How to Control Hair Loss Due to Dandruff

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Dandruff does not cause serious hair loss, but it can increase hair fall by a significant amount. Dandruff is a fungal skin condition that causes drying, itching and flaking of the scalp. Chronic dandruff and scalp irritation can block hair follicles, thereby hindering hair growth. Moreover, constantly scratching your scalp (to alleviate itchiness) can weaken the roots and cause your hair to fall out prematurely. Proper hair care is essential to control hair loss due to dandruff.

Things You'll Need

  • Anti-dandruff shampoo
  • Peppermint essential oil
  • Lavender essential oil
  • Thyme essential oil
  • Rosemary essential oil
  • Olive oil
  • Wide-tooth comb

Get rid of your dandruff. Use an anti-dandruff shampoo like Head & Shoulders or Selsun Blue. Massage the shampoo deep into your scalp and hair, rinse thoroughly and repeat. Use the shampoo every time you shower or wash your hair. Pour a few drops of peppermint essential oil into your shampoo and hair care products to help keep dandruff at bay. Peppermint oil is known for its anti-dandruff properties and refreshing scent.

Massage your scalp with your fingertips to stimulate follicle growth and blood circulation. This is a simple daily treatment you can do yourself to help stop hair loss and promote regrowth.

Control hair loss by rubbing a blend of potent essential oils into your scalp. If your bout with dandruff has led to patchy bald spots or significant hair loss, treat the spots with lavender, thyme, cedarwood and rosemary essential oils. Add three to five drops of these essential oils into 1 tbsp. of olive oil and apply it to areas of hair loss.

Moisturize your hair to reduce flakiness and dryness. Hair conditioners soften the hair shaft and nourish the scalp, creating a healthy environment for hair growth. Use a hydrating conditioner after every shampoo treatment.

Use a wide tooth comb as part of your hair care routine. Wide tooth combs are the safest type of comb to use on wet or dry hair. They are less likely to cause breakage on fragile hair and are gentle on the scalp.

Tips & Warnings

  • It may take up to eight weeks to see results from the essential oils treatment.
  • Contact a physician or dermatologist if your dandruff worsens, or doesn't clear up within a few days. You may need professional help to solve your dandruff problem. Avoid scratching your head with your fingernails. This can damage your scalp and cause increased hair fall.

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