The most common problem faced by women and men in hair is dandruff. The visible sign of dandruff is the present of white flakes that cover the hair area. Those flakes can be embarrassing and annoying as they always appear at the most inappropriate times.
Dandruff flakes are actually a dead skin cells that naturally fall off the scalp. There is an assumptions that dandruff is synonymous with a dry scalp, but either dry scalp or oily scalp can cause overage cells to fall off and form white flakes.
That would be very ashamed if you experience dry scalp and the white flakes which are showing off themselves falling onto your shirt. Therefore, I’ll give you some tips on how to stop dry scalp and the flakes, here they are;
- Using much shampoo is not allowed, too much shampoo will increase the chances to cause scalp irritation and flakiness.
- Try to use a tablespoon of sugar or two, add them into your shampoo and gently work it into your scalp using your fingers. Avoid using your fingernails when massaging you hair up, it can cause cuts.
- Avoid hot water especially the extreme hot water. Hot water causes the skin dry and aggravate a dry, flaky scalp. The same happens for styling products such as a blow-dryer. The excessive heat which is produced by the dryer is able to cause the scalp to become irritated and dry.
- Use an olive oil treatment to your scalp. Apply the oil to your scalp gently using circular motions. Cover the entire scalp, after the scalp is covered with the oil, take a plastic wrap and use it to cover your hair. Cover the plastic wrap with a warm towel, and leave on for about 45 minutes. Rinse well with warm water, then shampoo as it is used to. If you condition your hair after the shampoo, do not apply conditioner to the scalp. Instead, apply conditioner starting 1 inch from the scalp and down to the ends.
- Massaging your scalp may be another good tip for you to stop your dry scalp and flakes. It forces blood to flow to the scalp and loosens excess dead skin and dandruff, making it easier to wash away.
It is a warning for you if your dry and flaky scalp are accompanied by redness and tenderness. If you have those symptoms, it is better to go to doctors for proper diagnosis. The doctors will help you to figure out the exact causes and decide what treatments you should have as ways on how to stop dry scalp and flakes.