Malassezia is the yeast-like fungus behind dandruff. View this video for tips on dealing with dandruff.
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Hey ladies! This is Cass from CassandreBeccai.com where I teach you how to manage your Afro-textured hair.
Today, I’m coming at you with a subscriber question all the time about dandruff, how to manage dandruff.
Just ta disclaimer, I am not a doctor and if you’re looking for a diagnosis then, I definitely recommend heading over to a dermatologist and asking for one and they will be able to treat you much better than I can.
However, I have some great suggestions for you this evening. The first thing I recommend to anyone suffering with dandruff which, by the way, I’m talking right now about the dandruff that’s caused by the yeast-like fungus whose name I will write in the description box because I don’t know how to say it or dandruff that’s caused by dry scalp.
That kind of dandruff, both those kind of dandruffs look, tend to leave your scalp looking white, the flake is whitish, it’s either oily or dry.
#1: Use a dandruff shampoo.
The first thing you want to do to treat such dandruff is to use a dandruff shampoo. Selsun blue or Head and Shoulders are some of the shampoos that are available to treat dandruff and a lot of these dandruff shampoos are very effective.
So, I would suggest that if you’re suffering from dandruff and you haven’t touched, you haven’t gone out and used such shampoos then, go ahead and do it.
If the shampoo does not help your hair, your scalp in any way then, I would suggest that you might have something other than dandruff. But, the first thing is check out a shampoo geared towards treating dandruff.
#2: Do not use natural oils.
Second thing I recommend is not to use natural oils if you have the dandruff that is caused by that yeast-like fungus. You probably know if that is the kind of dandruff you have if you’ve used oil on your scalp in the past and your dandruff generally gets worse after that then, that’s you.
For those of you who use oil and you have a dry scalp then, you know, and it works for you then, continue doing what you have to do.
There are essential oils that are very helpful in both cases of dandruff and there’s tea tree oil, rosemary essential oil and neem oil, which is one of my favorite oils. It smells like hot dirt or something, I don’t know but, it’s pretty nasty but, it’s a very effective oil if you have issues of the scalp and even issues of the skin. It’s wonderful.
What you do is put a few drops of the essential oil in your shampoo or a [carrier] oil for those who can use natural oils and really just kind of massage it in your scalp. That should help with the symptoms of dandruff.
#3: Eat a balanced diet.
The third thing I will suggest if you’re dealing with dandruff is to eat a balanced diet rich in B vitamins and omega acids and just really good stuff. Drink a lot of water. You want to put in your body good stuff because obviously, your scalp is skin and whatever you’re putting in here will reflect up there and it will bring your scalp to balance.
If your scalp is dry, drinking more water is going to cause more moisture to get there and as the omega-3 fatty acids, those good oils that we ingest are really helpful to maintaining just a balanced scalp.
#4: Consult with a doctor.
The fourth thing I would recommend is if you’ve tried everything and nothing seems to work then, go to your doctor. Don’t skimp on this. If you start to see a bald spot where that thing is then, go ahead. Go to the doctor. If you’re bleeding, if it’s itching way too much or too often, I suggest going to a dermatologist and talking to them about what treatments there are out there for your particular diagnosis, for your particular scalp issue.
Ladies, I am sure that many of you have dealt with dandruff and some of you have dealt with this successfully and so, I would love to hear your solutions.
Go on ahead, put some comments down there. Let me know what you’ve done to improve your scalp dandruff. I would love to hear from you.
Ladies, thank you so much for tuning in and I will talk to you soon. Bye!