What can I do about my dandruff?

Learn this so that you don’t have to worry about dandruff!

Whether you’re a guy or a girl, dandruff can be the first thing that makes you feel like your personal life is “dirty”. So if you have a lot of dandruff, you will generally be more distressed and want to try all kinds of ways to deal with it. So, how do we solve the problem of dandruff? Did you use the right method?

What is the reason for dandruff?

1. The root cause of dandruff

Dandruff is caused by the destruction of the ecological balance of the scalp. A healthy scalp ecological environment is maintained by three major balances: greasy, flora, and metabolic balance. When the scalp greasy secretion is out of balance, the scalp will become greasy; when the scalp flora environment is out of balance, a large number of harmful bacteria, will phenomenon of an itchy head; and the scalp cuticle metabolism is too fast, shedding dandruff is formed.

The abundant bacterial species on the scalp are Propionibacterium and Staphylococcus, which exhibit mutual inhibition of each other while affecting the severity of dandruff. Compared with a normal scalp, when dandruff is present, the number of Propionibacterium in the nearby scalp will drop while the number of Staphylococcus will rise.

2. Dandruff generation mechanism

Physiological dandruff is produced by the non-stop metabolism of the skin, scalp, and epidermal cells, and the scalp is smooth, and usually, no obvious dandruff can be seen. Pathological dandruff is the excessive proliferation of scalp epithelial cells, causing a series of diseases.

2.1. Seborrheic dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis is the main cause of dandruff. It often occurs in the adult population and is characterised by thick greasy secretions on the scalp or dry hair.

2.2. Tinea capital

It is usually thick and tightly attached to the scalp, covered with silvery white scales, and often patchy in distribution.

2.3. Tinea capital

It is caused by a microscopic bacterial infection of the scalp and hair and is characterized by dandruff and destruction of the hair. In severe cases, it may be accompanied by an inflammatory reaction. It is usually common in children and is mostly due to poor hygiene practices.

2.4. Atopic dermatitis

It is manifested as diffuse dry flakes on the scalp. It is common in children and is usually accompanied by generalized dry skin or eczema.

2.5. Other causes of Malassezia pathogenicity

  • Failure to wash with shampoo.
  • Use of bad shampoos with too much degreasing power.
  • Excessive sebum on the scalp.
  • Inadequate diet, alcohol, and irritating foods; easily tensed autonomic nervous system.
  • Lack of sleep, fatigue.
  • Gastrointestinal disorders, unbalanced nutrition, lack of vitamin A, B6, B2.
  • Use of bad hair products; endocrine abnormalities.
  • Seasonal changes.

What are the common problems of dandruff?

1. Itchy dandruff

An itchy scalp is one of the signals that may produce dandruff, which is also one of the unpleasant side effects of the dandruff problem. Usually, itchy and itchy dandruff is a companion. Often, a naturally occurring microorganism on the scalp breaks down the scalp greasy, forming an irritant called oleic acid, which can lead to an itchy scalp.

2. Dandruff and itchy how to do?

2.1. Protect your scalp

  • When washing hair pay attention to not scratching the scalp.
  • Wash your hair with lukewarm water, the water should not be too hot or cold. Water temperature is too hot will stimulate the secretion of head greasy, too cold will make the contraction of pores, and can not clean the dirt in the hair.
  • Shampoo cream on the hands of the foam, and then applied to the hair.
  • Massage your scalp gently when washing your hair to promote blood circulation, and use some hair conditioner after washing your hair.
  • Gently comb your hair a hundred times in the morning and evening to promote blood circulation in the head.
  • After washing your hair, rinse it off with water, and don’t leave any shampoo.

2.2. Scalp Massage

Can raise the temperature of the skin on the head, accelerate blood circulation and metabolism, and make the sebaceous glands, sweat glands, hair follicles, and other accessory air ducts on the scalp play their normal functions, thus reducing dandruff.

  • with bilateral or unilateral fingers and palms from the forehead hair to the occipital back and forth turning massage, back and forth for 30 times, until the scalp has a feeling of heat.
  • Four fingers of one hand (index finger, middle finger, ring finger, little finger) together and bent 90 degrees, from the hairline to the back gently tapping, back and forth 10 times, so that the head has a sense of relaxation is good.

2.3. Choose anti-dandruff shampoo

When it comes to anti-dandruff and anti-itching, it is natural to have a professional anti-dandruff shampoo, which generally contains special scalp purifying formulas to effectively adsorb scalp dirt and solve the problems of itchy scalp and excessive dandruff. So it’s important to buy the right anti-dandruff shampoo for yourself.

2.4. Food Treatment

Do not eat spicy, fried, greasy, caffeinated food, and do not drink and smoke, because these foods will stimulate the scalp and the formation of greasy and dandruff.

Eat more fruits and vegetables, pay attention to balanced nutrition, and eat fewer sweets, because sweets are acidic, and hair belongs alkaline, so sweets too much will affect the acid-base balance in the body, you should eat more alkaline, clearing the heat to remove the toxin food, such as kelp, seaweed, fresh milk, beans, fruits and vegetables. , fresh milk, beans, fruits, green beans, bitter gourd, chain and so on.

2.5. Medication

Take 10 mg of vitamin B6, twice a day, one tablet each time, in addition to some topical drugs, such as Kang Wang, and Caille. Topical drugs are usually used after washing hair, pour a little into the palm of your hand, then apply it to the freshly washed hair, massage for 5 minutes and then wash it off.

3. Dandruff more greasy

3.1. Hair greasy causes

greasy hair, also known as “greasy hair”, is the result of exuberant sebum secretion. This kind of hair has more acid resistance to erosion, but the elasticity is not enough. Because of the greasy, it is not conducive to hair growth, and it is easy to lead to seborrheic alopecia over time.

3.2. Causes of dandruff

Dandruff is the product of head skin metabolism. Teenagers are prone to dandruff due to their strong metabolism.

4. Dandruff is greasy how to do it?

4.1. Pay attention to personal hygiene.

4.2. Choose the right shampoo.

4.3. People with bad liver are very prone to head greasy.

4.4. Poor personal eating habits.

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How to improve?

1. Anti-dandruff dietary formula

1.1. Vegetable porridge

Material: 50 grams of spinach, and 50 grams of rice.

Practice: wash the spinach, cook the astringent flavor, cut, and spare. Then the white rice, put into the pot, plus the right amount of water breasted until the rice is cooked soup thick, and then put the spinach into the porridge, and continue to simmer until the porridge into. Take on an empty stomach, once a day.

1.2. Mung bean barley soup

Materials: Job’s tears 200 grams, 50 grams of green beans.

Practice: soften and cook barley, then add green beans and cook.

1.3. Raindrop Soup Dumplings

Ingredients: black sesame seeds, sourdough powder, cocoa powder.

Seasoning: sugar.

Practice: black sesame seeds fried, ground into powder, add the right amount of water and sugar to make dumpling filling, to be used. Add water and a little cocoa powder and mix well, wrap into the black sesame filling, and make dumplings. Cook the dumplings in a pot.

1.4. Amber walnut kernels

Ingredients: walnuts, sesame seeds.

Seasoning: sugar, salad greasy.

Practice: put the walnuts into the 7 into the hot frying pan fry them golden brown, and fish up for use; frying pan with the right amount of sugar and water, simmer over low heat, and pour walnuts, stirring a few times. Turn off the fire, and continue to stir the walnuts until cool, sprinkle with sesame seeds, can be.

1.5. Sea cucumber with abalone sauce

Ingredients: sea cucumber, broccoli, mushrooms.

Seasoning: salt, chicken essence, abalone juice, soup.

Practice: sea cucumber hair open, and broccoli, and shiitake mushrooms up with greasying water blanch; casserole into the appropriate amount of abalone juice and broth, seasoned with salt, and chicken essence, simmered into a thick juice, into all the raw materials, simmering for 30 minutes or so into the small fire.

2. Daily scalp care

  • Do not have to make their work life too much pressure, you can exercise and other ways to let yourself effectively reduce pressure.
  • Pay attention to diet, form a good routine, sleep enough; eat less fast food as well as sugary foods, and eat more food rich in zinc and vitamin B6, such as liver, fish, egg yolk, beans peanuts, and other foods.
  • Wash your hair diligently but not excessively. Wash your hair with anti-dandruff shampoo every day until dandruff disappears. After that, continue to wash your hair with anti-dandruff shampoo 2 to 3 times a week; don’t use shampoo or shampoo that contains stronger stimulating chemicals such as dodecyl sulfate.
  • Give the anti-dandruff shampoo some time to work. If you choose to wash your hair with an anti-dandruff shampoo, wait at least 5 minutes before washing it off.
  • After showering and shampooing, comb your hair with a hairbrush. Start combing from the scalp outwards to evenly distribute the greasy from your scalp throughout your head.

How to prevent dandruff?

Since dandruff is caused by fungal (Malassezia) infection, therefore, on the one hand, we should raise awareness of scalp care, on the other hand, we should adjust our routine of life, avoid eating fried, greasy, spicy, and other foods, which can play a role in regulating and protecting the balance of the scalp itself and inhibit the overpopulation of Malassezia, thus reducing the chances of dandruff occurring. Thirdly, we should pay attention to daily scalp care; in addition, the fungi are infectious, so do a good job of personal and family members’ living hygiene, separate use of towels, pillow towels, combs, and other daily necessities, can be to a certain extent to reduce the transmission of Malassezia bacteria in the interpersonal, play a role in preventing the occurrence of dandruff.

1. Good living habits

Maintaining sufficient sleep, a happy mood, and participating in more sports are conducive to skin health. In addition, a reasonable arrangement of work, rest, and letting the pressure lower is also necessary.

2. Adjustment of diet

Normally, you should eat more food containing more alkaline, such as seaweed, or nori. Drink fresh milk, beans, fruits, and other foods that can moisturize the hair; foods that remove heat and toxins should be eaten more often; and those stimulating and fried foods should be eaten less.

3. Reasonable shampooing

Some people think that daily shampooing can wash dandruff clean not, but too much shampooing will reduce the thickness of the scalp sebum so that sebum accelerates secretion, naturally, there will be a dry scalp and dandruff excessive phenomenon. Wash your hair only once every four to five days, and keep your comb, pillow, and pillowcase clean, and don’t share your comb.

4. Proper shampooing

Pour the shampoo into your hands, add a little water, and rub it in until the foam clings to your hair. Try not to pour shampoo directly on the hair, so that the effect of cleaning is far less effective than the previous method of operation, want to get rid of dandruff more effectively, you must start from shampooing.

5. Wash your hair with warm water

Cool water to wash hair first of all it is difficult to achieve the purpose of cleaning, and secondly, it will cause headache and dizziness. Too hot water is more likely to stimulate the scalp, causing the scalp to secrete excessive greasy. Excessive sebum will be the shedding of cells attached to the scalp, drying into fine dandruff. So it is recommended to use warm water to wash hair, about 20 degrees is good.

6. Choosing the right shampoo

People with dandruff should use shampoo that has the function of conditioning the scalp. Some shampoos are more effective at the beginning, but it doesn’t work after a long time, because chemical dandruff only stays on the surface cleaning, which can’t remove dandruff completely but makes the chemical ingredients remain on the scalp, resulting in further stimulation and damage to the scalp.

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