•WHAT IS DANDRUFF?•
Pityrosporum Ovale is the name of the fungus that causes dandruff. It thrives off of overactive sebaceous glands.
•HOW DOES DANDRUFF AFFECT THE HAIR?•
Healthy hair starts at the scalp. If you're having issues with an itchy, flaky, dry scalp; chances are you may have also experienced breakage from the lack of moisture, thinning from the buildup of dead skin cells on the scalp and lack of luster and body.
If you're experiencing breakage, then you aren't retaining length, and you probably believe that your hair doesn't grow. If you're experiencing thinning, then most hairstyles either don't look great on you or exacerbate the issue.
•WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH DANDRUFF SHAMPOOS?•
There is a theory that A LOT of hair companies that create products for dandruff believe. They believe that the issue with dandruff will be rectified by stripping the hair and scalp of excess oil, and coating the scalp with a film to prevent flakes from falling.
Unfortunately, harsh sulfate shampoos are used to dry the scalp out. The glands end up producing more sebum to counteract the imbalance. The sulfates dry the scalp out to the point that your glands produce more sebum as a result of the imbalance. This results in a constant cycle of drying out the hair which may temporarily stop dandruff and the reoccurance of dandruff.
Bottom line - stay away from commercial anti-dandruff shampoos.
•HOW CAN I TREAT MY DANDRUFF?•
1. Use a sulfate free shampoo to prevent the stripping of sebum from the scalp and the drying out of hair.
2. Exfoliate your scalp with a simple sugar scrub once to twice a week.
3. Apply tea tree infused olive oil directly to freshly washed scalp to help to treat the fungus naturally.
Do you have dandruff? Share what forms of treatment have worked for you in the comment section below.
Have a Good Hair Day and remember to Love Your Hair!!!