You might be surprised to learn that winter dandruff isn’t caused by the cold. It is caused by a microbe present on all of our scalps and it’s there all year round, whatever the weather.
Every winter, do you notice enlarged dandruff or an itchy scalp? Then you may have a dry scalp. Dandruff gets worse for many in winter because of dry and cold air. In some, dandruff blocks follicles and may lead to increased hair fall. You can avoid embarrassing dandruff with these 3 simple steps.
In winter, dead skin cells tend to accumulate and block your follicles. If you live in a hard water area, this can get worse. If you color your hair regularly, the color deposits may also affect your scalp. Remember, ordinary shampoos may make dandruff worse by drying out your scalp. Because of these reasons, it is essential to remove dead skin and dandruff flakes regularly with a gentle cleanser made for hair.
In winter, dry and cold air robs your scalp of moisture leaving it itchy and red. Once or twice a week apply high-quality oil to your scalp. Massage for a few minutes to increase blood circulation and for a general sense of well-being. Avoid heavy oils which will leave your scalp and hair greasy.
In winter, avoid shampooing daily. As recommended above, use a high-quality cleanser 2 to 3 a week to avoid drying out your scalp. Keep your hair combed to remove dust and deposits. Wash only when you feel the hair and scalp getting a little greasy. Dandruff is a recurring condition, so if you’ve had it before you can get it again
In addition, drink plenty of water and eat natural healthy foods to detoxify, decrease inflammation and eliminate excessive free radicals. Also, replace cheap off the shelf products which often contain harsh chemicals and allergens with specialty products formulated without sulfates, parabens and waxes.