What is Dandruff and How Our CEO Treats It

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Many people are embarrassed when it comes to having dandruff. We all know how annoying it can be to have an itchy scalp, combined with those white flakes. Our CEO knows first hand how frustrating it is.  Dandruff is a condition of the scalp that causes flakes of skin to appear. It is often accompanied by itching. This can lead to excess skin oil (sebum) causing the skin flakes to form small oily clumps. The increased oils and dead skin cells can cause the skin of the scalp to become red and inflamed, and scratching the skin and hair only aggravates the condition.

It is not related to poor hygiene, but it may be more visible if a person does not wash or brush their hair often. Dandruff is actually common, but can be rather difficult to treat. Risk factors include having certain skin or medical conditions and the use of inappropriate hair products. There are many over the counter treatments you can purchase. If the condition is severe go to your primary physician. Although the exact causes of dandruff are unknown. We have listed some possible cause below. 

1. Seborrheic dermatitis

Dandruff involves flakes of skin that collect in the hair.
Dandruff involves flakes of skin that collect in the hair.
People with seborrheic dermatitis have irritated, oily skin, and they are more likely to have dandruff.

2. Not enough hair brushing

Combing or brushing the hair regularly reduces the risk of dandruff, because it aids in the normal shedding of skin.

3. Dry skin
People with dry skin are more likely to have dandruff. Cold winter air combined with overheated rooms is a common cause of itchy, flaking skin. Dandruff that stems from dry skin tends to have smaller, non-oily flakes.

4. Shampooing and skin care products

Certain hair care products can trigger a red, itchy, scaling scalp. Frequent shampooing may cause dandruff, as it can irritate the scalp.

5. Certain skin conditions

People with psoriasis, eczema, and some other skin disorders tend to get dandruff more frequently than others. Tinea capitis, a fungal infection also known as scalp ringworm, can cause dandruff.

6. Medical conditions

7. Changing of Seasons

8. Yeast and Fungus

9. Poor diet + lack of hydration

Medical help should be sought if:

  • There are signs of infection, such as redness, tenderness, or swelling.
  • Dandruff is very severe, or it persists after home treatment.
  • There are signs of eczema, psoriasis, or another skin condition the scalp is very itchy.

Here is how our CEO treats her itchy scalp and dandruff:

Our CEO loves what natural and essential oil can do for your hair and skin. She came up with her own concoction for her product line. 

Tea Tree Essential oil:

Tea tree essential oil contains powerful antiseptic, antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that kills bacteria, yeast and germs that accumulate on the scalp and cause dandruff. It provides a soothing and cooling sensation when applied to an itchy & inflamed scalp caused by dandruff. 

Peppermint Essential oil:

Has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, and it soothes an itchy scalp, keeps dandruff at bay and defends against head lice.

Lavender Essential oil:

This essential oil contains powerful anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties that keeps away fungus that causes dandruff as well as soothe redness and itchiness on the scalp. Its regenerative properties help promote a healthy and germ free scalp.

Rosemary Essential oil:

Rosemary essential oil is popularly used as an effective ingredient in many home remedies for dandruff due to its potent anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. It also increases circulation to the scalp which promotes hair growth!

Products used:

  1. Overnight Intensive Treatment Stick use the night before wash day.
  2. Dandruff oil use the next day on top of OITS leave on for 20 to 40 minutes and wash out.
  3. Scalp Beverage apply directly to scalp after your wash or 2-5 times a week. This product is water based.



Reference: Medical News Today, beautymunsta.com


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