The dandruff is a common problem for all the people, who have dry skin on their scalp or are exposed to a lot of stress. Furthermore, to get rid of the dandruff is one of the hardest things ever, because most of the things that are suitable for curing that problem do not work properly. Therefore, in that article I will show the 3 main ways to get rid of dandruff and I recommend you to try all of them, because they work.
- First try some of the dandruff shampoos available in the stores located near you. However, when choosing what shampoo to buy, make sure that you will check the ingredients, because the good anti-dandruff shampoo must contain salicylic acid, selenium sulfide, ketoconazole and zinc. Furthermore, if you are not sure, which is the most suitable product for you, make sure that you will ask a professional such as your hair stylist or dermatologist. If you manage to get rid of the dandruff using that shampoo, you should use your regular shampoo and small amounts of the anti-dandruff shampoo a 1-2 times per week, because that way you will prevent the dandruff from appearing again.
- The cause of each one of the skin problems can be found in the way that you eat. Remember that if you keep your body healthy, you will not suffer from any health problems at all. Therefore, sometimes you can get rid of the dandruff from using a diet. Make sure that you will find a proper diet, which will exclude eating fats, oils and sugars, because sometimes they are a common cause for the dandruff to appear on the first place. Make sure that you will include foods containing B vitamins (mainly B6), vitamin A, healthy fats (which are found in nuts and flax), garlic and oregano oil. Most of the dermatologist say that sometimes the cause for the dandruff to appear is food allergy, so you should pay a visit to your personal physician to see whether you have that health problem or not.
- Finally, other causes for the dandruff are the stress and anxiety. Therefore, once you manage to deal with them, you will get rid of the dandruff. Remember that emotional, mental and physical stress play major role in forming many of the health problems that you might have. Furthermore, if you do not sleep properly or you worry about your work and life too much, can also cause dandruff. Many people think that those problems are not related to a skin problem on the scalp, but they are wrong, because anxiety and stress are common causes for many health problems to appear and some of them might even be lethal if not treated on time. Therefore, to deal with the dandruff, you should learn how to manage your stress. It is a good idea to consult with your personal healthcare provider, because he will recommend you where to find the best therapist for you.
Summary: The Dandruff is one of the most common skin problems today, but there are a lot of ways to cure it. If you have that problem, but do not know how to deal with it, that article is the place where you will find that information.
by Mia Wadsworth
If you have been experiencing the pain and discomfort of a sore scalp whether it be:
- Tender and aching
- Dry and feel tight
- Itchy and uncomfortable
- Irritated, burning with redness or rash like symptoms
- Or just plain sore and not feeling right
You could be like thousands of people who live with sore irritated scalp wondering where it came from, why it won’t go away, no matter how many creams and shampoo treatments you use. I know it can very frustrating not having the answers you need to deal with the problem and get fast relief & an understanding of why you have a sore scalp in the first place you can eliminate it & prevent the problem coming back to bother you again.
The positive news is that most sore scalp symptoms can be narrowed down to a few common causes from the type of shampoo you have been using or sensitivity to hair dye to tying your hair up too tightly. There are also a number of natural scalp remedies you can use to treat my scalp problems that work to soothe and heal your scalp bringing it back into balance again.
The first thing to do is to identify your issue. If you have dry scalp that feels tight you may have stripped the natural sebum from your scalp and affected the PH balance. This can occur when using a shampoo that contains harsh cleansers which are the equivalent to engine degreasers in some cases so naturally strip the oils from your scalp. You scalp needs these oils to maintain its balance which functions to protect against yeast organisms such as Melassesia Globbosa or Pitysporum Ovale which result in dandruff and flaking. Then the further and continued use of cleansers can lead to chronic scalp itching. Makes perfect sense when you think about it doesn’t it?
The next thing you may notice is sore tender hair follicles which sometimes can occur from having your hair tied up too tightly forcing your follicles into a direction which is uncomfortable after a period of time. It is also a little known fact though that many shampoos contain ingredients that corrode hair follicles and aggravate them around the roots. Obviously, if these chemicals can wreak havoc on our follicles – then they can also infiltrate and aggravate the sensitive glands that surround them producing the oils to keep your hair, scalp and follicles protected and balanced. This can result in scalp pimples also where follicles become inflamed or infected.
There are of course other causes including ringworm. Ringworm of the scalp (tinea capitis) is a superficial fungal infection of the scalp. Scalp ringworm is caused by mold-like fungi called dermatophytes. Ringworm infection occurs when a particular type of fungus grows and multiplies anywhere on your skin, scalp, or nails. It is far more common in children and symptoms include red, itchy patches on the scalp, leaving bald areas. The skin might itch and be red and peel or be scaly, have swollen blisters or a rash (that can spread) and looks like black dots. The rash is highly contagious. It is normally treated with over the counter products containing miconazole, clotrimazole, or similar. Sometimes Prescription antifungal skin medications, such as ketoconazole are needed to clear it up. There are also products direct from nature’s factories that can aid the healing process and act as natural anti-biotics, although it must be said that ringworm is an aggressive fungus which needs to be monitored closely and treated accordingly.
If you have a bump or lump under the skin (commonly a lump behind the ears with no broken skin or rash developing, then this could be a cyst. Cysts are liquid filled pustules which can be painful when they become infected. If you have such symptoms I recommend seeing a doctor to be safe. Doctors can also treat cysts with antibiotics if they have become infected or incise them as a further but uncommon procedure if the antibiotics are not sufficient. Again, I would suggest visiting a doctor if you have these symptoms.
So what about the other causes listed above -what can you do at home to help heal and clear up dandruff, dry itchy or sore scalp? Well first stop using harsh shampoos and go for natural Sulphate and paraben free shampoos that contain ingredients such as macadamia, wheatgerm or jojoba oils. These oils mimic our natural sebum to some extent to help to re moisturize and nourish our scalp.
Then there are lavender, rosemary and tea tree oils which contain antibacterial, healing properties. Neem oil great for its antifungal properties and stops itching.
Lavender calms the skin (as does chamomile tea cooled and used as hair rinse). As well as buying quality shampoos containing these ingredients, you can create your own combinations of remedy or remedies to soothe your scalp. Try seeping one cup of fresh lavender flowers and stalks, one cup of Fresh rosemary and ¼ cup oatmeal in two cups of hot water. Strain and rinse your hair to soothe a sore scalp.
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Natural oils to assist healing, detoxify and stimulate hair growth: (Add to water (4 parts water 1 part oil) and spray onto scalp and you can add to your shampoo and conditioners also).
Oils To Relieve Itching: Lavender, German Chamomile and Eucalyptus Oils (Mixed together and dabbed locally on effected areas has a soothing effect). Neem oil is also a very good dandruff preventative which can be added to any of the formulas detailed below and is excellent for psoriasis and eczema.
Scalp massage with lavender oil (not scented – the real oil) is another wonderful way to relieve the tension from a sore scalp as well as treat the issue. It also helps to re grow hair and repair the damage done to your follicles by chemicals in shampoos causing thinning hair.
There are many more powerful home remedies for dandruff & itchy scalp you can use to treat your scalp as well as many shampoos that are excellent value, contain no nasties to aggravate your scalp and hair follicles. It’s really simple to treat yourself to your own pampering session and help heal your sore scalp. And then be kind to it by using only products that nourish your hair and scalpA?. So have fun with oils and trying the remedies I mention. You can have beautiful hair & healthy scalp when you know what is good for it – and what’s not without spending a fortune and curing it yourself – naturally!