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Dandruff Cure and Treatment Tips - Get Rid of Dandruff

Dandruff is a mysterious ailment. It is due to the excessive shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp. As it is normal for skin cells to die and flake off, a small amount of flaking is normal and in fact quite common. Many people have this chronic scalp disorder, which is marked by itching and excessive flaking of the scalp. Rarely, dandruff can be a manifestation of an allergic reaction to chemicals in hair gels, hair oils, or sometimes even dandruff medications like Ketoconazole. The condition may improve in the summer and get worse in winter because UVA light from the sun counteracts pityrosporum ovale. Some people, however, either chronically or as a result of certain triggers, experience an unusually large amount of flaking, which can also be accompanied by redness and irritation. Malassezia lives on the scalps of most healthy adults without causing problems. But sometimes it grows out of control, feeding on the oils secreted by your hair follicles and causing irritation that leads to increased cell turnover. The result is a large number of dead skin cells. Seborrheic dermatitis affects not only your scalp but also other areas rich in oil glands, such as your eyebrows, the sides of your nose and the backs of your ears, your breastbone, your groin area, and sometimes your armpits.

Dandruff is usually seasonal. It is most severe during the winter and mildest during the summer. Rarely, dandruff can be a manifestation of an allergic reaction to chemicals in hair gels, hair oils, or sometimes even dandruff medications like Ketoconazole. Seborrhoeic dermatitis is more common in people with HIV, and those with an underlying neurological illness, such as Parkinson's disease. People who actually have a dry scalp are also dry all over their skin. Some people say their dandruff gets worse when they are stress, anxiety and tension. Even though there are estimates that as much as 97% of the population of the United States will at some point in their lives have a form of dandruff, there is still a lack of total agreement about many elements of the condition. The best way to control dandruff is to use a shampoo that contains a medication, such as selenium sulfide, zinc pyrithione, or Nizoral AD. Severe dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis are really related conditions and can often be controlled by prescription medications. Dandruff responds well to the use of medicated or anti-fungal (anti-yeast) shampoos, and there is a wide variety available from pharmacies.

Causes of Dandruff

  • A poor diet and stress.
  • A form of a skin condition called eczema.
  • Lack of vitamin B.
  • Use of too many fancy styling products.
  • Essential fatty acids. 

Tips for get ride of dandruff

These are some ways in which we can get rid of dandruff:

  • Keep the scalp clean. Oil hair on alternate days and shampoo.
  • Mix 1 egg with 1 cup of yogurt and apply on the scalp. Leave for ½ an hour and  wash.
  • 1 tspn of Fenugreek seed powder mixed with an egg. Apply and leave for ½ an hour before shampooing the hair.
  • Apply curd on your hair leave it for about half an hour and then wash it with shampoo.
  • Oil hair well before going to bed. Next morning mix 1 tspn limejuice with  ½ tspn salt. Rub this on the scalp with the peel of a lime turned inside out.
  • 1 tspn fenugreek seed powder mixed with 1 cup of yogurt. Apply and leave for ½an hour before washing.
  • Witch hazel is a a good remedie for Dandruff. Soak cotton ball with the hazel and dab it on your head. Do this for about a week and you'll be dandruff free. Do it once every 3 days.