How To Control Dandruff

How To Control Dandruff

Learn how to control dandruff with this helpful guide

Next time you pick up a bottle of olive oil, do not forget to put some in your hair. Sound weird? Perhaps, but did you know that olive oil is one of the best natural ways to control dandruff? Many people suffer from flakes that are caused by poor diet, stress, weather, too much product and so forth. All you have to do to help control dandruff is mix some lemon juice with two tablespoons of olive oil and water, then massage into your scalp. The acidity in lemon juice helps get rid of loose, dry flakes while the olive oil provides moisture for the fresh skin on your head. After allowing the mixture to sit for twenty minutes, rinse and shampoo. For more ways to control dandruff, read 8 Best Dandruff Shampoos for a list of products that will help fight the flakes.

Another great way to control dandruff is to shampoo frequently in order to get rid of excess oils which contribute to the overgrowth of malassezia (a yeast-like fungus that feeds on fatty oils secreted by hair follicles then speeds up cell turnover on the scalp, resulting in those noticeable flakes). In order to effectively control dandruff you may also want to consider switching shampoos and using a product that is specifically formulated for dandruff. Look for a product that contains zinc pyrithione, which reduces fungus, and selenium sulfide, which limits cell turnover. For more shampoo suggestions, check out 11 Best Oily Hair Remedies for more ways to keep your scalp fresh and healthy.

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cool, thanks

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