress on it, which will contribute to the development of flaking.
You have a plethora of choices on shampoos that can effectively and lastingly treat dandruff.
This is also the first solution to overcome these scales.
In this case, favor an anti-dandruff cleanser based on plant active ingredients which helps to regulate the scalp and purify it without attacking it.
Whether your dandruff is recent or recurring, you can, for example, choose a shampoo rich in essential oils of lemon, nettle or rhassoul.
These basic ingredients contribute in particular to promoting blood circulation and preventing the appearance of dandruff.
For dry dandruff, you can complete your routine with oil baths . These are known for their purifying properties.
Before washing, you can, for example, bathe in jojoba oil, which gently nourishes and softens the scalp.
You can also use Neem oil known for its purifying properties on the fiber level. This substance effectively fights against dandruff, but also eliminates lice.
By choosing mustard oil, you can strengthen the roots of your hair while activating the blood circulation of the scalp. An oil bath with mustard oil also helps against hair loss.
If you have oily dandruff, it is advisable to make a mask with green clay or white clay. The mixture of nigella oil and green clay also revitalizes the hair by absorbing excess sebum, a factor in the appearance of this type of dandruff.
You have dandruff, how to act?
Here are 5 essential tips to apply when you have dandruff:
1: Don’t scratch your head:
Admittedly, the itch often prompts you to respond by scratching, but you might as well hold back so as not to weaken or irritate the skull.
2: Improve your lifestyle:
Healthy hair also requires a healthy and balanced diet. In this case, take care of your hair by avoiding fast sugars. Instead, favor foods rich in zinc, omega 3 and biotin (B8).
A good quality of life also contributes to having healthy hair. Thus, it is advisable to get enough sleep and reduce any state of stress or anxiety.
3: Head massage is good for the scalp:
Regularly optimize the blood circulation in your skull with a massage. This is ideally done with your fingertips and vegetable oil and never with your fingernails.
A massage before a shampoo will allow you to remove the dirt accumulated on the surface of your scalp. You can also do a cranial massage by applying a serum to nourish the dry parts.
4: Always use a non-aggressive shampoo:
It is really important to choose your shampoo when you have dandruff. To avoid further weakening the scalp, use a natural, chemical-free, paraben-free and sulfate-free shampoo, as these agents are very irritating and can dry out the hair.
It is also necessary to space the shampoos or to privilege a co-wash with the conditioner, this mixture being softer than a traditional shampoo.
Clarifying shampoo should only be used once a month for deep cleansing. During the treatment, also avoid all forms of aggression exposing the hair to the disorder of the scalp: coloring, smoothing…
5: Rinse your hair well
It is certainly important to rinse the hair well when cleaning. Neglected rinsing can actually cause itching and promote the appearance of dandruff.
To sanitize your scalp, remember to add a few drops of rosemary essential oils and cider vinegar to your rinse water.