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Dandruf cure - Prevent it from Coming Back Again

Dandruf is an enemy of the hair. It weakens the roots. Consequently, hair start falling off. This is a kind of contagious disease. Dandruf sticks on the skin of the scalp in a cake form and block free flow of air to the hair roots. As a result, hair become weak at the roots and loosen their hold. Using the comb, soap or brush of a man suffering
from dandruf is dangerous as it is contagious.

What is dandruf?

The cells underneath our skin are constantly undergoing changes. The dead cells fall on the skin, which are known as dandruf. If your hair are gripped by fast changes it is better to consult a doctor. dandruf is of two kinds - dry and oily. Dry dandruf causes itch, while oily dandruf remains sticking to the scalp.

Dandruf Treatment

There are many ways and means of treating dandruf. The best treatment for dandruf is to wash hair regularly with a mild shampoo. Some doctors also recommend the use of anti-fungal agents for the treatment of dandruf, but this remedy is quite controversial. dandruf, is best treated with a specific anti-dandruf shampoo. To reduce flaking, gently shampoo your hair using the pads of your finger and try not to starch.

Our Expert Recommendations for some of the Common Hair Queries and FAQs

Q: Due to severe dandruf, my scalp has become very itchy and the hair has also started falling . As a result, the hair has become very thin and a I am beginning to get a complex. Could i go in for a hair weaving to increase the thickness of my hair?

A: I do not think there is a reason to despair. There are many anti-dandruf shampoos in the market, which you could try out. There are two types of dandruf. Dry dandruf is easy to control while oily dandruf can cause itching and the scales mix with sebum which then become difficult to remove. Wash your hair with a good anti-dandruf shampoo twice or thrice a week. Sanitize combs, brushes, pillow covers and towels which have been used by you. You could also visit a good dermatologist. Howewer, if you have made up your mind for hair weaving, here is some information to help you. Hair weaving is quite a safe method. You can use the services of a trained and reputed hair dresser who is expert in this method.

Q: I am an 18-year old colledge student. Isuffer from dandruf and falling hair. I never oil my hair but shampoo once a week. Is there a specific diet that strenghtens the hair and enhance hair growth?

A: As mentioned earlier, dandruf is of two types, the dry type, which is caused due to very dry scalp. This problem could be inherited and occur when the hair is exposed to chemical treatments like perming, colouring etc. The oily type of dandruf is caused by the overactive sebaceous glands in the scalp. Both these conditions can lead to hair fall. Stress, dietary factors and drugs can also aggravate dandruf. You can treat the dry dandruf with warm oil and lemon juice massage while the oily and flacky dandruf requires frequent shampooing to keep the scalp clean. Try using shampoo swhich contain ketaconazole.

High protein diets with vitamin B, vitamin A and D and betacarotene are also vital for good and heakthy hair. Your diet must contain lots of green vegetables, carrots, fish, liver, yoghurt, cottage, cheese and pulses.

Heriditary factory also determine the length of thickness of hair.

Q: My hair does not itch but I have noticed some flackes in it. Could it be dandruf?

A: I think it is the case of dry scalp. May be you are using too much shampoo or shampooing your hair too often. You will benefit bt massaging the scalp with your finger tips while the hair is damp. If the dryness persists, use a dry scalp treatment shampoo.

Q: Due to dandruf, I have been suffering from pimples on my back neck and face, Please suggest a remedy for this. Although I have tried oiling the hair and keep my comb excessively clean, I have been suffering from falling hair. What could I do to control the problem?

A: There are a number of ant-dandruf shampoos available in the market. All are equally good and you can choose one according to your hair type. Avoid any hair oil, hair cream or anything oily on your hair. Apply calamine lotion on pimples and eat foods rich in vitamin B, iron and carotene. Foods such as whole-wheat cereals, vegetables, fruits, yeast and marmite are for the hair. While bathing wash the hair seperately and do not allow the water to drip on your body and face to control pimples.

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