Dandruff can be a cause of major stress. How, you ask? Well, having an oily scaly scalp or a dry, flaky one isn’t just super annoying, but can also be really embarrassing (yes, we’re referring to the pesky white flakes all over your clothes). Needless to say, it is important to get rid of dandruff immediately.
But we know what you’re thinking – this also means having to deal with dry, dull and frizzy hair, right? But hey, here’s some good news – we are about to share with you some tips on how to deal with dandruff without drying out your hair in the process! Here goes…
- 01. Use the right shampoo
- 02. Condition after every wash
- 03. Give yourself a hot oil massage
- 04. Alter your diet
- 05. Avoid scratching
01. Use the right shampoo
When it comes to choosing a shampoo, always pick one with anti-fungal ingredients that will target and address the dandruff issue. Now, a lot of anti-dandruff shampoos do come with anti-dandruff ingredients, however, these can be particularly harsh on your tresses, leaving them dry, rough and stripped of moisture. But here’s a solution you’ve been hoping for. The Dove Dandruff Care Shampoo is clinically proven to remove dandruff thanks to ZPTO (zinc pyrithione), which has anti-fungal properties. It also contains micro moisture serum to infuse moisture into your locks, keeping them soft and healthy-looking. You can be sure that this cruelty-free shampoo with its antidandruff formula will thoroughly cleanse your scalp.
02. Condition after every wash
While conditioning is the obvious answer to rough, dry hair, not any ol’ conditioner will do. You need one that is safe to use if you’re facing a dandruff problem. Well, look no further. Because the Dove Dandruff Care range, unlike most anti-dandruff ranges, includes a conditioner too! The Dove Dandruff Clean & Fresh Conditioner has a unique moisture lock system and can help reduce frizz, prevent dandruff as well as leave your hair feeling nourished, soft and shiny.
03. Give yourself a hot oil massage
If scalp dermatitis or dryness is causing your dandruff, then a regular hot oil treatment could help soothe and moisturise your scalp. Use a lightweight oil like olive, almond or jojoba and massage gently. A vigorous massage is not advisable as this could cause scalp irritation and worsen the existing dandruff condition. A weekly oil massage will intensely moisturise the scalp and reduce flakiness and dandruff, while also conditioning and hydrating your strands.
04. Alter your diet
An unhealthy diet has been known to aggravate dandruff, especially if you are already prone to the condition. Foods that usually worsen dandruff are those high in sugar, oil and spice. Therefore, it is best to avoid sweets, fried and junk food as much as possible. Instead, include nutritious foods rich in water, fibre and protein in your diet to calm your scalp and strengthen your follicles. This will not just help prevent a dandruff relapse, but also give you super strong, healthy-looking and silky locks.
05. Avoid scratching
We understand dandruff build-up can make your scalp very itchy. But scratching your scalp is the worst thing you can do. This is because scratching can cause microtears, leading to hair damage, irritation and inflammation. It could also permanently damage your hair follicle, which could affect the quality of your hair by making it appear dull, damaged and dry.