Dealing with dry scalp and dandruff can be annoying and literally irritating. Dandruff is mostly caused by a fungus that feeds on the oils on the scalp causing the skin on the scalp to flake which leads to an itchy scalp. How then do we get rid of dandruff?
Coconut oil has antimicrobial properties which helps reduce dandruff. When used on the hair and scalp, it penetrates and moisturizes better which stops the accumulation of dandruff. Some people are allergic to coconut oil. If you’re not, then coconut oil should be part of your hair care products.
Use products with no sulfates
A lot of hair products contain sulfates which strip the hair off its natural oils. Sulfates also attract water and oil on the scalp which leads to dryness. No matter what your budget is, get yourself products that contain no sulfates. The Dry Scalp Set from Eya Naturals has no sulfates. It is specially formulated with peppermint oil and other essential oils to help in the fight against dandruff.
Stop washing your hair everyday
Washing your hair every day is very tempting especially when you have short hair. Don’t fall for the temptation. Using shampoo and conditioner everyday strips the hair off its natural oils. If you have kinky coily hair, washing your hair once a week will suffice.
Aloe Vera has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties which reduces inflammation and decreases dandruff. Using the Aloe Vera Hair Mist from Eya Naturals helps with the itchiness and dryness. It can be used on the hair anytime of the day.
Take time off to relax
Stress in itself does not cause dryness. However, it makes the symptoms of dryness worse. Take some time off to relax. Engage in some meditation, aromatherapy, painting, yoga or any activity that helps you relax. This would also help to boost your immune system to better handle the treatment of dandruff.
Peppermint Oil or Tea Tree Oil
Aside how well peppermint oil smells, it has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties which helps relieve an itchy scalp. Tea Tree Oil has similar properties. Add a few drops of peppermint / tea tree oil in your shampoo and shake it to mix very well. Shampoo your hair as usual and rinse out. You can also add a few drops of peppermint / tea tree oil to lukewarm water, apply it on your scalp for a few minutes and shampoo your hair after.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Using apple cider vinegar aids in the shedding of dead skin cells. It also helps in balancing the pH of the skin which ultimately reduces the growth of fungus. This dramatically reduces the existence of dandruff on the scalp
If you love baking then you’re in luck. This time, we won’t be baking a pie. We’ll be using baking soda to reduce dandruff as it has anti-fungal properties which reduces itchiness and irritation. Apply the baking soda on damp to wet hair, massage it into the scalp and wash out with shampoo after 2 minutes. Do this consistently for 2 weeks.
Dealing with dandruff can be a bit tricky as each individual is unique. However, adhering to these basic hair management principles goes a long way to reduce the existence of dandruff and an itchy scalp.
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