5 Simple And Effective Tips To Get Rid Of Dandruff This Monsoon

4 Simple And Effective Tips To Get Rid Of Dandruff This Monsoon

After the hot and scorching heat of summer, how calming and soothing this rainy season is! While this rainy season brings tranquility to senses but it does also introduce you to the scalp and hair woes. 

Not to forget, with the onset of the monsoon season, raised levels of humidity in the atmosphere are most likely to create menace to hair and scalp skin. Along with frizzy and breakage prone hair, this weather is little unsuitable for scalp health as it can lead to dry and flaky scalp and even worsens existing dandruff problems.

Reasons for dandruff in monsoon season

This happens because humid weather is a combination of heat and moisture which creates a perfect environment for the growth of Malassezia (dandruff causing fungus). Due to the rise in humidity, the body tends to produce more sweat in the scalp area which automatically leads to the overproduction of  excess oil.

Unlike other seasons, this fungus grows and flourishes faster on a greasy scalp in the rainy season and summers. Over colonization of fungus disturbs natural skin cell renewal and leads to formation of white flakes and itchy scalp.

4 Easy Ways To Get Rid Of Dandruff
1. Find a right anti dandruff shampoo

With the dandruff problem, heavy build up gathers on the scalp and around hair roots as well. It is very important to deeply cleanse your scalp to get rid of dead debris and dandruff fungus. However, a normal cleansing shampoo due to the lack of anti - fungal ingredients may not provide relief in dandruff problems.

On the other hand, there are many clinical evidence on the efficacy of anti dandruff shampoo for dandruff treatment. Anti dandruff shampoos are formulated by using a number of “active” ingredients that tackles all major dandruff concerns such as - 

  • With anti inflammatory properties calms irritation
  • Possesses antifungal action to kill the Malassezia fungus
  • Cleanses away dandruff flakes and dead skin cell build up
  • Provides relief from itchiness 
  • Keep hair healthy and damage free
Ingredients to look for in an anti dandruff shampoo_reequil
      2. Keep your scalp and hair dry

      Dandruff and other hair issues like frizzy hair and hair fall can worsen due to the dampness in hair. Whenever you shampoo your hair or your hair get wet in the rain, dry them properly using a microfibre towel.

      Don't make the mistake of tying your damp hair into a ponytail or bun. Now with that being said, moisture in wet hair help to multiply Malassezia for dandruff formation and indirectly creates the physical strain on hair roots, making hair fall off easily. 

      3.  Eat a healthy and low glycemic diet

      By keeping a check onwhat should you eat or what to avoid you can easily control dandruff in this rainy season.

      There is compelling data from a few research papers that states the importance of a good diet to get rid of dandruff. This research study has evaluated dietary habits of healthy individuals and people having dandruff. Conclusion was made that vegetables consumption was more in healthy individuals.

      Scientific explanation for this is, high processed foods (high glycemic index) like sugar, chocolates, cookies and meat are found to trigger sebum production in skin to trigger dandruff. On the other hand, a diet low in glycemic index and loaded with antioxidants is good for a healthy scalp.

      These food items are considered good for dandruff prevention -

      • Zinc
      • Vitamin B
      • Selenium
      • Chickpeas
      • Walnuts
      4. Look for a pre - wash anti dandruff lotion

      Sometimes, dandruff flakes can be stubborn and hard to get rid of with shampoo. If you are particularly dealing with this type of dandruff, consider finding a pre-wash anti dandruff lotion.  It is formulated to eliminate the dandruff effectively and prevent it from occurring again. Opt for a pre wash dandruff lotion that has ingredients like - 

      Piroctone Olamine - Eliminates  dandruff causing fungus and calms inflammation and itching without damaging the hair. 

      Zinc Pyrithione  - Acts as a multitasker that tackles all the root causes of dandruff. 

      Tea Tree Oil - Has antifungal and antimicrobial properties that help to white flakes, calms itchiness, and improves overall scalp health.

       Pre Wash Anti Recurrence Dandruff Lotion


      Since dandruff can mostly be caused by fungal colonization of the scalp. And in the rainy season, fungal and bacterial infections are at peak and cause most scalp problems. It is important to  switch to hair care products that have antifungal and antibacterial properties. Without any delay, follow above given dandruff care tips for a healthy scalp and more enjoyable monsoons.





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