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Remedies & Treatment for Dandruff

/ by Ismay Radisich posted in Hair, Neutriderm, Dandruff, shampoo, hair care, treatment

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Are you struggling with excess build-up on your scalp, or feeling self-conscious about flaking?

Dandruff is one of the leading scalp concerns among women with 50% of the population suffering from the condition at some point.

 

 

There are two forms of Dandruff. One is caused by too little oil on the scalp known as Dry Dandruff, while the other is caused by an excess of oil which exacerbates a natural fungus on the scalp called Malassezia. This form of Dandruff presents as a stickier, thicker version of Dry Dandruff.

While Dandruff in all its forms cannot be cured, there are ways in which we can manage the condition and keep symptoms at bay.

Symptoms: White or yellow flakes on the scalp, overly oily scalp and hair, dry scalp, itchy scalp.

 

Key Causes of Dandruff:

  • Excess oil production
  • Build-up of dead cell matter on the scalp
  • An increase in yeast like fungus overgrowth: Malassezia
  • Sensitivity to hair care products (contact dermatitis)
  • Dry skin

 

Treatment:

Firstly, we need to control the overgrowth of fungus, Malassezia.  A shampoo that contains Climbazole is vital for addressing this concern. Climbazole is a topical anti-fungal agent known for its ability to suppress Malassezia without interfering with the natural functions of the scalp.

Once the fungus and excess build up have been removed, the scalp can begin to function optimally without interference. An Anti-Dandruff Shampoo is recommended for initial treatment to keep the condition at bay while nourishing the scalp to minimise dryness and encourage a healthy scalp and hair.

Hair Care: 

When exposing the scalp to anti-dandruff ingredients, the hair can become dry and brittle as excess oil is regulated. Some ingredients may also leave hair strands vulnerable to drying. It's important to ensure your Anti-Dandruff Shampoo contains ingredients which will nourish the scalp while maintaining moisture within the hair strands themselves. This will ensure the hair maintains a healthy condition allowing for ongoing use of the Anti-Dandruff Shampoo without detrimental effects. 

Product Recommendation

Neutriderm Anti-Dandruff Shampoo contains a potent anti-fungal to kill the multiplying cells and reduce the rate of bacteria growth. Neutriderm Anti-Dandruff Shampoo leaves the scalp clean as it eliminates excess oil and Dandruff flakes on the scalp and hair shaft. The shampoo has a rich lather for a thorough clean, conditions the hair like a professional shampoo, and is suitable for all ages and hair types including coloured hair.

Ingredients:

  • Climbazole 1%: Anti-fungal agent which removes Dandruff-causing Malassezia
  • Citric Acid: Anti-microbial to assist in minimising Malassezia while lifting away dead skin cells
  • Polyquaternium 10: Conditioning and moisture-retaining agent for silky smooth hair

 

 

Are you ready to ditch Dandruff for good? Consider Neutriderm Anti-Dandruff Shampoo to control and alleviate the symptoms of Dandruff quickly and effectively. Then move on to Dermavive Dry Scalp Shampoo for superior maintenance and optimal scalp health.

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Ditch the Itch with Dry Scalp Shampoo

/ by Ismay Radisich posted in Dandruff

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Between managing our skin regimes in the cooler months, it's no surprise that our scalps get neglected. In fact we rarely pay much attention to our scalps at all until we encounter flakes on our shoulders or a desire to itch - it can be unsightly, frustrating, and embarrassing!

 

 

1. Firstly, why is my scalp dry? 

Dry scalp is a result of inadequate oils and sebum on the scalp. When our skin lacks these vital oils, dead skin cells dry out and flake off. This can cause intense irritation and can leave our hair feeling dry simultaneously. This drying process is the same that occurs on our faces when we suffer with dry skin concerns. The skin works like a factory, and when things slow down or speed up within, problems occur on the surface.

Signs of dry scalp include: an itchy scalp, irritation, dry hair, small white flakes which are visible but disappear when you wash your hair. 

 

2. Is dry scalp the same as dandruff?

No. Dry scalp is merely a dry skin condition which tends to lessen after washing the hair. Dandruff occurs when excess oil production encourages the growth of a fungus that naturally occurs on our scalp. This fungus feeds off excess oil and dead skin cells and creates a visible flaky build up. The fungus itself needs to be treated in order to eliminate the problem, therefore making it more resilient to treatment than a simple case of dry scalp. To avoid dry scalp escalating to dandruff it's important to treat it in its early stages with a specifically formulated shampoo. 

 

3. Colloidal Oatmeal cures dry scalp fast 

With a number of impressive skin benefits, this natural ingredient contains a powerhouse of properties which will alleviate your dry scalp symptoms instantly. 

The benefits of Colloidal Oatmeal in a shampoo: 

Moisturising: Containing polysaccharides, colloidal oatmeal nourishes and moisturises the scalp encouraging a healthy environment for both skin and hair. 

Anti-itch: BetaGlucan is a powerful anti-inflammatory known for its fast healing and antibacterial benefits. 

Barrier Protection: Vital for barrier repair therapy, lipids help to protect the skin from moisture loss and counteract drying environments and conditions.  

Cleansing: Containing Saponins to clean the skin, these lift away the dead skin cells making way for oils to move through the hair shaft without causing congestion which leads to flaking. 

Anti-irritant: Avenanthramides soothes the skin and minimises the need to scratch which exacerbates the problem. 

 

To get to the bottom of your dry scalp condition, we recommend nourishing your hair with a product designed to specifically target dry scalp concerns. Start using a colloidal oatmeal shampoo like Dermavive Dry Scalp Shampoo today and ditch the itch for good! 

 

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Join The 4% Of People Who Know How To Cure Dandruff

/ by Isabella posted in Hair, Dandruff

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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.

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