Dandruff- Steps To Get Rid Of Dandruff, Hair care we love, Home Remedies for Dandruff

Steps To Get Rid Of Dandruff

Good news first:

true dandruff- a combination of flaking skin cells, a yeast called pityrosporum ovale and over-activity by the sebaceous glands – tend to die out as you get older. After 50, as the sebaceous gland activity dies down, dandruff should be just a memory.

Steps To Get Rid Of Dandruff

Steps To Get Rid Of Dandruff

Now for the bad news:

you may experience the scaly drifts of ‘shoulder snow’ after 50 and the cause is likely to be a form of eczema or seborrheic dermatitis, triggered by dairy foods – and chocolate.

These are the following steps to get rid of dandruff

Step 1:

Wash hair thoroughly every day with a mild medium-to-expensive shampoo (not a cheap one), which leaves your hair feeling clean and shiny. Soak your hair, apply a good blob of shampoo, rub into the scalp well, then rinse very thoroughly. If you can wash your hair every other day, repeat the process. Put conditioner on ends only. Try this for four weeks and see if it makes a difference. If it doesn’t, move on to…

Step 2:

Consider your symptoms: if you have to flake, with or without itching or oiliness, you may have real dandruff. Try an anti-dandruff shampoo containing either octopirox (piroctone olamine) or zinc pyrithione (zinc imagine) for three to four weeks.

Step 3:

If there is still no improvement, ask your family doctor to refer you to a specialist, either a dermatologist or a trichologist.

Hair care We Love

Ok, we own up: our big indulgence is having regular blow dries. We prefer to think about it as an investment in how we look.

(The philosophy: it’s better to spend money on great-looking hair than, say, new jacket. Because we wear our hair every single day.)

However, we are both very picky and tend to take our fav hair products to the salon. They are…

For sensitive scalp, so I Like L’Oreal Kérastase sensitive soothing Hair Bath, or Urtekram* all-natural Rose Shampoo and Rose Conditioner -like a walk through a rose garden. I also do regular deep treatments with what I consider to be the greatest hair conditioner in history, Estée Lauder Herbal Hair Pack. J-F Lazartigue Energising Elixir is also a miracle instant re-glosser. For styling, I like Aesop Wild Lime Hair Polish, and a touch of John Frieda’s Gloss & Groom Wax.

For colour-

treated hair choose different products depending upon the texture of the hair. If you live in a polluted environment, the hair will be invariably dry and in need of TLC. My favourites are Phytojoba Intense Hydrating Shampoo, Phyto Fortifying Hair Serum and Phyto 9 Daily Ultra Nourishing Cream. For super-glossy hair, Aveda’s Pure Fume Brilliant Spray-On for Hair for a final spritz.

Home Remedies for Dandruff

Coconut and lemon:-

Combine equal amount of coconut oil and lemon juice and massage it on your scalp then leave it for 20 minutes. After the desired time is reached wash it with lukewarm water and shampoo and condition your hair as usual. Follow this remedy regularly for a week or two for best results.

Home Remedies for Dandruff

Home Remedies for Dandruff

Tea tree oil:-

Tea tree oil has many benefits and have been used as anti-dandruff therapy for ages. Add six drops of tea tree oil to one cup of coconut oil or you can use olive oil. You can add a few drops of lavender essential oil as well to the mixture. Massage the oil mixture and leave it on for 20-30 minutes then rinse it. This treatment helps to treat dandruff as it has antifungal properties.

Olive oil and vinegar:-

Take 1 tsp of olive oil and mix it with 2 tsp of vinegar in a bowl of water. Apply this mixture on each section of your hair and massage it well. Keep it for 5-10 minutes and wash off. Olive oil act as a natural conditioner and helps to minimize oxidative damage due to heat and pollution. The acetic properties help to fight fungal infection and also helps to improve blood circulation.


Apply a thick layer of yoghurt on thin sections of your hair and scalp as well. Leave the mixture on your hair for 10 minutes then wash it off with cold water. The lactic acid in yoghurt helps to reduce dandruff and adds moisture and make hair lustrous and bouncy. It also has antibacterial properties which helps to reduce dandruff. They are a protein in it which helps to strengthen the roots of the hair.