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Tips to a Dandruff-Free Hair

People with unsightly dandruff or even those who do not wish to be afflicted by dandruff are always on the look out for the right treatment to finally end it and its source permanently. Dandruff is a result of a weak and damaged scalp that eventually becomes weak against a fungus called malassezia. While there are some solutions available over the counter to treat dandruff, there are some practical ways to banish this dreaded hair and scalp condition completely- right at its source. Here are some facts and tips to help you counteract dandruff:

Keep your scalp clean and healthy. Dandruff occurs following excessive shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp. Use a medicated shampoo for dandruff that washes it away and treats your scalp as well to regain its optimum health. You can then  opt for a mild shampoo and conditioner for everyday use to keep your scalp clean and healthy.

Watch your diet. Avoid foods that are too salty, spicy, or sweet. Refrain also from heavy alcohol intake as these can aggravate the condition of your hair and scalp.

Avoid stress. Stress always do not result into something good, so might as well ditch it. When one is stressed, an excessive production in sebum (oil secreted from skin glands) occurs,  resulting to the growth of malassezia.

When shampooing, massage and improve blood circulation around the areas close to your ear and down the nape as these are the areas where dandruff tends to settle.