Having a dry scalp, or dandruff can be extremely uncomfortable, itchy, and even painful. 96% of people don't know there is a cure for dandruff, 4% of people know it can't be completely cured, however, it is a condition that can be easily managed and treated.
Dandruff is caused by an overgrowth of a fungus called malassezia. It is a yeast-like fungus that grows on the scalp. When it penetrates deeper through the scalp’s natural barrier, that’s when it becomes inflamed, making the scalp itchy, and can cause flaking. Don’t worry, this fungus is not contagious – that is a common myth. Malassezia grows on everyone’s scalps naturally, it’s only when it penetrates the barrier that it becomes a problem.
It is important to know the difference between a dry scalp, and dandruff itself, as these can be commonly mistaken. The main differences to look out for lies within the types of flakes your scalp is producing. If they are white-coloured, small in size and fall frequently, this is a sign of dry scalp. It is usually dandruff if the flakes are larger, and don’t fall so easily and frequently from the scalp.
The number one way to cure dandruff and a dry scalp is to regularly shampoo your hair. Itchy, dry scalps are made much worse when the hair isn’t washed enough due to a greater build-up of dead skin and oil.
After identifying whether your condition is caused by a dry scalp or dandruff, the very best way to cure and soothe it lies in regularly shampooing with the correct product. UAS Pharma offers a shampoo specifically for anti-dandruff. Washing with ‘Neutriderm Anti-Dandruff Shampoo’ twice a week, massaging lightly for at least 2 minutes each time, will ensure quick relief. Neutriderm Anti-Dandruff Shampoo is proven to work safely and more quickly than any other anti dandruff shampoos as it can even be used daily if needed.
Some other tips to help soothe your dandruff:
- Don’t scratch – it makes the condition worse, and allows the malassezia to penetrate further into the scalp, and it damages and irritates the skin
- Ensure you are gently massaging your shampoo, rather than using aggressive or hard actions, ensuring not to scratch your scalp
- Dry hair immediately whenever it gets wet, (either from washing, swimming or sweating) – wet hair makes the scalp more susceptible to damage. Try blow drying on a low heat setting to ensure you don’t dry out your scalp either.