Last Updated on December 19, 2009 by Devin Greenfield
It’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.