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Tips for Controlling Dandruff

Dandruff used to be a serious issue for me.  There were not many days, in my dandruff laden past, that I could go without seeing a flaky scalp.  However, I was able to get it under control and actually, I have ended my dandruff issues completely!

For years and years, a dry, flaky, scalp haunted my head.  I took trips to the dermatologists and all to no permanent relief, until I took my hair care journey in another direction.  I started to see concrete results when I stopped using sulfate shampoos.  Also, I immediately saw results when I stopped chemically relaxing my hair.  However, not everyone will want to take on the same regimen as I have, so in addition to my own personal success tips, you may opt to try a number of things.

Tea tree essential oil, infused in a carrier oil (such as olive oil), will often work to keep the scalp clean of debris.  Try lightly oiling the scalp with the tea tree oil.

Try shampooing the hair with a sulfate-free shampoo or shampoo with a shampoo less often and co-wash in between shampooing.  Conditioner Only washing will keep the scalps natural sebum (oils) in tact, without stripping the hair.

Do not block the pores of the scalp with certain products such as petroleum or mineral oils.  My hair, in its natural form, does not like those products; without them, I remain dandruff- and build-up free!

The acidity balance of the scalp or the pH balance is a contributor to the amount of dryness or oiliness of the scalp as well.  More details to come on pH balance and your hair in the future!!!