What is Dandruff?
This problem faced by almost half of mankind at the post-puberty age is independent of age and ethnicity. These are white flakes of skin that brush off our collars or shoulders. Basically, it is harmless but it can cause itching and harm hair growth and health. This chronic condition is caused when the cycle of skin renewal is very fast.
As goes the saying, prevention is better than cure. Let’s first go through some of the hair habits that would keep dandruff away and hence rescue us from fighting it.
- Have a healthy and balanced diet. It has been discovered that a healthy diet keeps the flakes away. Have plenty of Omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, E and B-vitamins. Refrain from having excessive yeast and sugar. The dandruff causing fungus thrives in yeast, fatty and sugary surroundings.
It’s true that it doesn’t necessarily affect the reason; your overall health defines how your body will react to the dandruff causing fungus.
- Keep stress away. Stress challenges and encourages ailments, including dandruff, in the body. So just relax and take a deep breath. Your worries will only make things worse.
- Hair styling products. In some people Hairspray, gel and mousse are found to contribute to dandruff. They can also cause too much drying of the skin, and can cause flaking – or trigger reactions allergic in nature. You know that you are using a faulty product when you start having dandruff as soon as using it. However, exceptions are using a spray formulated with tea tree oil or therapeutic styling gel.