Dandruff recurrence is a common problem. If you are prone to dandruff, it is likely that it will recur. Don’t wait for the dandruff to reappear to start the medication. You can continue using an anti-dandruff shampoo even after the dandruff flakes have disappeared.
your hair often as it will strip the scalp of all the essential natural oils and cause irritation. Over production of oil and dead skin cells makes the condition of dandruff even worse. It is better that you use an anti-dandruff shampoo as recommended by dermatologists and clear out all the dirt.
Dandruff prone scalp requires extra care. Always use a gentle anti-dandruff shampoo, which is sulfatefree/ paraben-free/ soap-free/ alkali-free (with a conditioner) formulated especially for dandruff prone hair. Using alkaline shampoos often damage the scalp further and lead to dandruff recurrence. Hence look for a gentle shampoo with pH 5.5 and an anti-dandruff agent, which protects the scalp from damage, relieves dandruff irritation, balances sebum production, thereby preventing dandruff recurrence. The fungal growth is also minimum at pH 5.5
Diet high in sugar and processed food triggers the output of oil. Avoid fatty food, fried food, refined sugar (e.g. candy, cakes, doughnuts, cookies) and other sweets, processed food (e.g. pasta sauces, frozen meals, canned fruits and vegetables) and gluten (pastas and bread). Avoiding the above mentioned food may lead to reduction in flaking. Diet rich in zinc, B vitamins and certain types of fats may help prevent dandruff. Zinc is found in a variety of food, the best sources are poultry, red meat, oysters, legumes, nuts and grains. Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), found in a variety of foods including fish, poultry, meat, beans and some vegetables and fruits can help avoid sugar cravings
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