Shampoo Bar For Dandruff
We are dressed to the nines and heading out for a night on the town. We check the mirror one more time to make sure everything is in place when we spot it: Dandruff. What a pain. As we are looking at ourselves in the mirror some of the questions we might ask ourselves include: What is dandruff? Why does it keep happening to us? And finally, What can we do about it? The good news is dandruff is very common so there are many different solutions we can try on our own personal dandruff problem. Dandruff does not have to stop you. No matter the reason for our dandruff we all can have shiny clean hair while we are enjoying our night out on the town. We do not have to be afraid to wear that nice all-black outfit.
What Is Dandruff?
Dandruff is made of skin flakes and can be seen on our scalp, hair, eyebrows, beard or mustache. Dandruff is also sometimes associated with an itchy scalp. Dandruff affects about half of the adult population. It usually peaks in severity around age 20 and becomes less prevalent above age 50. While this all might make it seem like a major issue the good news is dandruff is harmless and is more a nuisance than something we have to have anxiety about.
Why Does It Happen To Us?
If you have Dandruff you are not alone. The challenge is answering the why question is more complex than we would like. Dandruff does not have a one size fits all solution because dandruff has several causes: including scalp irritation, oily skin, not shampooing enough, a yeastlike fungus (Malassezia) that feeds on oils on the scalps of most adults, dry skin, sensitivity to hair care products (contact dermatitis), or even other skin conditions, such as psoriasis and eczema. This variety of causes means we have to do some trial and error to determine our own issues and what to do about it. But in the end, no matter what causes or worsens our particular case of dandruff, we can take comfort in the fact there is something we can do to help ourselves.
Natural Shampoo Bars For Dandruff
While there is a whole bunch of anti-dandruff products, including traditional anti-dandruff shampoos and other deep moisturizing scalp treatments, sometimes simple really is the best. Some of the best solutions for our dandruff are all-natural shampoo bars that do not have irritating chemicals which may lead to even more dandruff. This is especially the case if your challenge is irritated or dry scalp. In general, a rule of thumb is if hair products have chemicals you can not pronounce it means they have chemicals that are not going soothe your scalp but irritate it instead, possibly causing more dandruff, and defeating the whole long term purpose of the product.
Which shampoo bars might help your particular scalp challenge? That is a good question. If you already have dandruff you might consider using bamboo charcoal shampoo bars which gently help remove dandruff from our scalps without irritation and in addition can help remove the oils that can lead to future dandruff in some of us. If we are able to remove dandruff regularly it is less likely to clump and seem to have the bad timing to appear just as we are walking out the door on our way to a fun evening.
If you know that your scalp is already irritated you might consider using lavender shampoo bars which are known to have antimicrobial properties and smell wonderful too! You might also try ginger shampoo bars that contain circulatory agents that stimulate the flow of blood on the scalp and increase blood circulation. In addition, while you may think of chamomile as just something you drink as a tea, chamomile shampoo bars are known for naturally soothing inflammation and detoxifying. Natural chamomile can help relieve an itchy scalp, which can lead to less scratching, and therefore less long term irritation. A happy scalp will produce less dandruff!
Finally, if you know that your scalp or hair is especially dry you might consider using olive oil shampoo bars which restore moisture to the head. Or if you want something sweeter you might consider honey shampoo bars which are both protein and vitamin-packed and great for retaining moisture. The same way that using a nice body wash or lotion helps keep our skin hydrated olive oil and honey can help keep our scalps and hair hydrated too.