Nobody wants unsightly flakes in their beautiful red hair, but dandruff is a real problem for lots of children and adults. Dandruff is caused by a buildup on the scalp that then flakes off. There are a number of reasons dandruff can occur. It isn’t really curable, but there are a few ways you can help to keep dandruff at bay.
Use a dandruff shampoo
There are lots of dandruff shampoos that can be used to combat flakes. These shampoos can be purchased both at the drugstore and from a pharmacy when prescribed by a doctor or dermatologist. It’s important to use the dandruff shampoo according to the instructions and not over wash with dandruff shampoo.
Wash hair more frequently
One of the most common causes of dandruff is actually under washing of the hair. When you don’t wash your hair enough, there is dirt, oil, dead skin, and products that build up on the hair and the scalp. Hair should be washed 2-3 times per week for optimal results. If your scalp is excessive oil you may need to wash it more. If you are worried about drying your hair out, just shampoo the roots and skip the ends.
Do a scalp scrub
Try a clarifying shampoo
Clarifying shampoo is another way to really fight build-up on the scalp. Try using a clarifying shampoo once every 2 weeks between regular washes to combat dandruff and keep it from coming back in the future.
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