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Itchy hair and white "flakes" falling from the head to the shoulders are a sure sign of dandruff. Where did it come from and what to do now? We will deal with these questions in today's material.
Dandruff is not only an aesthetic issue. It can be a symptom of dry scalp seborrhea, psoriasis or other serious diseases, so you need to carefully approach the problem.
Anna Khaldeeva, an expert of the Useful Program on Inter TV channel, trichologist, told what dandruff is, why it occurs and what simple and effective methods will help get rid of it.
The formation of dandruff is affected by:
- genetic factor;
- using shampoo that does not fit the scalp;
- aggressive hair coloring, perm, frequent use of a hair dryer;
- ultra-violet rays;
- sudden changes in temperature or the greenhouse effect;
- deficiency of vitamins (A, B, C);
- unbalanced diet.
How is dandruff treated?
The easiest way to treat dandruff is with shampoo. What to look for on the label? What active ingredients should be used to get rid of dandruff?
Dandruff or seborrhea is a scalp disorder caused by increased production of sebaceous secretions and changes in the chemical composition of sebum. You can get rid of this problem by using special shampoos. Make sure they contain selenium sulfide. It is an antifungal ingredient that fights dandruff. Zinc pyrithione in shampoo is an even more potent ingredient. It has antibacterial and antifungal properties. The component ketoconazole, which is part of a huge number of shampoos, has a similar effect.
In some cases, the appearance of dandruff signals a malfunction of the gastrointestinal tract or the development of a chronic infection - dry scalp seborrhea or psoriasis.
As a rule, people of any kind of peeling on the scalp mistake for dandruff and begin to self-medicate, and in the meantime, another disease develops calmly.
With the development of, for example, dry seborrhea, shampoos, more frequent shampooing or diet will not save you. Therefore, you should not experiment with dandruff, but approach its treatment seriously and responsibly!
When dandruff appears, it will immediately seem correct to a dermatologist or trichologist. Specialists have special tools with which they see more and deeper and can determine how bad the problem is. It is necessary to identify the disease in time so that it does not go to the point of no return.
Folk remedies for dandruff - TABOO
Unfortunately, most people still try to get rid of dandruff with folk remedies like baking soda, lemon, vinegar, and even mouthwash.
It is not worth applying all these products to the scalp, as you can get burns! Dandruff is a chronic condition that, with the right treatment, can be put into remission by eliminating inflammation. If you have such a problem, do not be too lazy to go to the doctor once to know how to properly care for your scalp and hair.