How To Get Rid of Dandruff

Those embarrassing white flakes that lace the shoulders of your shirt are caused by a condition called dandruff that occurs when a fungus that exists on everyone's skin sheds off. People who are prone to dandruff just shed more often than the rest of world. If you fall into this category, here are some ways to help control the flakes:

  1. Try medicated dandruff shampoo and creams to control the condition.
  2. Don't be afraid to try different shampoos to see which ingredients work best on you. A few of the options that are easily available over-the-counter include Nizoral, Selsun Blue and Head and Shoulders.
  3. Look for products that contain zinc pyrithione or selenium sulfide, which experts recommend to be effective in treating dandruff.
  4. You can also try an antifungal medicated shampoo if you need something stronger.
  5. Rotate shampoos over time so your hair doesn't build up a tolerance to one type.
  6.  Shampoo frequently to wash away the flakes.
  7. Work the shampoo into your hair well and let it sit for five minutes or more before rinsing so it has a chance to do its job effectively.
  8. how to get rid of dandruff Understand that shampoos can control the dandruff, but not cure it, so when you find a product that works, you need to continue using it to maintain the results.
  9. Check with your doctor if your dandruff is severe and causes extreme itching and redness. You may need to try a steroid cream to treat these symptoms.
  10. Experiment with home remedies--many contain various combinations of vinegar and/or lemon juice--to see if they make a difference. Other make-it-yourself treatments people have tried include putting a crushed form of aspirin or running Aloe Vera gel directly onto your scalp and rinsing.
  11. Be patient. Whatever treatment approach you try, give it a week or longer to see if it makes a difference.
  12. Expect dandruff to vary depending on the time of year. Many people find it gets better in the summer and worse in the winter.

 

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