Dandruff, these small pieces of skin that we find in our hair or on our clothes when the scalp is flaking, can have several origins. Stress, certain dermatological problems and of course the menopause and its hormonal imbalances, are all factors which can attack the balance of the scalp and lead to its inflammation. Often the peeling is accompanied by itching and when itching, the skin falls 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 accumulates and remains stuck to the scalp.
How to get rid of dandruff ?
For oily dandruff, it is imperative to detoxify and oxygenate the scalp using specific care (such as an organic detoxifying hair mask) or a gentle exfoliation once a week. If the scalp is too dry – and therefore the presence of dry dandruff -, opt for a mild hydrating shampoo and sulfate-free, once or twice a week. Be careful not to rub too much, as this can lead to excessive sebum production and scalp peeling. You can also take a vegetable oil bath once a week. Wrap the hair in a lukewarm towel for at least one hour before cleaning with a mild shampoo and rinsing.
Stop any treatment with classic anti-dandruff shampoo. Experts are unanimous: these products, if they actually work very well by eliminating dandruff, risk stripping the scalp and therefore further attacking it. With a natural treatment based on plants or essential oils, dandruff goes away gradually but there is no addiction or effect. boomerang. For Nasira Raiad, founder of Racine Beauté, nature must be allowed to take back its rights so that the scalp can 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 essential oils of thyme to purify the skin, or lavender to soothe its irritations.
Thanks to Christophe-Nicolas Biot and Nasira Raiad, founder of Racine beauté.
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