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How to get rid of dandruff in your hair

How to get rid of dandruff in your hair

How to get rid of dandruff in your hair

How to get rid of dandruff in your hair

As a ‘naturalista’ understanding your natural hair is one of the most challenging processes you can come across in your journey of nurturing, caring and growing your hair. From spending long hours washing and treating your hair, to running out of hair products during your wash days. The attention and care your natural hair needs can sometimes feel overwhelming. We have found that understanding the reason why you treat your hair will always drive you to making the best decisions for your hair growth and health. This is why it is important to understand the different scalp conditions that affect the health of your hair. One of the main scalp conditions that most people find themselves struggling with is DANDRUFF. Most times you may wonder about how to get rid of dandruff in your hair without knowing what it really is.

Your hair isn’t always DIRTY, it just has DANDRUFF

One of the major issues natural hair enthusiasts face is knowing when to wash their hair. Your hair isn’t always DIRTY, it just has DANDRUFF, so let’s talk all things dandruff related.

We understand that you’re trying to figure out what causes or aggravates your dandruff and this process can be quite exhausting. From running through different bottles of shampoo, to intense head scratches that turn into open scabs and wounds. We have seen it all!! It is important to understand the root of the problem in order to find the right solution. You’re not alone anymore, because we are here to help! Here’s some information you didn’t know about your dandruff which will help you to figure out how to get rid of dandruff in your hair.

First and foremost, what is dandruff?

Dandruff is a buildup of oil called sebum, which is formed on the scalp. This oil forms into groups and eventually dries up and become noticeable white flakes on your scalp. One of the main reasons why dandruff occurs is because dead skin cells are shedding in order to make room for new skin cells. This transformation process happens way too quickly and this prevents the old skin cells from falling off which leads to these flakes sticking to your scalp. Dandruff can often be an embarrassing scalp condition, sometimes due to excessive flaking and flake residue that are quite obvious on different clothing materials. A very clear condition that sometimes accompanies dandruff will be mild to extreme itchiness.

You’re probably wondering…”What causes or aggravates my dandruff and how do i get rid of it?”.

There are the various types of dandruff:

Dry skin:

Dry skin is often overlooked but it is a common scalp problem. If you’re experiencing dry skin dandruff, you will find that your dandruff tend to look more like flakes, drier and it is smaller in size in comparison to other types of dandruff. People that usually suffer from a dry scalp tend to have dry skin too.

We found that certain practices aggravate dry-skin-dandruff such as:

  • Washing your hair too often or daily
  • Making use of harsh chemical based shampoo’s
  • Washing your hair with hot water
  • Blow drying your hair at the highest heat setting
  • Making use of alcohol based tint and certain hair dyes can also aggravate your dry-skin-dandruff
  • Making use of certain styling products such as hair mouse/foam and hairsprays that can lead to dry-skin-dandruff.

Diet and Nutrition:

A lot of people overlook the importance of diet and its direct link to the health of your natural hair. The truth of the matter is that what you consume will always affect the health of your skin and your hair too. Your nutrition, lifestyle and diet plays a huge role in the texture of your hair, its luster and the overall health of your hair.

You’re probably wondering how your diet is connected to your dandruff problem right? Well, here is something you probably didn’t know.

Candida yeast is often the main reason for dandruff. When one consumes sugary foods, it promotes the overgrowth of this yeast. As much as we love incorporating sugar in our everyday lives, it can actually be detrimental in the long run. Sugar depletes the human body of Vitamin B, which is an important part of your anti-dandruff diet.

Fungal Infections:

Severe cases of infections are fungi and bacteria related infections that grow on your scalp. This can be quite exhausting and itchy. This eventually leads to dry skin flakes on the hair.

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