Having dandruff is no laughing matter, but we can all agree that it doesn't take rocket science to deal with it. If you really want it to go away, the first step is to determine the factors that are causing it in the first place. Here are four possible reasons:
1. You're not shampooing enough.
A buildup of dead skin can leave your hair looking dry and flaky. Shampooing every other day helps cleanse your hair and exfoliate your scalp.
2. You're stressed and puyat.
When you're stressed and you lack sleep, your body produces a hormone called cortisol, which increases sebum production. Oily areas can get inflamed and form dandruff. Manage your stress by getting more sleep, meditating daily, or exercising at least twice a week.
3. Your diet is way too oily.
Dairy, fried food, and sugary desserts are typically loaded with saturated and trans fats, and could aggravate sebum levels in your scalp. Instead, consume food rich in healthy fatty acids--like salmon, avocadoes, and walnuts.
4. You're exposed to heat and pollution.
Heat and humidity turn your hair into a moist, damp playground for bacteria. At the same time, free radicals and toxins can leave your scalp irritated and inflamed. The result? An icky, nasty case of dandruff.
Exposure to city pollution is inevitable, but you can avoid a flaky scalp by keeping in mind the dandruff triggers above and shampooing regularly with Dove Dermacare Scalp Shampoo and Conditioner.
While other anti-dandruff shampoos tend to be harsh and drying, Dove Dermacare Scalp Shampoo and Conditioner has a gentle, pH-balanced, nourishing formula that helps soothe irritation and protects your hair from harmful stressors—while keeping dandruff at bay. In other words, it keeps your hair soft, hydrated, and flake-free. No compromises!