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Natures Gentle Touch Hair Institute takes us through 5 Causes of Dandruff & their Appropriate Remedies



It is estimated that over 50% of the world’s adult population suffers from dandruff. This is a whopping sum! Studies have also shown that 70% of Nigerians suffer from dandruff and a majority of this number are women.

Dandruff is a condition of the scalp that causes flakes of skin to appear and is often accompanied by itching which can be in many cases quite embarrassing. Dandruff is said to be more common in people with oily scalp. This is beside several other factors that can lead to this common scalp problem.

Even though the precise triggers for dandruff are widely unknown, it is, however, a fact that individuals vary in their susceptibility to developing this problem and not just the level of yeast colonization which causes dandruff. Other factors such as an excessively oily scalp, dry weather, fatigue amongst others are triggers as well.

Below are 5 things no one has probably told you about your dandruff problems.

Stress & Fatigue can cause Dandruff

Even though there are stressors all around us and some level of stress is good, it will interest you to know that mental stress can be a trigger for dandruff problems. In the year 2007, a study was conducted on 82 people who suffered from depression as well as anxiety. It was found that more than 80% of the patients had scalps that flaked excessively!

According to health experts, when we are under stress, our body produces glucocorticoid which is a substance that helps us calm down. Glucocorticoids have the ability to alter the make-up of cells that are present on our scalps. This ability may leave us prone to the fungus Malassezia which causes Dandruff.

Dandruff solution does not come in just one product type

There are several product propositions and opinions where several brands make curative promises, for example, an anti-dandruff shampoo which only promises to cure dandruff. This can be misleading as a simple anti-dandruff shampoo is likely going to relief you for only a moment but does not eliminate flakes and itching. A proper and effective management of dandruff will be a use of complete product range from shampooing the hair, deep-conditioning and a frequent treatment for maintenance as well as protecting the scalp from the re-occurence of dandruff.

Some after-care products are loaded with chemicals which can cause dandruff

Several after-care products can be loaded with chemicals that imparts short term gloss to the hair but can be excessively drying to the scalp. This can definitely cause Dandruff to the scalp because of the dryness of scalp. It is advised to use a product range from the same brand as opposed to using different product types from different brands Product choice is, therefore, important in the effective management of Dandruff.

A good hygiene and a healthy lifestyle can reduce chances of developing dandruff

Some studies have suggested that a healthy lifestyle has been shown to reduce the re-occurence of dandruff.

Call this number – 09083411912 today for a free hair consultation at the Natures Gentle Touch Hair Institute.

This article is from the Natures Gentle Touch Hair Institute

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  1. funmilola

    May 23, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Wash hair and scalp with correct black soap, then massage your scalp thoroughly with pure unrefined coconut oil……what is dandruff?
    I did it and it worked after many years of battling with dandruff.

    • LolaO

      May 23, 2017 at 8:43 pm

      Please which black soap?. I’ve been suffering from it and it’s so annoying. I wash my hair and oil it with coconut oil + castor oil + water till my pillow is dripping yet give it a day and my scalp turns white. I want to cry sometimes.

    • witty

      May 24, 2017 at 5:23 am

      Please which black soap?

  2. Mama ovie

    May 23, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    ABONIKI has help me alot

  3. Akpeno

    May 23, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Hia! 70% where is this stat from Biko?!

    This means 7 in ten People suffer from Dandruff in Naija! Ha!!!! Adonbeliv it!

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