Dandruff can be a very embarrassing experience that affects over 50 percent of men at some point in their lives. Men are much more likely to suffer than women. It is caused by the growth of a particular yeast. Skin is always in a process of regeneration so it is not uncommon for skin to be shed from your head. It is the growth of a yeast that will accelerate the process that results in dandruff. It is not yet fully known what the cause of this growth is but there are a number of suggestions that centre around hormones and diet. But where there’s a problem, there’s a solution.
There are many things that can be done to reduce the problems that result from dandruff.
The first thing to do is to reduce the volume of foods that are consumed that contain a high level of salt and sugar. This is because they can stimulate the growth in the skin of the yeast.
Try not to scratch the scalp. Scratching can cause irritation and result in larger flakes to be shed. It could also result in damage to your hair.
Incorporate the use of an anti dandruff shampoo into your daily grooming routine. There are many anti dandruff shampoos available. Often the most common and well advertised are not actually going to be the most effective. A quality anti dandruff shampoo will work to clear out the loose flakes of skin that will also be washed out of the hair. There are products that contain key natural products such as tea trea oil which is an antiseptic.
There are varying strengths of anti dandruff shampoos. If the standard strength ones are not proving to be effective, then upgrade to an anti fungal shampoo that will really attack the root of the problem. There are also products available that contain tar that can be a very effective treatment.
Finally, spend more time outside. Research has shown that fresh air can actually provide a useful treatment for dandruff. It has been found that the sun can address the yeast growth.