Dandruff is a condition that makes your clasp dry, flaky and itchy, and millions of women and men have this condition.
It’s very uncomfortable and embarrassing and it can affect the health of your hair. There are many causes for dandruff, from oil buildup caused by not washing your hair as often as you should, to medical conditions like seborrheic dermatitis.
One of the most frequently asked questions is, is there any relation between thinning hair and dandruff? The answer is yes, there can be. Thinning hair is about your hair. Dandruff is about the skin on your scalp.
You can see the connection between the two. Dandruff does not cause hair loss directly in most cases. The itchiness, however, can cause scratching. This may damage your hair follicles, resulting in some hair loss but not complete baldness.
So to prevent dandruff-related hair loss you need to eliminate as much itchiness as possible. The less itching, the less urge to scratch, and this will protect your hair follicles against further damage.
Treating Dandruff Naturally Could Alleviate Hair Loss
First thing you need to do is moisturize and condition your scalp and hair to soothe the itching. Because dandruff is often associated with a dry, itchy, flaky scalp. By moisturizing your scalp, it can also help nourish your hair from the root to tip.
Which is why you’ll typically be told to so that you can soothe the itching. Doing this also helps And there’s some good news, too. Some remedies that are meant to help treat your dandruff problem, could also help with hair loss. Here’s a look at some remedies:
- Raw onion juice is considered as an antifungal agent, which is why it’s useful for treating dandruff. But raw onion juice can also treat alopecia areata which causes patchy hair loss.
- Garlic paste or gel is another natural remedy that can help against hair loss and dandruff, if applied to the scalp.
- Lemongrass oil can significantly reduce dandruff in your hair.
Dandruff is a common chronic condition of the scalp that is characterized by skin flaking on the scalp. Dandruff is not serious or contagious. But it can be embarrassing and sometimes hard to deal with. The good news is that you can usually control dandruff. Mild cases of dandruff may require nothing more than a gentle cleanser daily shampoo. More stubborn dandruff cases often respond to shampoos taken with medication.
Dandruff symptoms are easy to spot for most adolescents and adults: white, oily – looking dead skin flakes on your hair and shoulders, and a scaly, possibly itchy scalp.
Irritated, oily skin (seborrheic dermatitis). This condition, is one of the most frequent causes of dandruff, and it’s marked by flaky white or yellow scales. Seborrheic dermatitis is a condition that can affect your scalp and some other areas rich in oil glands, such as your eyebrows, backs of your ears, your groin area, and sometimes your armpits.
Not shampooing often enough. This is a must, because if you don’t regularly wash your hair, your scalp can build up oils and skin cells, causing dandruff.
A yeastlike fungus (malassezia). This type of fungus lives on the scalps of most adults. It can irritate the scalp, causing more skin cells to grow. These extra skin cells die and fall off in the form of dandruff.
Dry skin. Dry skin flakes are usually smaller and less oily than other dandruff causes. And it is unlikely that there will be redness or inflammation. On other parts of the body, like your legs and arms, you’ll probably have dry skin too.
Sensitivity to hair care products (contact dermatitis). Sometimes sensitivity to certain ingredients in shampoos and other hair products can cause red, itchy, scaly scalp in hair.
Tea Tree Oil. Tea tree oil is often used to treat acne, but it has also been shown to have powerful anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties that can help alleviate dandruff symptoms. Note that tea tree oil in those with sensitive skin may cause irritation. The best way to dilute it is to add a few drops of a carrier oil.
Coconut Oil. Coconut oil is also often used as a natural dandruff remedy. Coconut oil can improve the hydration of the skin and prevent dryness, effectively preventing dandruff.