Trying to get rid of dandruff (or a flaky scalp) doesn’t have to be anywhere near as difficult as most people make it out to be.
In fact, with the insider information below (and a bit of common sense), you’re going to be able to get rid of your flaky scalp forever – without ever having to worry about finding “snowflakes” on your shoulders ever again!
Obviously, there are a couple of different tips and tricks that you’ll find useful below. There’s no reason to try each and every one of them (unless of course you want to), but there are certainly more than enough to practically guarantee results if you are willing to give them a shot.
Ready to jump right in?
Understanding what dandruff and a flaky scalp is
Before we get to the “meat and potatoes” of understanding how to treat a flaky skin, you need to understand exactly what you’re up against.
Most dandruff (almost all of it, as a matter of fact) is the result of your body overproducing skin cells on your scale – a condition that can be caused by a myriad of different issues.
These could be biochemical imbalances, hormonal problems, issues with your diet or stress levels, or even just a reaction to the shampoo that you’ve been using for some time.
While it’s important to try and really hone in on what you’re dealing with so that you can treat the underlying issues, for most people simply banishing the dandruff from your life forever is going to be a great start!
Now we will tackle the “do’s and don’ts” for treating a flaky scalp.
DO get your hands on a high quality dandruff shampoo
One of the best things you can do to get rid of a flaky scalp almost overnight is investing in a high quality dandruff shampoo.
Nizoral Anti Dandruff Shampoo, Maple Holistics Sage Shampoo, and a whole host of other high quality dandruff shampoos that are available just about anywhere are more than enough to get the job done – though you might want to consider investing in a “dermatologist grade” dandruff blaster that you’ll have to speak to your skin care expert about procuring.
You want to make sure that your dandruff shampoo uses antifungal agents, selenium sulfide, and salicylic acid – the “Holy Trinity” of ingredients with it comes to eliminating dandruff for good. Any shampoo that promises real results without packing at least one of these ingredients in it should probably be avoided.
DON’T scratch, itch, or otherwise irritate your scalp
Talk about easier said than done, am I right?
For most people, dealing with those tiny little snowflakes from time to time is next to nothing compared to the itchy sensation they have to deal with on an almost around-the-clock basis. This itching is caused by dandruff (or rather the sensitivity of your scalp that is directly contributing to dandruff), and is only going to get worse if you keep on scratching.
Sure, it’s going to give you a little bit of relief while you are actually scratching your scalp – but what about when you finish rabidly going over the top of your head like you are digging for gold? Well, all of that extra activity is going to create extra sensitivity on your scalp – turning your head into a picture perfect breeding ground for dandruff.
You actually make the problem worse when you think you are making it better, believe it or not.
DO make changes to your diet and lifestyle
Again, this is much easier said than done (especially if you have a bit of a sweet tooth), but it’s definitely something that you’re going to want to tackle if you are serious about getting rid of dandruff and a flaky scalp for good.
The overwhelming majority of dandruff cases out there are caused because of some type of biochemical or hormonal reaction that is occurring inside of your body. This hormone or biochemical reaction is in turn usually caused by the food that you fuel your body with, the levels of physical or mental stress you are dealing with, or a whole host of other issues that need to be addressed.
It’s a mistake to think that you will be able to get rid of a flaky scalp just by treating it from an “outside in” kind of approach. Sure, you’ll be able to get rid of the symptoms (and most of those tiny little skin snowflakes), but they will keep reproducing – pumping out an almost endless supply just because you’ve never tackled the underlying issues.
There’s nothing fun, easy, or exciting about having to deal with a flaky scalp.
Truthfully, it’s not just a little bit embarrassing (especially if you have a tendency to “slough off” on dark colored clothing at the least opportune times) – but it’s also incredibly uncomfortable with all of the itchiness and sensitivity that you’re going to have to fight through.
Hopefully you are able to use all of the inside information above to navigate this sometimes sticky situation. Just know that there are a number of solutions out there that you can count to perform exactly the way they promise – though it may take a bit of digging and research to really get your hands on top of the line solutions.
Best of luck going forward!