Sources of complexes and irritations, they can quickly ruin our lives. Here are the right steps to get rid of it permanently.
Dandruff, these small pieces of skin that you find in your hair or on your clothes when your scalp is flaking, can have several origins. Stress, certain dermatological problems, and of course menopause and its hormonal imbalances, are all factors that can attack the balance of the scalp and lead to its inflammation. Often, flaking is accompanied by itching, and when itches, the skins fall off.
Dry or oily dandruff?
Smaller and less irritating, dry dandruff is the most common. These are the ones that fall on our clothes. While oily dandruff builds up and sticks to the scalp.
How to get rid of dandruff?
For oily dandruff, it is imperative to detoxify and oxygenate the scalp using specific treatments (such as an organic detoxifying hair mask) or a gentle scrub once a week. In case of the too dry scalp – and therefore the presence of dry dandruff -, choose a mild hydrating shampoo and sulfate-free, once or twice a week. Be careful not to rub too much, as this may cause excessive sebum production and scaling of the scalp. You can also take a bath of vegetable oil once a week. Wrap the hair in a warm towel for at least an hour before cleaning with a mild shampoo and rinsing.
Stop any treatment with classic dandruff shampoo. Experts are unanimous: these products, if they work very well by eliminating dandruff, risk stripping the scalp and therefore attacking it more. With a natural treatment based on plants or essential oils, dandruff goes away gradually but there is neither addiction nor boomerang effect. For Nasira Read, founder of Racine Beauté, you have to let nature take over so that the scalp can once again regulate itself.
Dandruff: which plants to use?
Flaxseed oil nourishes dry scalps and argan and coconut oils are perfect for making a homemade scrub for oily dandruff. You can add a few drops of thyme essential oils to purify the skin, or lavender to soothe irritations.
Thanks to Christophe-Nicolas Biot and Nasira Read, founder of Racine beauté.