Dandruff is no longer uncommon these days. With our lifestyle and exposure to the elements, you should be lucky if you don’t suffer from it. Dandruff exhibits itself as white flakes on your shoulders, hair, and shirt. Whether you have it or don’t, it’s worth reading these tips to help prevent it or get rid of it for good.
Determine the cause of dandruff
As with any other condition, knowing what causes dandruff should be determined first for you to know how to treat it. Flaky scalp can be caused by different factors, including oily scalp, which is a favorite environment for Malassezia (the fungus that causes dandruff) to thrive in.
Having an unhealthy scalp means its defenses are compromised, allowing irritants to penetrate the barrier and make the scalp produce and shed more skin than usual. The shedding are the white flakes that fall on your shirt.
Keep yourself hydrated
You might be ignoring the need to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. This can cause dehydration and give you a dry scalp. Aside from increasing your water intake to help replenish lost moisture, do protect your hair and scalp from the sun by wearing a hat or scarf when outdoors. Also, try to minimize heat styling as this can also damage your strands.