This blog educates you about how to fight dandruff in winter.
Dandruff is irritating. Isn’t it? No matter how hard you try to get rid of them from your shoulders, they actually keep coming back all the time. Especially in winters, dandruff is stubborn, long-lasting, and causes itchiness. Since winter is already around the corner, we are here to help you get out of this unwanted flaky situation. Know how to kick off this ‘D’ word out of your scalp dictionary.
We, the Glamour World Experts believe that our Mother Nature is the storehouse of remedies for all problems – be it your skin, hair, or body. Your beautiful strands of hair are no more at stake. Let’s enrich ourselves with some astonishing herbal hair care solutions and put an end to the dandruff dynasty forever!!
Why does dandruff occur in winter?
Not really threatening or contagious, but dandruff is a medical condition, a milder form of seborrheic dermatitis. It is primarily a scalp condition where the skin becomes dry and itchy. Especially in winter, due to lack of moisture, your scalp tends to develop flakiness and become prone to dandruff.
Well, exfoliation is a natural process while your scalp also sheds off the uppermost layer of your skin that combines with the sebum produced by your skin and creates flakes. We call them dandruff.
Does dandruff occur more in men or women?
Men are more prone to dandruff than women. Is it true? Yes, partially so. Dermatologists have opined that the secretion of male hormones, testosterone is utterly responsible for more oil production in the scalp. More sebum means a lot more clumping of flakes. Added to this, men’s sebum production glands appear bigger than women. So, there are chances that men suffer from more dandruff problems than women.
How much does an anti-dandruff shampoo help in reducing the dandruff content in your head?
To be honest, while you are choosing your anti-dandruff shampoo, you have to be wise enough. Your hair care regimen must be able to suit your requirements. Every anti-dandruff shampoo has their specific ingredients that might not be friendly for your scalp. In most cases, the shampoos contain pyrithione zinc while there are other ingredients like selenium sulfides or coal tar. But what do all these active ingredients do? They exfoliate or shed off the dead skin cells quickly before they start clumping.
# remedy 1
Honey and lemon
Homemade hair masks are extremely nutritious for your hair. Honey is a strong humectant while lemon has the ability to cleanse off the scalp oil, dirt, and flakiness. Honey is also known for its antibacterial properties and can treat redness and irritation. Mix the ingredients well and apply gently to your hair 15 minutes before going to bathe. Lastly, wash with an anti-dandruff shampoo.
# remedy 2
Coconut oil and neem
What can actually save you from the horrors of dandruff in winter is coconut oil. Its heavy moisturizing agent makes your hair smooth and well-nourished. Neem on the other hand, is an anti-fungal ingredient that maintains the pH balance of the scalp and also prevents dandruff formation. It also wipes out itchiness and redness from the scalp. Mix neem oil and coconut oil in equal sections and massage well.
Tea tree oil and olive oil
Olive oil is a wonderful hydrator while tea tree oil is known for its antibacterial properties. Combination of these two ingredients can simply sweep away even the minimal chances of infections and dryness. So, a couple of drops of tea tree essential oil with olive oil and a gentle massage right from the roots to the length can relieve you from dandruff. A massage of this oil at night before going to bed can be useful.