As embarrassing as those little snow flakes are, they indicate the health of your scalp and this indicating your scalp is NOT healthy. Instead of worrying about the outcome i.e. dandruff, focus on improving your scalp’s health. Nothing is impossible to conquer and the same goes for your dandruff. Combat your dandruff problems like a pro with this check list!
1. Limit The Products
Style it right. Using oils, mousses, gels and styling products can make your scalp less dry but excessive use will not only clog hair follicles but can destroy the bacteria on your scalp that helps to fight dandruff.The excessive build-up paves the way for dandruff and other hair hygiene problems. Always, pay close attention to see if it results from using a particular product or the over use of products together that is causing the problem.
2. Frequent Hair Washing
Consistency is the key girl! As surprising as it may sound, frequent hair washing helps to get rid of dandruff. Excessive product build-up needs to be tackled and washing your hair atleast once a week(if twice is too out of the way) helps with that. Since shampoos can have a drying effect on your scalp and hair, opt for co-washing.
3. Deep Condition Before Hair Wash
Just because you have dandruff doesn’t mean you need to stop with the TLC! Your hair needs more love and care. Deep conditioning after a wash can make your hair more oily paving the way for dandruff so instead co-wash your hair after deep conditioning to get the benefits of repair too.
4. Go Old School With Home Remedies
Good hair happens in the kitchen. As effective and powerful chemical-based shampoos and conditioners can be, home remedies can never hurt. Try massaging lemon into your scalp, use tea tree oil with your shampoo and baking soda with water which are age-old effective home remedies. Alternatively, you can also indulge in a weekly hot olive oil massage the night before you shampoo. This helps to fight dead cells.
5. Resist The Itch
Somebody’s going to get the itch real bad! It’s no surprise that dry scalp tends to get itchy. We know how badly you want to itch the dry scalp, but don’t! This will only make dandruff worse. Itching wounds the scalp and invites more bacteria which only increases dandruff.