Rid of Dandruff: How to Identify and Properly Treat Dandruff

What is Dandruff

Dandruff is dry skin particles that are in the scalp resulting in a white flake-like substance on the head, shoulders and neck.

What Causes Dandruff

Dandruff may be caused by a condition known as eczema which is a skin condition that causes itching.

It can also be hormone related, excess oily scalp, or even the weather considering the skin tends to become drier during the winter months.

What are the symptoms of Dandruff?

Dandruff may appear as tiny, white flakes of dead skin in your scalp.

It can be accompanied by itching or it just may simply exist.

How is it treated?

Dandruff can be treated at home by using an antidandruff shampoo.

There are many antidandruff shampoo products available containing different chemicals.

If the antidandruff shampoo you are using seems to do the trick but then over time comes back, it is time to entertain the idea of using a different antidandruff shampoo until you find the one that works best for you.

What is the proper way to apply antidandruff shampoo?

When washing your hair, rinse with water first, then lather in the shampoo.

Rinse. Lather again, getting it deep down into your scalp by massaging it in.

Allow the shampoo 5 minutes to set on the hair and rinse well.

This will remove the dead skin cells you’ve acquired from lathering and rubbing the shampoo into your scalp.

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MelissaVsWorld 4 years ago from Here, There, and Everywhere. USA

This is a great Hub. One misconception a lot of people seem to have, which is only further perpetuated by beauty magazines everywhere, is that when we wash the hair we are focusing on the hair itself. The truth is we should focus on the scalp, as this is the main source of dirt in that region of our body. One should really and truly work the product into the scalp, using the tips of the fingers to scrub (but not the nails as it can do damage to the skin and cells). The hair itself will get clean during the process. If one insists on using conditioner, you do NOT want to apply it to the scalp, but truly only to about the last 1/2-1/4 inch of hair, to ensure the ends are thoroughly saturated and conditioned.

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christopher9882 4 years ago from Chicago, IL Author

Thanks MelissavsWorld for stopping by my hub! Yes that is very true and I thank you for sharing as well!

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