Dandruff is a very common problem among people today. It can be seen on one's head as small white flakes, and in the worst cases it appears as big lumps on the scalp. In some cases it will be visible and can be hidden also. Dandruff can cause either an overly dry scalp with itchy white flakes that may be waxy or greasy or dandruff can manifest as an oily greasy scalp with scales.
The dandruff itself is usually a result of the excessive growth of yeast organisms such as Malassezia Globosa and Pityrosporum Ovale. These organisms are normally always present on the skin in small numbers and feed on the natural oil (sebum) secreted by your hair follicles.
The large commercial shampoo companies are now starting to use natural products in their shampoos because they have learned from their research and development programs all of the many health benefits that comes from these ingredients. Treatment of dandruff is directed at fighting the skin inflammation. This is done either directly, by using cortisone-based creams and lotions (which reduce inflammation), or by reducing the yeast that builds up on scaly areas and adds to the problem.
Though dandruff is mostly observed on the scalp of the head, it can also be present in the ears, eyebrows and the forehead. Medical science is still not clear why dandruff occurs, and why it is more prevalent in some people than in others. Some doctors indicate at dandruff being an infection of the yeast Pityrosporum ovale.
Massaging your scalp on a regular basis will also help in eliminating your problems with dandruff. By massaging your scalp, you help to improve the circulation of blood in that area and thus deliver more nutrients to keep the scalp healthy. Most people want a dandruff remedy that doesn't leave their head smelling like a medicine cabinet. If that is you, then a natural remedy is what you should be looking for. There are many different natural remedies available.
Some of the remedies you can try apple cider vinegar, biotin, and tea tree oil. Tea tree oil can be used for many human ailments and is considered to be nearly a "cure all" to an extent. Biotin is found in many household foods such as eggs, royal jelly, soy, milk, brewer's yeast, liver, and barley. The most important detail about the chemical remedies is you develop a regime that combines shampoo, conditioner, and a leave-in treatment. It is essential that you utilize a leave-in treatment as it continues to moisturize and treat the scalp, for a prolonged time.
The oil from the tea tree can be used for curing a lot of ailments. You can also make use of a lot of products which are available in the vicinity of your own home such as milk, jelly, eggs, etc. There have also been reports that mouthwash like Listerine is also an effective remedy for treating dandruff. What makes Listerine an effective remedy is its herbal oils and the alcohol content which helps to prevent the infestation of any bacteria. This reduces the dandruff flakes present on your scalp.
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