One of the biggest threats to healthy hair is dandruff. It is characterized by the constant shedding of dead skin cells. Though it mainly affects the scalp, it can affect any hair- bearing areas of the body like eye lids or eye brows. This can affect anyone irrespective of the age. In rare cases it may affect the scalp of infants too. This is commonly known as cradle cap. The exact reason for the development of dandruff is still unknown. But mostly it is caused by the over production of new skin cells. The frequency of production is too fast that the old cells are pushed off rather hurriedly. In some cases, there may be reddening and itching of the skin. These white flakes may become noticeable when it appears on shoulders of dark clothes. This could be quite embarrassing and may affect your self esteem. In some cases heredity plays an important role in the development of dandruff. Also certain allergic substances or extreme weather conditions can trigger dandruff. Additionally it can be made worse by unhealthy hygiene or improper cleansing of the scalp. Even though it is incurable, it can be effectively controlled by proper care and hygiene.
Dandruff treatment could be a long term process. Hence we should have a long term commitment to hair care. The initial step in treating dandruff is cleansing. Shampoo your hair frequently according to the harshness of symptoms. It will help to loosen the dirt and dead cells from the scalp and promote a healthy scalp. Also it promotes thick lustrous hair on the scalp. One great choice for this purpose is Face Doctor’s Hair & Scalp Doctor Antibacterial Shampoo. Besides being a natural product, it is also safe to use for people of all ages. Make sure to apply it on the scalp rather than on the hair. Make sure that the shampoo is given time, to work it on the itchy scalp. Then wash it off completely. After shampooing, it is necessary to condition your hair using a mild conditioner, preferably Hair & Scalp Doctor Conditioner. Make sure to apply it on the roots, without touching the scalp. Conditioner helps to retain the moisture content in the hair and makes it look glossy. But if you don’t feel any change in the condition then don’t hesitate to see a dermatologist. Sometimes it could be the symptom of some underlying immune system disorder.