Dandruff and how to treat it

Do you ever get an itchy scalp that's accompanied by flaky skin? You're likely dealing with the effects of dandruff, which affects about half of the global adult population. Itching is typically the most uncomfortable symptom, but fortunately, there are some ways you can help get your scalp healthy again.

Yes, dandruff isn't great. You know it when you see the white, oily flakes that accumulate in your hair and on your shoulders. It usually gets worse during autumn and winter. Other symptoms are red patches on your scalp and face, eyebrow dandruff, hair loss and flaky skin on the face.

Doing something about dandruff can be tricky since there are so many different factors that could be causing it. It could be due to secretions from your sebaceous glands, fungal colonisation on the surface of your skin, not shampooing enough or over shampooing and over drying the scalp, overbrushing the hair which creates too much friction with the scalp, a yeast called Malassezia which can aggravate the scalp and cause excess skin cell growth, contact dermatitis from certain products, too much exposure to sunlight, hats that put pressure on the scalp or even what you eat. Men are more likely to suffer from dandruff than women and some people may just be naturally predisposed for reasons that we don't know.

Are you dealing with dandruff? If so, there are a few things you can try. Using medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, may help. Additionally, you can use dandruff shampoos and scalp treatments. These typically contain ketoconazole, selenium sulfide, coal tar, and zinc pyrithione - ingredients that serve to loosen the dandruff flakes from the scalp or to fight the overgrowth of the Malassezia fungus. Note that some of these ingredients alone won't be enough to treat dandruff.

We strongly recommend that HSB Labs Grow Shampoo and Boost Conditioner be used as part of a daily hair program to help restore the moisture and health of your scalp and hair follicles. This gentle cleansing treatment provides additional support to any treatments prescribed by your doctor.

So, it can be hard to tell the difference between dandruff and dry scalp - both of which can cause flaking and itching. But while dandruff is related to seborrheic dermatitis, dry scalp is caused by a lack of fluids or from using hair products that strip natural oils. To treat it, switch to an unmedicated gentle shampoo with as few additives as possible that won't remove moisture from your scalp like HSB Labs Grow Shampoo.

Are you looking for relief from dandruff on your scalp? Try the HSB Labs Grow Hair Treatment Program! This medicated shampoo will cleanse and reinvigorate your scalp, while our conditioner will nourish and protect it. To really boost your scalp health, try the HSB Labs Scalp Massager - it's great for improving circulation and releasing tension. Together, these products can help soothe your scalp and make your dandruff disappear faster!

HSB Labs Shampoo and Conditioner is a great over the counter option for treating Dandruff.

Here are some tips to help control dandruff:

  • Practice good hygiene by avoiding scratching your scalp as it will make dandruff worse.
  • Find the right shampooing frequency for your scalp. Shampoo often enough to control oils but don't overuse products.
  • Reduce stress as it can worsen dandruff. Try yoga, walks or keep a log of stressful events to avoid future triggers.
  • Expose your scalp to fresh air regularly as it can reduce oil buildup.
  • Massage your scalp as it may help prevent dandruff symptoms.
  • Limit wearing hats and scarfs, especially synthetic ones.

Many cases of dandruff can be treated effectively with over-the-counter shampoos and other lifestyle measures. However, if your dandruff is stubborn or very itchy, it could be due to other conditions like psoriasis, eczema or a fungal infection. In these cases, seeing a doctor is recommended so they can properly diagnose and treat the underlying condition causing your itchy scalp.

Want beautiful, healthy hair? Look no further than HSB Labs Hair Growth Shampoo! This shampoo leaves your hair smelling great and feeling clean. It's packed with components to help you grow your hair naturally as well as repair and strengthen to stop hair loss. Get ready for thicker, longer locks that will have you turning heads! Visit our website at www.hsblabs.com.au to check out our other products today!

So don't put it off any longer! By acting now and using HSB Labs scalp and haircare products containing Biotin, Panthenol, Antioxidants, Caffeine, Vitamin C, Peppermint Oil and essential nutrients to address the symptoms of hair loss and hair thinning, you're more likely to prevent irreversible results and you can be guaranteed to experience faster hair growth. With regular use of our HSB Labs products as part of your regular hair routine, you'll get healthier, stronger locks that are revitalised for a voluminous boost! We understand how difficult and upsetting it can be to lose your hair – many people view it as part of their identity. Let us help you on the journey to having incredible looking hair – because inner beauty is great but fabulous healthy hair never hurts!

Good scalp and hair days ahead!!”
“New Hair with New Haircare by HSB Labs”
Back to blog

Leave a comment

Please note, comments need to be approved before they are published.