How To Get Rid Of Dandruff

Dandruff is a skin condition that affect the scalp, eyebrows and other hair-bearing parts of the body. Dandruff is more dominant in the scalp and it makes the scalp dry, flaky and thus lead to itching. Dandruff could cause discomfort and embarrassment when it causes unstoppable itching. Most people believed that dandruff is caused by poor hygiene but in total consideration, there are other factors that can cause dandruff. For example, if you constantly leave your hair without brushing or washing it, there is high possibility of having dandruff. Dry skin and skin disorders can also cause dandruff. These are few reasons while some people are more prone to dandruff than others. Another thing to note is that recurrence of dandruff is normal, this why you should continue to take care of your hair.

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Dandruff is a fungal infection. Malassezia, a yeast-like fungus is responsible for dandruff. So you know why anti-fungi products such as ketoconazole is often prescribed for dandruff. There are no perfect treatments for dandruff but some products have been proven to reduce the occurrence of dandruff. Shampoo is one of such products. Shampoo can get rid of dandruff. Look for anti-dandruff shampoos that contains zinc pyrithione, ketoconazole, coal tar, selenium sulphide and salicylic acid. Wash your regularly with any of these shampoos. When shampooing do not scratch the scalp, only massage thoroughly. It is recommended that you change shampoo after sometime so that the dandruff don't get use to a particular shampoo and acquire resistance.

There are natural remedies too for dandruff. Coconut oil is effective against dandruff. To use coconut oil, mix it with lemon juice and rub it on the scalp and massage thoroughly. Leave in on for 20 minutes and then wash off. You should repeat this process untill you no longer have dandruff.

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Baking soda is another product you can use to get rid of dandruff. Rub a handful of baking soda into the scalp and rinse thoroughly. Always use when you need to wash your hair.

Above all, always brush, comb or wash your hair regularly. Note that not all dryness or flaky scalp is caused by dandruff. It is better to know the exact skin condition before you commence treatment. If you experience persistent dandruff, it is advised to see your dermatologist.


  1. Dandruff irritates. sometimes the itching can be so intense that the scalp make you feel discomfort.

  2. Nice tips on how to get rid of dandruff.

  3. Hi Kigho

    Good tip off on dandruff. Truly dandruff can be so annoying and embarrassing especially when you visit that barber shops with other customers waiting to have their hair shaved.

    I can see you are really doing a nice job here. Keep it up


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