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6 dandruff mistakes you must avoid

Dandruff refuses to go away? You could be committing these mistakes!

Written by Poorva Chavan | Published : February 26, 2016 5:23 PM IST



Tried everything to fight dandruff, but nothing seems to be working? Are you committing any of these mistakes? Find out.


Oiling Your Hair

Oiling your hair--Dandruff is inflammation of scalp and oily scalp is one of the reasons for dandruff. If you oil your hair when you have a lot of dandruff, you are only aggravating the condition. Oily scalp makes it easier for bacteria to grow and can also cause an infection, so avoid oiling your hair when you are trying to fight dandruff. Also Read - Arka To Jati: 10 Remarkable Benefits Of These Herbs And Leaves


Using A Scarf Over Your Head

Using a scarf over your head--You might tie a scarf around your head to protect your hair from pollution, but it could be one of the biggest mistakes you make if you have dandruff. Covering your hair or even using accessories like hair bands or tying your hair too tight can make you sweat and your scalp can get all hot, worsening dandruff.


Using Heat And Other Styling Products

Using heat and other styling products--Remember that dandruff is the result of mild inflammation of the scalp, and you should do nothing to aggravate it. Using a blow dryer or a hair straightener can heat up your scalp, making you sweat more. Also, if you have a sensitive scalp, the chemicals in your hair styling products can irritate your skin. Also Read - PM Modi To Inaugurate Three National Ayush Institutes On Dec 11


Using The Wrong Shampoo

Using the wrong shampoo--There are many anti-dandruff shampoos available in the market. Use them. Not all anti-dandruff shampoos are a scam, and a few medicated shampoos help in soothing the inflammation and stop dandruff. Ask you dermatologist or trichologist to prescribe a good anti-dandruff shampoo.


Scratching Your Head

Scratching the scalp--Dandruff can make the scalp itchy, and you might feel like scratching your head. Don't do it. Also, avoid using sharp combs and hair clips that will irritate the scalp. And not just that, if you scratch too hard, there are high chances that you will injure your scalp which further increases the chances of an infection. Also Read - All You Need To Know About Black Rice: Best Food For Diabetes


Hair Rinsing

Not rinsing the product off your hair-- If you don't rinse off your shampoo or conditioner, your scalp is more likely to be irritated and inflamed because of the chemicals in the residual products. It can also lead to an itchy scalp worsening the situation.