Picture this: you’re at a party in your favorite black dress, just having a good time, when you notice flaky white spots on your shoulder. You brush them off, but more keep falling off your head. And it’s driving you crazy! Not only are the dandruff flakes making you feel embarrassed, but they also signify that your hair needs something you aren’t giving it. Why not tackle the issue and figure out a way to deal with the pesky problem?
Ask Why You’re Getting it in the First Place
Dandruff can be caused by multiple factors, so it’s best to figure out why you may be getting it. This can help you find the right way to deal with it. One of the most common myths about dandruff is that it’s caused due to excessive dryness in your scalp and hair. But that’s not necessarily true, experts say. In fact, it can be caused by excessive oil! One of the most common causes of dandruff is a yeast-like fungus called malassezia that feeds on this oil. But it’s nothing to be stressed about. Some people just produce excessive skin oils that encourage this organism.
Bad hygiene, or not washing your hair thoroughly, can also be a reason. Once again, we come back to the oils. If you don’t wash your hair enough, sweat and oils can build up in your hair, causing dandruff. It’s also a good idea to reduce the use of styling and other products to prevent further damage. You can also track down the cause of your dandruff by tracing any major changes you’ve made to your diet or shower routine.
If you’re experiencing itching along with the flakes, it might be time to reduce stress in your life. Stress can cause skin issues and impact your immune system, so it’s best to take a deep breath and allow yourself to breathe every now and then. Try yoga, meditation, a hands-on hobby or a long walk to calm down when you’re feeling too stressed. As for your diet, we all know foods with trans-fats are bad for us. But how do they help make dandruff worse? Well, these foods can cause more oil production, which in return accelerates dandruff production. Try to include healthier foods like fish, avocados, nuts, olives, oatmeal, rice, eggs, and bananas in your diet.
Consult a Dermatologist
Most of the time, mild dandruff does not become a huge issue. Sure, it can be embarrassing and annoying, but it’s not serious or contagious. But sometimes it can be a sign of a bigger issue, which is when you need to visit a dermatologist. If you’ve been trying remedies for a few months, treating your hair to anti-dandruff treatments regularly but seeing no difference, it might be time to consult an expert. If you’re itching and scratching, and your scalp hurts, it’s also time for a visit to the dermatologist.
Use a Proven Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
One of the best ways to deal with dandruff is to use a high quality anti-dandruff shampoo. A good shampoo should counter the oiliness of your scalp and help prevent dandruff buildup. If you’re looking for a gentle shampoo that’s free of harsh chemicals, try GKhair’s first ever Anti-Dandruff Shampoo. This shampoo is designed to prevent more dandruff growth and keep your hair healthy. It has Pyrithione Zinc to target fungus and bacteria and prevent thinning.
This formula has the company’s signature Juvexin keratin to restore your hair while dealing with the flakiness. Juvexin is a keratin anti-aging protein blend which restores hair to its youthful state and protects it from future damage. It’s safe for colored hair and balances the natural pH of the scalp. The Anti-Dandruff Shampoo is FDA approved and is free of harmful chemicals like sulfates, parabens, gluten or phthalates which are found in most shampoos. Massage GKhair Anti-Dandruff Shampoo into your hair until you create a slight lather, leave it for a few minutes and rinse it out. Use it regularly to see the best results.