Dandruff can be a serious pain in the butt, and no matter how hard we try to keep our locks on point it can keep coming back!
So HOW can we manage it properly and try and get rid of it for goo?
Well, Teen Vogue spoke to some experts for some tips and we’re listening!
“One out of two people experience dandruff, so whether your scalp is irritated by external factors or by naturally occurring factors such as skin having an ‘allergy like’ response to the natural and common micro-environment on the scalp, it’s important to care for and nourish your scalp to alleviate dandruff symptoms,” Head & Shoulders global dermatologist, Dr. Illyse Lefkowicz, revealed.
Here are some tips straight from the professionals!
Optimise your shampoo and conditioner
Dermatologist Dr. Francesca Fusco told Teen Vogue, "Dandruff can easily be controlled by shampooing and conditioning regularly with a product that contains zinc pyrithione.”
Look for formulas which contain nourishing ingredients for your strands, too.
Also! Leave the product on long enough for it to do its work - anti-dandruff shampoos often have to be left on for five minutes for them to work.
Use a scrub IN your hair!
Exfoliating scrubs like Christophe Robin’s Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt can be used once a week in place of shampoo, and they’ll help to cleanse, soothe and rehydrate your scalp.
OR you can make your own scalp mask, mixing salt and mineral oil together to rub in and leave in for a few minutes.
Don’t opt for the hard stuff, opt for the smart stuff
Potent prescription formulas aren’t always needed.
If you look for an antioxidant-rich fluid to apply to your roots twice daily, or “scrunch a micellar water-infused foam," you’ll get fast results!
At home tea tree oil treatments also do the trick and all you have to do is mix one tablespoon of teat tree oil in one cup of warm water, then apply it directly to the roots of your hair with a spray bottle!
Do NOT sleep with wet hair, or wear a hat over wet hair!
You might wash your hair late and let it dry overnight on our pillow, but it’s a bad idea if you suffer from dandruff.
Dr. Lefkowicz says, “Avoid warm, moist environments as it favors yeast production, which can create a feeding environment for Malassezia globosa."
Have you tried any of these tips to help your dandruff?
Let us know your tips!