Got dandruff? So does 20% of the world population. Which begs the question: If so many people are plagued by it, why isn't there a cure. There has to be countless people working on remedies or sorts right? We know where you’re coming from, sick of all the one-size-fits-all, anti-dandruff shampoos and tired of all the different ways you’ve tried to get rid of it. The truth is that dandruff has multiple causes which can vary from person to person, making the one “cure” for dandruff difficult to produce.
We want to guide you on your journey to cleaning your scalp so we provided 3 ways you can reduce or even clear your scalp of dandruff.
Soft Water Showers
Hard water contains high levels of minerals such as calcium and magnesium, which can cause scalp irritation and dryness. These factors can exacerbate dandruff, making it more difficult to manage. However, using soft water may help alleviate these symptoms and improve overall scalp health.
Soft water is treated to remove the minerals found in hard water, resulting in a gentler and more nourishing showering experience. By using soft water, individuals can potentially avoid scalp irritation and dryness caused by hard water. Soft water can also help to remove residue from hair care products that may contribute to dandruff.
Additionally, some research suggests that the minerals found in hard water can make it more difficult for anti-dandruff shampoos to penetrate the scalp, while soft water can enhance their effectiveness. By using soft water, individuals can potentially maximize the benefits of their anti-dandruff treatments.
The Oasis Shower provides an excellent soft water filter, to help you with your dandruff treatment.
Types of Shampoos
A relatively unknown fact is that shampoos are capable of actually causing dandruff; shampoos are by design meant to strip dirt, product buildup, and oils from your scalp. This includes the oils that your scalp naturally makes for your scalp. This can lead to the scalp being excessively dry and shampooing thwarts efforts made by your skin to hydrate it as the scalp will produce excess oil to hydrate your scalp which combines with dead skin cells to form the flakes we all know as dandruff.
Avoid the cycle of dryness and excess oil production by choosing a gentle moisturizing shampoo that is free of harsh detergents and chemicals: look for shampoos that have natural oils and ingredients like tea tree oil, neem oil, and aloe vera, which can help nourish and soothe the scalp. And by combining a nourishing shampoo with a soft water shower head (like the Pure Oasis) you can ensure that the shampoo is being used efficiently as hard water can prevent certain chemicals from activating which can lead to reduced effectiveness.
Stress and hormones are two factors that can contribute to the development of dandruff. Stress can weaken the immune system, which can make the scalp more susceptible to fungal infections that can cause dandruff. Hormonal changes can also affect the balance of natural oils on the scalp, leading to dryness and flakiness.
Reducing stress and balancing hormones can help alleviate dandruff. Techniques like meditation, yoga, and deep breathing can help reduce stress levels. Getting regular exercise and a good night's sleep can also help improve hormonal balance.
If you’re young, your best bet might be to just wait a few years for your hormones to balance out, which will get rid of your dandruff automatically, however, if you want to feel more active in your dandruff treatment, various treatments can help alleviate dandruff. Using a soft water shower head and avoiding harsh shampoos that can strip the scalp of its natural oils can help maintain a healthy balance of oils on the scalp. Using natural remedies like tea tree oil, apple cider vinegar, and neem oil can also help combat fungal infections and alleviate dandruff.
We hope this list is of use to you, and wish you well on your journey!