While dandruff is very common, it doesn’t make it any less frustrating to live with. Not only is dandruff unsightly but it can also be itchy, painful and may even lead to hair loss in some more extreme cases.
With this said, it’s important to use a shampoo that doesn’t irritate your scalp and instead helps to moisturise and nourish it. While there are a range of bottled anti-dandruff shampoos on the market, shampoo bars may actually be a much more effective solution. Shampoo bars are all natural and feature no harsh chemicals, making them kinder on the scalp and reducing dandruff.
What causes dandruff?
The most prominent cause of dandruff is dry skin, a common issue amongst those who use shampoos which feature harsh chemicals, parabens and preservatives, all of which can play havoc with sensitive scalps.
Other common causes include eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, irritated or oily skin and even stress. With so many known causes, it’s no surprise that the majority of us will deal with dandruff at some point.
What are the symptoms of dandruff?
Skin flakes on your scalp, hair, eyebrows, beard or moustache are the most telling symptom of dandruff. If you have noticed skin flakes showing up on your clothes, it’s likely that you have dandruff.
You’ll probably also find that your scalp is noticeably scaly and crusty, as well as feeling itchy or irritated.
H2: Can dandruff be permanently cured?
Unfortunately, dandruff can’t be cured – or, at least, nobody has found a cure for dandruff just yet. However, dandruff can be controlled by using gentle shampoos and conditioners and ensuring that you wash your hair on a regular basis. Doing this consistently should make your dandruff more manageable.
Ingredients which are good for dandruff
Certain ingredients have been found to help manage dandruff when incorporated into your haircare routine:
- Tea tree oil – tea tree oil has natural antifungal properties that make it ideal for dealing with fungal scalp conditions
- Coconut oil – coconut oil contains fatty acids that help to ease scalp irritation and rebalance the scalp’s microbiome
- Aloe vera – aloe vera gel has a moisturising effect on dry skin, helping to ease the irritation caused by dandruff
Best shampoo bars for dandruff
Lavender & Tea Tree
Our Lavender & Tea Tree Shampoo Bar is packed full of ingredients that work to relieve the effects of dandruff. Not only is lavender a naturally soothing agent but the castor oil, coconut oil and olive oil give this bar rich moisturising properties while tea tree oil works its magic with its natural anti-fungal properties.
If it’s simplicity that you’re looking for, look no further than our moisturising Fragrance Free Shampoo Bar. This bar is free from any common irritants and is fragrance free, with olive oil, castor oil and coconut oil chosen for their famous natural conditioning properties.