How to Get Rid of Dandruff in African American Hair?
Dandruff is one of the most common scalp conditions that will make your scalp surface itchy. Dandruff causes the appearance of flakes in your hair that keep shedding from your scalp. Many patients are concerned about the outcome of dandruff and will it increase hair fall.
Today’s topic is very interesting, I have been receiving emails and messages around the globe and people are asking all sorts of questions related to skin and hair care. Since we added the hair care category recently, we at DuskySkin, decided to answer a couple of questions related to hair issues and especially causes and how to get rid of dandruff.
In order to get rid of dandruff from African American Hair, you should use an anti-dandruff shampoo that contains sulfur, using a moisturizing conditioner immediately after the shampoo, avoiding sunrays, drinking more water and massaging the scalp with oil. Avoiding hair styling products will keep your scalp healthy and dandruff free.
How to Get Rid of Dandruff in African American Hair?
Let us get into the details of today’s topic:
It is recommended checking the following before starting treatment for dandruff:
- Access the level of dandruff.
- Any other scalp issue related to dandruff.
- Check hair for hair fall or thining.
- Your previous medication history for dandruff treatment.
- Are you allergic to any sort of medicines or chemical agents?
- Checking your eating habits and hobbies.
Now, this is essential to diagnose your hair health and decide treatment accordingly. Methods that I will share below for dandruff treatment and prevention depends on the level of dandruff in your hair and condition of your scalp.
If you have just started to notice dandruff and it is just a mild case, you can easily take care of it at home. As I mentioned all these methods depends on the severity of dandruff. If you are waking up with pillow full of flakes and you notice excessive shedding of flakes, it is better to consult your doctor.
DuskySkin Experts Tips to Get Rid of Dandruff in African American Hair
You should be applying a dandruff removal shampoo on a regular basis, you should select the shampoo according to the condition of your hair. African American hair is more prone to dandruff and requires extra care. Selecting a moisturizing shampoo will soothe your scalp and your hair will stay hydrated.
Do not switch your shampoo frequently, you should never expect results over-night. Let your shampoo work its way to remove dandruff from your hair. A sulfur based shampoo should be used for dandruff on your hair.
Using a dedicated conditioner for dandruff is a must after a shampoo. This will let your dandruff calm down, and you will notice a healthy change in your hair.
Using oil to massage your hair once a week will result in lesser dandruff in the coming weeks. patience is the key to success here, never rush for results. Dandruff does not pop out suddenly, it took time, similarly, you need to give time to your scalp to get rid of dandruff for good. Take a decent amount of oil and gently massage all over your scalp, let it stay for a couple of hours for better absorption. Do not wash your hair immediately.
Do not use hot water to wash your hair, if you are using hot water on a regular basis, it will harm your hair. Water should neither be cold or warm, it should be temperature suitable, however using water at room temperature is always better.
Avoid sunrays and modify your lifestyle accordingly. You need to protect your hair from everything that damages your scalp. Drink more water, you should be drinking water every 3 to 4 hours, DuskySkin Experts suggest drinking water before and after you sleep. Our body needs water to perform its functions at the optimum levels, similarly, our hair needs water to stay healthy. During summer, you must be consuming more water for a better you and your hair.
Do not scratch hard, in fact, it is better to do a light massage at the itchy part of the scalp. Itching is common if you have dandruff, you need to keep your fingers away from your hair. Aggressive itching can lead to scalp infections, that may make conditions worse.
Dandruff is a recurring scalp condition, you have to take care of your hair for a longer period of time to get rid of dandruff. For African American hair, you need to wash more frequent, it is normal to wash a couple of times a month if you do not have dandruff.
Your hair needs care and to get rid of dandruff, you need to clean your hair more often. Selecting a sulfate-free shampoo is a better idea as it will protect your scalp from further damage. Be gentle while cleaning your hair, never use nails on your scalp during a shampoo.
Stop using hair styling and cosmetics to your hair. Many of these products have non-natural ingredients that may lead to scalp infections. If you are using hair care product that is low in pH, this is also harmful if you use it for a longer duration of time.
Add Zinc in your diet, you can even take multivitamins that contain Zinc for better results. This will give life to hair and you will notice a decent improvement. All major brands are using Zinc to benefit their customers.
If you have any questions related to dandruff and scalp infections, just post in the comment section and my team will respond with details.
Team – Dusky Skin