How Can I Prevent Flaking?
There are certain steps that you can take can reduce your risk of flaking.
Good hair hygiene - Healthy hygiene habits can improve dandruff. When your hair is not washed frequently, oil build-up can increase scalp flaking. If dandruff is the culprit behind your flaking scalp, wash your hair daily to keep up with oil production. Make sure to rinse your hair thoroughly of shampooing products so that your skin is clean and free of product build-up.
Shampoo products are key - The shampoo you use is imperative to your scalp and hair health. If your flaking is caused by dry scalp, use a mild soap to minimize dryness from chemicals and a hydrating conditioner to restore moisture in your skin. There are many over-the-counter (OTC) products that aim to treat flaking skin caused by dandruff. These shampoos primarily contain either antifungals or acids. Dandruff shampoos that serve to treat abnormal levels of melassezia may contain pyrithione zinc, selenium sulfide, or ketoconazole. Salicylic acid and coal tar are also primary ingredients found in some OTC shampoo products. These shampoos aim to remove scaly skin before it has the opportunity to flake onto your hair and shoulders. If you choose to treat your dandruff with OTC shampoos, it is important to follow directions carefully on how and when to use the product.
There are side effects to OTC shampoos that you should consider when shopping for dandruff relief. Firstly, some shampoos that aim to remove scaly skin in fact create more dryness and dandruff due to the acid in the product. Secondly, some people develop a tolerance to OTC shampoo products and find they have to switch products frequently in order to gain control over their frustrating dandruff. Thirdly, shampooing products may discolor your skin or hair. And finally, some people who have used OTC shampoos have experienced hair loss.
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Consider tea tree oil - If you are looking for a natural remedy for flaking, some people find that tea tree oil relieves itching and flaking. However, tea tree oil may cause burning or even an allergic reaction. If you want to try tea tree oil, first consider applying it in a small area on your arm to ensure you do not react negatively to this product.
Avoid harsh cosmetic procedures on your hair - Cosmetic chemical treatments, such as hair coloring and permanents, can worsen flaking and hair loss. Similarly, products that contain oils to increase shine can worsen dandruff.
Sun exposure - A little bit of time in the sun every day can do wonders for your skin and hair health. Indeed, sunlight can improve other skin issues including eczema. As always, it is important to limit sun exposure and wear a good sunscreen to reduce your risk of skin cancer.
Lifestyle modifications - Stress can wreak havoc on your body, including your skin. Many people with flaky skin find that it worsens when they are stressed or tired. Yoga, exercise, good sleep hygiene, and a healthy diet can be great tools to reduce stress in your life.
Hydrate - One of the primary causes of a flaky scalp is dry skin. Drink plenty of water to moisturize from the inside out.
Dandruff and dry skin can accompany you throughout your life. And indeed, they can worsen with age. Establishing healthy habits and finding a good product that can restore health back into your scalp and hair is key for controlling flaking and feeling your best. Shop our collection of dandruff-fighting shampoos to get rid of embarrassing flaking and itching, and regain your confidence.
Disclaimer: This is not medical advice, does not take the place of medical advice from your physician, and is not intended to treat or cure any disease. Patients should see a qualified medical provider for assessment and treatment.