While dandruff and dry scalp isn’t a serious condition, it can be embarrassing and annoying. Dandruff is also called seborrheic dermatitis. Dandruff comes from yeast found on the skin that leads to an overproduction of oils and the irritation that happens causes waxy, oil flakes in your hair.1 Unfortunately, some people are more predisposed to having dandruff and doctors aren’t sure why.1 If you have other skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema, you can get dandruff more often as well.1
You can also get dandruff from stress, your diet, hair products and even age. As you age your skin naturally dries out more easily than it did in your youth, which can cause dry scalp and dandruff.1
So, how do you get rid of those pesky flakes and the itch that comes along with it?
First, try a dandruff shampoo or one that helps with dry scalp. Look for shampoos with salicylic acid, selenium slide, zinc pyrithione or ketoconazole.1 Also, avoid harsh shampoos that contain ingredients that irritate your scalp and make dandruff worse. Try our Scalp Replenishing Shampoo for a gentle way to heal your scalp.
If you want to take a more natural approach, try tea tree oil or white vinegar or apple cider vinegar. Tea tree oil is very effective at reducing the oil and the itch. Rinsing with vinegar (whatever type you like best) can help reduce the irritation and reduce the issue fast. While your dandruff is flaring up, be sure to wash your hair every day and brush your hair often to distribute your natural oils evenly.
Do you have dandruff or dry scalp? What is your favorite way to get rid of it fast? Do you find you only get it during certain months of the year or all year? Share with us below!
1 – Facts from The Huffington Post