About 90% of the world’s population has had a dandruff problem at least once in their lifetime. There are people who spend most of their lives solving this cosmetic problem of dandruff in their hair. Dandruff is made up of tiny white or yellow flakes of skin that fall off the scalp. Dandruff is most often accompanied by itching. There are two types of dandruff: dry (white light scales) and oily white to yellowish dandruff. Oily dandruff is most often associated with seborrheic dermatitis. With oily dandruff, the skin is oily, red and irritated. In addition to the scalp, flaking can occur behind the ears, in the forehead and eyebrows, and elsewhere. Causes of dandruff can also be fungal and bacterial diseases of the scalp, stress, eczema, psoriasis and zinc deficiency.
Proper hair care is very important to solve this problem. Hairsprays, hair gels and aggressive alcohol-based products should be used as infrequently and carefully as possible. Wash and comb your hair regularly Avoid washing your hair with hot water. Avoid blow-drying your hair with hot air and combing with coarse hair brushes. Always rinse sweat after sports activities and physical exertion. Sweat promotes the formation of dandruff in the hair. There are shampoos designed exclusively to solve this cosmetic problem. There are also natural preparations that can be made at home. Tea tree oil is known for its antibacterial and antifungal properties.
Natural anti-dandruff preparation with tea tree oil: add a few drops of tea tree oil to a regular mild shampoo. Leave on for 5 minutes. After the time has elapsed, rinse your hair with lukewarm water.
Olive oil is also a good ally in the fight against dandruff: rub a dozen drops of raspberry oil on the scalp before bed. In the morning, the hair is washed with ordinary shampoo.