How to Get Rid of Dandruff?
What is dandruff?
Dandruff, a very common scalp disorder and can be characterized by scaly, itchy, white flaky skin. It can be uncomfortable and embarrassing to deal with and can cause other symptoms, such as greasy and/or red patches on scalp, face and other areas of the body.
Dandruff is not caused by poor hygiene, although it may be more obvious if you do not wash your hair regularly. Studies suggest dandruff to be linked to multiple factors including genetic, hormonal, environmental factors, as well as sensitivity to hair products and growth of a specific type of fungus that lives on the scalp. However, it’s easy to treat and relatively common, with some reports estimating that this condition affects up to 42% of infants and 1–3% of adults worldwide.
How to get rid of dandruff?
Change Diet & Reduce Stress
Recent studies suggest Diet and Stress to be contributing factors. We recommend laying of carbs and sugars if you are prone to dandruff. This is because High-carb foods can result in the build-up of glycogen in the skin, which yeast feeds on and sugary foods and dairy stimulate the sebaceous glands, which produce more oil on the skin. As to stress, whilst it does not cause dandruff, it may worsen symptoms such as dryness and itching.
Cleanse & Moisturise the Hair/Scalp More Often.
The ingredients used are key! Choose a gentle cleansing and moisturising shampoo that does not contain harsh chemicals/ingredients and preferably with clean natural/organic ingredients. Massage gently into the hair and scalp, leave for few minutes, to allow the ingredients to penetrate the scalp. Wash more often to avoid natural oil build up as such a build-up can cause yest levels rising. Those prone to dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis should regularly wash hair a few times a week at minimum to reduce such build up. Follow by a moisturizing Conditioner without harsh chemicals and ingredients.
Beyonds award winning Shampoo & Conditioner is perfect for this and works overtime with your hair and scalp to gently cleanse and moisturise.
Do not Scratch!
Scratching can aggravate the inflammation and irritation – instead gently massage.
Exfoliate with a Shampoo/Scalp Brush.
Shampoo/Scalp brush helps loosen the build up (natural oils, sebum, old skin cells, styling products etc), helping wash away debris when you are gently cleansing with the shampoo. Such a brush provides the path to truly thorough scalp cleansing that may be a big help for those experiencing dandruff and allowing the shampoo to work deeply.
Look for these Key Ingredients!
Natural and Organic products ooze with quality ingredients without harsh chemicals/ingredients. We recommend looking out for natural /organic ingredients to include:
Aloe Vera: Calms the itchy scalp with its anti-inflammatory properties and reduces scalp inflammation, Deeply cleanses oily hair, Strengthen and repairs hair strands with Vitamin B12 and Folic Acid. Promotes hair growth.
Sea Buckthorn: Your scalps best friend. High content of fatty acids helps keep your scalp moisturized. The amino extracts, Omega 7 in the oil ensure to lock the moisture in your scalp and keep it hydrated to avoid further flakiness. It is loaded with antioxidants like Vitamins A and E and helps in blood circulation in your skin.
Vitamin E: Vitamin E has natural antioxidant effects that assist with maintaining hair growth, support a healthy scalp and reduce the amount of oxidative stress and free radicals that cause the hair follicle cells in a person’s scalp to break down. It is also replenishes shine to hair strands and prevents hair loss.
Glycerine: A natural emollient used to condition, repair and protect the hair. It penetrates not just the hair but also into the scalp to moisturise it. The hydration and cooling effect helps heal and strengthen the skin barrier in the scalp. Glycerin also helps maintain a healthy scalp pH, which is conducive for hair growthbut hostile for microbial growth.