If you battle dandruff, it may feel like a curse. Those ugly white flakes can pop up without warning blemishing even the most beautiful hairdo. However, there’s no need to battle it alone. There are solutions out there that will work, if you’re willing to do a little trial and error to find out which one works best for you.
According to David Kingsley, PhD, a trichologist in New York, scalp dandruff is associated with having dry scalp, but it’s the opposite. Dandruff is actually an oil problem. That means the solution must be able to target that. Solutions can range based on the severity of the dandruff problem.
If you’re battling itchy scalp, you may be able to get by with a monthly exfoliating mask or using a refreshing oil like tea tree and peppermint. Visible flakes may need something stronger such as selenium sulfide, zinc pyrithione, coal, or anti-fungal agents such as fluconazole or ketoconazole. Good thing you don’t have to go out and mix these concoctions yourself. Companies have already taken care of that.
Here are products you can use to help with annoying itchy or flaky scalp:
Carviar Clinical Exfoliating Scalp Facial: For $36, you will have a scalp facial or mask that will help get rid of the scalp buildup and excess oil.
Clear Complete Scalp Care Anti-Dandruuff Shampoo: This is an affordable option to combating dandruff. Get it for less than $7 at Drugstore.com.
Chrishophie Robin Purifying Shampoo with Jujube Bark Extract: This is a cleanser with an all natural touch.
Philip Kinglsely Flaky Scalp Shampoo: This product was famously created for Audrey Hepburn. Use it now to relieve flaking and itching while also gently cleansing the hair and scalp.
Earth’s Nectar: This all natural solution combats dandruff with bacteria-killing tea tree oil to soothe dry and irritated scalp. Use it as a deep conditioning or daily conditioning treatment. Get it for $18.50 from Sephora.com.