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#Embarrassing: 5 Super-Effective Tricks for Dealing with Dandruff

Manavi Siddhanti

Guest Contributor

It can get pretty embarrassing when you’re dressed to the nines, and suddenly someone spots those tiny white flakes on your shoulder. That’s right; this weather is bound to bring up some dandruff issues. And rather than ignoring them, we think its best to deal with the problem head-on. So here are some solutions to help you part ways with dandruff this season.

1. Zinc Pyrithione to the Rescue

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The change in season can lead to a dry scalp, sending the sebaceous glands into overdrive and producing more oil on your scalp. Start with the bare minimum of using an anti-dandruff shampoo containing ZPTO at least once a week. This time-tested active has proven to reduce dandruff and related hair fall with regular use. Try Head & Shoulders Smooth & Silky Shampoo or Clear Complete Active Care - they are super-effective.

2. Scalp Situation

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For most of us, dandruff is a seasonal problem. But if you happen to see it more often, then it’s most likely due to overactive oil-producing glands which could be genetic. In that case, we advise using very mild oils for a scalp massage, and skipping the conditioner altogether. Try to keep your scalp clear with Kama Ayurveda’s Cold Pressed Aloe Vera Juice. Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, healing and cooling properties, and will help reduce the flakes in your hair.

3. Home Remedies to Count On

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If you’ve got some time on your hands, we suggest you try these tricks at home. One of the easiest hair masks to whip up is a lemon-yoghurt mask. Take 1 small cup of unsweetened yoghurt and add the juice of one fresh lemon to it. Mix it well and apply on hair, section by section. Another quick remedy is to apply a mixture of coconut oil and lemon juice. Lemon juice is a great exfoliator and won’t tingle or irritate your skin when mixed with coconut oil. Keep these masks on for 20-30 minutes and rinse off thoroughly. Results are gradual but effective.

4. Skip the Styling

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Using loads of styling products, serums and sprays can also lead to a gunk overload on your scalp and cause excess oil production! Not only can sprays and serum look like dandruff, but chemicals in these products can cause flakes too. We suggest avoiding usage of styling products till this war with dandruff is over. Try dandruff treatments with natural products like Soul Tree Neem and Aloe with Cleansing Lemon Peel. They are lighter on the hair and are free of harmful sulfates and chemicals.

5. Curb Irritation

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We know that dandruff not only irritates your scalp but also messes with your state of mind. To avoid an inflamed scalp (and a bad mood), we suggest you draw a bath and add some green tea bags to it. Great for the body and hair, it’ll soothe your scalp and reduce irritation - and help you relax too!

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Published on Feb 02, 2015
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