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How to Battle Dandruff

bald man scratching his head

Flakes in your hair and an itchy scalp are the main symptoms of dandruff. Seborrheic dermatitis, not shampooing enough, a yeast called Malassezia, or an allergy to certain products are all common causes of dandruff.

The following are some ways that you can prevent or get rid of dandruff for good.

Using the Right Shampoo

With so many different shampoos available over the counter you may get overwhelmed when trying to decide which one you should use. The truth is you may have to try a few of them before you find the one that works best for you. If you can’t find the right one, our doctor may be able to help. Once your dandruff is under control, you may only need to use the shampoo every so often.

Moisturize Your Hair

If your scalp is dry, you may see flakes and experience itching. Restoring moisture to your scalp can be done with a product like coconut oil, which has both moisturizing and antibacterial properties.

Practice Good Hygiene

Shampooing more often may help with dandruff symptoms. Though your scalp feels itchy you should try your best to avoid scratching. Scratching will make your irritation worse and can lead to a vicious, never-ending cycle.

Find A Way to Relieve Your Stress

The cause of your dandruff may even be stress-induced, so try to keep your cool in stressful situations. Practicing yoga, mindfulness, or going for walks may be helpful in preventing stress.

When to Seek the Help of a Doctor

Dandruff can occasionally be more than just an aggravating issue that occurs every now and then. Psoriasis, eczema, or a true fungal infection may be the culprit and our Atlanta doctor can help you get a diagnosis.  If you’re having trouble getting your dandruff and itchy scalp under control, then give us a call to find a solution.

Posted on behalf of Kalos Hair Transplant
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Atlanta, GA 30342
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