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Rose, flakes. The small white pieces that lie on your shoulders and are especially clearly visible on dark clothing. Do you suffer from dandruff? Do not panic!
There are a lot of men and women with you who know this hair problem. That’s because we all carry the causative agent of dandruff with us. But not everyone actually develops dandruff: flakes of the skin. If you want to learn more about hair care tips, check out this post. There I will describe what to do to have healthy hair.
WHAT EXACTLY IS DANDRUFF AND HOW DOES IT ARISE?
Exactly, you read it right. We call the flakes of your scalp dandruff. But how does that come about? Your scalp is continuously renewed. Cells in your skin divide and form a new layer of scalp. The old cells fall off and the process starts all over again.
If you suffer from dandruff, those cells multiply twice as fast. Naturally, there are more dead skin cells that fall off. These often stick together and are suddenly visible!
Strangely enough, there is (yet) no reason to show why person A has dandruff, but person B does not. What we do know is that we all carry a certain yeast on our scalp that feels comfortable in a warm environment.
1. DON’T SCRATCH
Tip for everyone: don’t scratch ! Although we know it can be itchy: just don’t do it. Your scalp will not get the rest to heal and it will only get worse.
2. WASH YOUR HAIR LESS OFTEN
Customers often ask us how to get rid of their dandruff as quickly as possible. Do you recognize it? The very small, white pieces on your black sweater or cardigan that you are actually ashamed of? That is not necessary at all. Because everyone loses their dead skin cells, but with one this is visible and with the other not coincidentally.
Did you know that a too clean scalp can even cause dandruff? So nothing to be ashamed of. It is of course nice to know that you can get dandruff even with a clean scalp. But what do you do about it?
Try to wash your hair less often . For example, once every two days instead of every day. Do you suffer from dandruff on your scalp especially during holidays? Then don’t put your scalp in the water every day.
3. BE CAREFUL WITH BLOW DRYING
We told you earlier that the yeast really likes a warm environment. And then you immediately know what to do to make it unpleasant for the yeast.
A tip for all women and men who blow dry their hair hot: stop! It is better to blow-dry your hair on a low setting or even better: let your locks air dry. If you are going to blow dry, don’t hold the blow dryer so close to your skin.
It is also possible that you suffer more from flakes in the summer than in the winter. Do you recognize this? Then just sit under a parasol!
But, wait a minute. And what about in the winter? Then don’t many people suffer from this hair problem? That’s right. Dandruff production is promoted by a shortage of (UV) light.
It is therefore not surprising that you can also suffer more from this in the winter than usual. In short: get enough light on your scalp, but keep your head cool.
4. TAKING A LONG AND WARM SHOWER, ISN’T IT WONDERFUL?
For many women (the men can use it too) a long and warm shower sounds very relaxing to the ears. But that’s actually exactly what we don’t want. Well, for your scalp then.
We understand it’s fun, but not for your skin. You know that tight feeling on your arms or on your head after taking a shower? Showering too long and too hot simply dries out your skin, making it itchy.
And did you know that warm water is a trigger for an oily scalp? This can also be a reason for the itching. Prefer shorter and less hot showers .
5. SHAMPOO, THE WEAPON AGAINST DANDRUFF!
If you wash your hair every day (or at least a few times a week), wash your hair with a mild or pH-neutral shampoo. A mild shampoo means that it is a shampoo for daily use.
Reduce the flakiness by massaging the shampoo in well. Do you experience dandruff? Then try one of our shampoos with zinc pyrithione for dandruff-free hair.
Zinc pyrithione reduces the formation of scales and inhibits the growth of molds and yeasts. This is in almost every shampoo against dandruff.
Do you already know the KMS Head Remedy Dandruff ? This anti-dandruff shampoo can even be used on colored hair. Massage well and let it sit for about 5 minutes.
Do the shampoos not work and the dandruff just stays there? For example, do you get red spots on your scalp and do they bleed? Then visit your doctor to be sure. It could of course be something other than dandruff, which does look like it.