Looking after your scalp not only helps control embarrassing problems such as flakes, but it also increases the vitality and appearance of your hair.
Dandruff is a common scalp disorder affecting almost half of the population and the most common reason for dry/itchy scalp. Dandruff is a result of shedding dead skin cells from your scalp. We all lose skin cells every day, because the skin naturally renews itself every 28 days. If the skin keeps shedding to fast and cells clump together, it will show as unwanted dandruff.
It’s important to differentiate between simply having a dry scalp and having dandruff. Dandruff is caused by excess oil production. The flakes produced are greasy and yellowish/white in color; often causing itching, irritation and a scalp odor.
Dry scalp on the other hand is caused by a loss of moisture in the skin and will cause small white flakes that are barely noticeable.
Many men think they have dandruff when all they have is dry skin. In that case, you would benefit from a scalp cleansing routine or a shampoo with tea tree; which will help balance your PH. We recommend trying a shampoo such as the Tea Tree Shampoo by Paul Mitchell or a scalp conditioner such as Jack Black’s Hair and Scalp Conditioner. Any products with natural and organic ingredients are recommended for a sensitive scalp.
We also offer a Nioxin scalp facial that you can easily add onto your next haircut. Best part, this anti-aging treatment uses dermabrasion technology to exfoliate the scalp, removing build-up around hair follicles which accelerates skin surface regeneration helping against hair loss as well.
Dandruff, unfortunately, cannot be cured. Good news is, it can be controlled. Adding special dandruff products/shampoos to your routine and watching your diet and stress level can do the trick. Also, try a shampoo with tea tree or create your own oil treatment once in a while that helps nurturing your scalp. Make it yourself by using a few drops of essential oil tea tree mixed with olive oil. Apply it to your scalp and massage it in; let it sit preferably overnight. Rinse it out and wash with a mild shampoo.
It is always recommended to see a professional should your problems stay the same or get worse.