My struggle with dandruff

For years I have had no problems with dandruff, but in the last couple of months, it’s become a problem. It seems to me that dandruff has become a taboo topic and that people, especially girls, are avoiding to talk about. My fight with dandruff still lasts and I hope to help one of you with some of my tips.

About a year ago, I noticed the occurrence of dandruff. At that time I was recovering from a tonsillectomy and my immunity was very weak. I could not eat properly so I could not bring into my own organism healthy foods that contribute to healthy and shiny hair. My hair ruthlessly fallen out because of all the antibiotics I had and I believe that antibiotics are to blame for today’s condition.


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That time I was lucky, I put henna on my hair and all of the problems disappeared from my scalp. Henna is an organic color, naturally purifies and strengthens the hair and strengthens the root of hair. My hair is rejuvenated after each use of the henna, it has a healthy shine and it grows faster. I put the henna on my hair about 2-3 times a year, I do not need to use it more often because I do not have gray hair. A month or two ago I put on the henna and I thought that would solve my problem with the dandruff again, but it did not.

At the time of the appearance of dandruff, I decided to reduce the amount of products to a minimum and thus eliminate the potential producers of dandruff. I can not say that a certain product is guilty of charge, but I can say that an often use of aggressive shampoos has contributed a lot. I managed to reduce the oil secretion, which is what anyone with oily hair wants, instead I have contributed to drying the scalp and causing the dandruff. I have to say that my hair despite everything is still in very good condition and it looks really nice. It grows very fast and looks healthy.

I tried everything. From shampoos against dandruff and putting coconut oil on my scalp to various hair masks, barely nothing helps me. Over time, I realized what was right for me, and now I keep it under control. Now, I’ll give you a few things I’ve implemented into my hair care routine:

  1. I stopped using aggressive shampoos – all those deep cleansing shampoos are in the past for me (including Head & Shoulders)
  2. I wash my hair with lukewarm water because I feel that hot water is even more irritating to my scalp
  3. I started putting vinegar, baking soda and tea tree oil (not at the same time) on my scalp, it helps me to break down the build up dandruff and to deep clean my scalp
  4. I use dry shampoo in very small quantities, only when I really need it, it too much dries out my scalp
  5. When I hair dry, I try to direct as little heat as possible to my scalp, and I regularly comb my hair in light movements without pulling it out
Vinegar + baking soda

From hair products I currently use Cien Professional Keratin Hair Shampoo and a hair mask from the same line. Sometimes I wash my hair with the L’Oreal Extraordinary Clay Shampoo, but that’s a bit rare. Most often I use a leave in regenerator, and currently it is Nivea Hairmilk or L’Oreal Double Elixir.

Most of the time I stop at that and if I feel my hair needs more care, then I also add the Avon Advance Techniques Silky Hair serum. I only have one dry shampoo right now, which is Syoss Anti-Grease. I use it very rarely because of the fear of getting dandruff, but it’s among my favorite dry shampoos.

Tea tree oil + baking soda

My story goes on and if in the meantime, I find another way to remove dandruff, I’ll let you know. If one of you is also struggling with the same problem, I encourage you to write to me. You do not have to go public if you do not want, you can email me, contact me on Instagram or Facebook. If you have any advice or a product, share it! Every help is welcome, not only to me, but to others as well.

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