How To Get Rid Of Dandruff Easy Ways 2022

By | August 18, 2022

How To Get Rid Of Dandruff Easy Ways 2022

Sometimes a thorough shampoo and conditioner can help sort things out, but more often than not, these flakes are stubborn. It’s a common experience, and most people have looked over their shoulders and spotted a few flakes at some point. But if you struggle with dandruff, you might be wondering: What causes it? Are there any remedies that actually work? Below, we spoke to dermatologists to find out what dandruff is, where it comes from, and most importantly, how to get rid of it for good and prevent it from coming back.

This can cause white flakes dusted over the hair. Although dandruff is not medically serious, it can be uncomfortable. One in five people suffer from this scalp condition. A mild shampoo can treat milder cases, but symptoms may return over time. Cases also vary depending on the person and the sensitivity of their skin. Understanding the causes of dandruff is a crucial step in treating it. Once you narrow down what’s irritating your scalp enough to cause dandruff, you can treat it much more easily. Here are some of the most common causes of dandruff and what to do about them.

  1. Use it every time you wash your hair – use an anti-dandruff shampoo regularly to keep dandruff under control and at bay.
  2. Choose the right conditioner – many common cosmetic conditioners can wash out the active ingredient in your anti-dandruff shampoo. So choose Head & Shoulders Anti-Dandruff Conditioner – it’s been designed to work hand-in-hand with our shampoos, so zinc pyrithione doesn’t stop working to help get rid of dandruff.
  3. Use styling products that are gentle on your scalp – Head & Shoulders Men’s Styling Collection is designed to be gentle on your skin and scalp without compromising on results. If you have a sensitive scalp, avoid worry and scalp irritation with this gentle and effective solution.

Top Causes Of Dandruff

Why do we get dandruff? First, let’s say dandruff is very common. So common that up to 50 million adults have it. Let’s also say that having dandruff doesn’t mean you’re dirty or have poor hygiene. The thing is, some of us are more likely to have a severe allergic reaction to yeast and the oleic acid it produces. It doesn’t make you gross, it just makes your body a little more sensitive. With that being said, there are several things that could trigger or worsen the condition, and knowing the problem is the first step to knowing how to get rid of dandruff once and for all.

1. You don’t wash your hair enough

How often you need to wash your hair depends on your natural body chemistry, hair type, and several other factors. Dandruff can be one indicator that you are not washing it enough. When you don’t wash your hair often enough, your scalp becomes extra oily and much more hospitable to yeast. The more oil on your scalp, the better you feed the yeast and the more flakes there are. You want your scalp to be well hydrated but not greasy.

2. Cool, dry weather

Cold, dry weather probably isn’t to blame for the excess flakes, but it can definitely make existing dandruff worse. The fact is, cold weather causes dry skin all over the body including the scalp and dry skin lacks the structure it needs to stay healthy and strong. One good way to ensure that a dry scalp doesn’t increase your dandruff in the winter is to sleep with a moisturizer to prevent the skin from drying out. You’ll also want to use a deeply moisturizing shampoo that locks in moisture.

3. Irritated or oily skin

Most people assume that only people with dry scalps suffer from dandruff. While dry skin may be the culprit, it’s not the only one.

An oily scalp is the result of increased production of sebum, the natural oil on the scalp. This can lead to dandruff-producing conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis, which is the name for scalp eczema.

If you suffer from seborrheic dermatitis, you can contact your dermatologist for different forms of treatment. Your doctor may have you try over-the-counter medications, such as anti-dandruff shampoos and over-the-counter medications, first.

If these treatments don’t help, your doctor can give you topical ointments and creams that suppress inflammation. There is also an anti-fungal medication in pill form if no other option seems to work.

4. Shampooing

Some people believe that dandruff gets worse the more often you shampoo, but that’s not the case. In fact, not enough shampoo can make your dandruff worse. It causes more oil and dead skin to settle on the scalp, making dandruff worse. A medicated shampoo can help.

Over-the-counter shampoos are available at most drugstores and grocery stores. Shampoos that contain ketoconazole, selenium sulfide, or zinc are best for treating dandruff. You can also use an anti-dandruff conditioner if your hair is more brittle than normal.

5. Yeast-like fungus (Malassezia)

The main culprit of dandruff is a fungus called Malassezia. This fungus is found on the scalp of most adults. It feeds on the oils on the scalp, breaking them down and leaving oleic acid in its place. Many people are sensitive to oleic acid. The body then reacts to this acid by increasing the rate of renewal of skin cells. It’s an attempt to rid the scalp of irritants and can cause flakes. Flakes are dead skin cells that visibly accumulate on the scalp or even on the shoulders.

This is why anti-dandruff shampoo and conditioner can be so helpful in treating dandruff. Regular shampoos try to remove any buildup that causes dandruff. Medicated shampoos have the right ingredients for this.

6. Dry skin

If dry skin is causing your dandruff, it’s easy to tell because other parts of your body are likely to be dry as well. Dry skin can worsen throughout the year due to the temperature, and so can your scalp. However, dry scalp that causes dandruff is treatable, just like dry skin anywhere else. You just need to moisturize, especially if you shampoo more often.

There are several hair products that take care of dry scalp. A medicated hair mask will certainly help to add hydration to the scalp. However, it is important to choose a product that does not contain irritants.

7. Hair care products

Like any other part of your body, your scalp is susceptible to irritation and allergic reactions. Contact dermatitis may develop on the scalp if your scalp is sensitive to the hair care product. Contact dermatitis is a skin reaction to direct contact with an irritant and is likely to result in dandruff.

If you notice that your scalp is irritated or sore after using certain products, it may be due to a sensitivity to the product.

8. Other skin diseases

Skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis can also appear on the scalp, causing dandruff. Depending on the severity of these skin conditions, over-the-counter treatments may not cover them. Consult your dermatologist before trying anything new. The wrong products can lead to worsening of skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

Why do we get dandruff? First, let’s say dandruff is very common. So common that up to 50 million adults have it. Let’s also say that having dandruff doesn’t mean you’re dirty or have poor hygiene. The thing is, some of us are more likely to have a severe allergic reaction to yeast and the oleic acid it produces. It doesn’t make you gross, it just makes your body a little more sensitive. With that being said, there are several things that could trigger or worsen the condition, and knowing the problem is the first step to knowing how to get rid of dandruff once and for all.

9. Warm, humid weather

We know, we know. Is there any weather that does not cause dandruff? Except for a mild, not too dry autumn and a mild, not too wet spring, probably not. The Thing: Yeast loves a warm, moist environment, and unfortunately, in the summer, that means your scalp, beard, and eyebrows. Weather alone won’t cause dandruff, but sweat and heat can definitely make it worse and create a great place for Malassezia yeast to thrive.

10. Other medical condition

Dandruff can certainly appear on its own due to an imbalance or natural chemical reaction on the skin. However, there is a chance that it could be related to an underlying medical condition that you may want to rule out. You have an increased risk factor for developing seborrheic dermatitis if you suffer from other skin conditions, including acne, rosacea and psoriasis, as well as HIV, epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease. Interestingly, dandruff is also linked to higher stress levels (so yes, that beach vacation you’re planning could count as a dandruff treatment if you really want it).

11. Use of wrong products

Sometimes the ingredients in your shampoo or conditioner can actually make irritation and dryness worse by causing an allergic reaction on the scalp. When you’re first investigating the cause of your dandruff, it’s important to consider all the products you use and do some elimination to see if your products are to blame.

How To Get Rid Of Dandruff Easy Ways

Well gentlemen, not that we have that covered, here’s how to get rid of dandruff. There are a number of treatment options for men who tend to see excessive flakes, all of which aim to expel the dandruff-causing yeast itself or the oils it thrives on. Other dandruff treatment options are designed to soothe the scalp and the dry, itchy skin that usually comes with it. Many people have better success using a combination of treatment options at once, so don’t be afraid to mix and match.

1. Use soothing hair products

Dandruff usually comes with dryness, itching and irritation, but a few soothing hair and scalp products can do wonders to ease the discomfort. For example, using products containing aloe vera or menthol can help relieve itching and pain so you scratch (and peel) less. Make sure you choose a shampoo and conditioner that contains nourishing ingredients. If you have an extreme case of itchy scalp, you may find relief by soaking your head in a warm bath enriched with baking soda and other soothing supplements.

2. Eat More Good Bacteria

Ladies have been using this trick for ages to get rid of yeast infections, so let’s take a page from their book. The good bacteria (probiotics) found in fermented foods like yogurt, kimchi, kombucha, sauerkraut, and beer (especially the super-strong ones from the microbrewery) fight the yeast and bad bacteria that cause scalp discomfort and dandruff. The goal is to create a good bacterial balance and not let the bad stuff overtake the good. And if that means having an extra pint every night, it’s definitely worth a try.

3. Eat More Omega-3 Fatty Acids 

Omega-3s are fatty acids found in fish, seeds, nuts and oils that benefit your health in many ways. One of the ways they can help with dandruff is by clearing dry skin and inflammation—two conditions that are closely related to dandruff. Packing your diet with potent, little omegas can help lock in hydration and moisture, especially in the winter when your dry scalp makes flaking worse.

4. Use flake-free products

This one is kind of obvious, but it’s a good thing to remind yourself of every now and then if you’re going through all the ways to improve your scalp health. Make sure you don’t use any hair products that can dry out and flake throughout the day. Of course, it won’t actually make your condition worse, but it will increase the appearance of dandruff and make it look like you have a really bad case of snow piling up on your shoulders. Use only quality men’s hair products, even if you don’t have dandruff.

5. Use an anti-dandruff shampoo

Some shampoos are specially designed to reduce the oils that Malassezia feeds on. It eliminates the conditions for dandruff to thrive, so you finally get a clean scalp.

6. Wash your hair weekly

You don’t have to wash your hair every day. In fact, it can be actively harmful to wash so often.

This will be enough to keep the oil from accumulating. If you still notice dandruff forming, you can go to thrice a week.

7. Use more Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a great product for your skin. Consider applying a small amount to your scalp after showering to soothe your skin before you go about your day.

8. Avoid certain foods

Certain foods can actually make your skin produce more oil, so you should avoid the following to see if any are affecting your body’s dandruff production.

  1. Sweet foods and drinks
  2. Fried and processed foods
  3. Red meat
  4. Refined carbohydrates such as cookies, tortillas, and white pasta

9. Alternative moisturizing shampoos

Your scalp gets used to certain shampoos over time. Try going back and forth between pairs that offer moisturizing properties to fight dandruff well enough.

10. Use non-irritating hair products

If you are using a foam or gel, you may want to stop for a while. It’s possible that your hair products are making your dandruff worse and resulting in more flakes.

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