How To Effectively Control Dandruff

Regular shampoo is of no use to dandruff problems. Only anti dandruff shampoos with ingredients like selenium and sulfur are effective against such dry scalp problem.

Use combination shampoos

Some manufacturers have combine hair conditioners and anti dandruff ingredients into a single shampoo product.

What is dandruff? A fungus called malassezia fungus is found on our scalp, and its food is the natural oils produced by the hair follicles of our scalp. Mixed with the natural oils produced by our hair follicles this shedded skin clumps together to produce, what is commonly called dandruff.

Controlling Dandruff -Dandruff is an embarrassing hair condition, and it can recur despite your best efforts. As a factor in the cause of dandruff is the natural oils produced by the hair follicles, dandruff can be controlled by shampooing your hair on a regular or even daily basis, as this cleans the build up of natural oils and therefore dandruff itself.

Stubborn Dandruff -If regular shampooing is not effective in controlling your dandruff, try using an anti dandruff shampoo. Look for anti-dandruff shampoos with zinc pyrithione, selenium sulfide, salicylic acid or ketoconazole as the active ingredient. Change your anti-dandruff shampoo every month to prevent your scalp developing an immunity to the active ingredients.

Washing Tips - When shampooing, for best results always shampoo your hair twice. Dandruff is an embarrassing hair condition, but it is not unmanageable. There are two main dandruff dilemmas. Dermatologist frequently prescribe medications which remain on the scalp overnight. Along with active ingredients, I highly recommend products which include natural and organic herbal ingredients.

Zinc Pyrithione: Most widely used active ingredient used to treat dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis, eczema and numerous other skin and scalp disorders. Key additive in many skin care products.

Tea Tree Oil: Strongest known natural antiseptic.

Guava: Herbal anelgesic, anti-baterial, anti-fungal, and antiseptic.

Chamomile: Herbal anti-inflammatory.

Nettle: Herbal anti-inflammatory, anti-histamine, rich in minerals.

Aloe Barbabenis: Natural anti-irritant