The colder months are definitely among us! The colder weather often makes us more prone to dandruff since the scalp gets drier in these cooler months.
Let’s face it, dandruff is a nuisance, so let’s help you avoid it. At Salon Trusted, we believe in educating our customers about every issue that the products in our inventory can help to resolve. In this blog, we are highlighting a few tips that can help you say bye-bye to dandruff. Feel free to browse around our website and you may just find something that you are already looking for.
In the meantime, here are a few tips that can help you get rid of those flaky specks on your shoulders:
1- Keep Your Scalp Moisturised
Mostly, the primary cause of dandruff, especially in winter or the colder months is the scalp being too dry. This can happen for quite a few reasons. To avoid this, always use a good quality hair oil or scalp moisturiser. Keeping your scalp hydrated will prevent dryness, which in turn will help you avoid getting dandruff. Check out this list of highly effective products for scalps on our website Salon Trusted.
2- Only Use Mild Shampoos
We have a wide range of shampoos that will help you to avoid dandruff as these will be mild shampoos. Harsh shampoos can easily strip your scalp of its natural oils. This leaves your scalp dry and flaky becoming an ideal environment for dandruff to thrive. Mild shampoos are gentle on your scalp and help you get rid of any kind of irritation. Check this extensive list of shampoos on Salon Trusted to find the right one for your scalp.
3- Use Warm Water, Not Hot Water
Everyone loves a hot bath or a hot shower during the winter. But, this can lead to dryness of the scalp if the exposure is prolonged. If it is a quick bath or shower, feel free to wash your hair with hot water. Even in that case, we recommend using lukewarm water or even cool water to wash your hair. It will help in keeping your scalp fresh and healthy during the dry winter. As an added benefit, do moisturise your body along with your scalp.
4- If Already Dry, Don’t Use Heat Styling
Avoiding or minimising heat styling is a great way to combat dandruff, however as we are all aware, often, there are times when heat styling is necessary for example when you are heading out for a lovely evening or a date night. If it is absolutely necessary to use a blow dryer or a straightener, make sure you use a high-quality one that comes with a range of heat settings. We recommend using our superior Hur products that will ensure your hair is cared for during heat styling. You may also use a heat protectant spray to minimise the damage on your scalp when styling your hair with heat, we have a few fantastic heat protectant sprays on the site here.
5- Eat a Balanced Diet
Any cosmetic application works best when you combine it with a healthy and balanced diet. Take the right amount of vitamins and minerals to keep your body healthy and let your scalp stay healthy as well. A good measure for this is to add nuts, fish and leafy greens to your diet. Be careful of adding nutrients that you may be allergic to. Check the label for the ingredients and make sure you are eating well-rounded healthy meals.
6- Avoid or Manage Stress Proactively
Stress, if not managed properly, can also be a contributing factor towards dandruff. During the cold and grey months, add pops of colour to your visual experience every day. Watch and enjoy things that make you happy. If you want to relax further, you can always practise techniques such as deep breathing exercises, meditation, and yoga. Do whatever works for you and keep your stress levels normal. The resulting benefits will be visible all around, on your face, on your scalp, your mood and your entire body.
7- If All Else Fails, Seek Medical Advice
If all of the above tips don’t minimise your dandruff, and it keeps increasing day by day, we suggest you seek medical advice. There may be an underlying cause that needs to be diagnosed and mediated. A professional dermatologist can help you assess what the problem is and how to resolve it. Don’t wait too long to seek help. Most medical issues can be eradicated completely and successfully if caught early on.