Dandruff: how to get rid of it?

Dandruff: how to get rid of it?

Dandruff: how to get rid of it?
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Many of us thought that confinement would be beneficial for the health of our hair (less pollution, less brushings, to sum up, less aggression). However, some of us had the unpleasant surprise to see an upsurge in dandruff… Fatigue, stress, anxiety are all factors responsible for these new unpleasant appearances. DESSANGE explains how to overcome it.

How to recognize dandruff?

Dandruff is the consequence of desquamation (loss of the superficial layers of the epidermis). These scraps of scalp (dead skin) appear at the roots. There are two kinds of dandruff: dry (the most common), which often falls off on their own. And the oily, yellowish ones that stick to the scalp. Dandruff is not a serious phenomenon, but can become unsightly and uncomfortable, as it is often accompanied by itching or irritation of the scalp. Dandruff can affect all types of hair.

What are the causes of their appearance?

Most often, the abnormal multiplication of dandruff is the consequence of skin conditions: dermatoses. The most common is seborrheic dermatitis (which affects 2 to 5% of the population). This is linked to the proliferation of microscopic fungi called Malassezia. These microorganisms naturally present on our skin feed on sebum and develop very quickly, causing irritation of the scalp and too rapid renewal of scalp cells, thus causing the appearance of dandruff.

The genetic heritage also plays a preponderant role. Some individuals will therefore naturally be more inclined to have it than others.
Finally, other factors (external this time), such as stress or anxiety, can also have an impact, even indirectly. Indeed, stress can lead to a large number of symptoms, some of which can have repercussions on the worsening of dandruff:

  • Hot strokes and sweating: ideal areas for proliferation of Malassezia, the fungus responsible for dandruff.
  • Hormonal changes: these are the hormones that control the production of sebum. However, stress is known to affect hormonal balance. Consequently, the scalp produces more sebum than it should, to the delight of the Malassezia which is active in degrading it with the consequence of increasing dandruff.

What are the solutions ?

To effectively treat dandruff, it is necessary to use the appropriate shampoos and care. With each wash, use PHYTODESS purple ginseng shampoo. Its gel texture eliminates excess sebum and balances the scalp. Once a week, replace this shampoo with PHYTODESS peppermint shampoo – detoxifying action. Enriched with exfoliating jojoba microbeads and bamboo powder, this peppermint * shampoo erases impurities, styling product residues or pollution, and provides a feeling of freshness from the root. For 100% of people who tested it, oily and dry dandruff is eliminated and its onset is delayed **. The scalp is balanced: oily hair grows less quickly, dry scalps are soothed and more comfortable.

If you are prone to dandruff, we recommend that you limit the use of styling products. Indeed, their formulas will tend to dry out your scalp and amplify the appearance of dandruff. Also avoid covering your head too often with a cap or cap. This tends to suffocate your scalp which will produce even more dead skin. Finally, leave your hair dryer aside as much as possible or use it on low power. Too much heat on your scalp will tend to dry it out and promote the appearance of scales.

* Peppermint harvested in France and from environmentally friendly agriculture.
** Use test carried out on 10 people declaring to have a dry scalp and 12 declaring to have an oily scalp for 21 days – self-assessment results

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