Dandruff & hair falls: Treatments and Natural Remedies

There are several elaborate skin care regimens that we all keep up with. Is the skin on your scalp being treated with the same respect? So why are we asking the following question? That’s because keeping dandruff at bay requires a healthy scalp.

Dandruff can harm your hair follicles if you don’t take care of it. When you’re itching all the time, it’s easy to start scratching, which leads to hair loss. The connection between dandruff and hair loss is explored in detail in the sections that follow, as is the recommended course of action. Continue reading for more information.

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Is hair loss caused by dandruff?

White or yellow flakes of skin appear on the scalp and fall to the shoulders in a condition known as dandruff.

Having dandruff doesn’t cause hair loss on its own. A little amount of hair loss may occur as a result of irritation caused by dandruff. Hair loss of 50-100 strands each day is considered typical for most people. If you’re losing a lot of hair, you’ll need to see a doctor.

Those who suffer from androgenetic alopecia may have an increase in hair loss as a result of dandruff (male pattern baldness and female pattern baldness).

What Conditions Lead To Dandruff And Hair Loss?

First and foremost, have your scalp problem diagnosed. Is your dandruff caused by a medical issue, or is it the result of incorrect washing? Find out what’s causing your dandruff by consulting with a dermatologist.

Both dandruff and hair loss can be caused by one or more of these:

1. Scalp Psoriasis

In this case, the body’s immune system is attacking itself. The result is a buildup of hair follicles on the scalp. Red, raised skin patches covered with silvery flakes are signs of psoriasis.

2. Ringworm

Tinea capitis (ringworm) or tinea capitis is a fungal illness that causes itching and hair loss.

3. Folliculitis Decal vans

It creates a red, itchy rash. Because of the irritating flakes, it’s commonly mistaken for dandruff. Hair follicles are destroyed by this disorder, which is caused by an inflammation of the skin.

4. Lichen Planopilaris

As a result, the scalp might become inflamed with a flaky, itchy rash and hair can fall out in clumps. Women are more likely than males to suffer from this ailment.

How Can Dandruff Hair Loss Be Treated and Prevented?

Dandruff-related hair loss can be prevented and treated by minimizing the itching and scratching that causes the hair follicles to become damaged.

1. Medicated shampoos

If you have mild dandruff, try one of these medicated shampoos instead:

  • Pyrithione Zinc
  • Salicylic Acid
  • Ketoconazole
  • Coal Tar 
  • Selenium Sulfide

Hair discolouration can be caused by coal tar and selenium sulphide. Before trying any new product, talk to your doctor.

Make careful to follow the directions on the bottle while using anti-dandruff shampoos. In order to be effective, certain shampoos may need to be kept on the scalp for a few minutes.

Medicinal herbal shampoos for dandruff hair loss can help those with chemical sensitivities. Ingredients to keep an eye out for include:

  • Neem
  • Aloe vera
  • Reetha
  • Bhringraj
  • Turmeric
  • Rosemary oil
  • Mint
  • Amla
  • Tulsi
  • Tea tree oil
  • Lemon extracts

2. Moisture

Dandruff may be caused by a dry scalp. Salicylic acid, a common ingredient in anti-dandruff shampoos, has the potential to dehydrate the scalp. Improve blood flow to the scalp by massaging your scalp with coconut oil. The antifungal effects of coconut oil are well-known. Add hydration to your hair with a conditioner that’s right for you. Don’t over-oil your scalp if you get dandruff because of an oily scalp.

3. Avoid Using Harsh Hair Care

Sulfates, preservatives, perfumes, and colors in hair care products can cause contact dermatitis and irritation of the scalp. Avoid using harsh hair care products and instead go for more mild options.

4. Manage Your Stress

Stress does not directly cause dandruff, but it might compromise your immune system and increase the susceptibility of your scalp to fungus. Yoga, meditation, and deep breathing can help alleviate tension.

5. Dandruff Hair Loss Natural Remedies

Home cures for dandruff hair loss, even if they aren’t scientifically proven, have been found to be effective.

Tea tree oil: Mix a few drops of tea tree oil with a carrier oil like coconut oil and apply it to your scalp and hair to alleviate itchiness and inflammation. The anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal effects of tea tree oil are well-known.

Aloe vera: Contains anti-inflammatory properties and is particularly calming to the hair follicles. Remove the juice from the aloe vera leaf by slicing it open. Wash it off after 15 minutes after applying it to your scalp.

Apple cider vinegar: To get rid of dead skin cells, apple cider vinegar helps battle fungus, and it levels the pH of your scalp. For a last rinse after washing, dilute apple cider vinegar with water and add it to your oil or shampoo.

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