Dandruff in winterIt’s snowing in the streets and your head is also snowing. What? Head snowing? Yes, it turns out that dandruff appears on many many heads in winter. So when you come home you have to shake off not only snowflakes from your clothes but also those ?snowflakes’ from your head and shoulders. You can easily get rid of the former, but the latter can become a real long-lasting problem. But don’t make your winter invigorating mood evaporate instantly. There are a few simple tips that will help you through.

There are two main types of dandruff, or seborrhea: dry and oily. Dry dandruff appears in case when adhesion between cells on the scalp is disrupted. Fortunately, it does not cause hair loss, but, still, it always brings sense of discomfort. This type of dandruff looks like white pollen.

So, what are possible treatments of dry seborrhea in winter? First of all, always use a gentle non-aggressive shampoo that does not irritate your scalp. Castor and burdock oils are also recommended. They nourish your hair with vitamins and restore the integrity of scalp cells. Combine it with steam bath to reach better results. Rub warm oil into hair roots, wrap your hear with a heated wet towel and keep it for 1-2 hours.

Oily dandruff occurs because of increased activity of sebaceous glands. This type is much bigger in size than the dry one. What’s even worse, it can trigger hair loss. That makes its instant treatment more important.

Use shampoo with extracts of beggar-ticks, burdock, calendula, foalfoot, sweet flag. Add a few drops of tea to shampoo to increase antibacterial effect.

Folk medicine can be aloes of great help in treating both types of seborrhea in winter. Decoction of lemon peels has proved to be very effective (3-4 lemons per 1 liter of water). Calendula, chamomile, and clary sage tea brings also great results (2-3 tablespoons per 1 liter of water).

I hope these tips will help you prevent your head from snowing in snowy winter.

A person with perfect hair is very rare. So when we speak about healthy hair we often mean hair that looks pretty good and when there are no obvious problems with it. But quite often hair problems go beyond all reasonable borders it’s high time to consider proper hair care right off the bat. Dandruff is one of the main problems of this kind.

At present one of the main causes why dandruff appears on the scalp is the so called causal fungus. Spores of this fungus are always present on the head-skin. And under certain conditions the fungus turns active and starts its extensive propagation. Among the causes are: stress, weakened immune system, unhealthy food, disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, hormonal shifts. The cycle of scalp cell development changes significantly: instead of a month it reduced in time to one week.

As a result, we have lots of sticky and greasy whitish and yellowish flakes on our heads. Their amount dramatically exceeds the norm, that’s why they become noticeable to the naked eye. But if there is also itching and reddening on certain parts of the head-skin, then it could be symptoms of seborrhea. It is important to distinguish these two skin problems: in case of dandruff it is often enough to use some cosmetic means, but when it comes to seborrhea, it means a serious treatment.

Seborrhea is a headskin disease, which is characterized by excessive sebum formation. This is usually caused by certain diseases and disorders in the organism, hormonal changes, hereditary predisposition, intoxication, etc. You can find out whether you have dandruff or seborrhea by yourself: dandruff usually looks like rather small whitish flakes, but in case of seborrhea flakes are pretty large, rigid, and yellowish. Still there is one rule – never try to treat seborrhea by yourself. Only a qualified specialist can make good diagnosis and prescribe proper treatment.

Dandruff is seldom the only problem with your scalp and hair: dry hair is often accompanied with dry dandruff, and greasy hair – with the greasy one. Therefore, it is important to struggle with several problems simultaneously, i.e. apply complex treatment.

It is necessary to keep in mind that hair care is a lifetime job. You just can’t take care of your hair for a month and then hope that it will remain healthy and strong for the rest of your life. So take care!