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Organic Solutions for Dandruff

Dandruff A common scalp ailment that causes excessive flaking and itching of the scalp.

Condition overview

  • Formally known as seborrheic dermatitis, dandruff is a very common scalp ailment that causes excessive flaking and itching of the skin.
  • The chronic condition, more common in men than women, is rarely serious but can be annoying and cause self-esteem issues.
  • Known as "cradle cap" in infants, seborrheic dermatitis can also affect other parts of the body.
  • The fungus malassezia is a known cause of dandruff. A small amount of malassezia is normally present on the skin, but it can cause problems in high concentrations.
  • Eczema or psoriasis may also cause dandruff.

Key ingredient to look for

  • Tea Tree oil

    Tea Tree oil

    Taken from the leaves of the Australian tea tree, this antiseptic, antibiotic and antifungal oil has been used for centuries to calm the scalp and reduce dandruff.

  • Rosemary

    Rosemary

    Invigorating, warming and stimulating, rosemary increases circulation, improves blood flow, while regenerating and nurturing the scalp.

Alternative recommendations

  • Avoid overusing styling products, including sprays, gels and mousses, that create build up on the scalp.
  • A nutritious diet rich in zinc, B vitamins and healthy fats may help prevent dandruff.
  • Small, controlled amounts of sunlight have been known to reduce dandruff. Just be careful with the amount of exposure and avoid getting a sunburn.

Recommendations

For an even more intensive treatment, add a few drops of Tea Tree Oil to any of the following products.

Dr.Hauschka  Neem Hair Lotion
Dr.Hauschka Neem Hair Lotion Can be used as a leave-in treatment to strengthen hair, prevent dandruff and nurture the scalp.
Erbaviva  Cradle Cap Oil
Erbaviva Cradle Cap Oil Gently, yet effectively removes flakes and hydrates scalp with a moisturizing blend of oils and rosemary extract.
Dr.Hauschka Neem Hair Oil
Dr.Hauschka Neem Hair Oil A powerful treatment to harmonize the function of the scalp and protect vulnerable skin.
John Masters Zinc & Sage Shampoo with Conditioner
John Masters Zinc & Sage Shampoo with Conditioner Zinc and sage, both natural scalp regulators, treat itching and flaking caused by over-drying products and cold weather.
Weleda  Rosemary Hair Oil
Weleda Rosemary Hair Oil Stimulates hair follicles while deeply treating and hydrating the scalp. Contains clover blossoms and burdock root.