Best Ways to Combat Dandruff this Winter
Written by Courtney
Winter is around the corner so now is the time to prep your skin and hair for the cold season. The cool, dry atmosphere causes havoc with your skin, meaning dandruff becomes more likely, and if you’ve ever experienced it before, you know that it’s not fun to deal with.
Now is the time to be proactive at preventing your dandruff rather than letting it take over. We dive in to explore dandruff, why it occurs and how to avoid it this winter.
What is Dandruff?
Dandruff is the flakey parts of dead skin coming off your scalp. It’s incredibly itchy and one of the worst and most irritating things about your hair and its health, not to mention the embarrassment of white flakes on your clothes.
The scalp is a unique skin area with high follicular density, sebum production rate, and a dark and warm environment, making the area susceptible to Mycotic infections such as dandruff. This is common, especially in people between the ages of 20 and 50, and is typically most prominent around age 20, becoming less so as you age.
Why Does Dandruff Occur?
Dandruff can occur for two reasons: you have too little or too much oil on your scalp. This lack of oil leads to dryness, resulting in itchiness and flaking skin. The more you scratch, the more flakey it gets.
This increase in oil is due to an overgrowth in the beneficial fungus that keeps your hair healthy when the correct level is produced. However, too much of this fungus accelerates the epidermal cells to keep the skin flaking process happening.
What is Dandruff caused by?
Dandruff is caused by dead skin cells not lifting away from the scalp’s surface. The skin’s surface becomes congested, and Sebum production increases. Sebum produces the fungus, leading to overgrowth and the formation of skin cell flaking, or to the average person, an irritable scalp.
How to Avoid Dandruff
Wash Hair Regularly
To avoid dandruff, you should wash your hair at least 2-3 times per week or up to once daily depending on your skin/hair type using anti-dandruff shampoo. This helps keep your scalp oil and fungus levels in balance and prevent build-up.
Washing your hair is especially important during the lead-up to winter as the air is typically colder, drier and means your skin is more likely to dry up and flake.
Use a high-quality Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
When it comes to dandruff, it is much better to be preventative, not reactive, so using our Neutriderm anti-dandruff shampoo means you’ll have yourself covered for all times of the year.
Neutriderm anti-dandruff shampoo has been specifically formulated with Climbazone, a non-irritating anti-fungal component. This component helps to revise fungus growth and prevents the build-up of it.
The natural ingredients that make Neutriderm anti-dandruff shampoo mean every time you wash your hair, you’re exposing your hair to components promoting hair quality while simultaneously revising dandruff.
No one likes dealing with dandruff. Washing your hair with Neutriderm anti-dandruff shampoo, will improve your hair scalp health and tackle dandruff.