• May 21, 2024
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The Science Behind Dandruff

Dandruff is dead hair skin cells flaking off your scalp.

It happens to almost everyone sometimes, but for some people, it can be a constant battle.

It causes white or yellow flakes to appear on the scalp and hair But what causes & dandruff Treatment, and how can we treat it?

What Causes Dandruff?

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Dandruff is caused by a fungus called Malassezia.

This fungus lives on everyone’s scalp.

For some people, Malassezia grows too much and causes skin cells  to shed quickly.

The shedding skin cells become the white or yellow flakes we see as dandruff.

Dandruff Treatment Medicine & Shampoos

Here are some common types of dandruff shampoos and their active ingredients:

Pyrithione Zinc Shampoos (such as DermaZinc, Head & Shoulders): These contain zinc pyrithione, which has antibacterial and antifungal properties.

Tar-Based Shampoos (such as Neutrogena T/Gel, Scalp 18 Coal Tar Shampoo): Coal tar slows down the rate at which skin cells on your scalp die and flake off.

Note that it may discolor light-colored hair and increase scalp sensitivity to sunlight.

Shampoos Containing Salicylic Acid (such as Jason Dandruff Relief Treatment Shampoo, Baker P&S): These products help remove scaling from the scalp.

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Selenium Sulfide Shampoos (such as Head & Shoulders Intensive, Selsun Blue): Containing an antifungal agent, these shampoos should be used as directed and rinsed thoroughly to avoid discoloration of the hair and scalp.

Ketoconazole Shampoos (such as Nizoral Anti-Dandruff): This shampoo targets fungi that cause dandruff.

Fluocinolone Shampoos(such as Capex, Derma-Smoothe/FS):

These shampoos contain corticosteroids to help manage itching, flaking, and irritation.

Dandruff Treatment at Home

There are many things you can try at home to keep dandruff under control and with SKINaGe services:

Massage it into your scalp after shampooing and rinse well. The vinegar helps fight the fungus.

Tea Tree Oil Shampoo: Look for shampoos with tea tree oil, which has natural antifungal properties.

Coconut Oil Treatment: Massage warm coconut oil into your scalp before shampooing. It can help moisturize and soothe a dry, itchy scalp.

Scalp Exfoliation: Use a gentle scrub (or make one with sugar and olive oil) to remove dead skin cells. Do this 1-2 times a week.

Dandruff Treatment Clinics in Patna

Some Clinic offer special treatments to remove dandruff and improve scalp health.

Top Clinic For Dandruff Treatment in Patna

  1. Square Root Clinic
  2. Shankar Skin Clinic, Patna
  3. Kajal Herbal Beauty Clinic.
  4. Waater Skin & Hair Clinic

Treatments may include medicated scalp masks, steaming, or Book an appointment for laser therapy.

Finding Dandruff Treatment Near You

Look for local salons or clinics that specialize in scalp and hair treatments.

Dr. Vikas Shankar – Hair Specialist in Patna Boring Road

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The founder of SKINaGe, Dr. Vikas Shankar, is a skilled and caring medical professional with more than 11 years of experience.

Permanent Solution for Dandruff

While it is hard to get rid of dandruff forever, there are ways to keep it under control:

Regular Use of Dandruff Shampoos: Using dandruff shampoos regularly can help keep dandruff away.

Avoiding Stress: Stress can make dandruff worse, so try to relax and avoid stress.

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

Coconut oil can help reduce dandruff by moisturizing the scalp and reducing dryness, but it may not completely stop it for everyone.

To resolve a dry scalp, try these steps:

1. Moisturizing Shampoo: Use a gentle, moisturizing shampoo.
2. Conditioner: Apply conditioner regularly to keep the scalp hydrated.
3. Coconut Oil: Massage warm coconut oil into your scalp before washing.
4. Avoid Hot Water: Wash your hair with lukewarm water instead of hot water.
5. Humidifier: Use a humidifier to add moisture to the air.
6. Hydrate: Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
7. Limit Hair Products: Avoid using harsh hair products that can dry out the scalp.