Dandruff is often bothersome and unattractive. They can be oily or dry. What are the causes?🧐 How to get rid of it?🤔 What are the natural remedies?🌿 We reveal all our tips to you.
👉 What causes dandruff?
Many factors can promote the appearance of dandruff. There are internal causes such as stress, tobacco and/or alcohol consumption. It can also be due to a hormonal imbalance or a poor diet (refined sugar, fried foods, processed products, etc.).
There are also external factors. At first, it can come from too aggressive care.🧼 The shampoo is in direct contact with our scalp, so it must be chosen carefully. Absolutely avoid shampoos that contain surfactants, they can irritate your scalp and be the direct cause of dandruff. Chemical stains can also be the cause.
Some other factors can also impact the scalp: heating accessories: hair dryer, straightener, curler,... Wearing too tight hats or caps as well as wearing tight and too regular elastic can suffocate the scalp and trigger dandruff.
They can also come from seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema or a fungus (if your dandruff persists and you have other symptoms such as a lot of itching, we advise you to seek medical advice).
👉 Dry or oily dandruff?
It is useful to know if his dandruff is of the dry or oily type in order to better target the appropriate treatment.
Dry dandruff is the most common. They generally affect normal to dry scalps. They are white and fall very easily. They can itch but are most often embarrassing from an aesthetic point of view.
Oily dandruff will affect oily scalps more. They may have a slight yellowish appearance and most often remain stuck to the scalp. They can be found in the form of plates. They will cause itching and the scalp may look irritated.
👉 Natural solutions to get rid of it?
As mentioned above, choose a suitable shampoo: it should not be harsh on your scalp. Use mild and organic shampoos with natural active ingredients. Rinse your hair with lukewarm or cold water to close the scales.
Avoid washing your hair too often and space out your shampoos as much as possible. However, if your roots are really too oily, do not wait because the sebum will develop dandruff.
Limit heating devices as much as possible. Avoid drying your hair too long or at too high a temperature, the ideal is to let it dry in the open air.
Remember to change your pillowcase regularly and wash your brushes or hair combs. Find our article “How to properly maintain your brush” on the blog.
You can also add some beneficial active ingredients to fight against dandruff in your skincare routine:
🌿 Aloe will see is an ally of choice if your dandruff irritates you. Its antiseptic properties will quickly and effectively relieve itching.
🌿Tea tree essential oil is antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antiparasitic and anti-inflammatory. It will heal and relieve your scalp by purifying it. You can add a drop of tee trea essential oil to your shampoo.
🌿 Apple cider vinegar helps thick and oily dandruff. It is used as the last rinse water diluted in 10 times its volume of water.
In any case, if your dandruff persists or you have a lot of itching, it is important to consult your doctor or dermatologist to determine the exact cause and find appropriate solutions.