Do you know Dandruff is also known as sebotthic dermatitis. It is small white knuckle looking particles that sits over human head. The drugstores are lined up with huge variety of product that can help soothe your itchy scalp and get rid of those yellow and white flakes. For some it may take time, while for other it may cure within one treatment. However, dandruff sometimes comes with hair fall. It is no surprise why this happens. Hair loss and dandruff are like friends. It is impossible to itch the skin without scratching at your hair follicles. According to a 2012 article in the International Journal of Trichology, after about 45 minutes of scratching your scalp, the cuticle dislodges and hair fall happens. Reduce your risk of hair loss by sticking to a dandruff hair-washing routine and using homemade anti-itch products.
Get the good nutrients
Your ultimate getaway from hair loss and dandruff is an over the counter shampoo. There are many ingredients present, such as salicylic acid, sulphur, coal tar, zinc pyrithione, ketoconazole, and selenium sulphide, while not all will work for your scalp. The American Academy of Dermatology recommend alternative effective shampoo for hair loss and dandruff for two days in a row until you find one that works best for you. Wash your hair gently from the scratch and ensure that you leave the shampoo on the scalp for only recommended time. Rinse well from Luke warn water. Don’t use hot water as it will dry up your hair. Followed by drying your hair from a clean towel.
The main cause of dandruff is presence of yeast on the scalp in abundance. It’s the yeast that creates inflammation and triggers the itching and potential hair fall. Combat the itch by using an over-the-counter anti-itch treatment with 1 percent hydrocortisone, sleep with a humidifier to raise humidity in the house and only wear cotton hats. Once you get the right dandruff shampoo for your body’s pH, your scalp will feel less dry and you won’t feel the urge to constantly scratch your scalp.
Make Your Own Remedy
Use a homemade remedy in addition to your store-bought dandruff shampoo. Natural products such as baking soda can help you achieve an itch-free scalp. Part long hair into sections and sprinkle a handful of baking soda in different places along your scalp. Rub vigorously for a couple minutes and rinse with cool water. Also, try mixing about five drops of tea-tree oil into your shampoo. Tea-tree oil has anti-fungal properties that help itchiness and greasiness. Or, mix equal parts apple-cider vinegar and water in a spray bottle, saturate your scalp and wrap your head in a towel for 15 minutes before cleansing and rinsing.
Check Lifestyle Habits
Stress exacerbates hair loss and contributes to scalp problems, says Florida-based board-certified dermatologist Dr. Gary L. Marder. He advises patients get at least 8 hours of sleep each night and avoid extreme temperatures when possible. Also, try to let your hair air-dry; the less you pull and stretch it the stronger the roots stay. Only use a blow-dryer when necessary to eliminate heat-related scalp stress, and try to stay away from gel and hairspray which can cause scalp dryness, irritation and even more reason to itch.