The search for a dandruff cure can be a long one, but sometimes the simplest way of preventing dandruff is through a few subtle changes to your lifestyle. In this guide we give you a run through of easy to make lifestyle changes that can help you prevent dandruff.
BRUSH YOUR HAIR REGULARLY
Your dandruff symptoms may be a result of you not brushing or combing your hair enough. Regularly taking a comb or brush through your hair helps the scalp shed skin. It also helps to prevent dandruff and an oily scalp by spreading natural oils more evenly around the rest of your hair, reviving any dry strands.
This works best when you brush your hair in firm, even strokes starting at the top of the scalp all the way down to the tips of the hair.
GET A LITTLE SUN
Exposure to sunlight can improve the health of your scalp and help treat dandruff. However, the sun is not a perfect cure for dandruff and too much ultraviolet light can actually damage your skin as well. For the best results, try and spend a little time outdoors each day and don’t forget to wear sunscreen on your face and body.
CHANGE YOUR DIET
The type of food you eat can play a role in the health of your skin and hair, and this is especially true when it comes to dandruff. Diet lacking foods high in zinc and B vitamins may make you more prone to dandruff.
Foods such as red meat, oysters and poultry are high in zinc, which helps regulate amount of sebum your body produces. Eating vitamin B rich foods like beans, cereals and fish help the body break down carbohydrates and fatty acids which may lead to dandruff symptoms if not metabolized properly.
High levels of stress are thought to negatively affect our health in a lot of ways. While there’s no exact connection between experiencing stress and the onset of dandruff, but it could be argued that leading a stressful lifestyles could have an effect on the way we take care of our hair.
In order to reduce your stress levels and improve your health overall, it’s advisable to take up at least two hours of moderate exercise a week. Physical activity helps your body produce more endorphins that make your body feel good, and a happy body is a healthy one!
SWITCH TO AN ANTI-DANDRUFF SHAMPOO
Our final tip might seem like the most obvious, but one of the most surefire ways of getting rid of dandruff is with continuous use of an expert anti-dandruff shampoo. Anti-dandruff shampoos like CLEAR Cleanse and Purify are made especially to combat the causes and symptoms of dandruff, namely the build-up of malassezia and the appearance of flakes on the scalp.
Washing with CLEAR Cleanse and Purify not only clears excess sebum from the scalp, but with regular use it can also reduce the visible signs of dandruff. When used in conjunction with our other lifestyle changes, an expert anti-dandruff shampoo can improve the state of your scalp and keep you happy, confident and flake free.