How to Get Rid of Dandruff

Pityriasis Capitis or commonly known as Dandruff refers to the excessive flaking caused by the existence of a fungus called Malassezia Furfur or Pityrosporum Ovale. The said fungi makes the scalp dry which in turn triggers the formation of flakes and scales. The scalp normally shed skin as it regenerate skin cells. Nonetheless, Dandruff or the exaggerated rate of flaking is not considered normal.

Dandruff is commonly associated for having a poor hygiene. It is true that a person who does not take a bath most of the time makes him/her prone into having dandruff but such is not the mere factor for having so. Hormonal imbalances make the hair to produce more oil is another reason. Stress, cold weather, dry indoor heating, poor rinsing of the scalp and hair are also factors that causes dandruff.

No matter what may cause dandruff however, it is still a very embarrassing health disorder for one to have. The most efficient way to treat this disorder is through constant and proper shampooing. Using shampoo removes the flakes but this process however may not hamper the dandruff from coming back.

The only way for the dandruff to stop is when the fungi that causes its existence to be exterminated. Zinc pyrtihione, kataconazole, tea tree oil, tar, picotone olamine and selenium sulphide are some of the substances that stops and prevents dandruff from coming back. Some of these substances are present in other anti-dandruff shampoos that are why it is very much important to choose the right hair product.

Eating food rich in vitamin B may keep one from having dandruff. Vitamin B counteracts the inefficient carbohydrates as well as the fatty metabolism which triggers hormonal imbalances. Hair products containing alcohol may also cause dandruff as it dries the scalp.