Facing Dandruff problem?

Facing Dandruff problem?

What causes dandruff?

Dandruff is caused by a fungus called malassezia. This fungus thrives in a humid environment, which is why dandruff becomes a bigger problem in summer and monsoon season when there's excessive sweating. There are also some people who experience dandruff particularly in winter, this is because the cold wind robs moisture from your hair and scalp, leaving it dry and flaky. This causes dryness and itchiness on the scalp, leading to the dead skin cells accumulating into visible flakes and eventually falling off your hair.  

While Malassezia is a microbial cause and the main culprit here, there are a few other non-microbial factors that can cause or worsen Dandruff:

Damage to Scalp: Any activity which damages the scalp or Stratum corneum can promote the growth of fungi. That's why you should not scratch your head even when itchy.

In-consistent hair washing: Not washing hair frequently can also result in Scruff (flakes). Excess oil can accumulate in your hair, promoting Malassezia growth.

Genetics: Some people are less tolerant to oleic acid, so even if there is little fungal growth on your head, your head may feel itchy. A genetic predisposition for an oily scalp will also give you an itchy head.

Other conditions: Medical conditions like seborrheic dermatitis, eczema, contact dermatitis, and a weakened immune system also make one more susceptible to Malassezia overgrowth.

How to treat dandruff?

Now comes the real question. How to get rid of this disease? Ayurvidhana `has the answer for you. There are several treatments you can try. To get rid of dandruff, you can try the following tips: 

Keep your head clean: Once you've found the right shampoo, it's time to put those key ingredients to work. First, make sure your scalp and hair are clean and healthy. If there has been considerable sweating or spillage, carefully wipe it up as quickly as possible. Leaving undesired material on your scalp for an extended period merely encourages the growth of Malassezia.

A healthy diet: Whatever you want to achieve, diet is everything. A healthy and balanced diet that reduces excess sugar, carbs, and dairy will undoubtedly improve the texture and quality of your skin. Combine your diet with Ayurvidhana Herbal Shampoo.

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