5 Proven Ways & A Final Goodbye To Dandruff Terror/Smelly Scalp!

GirlStyle on 15 May 2018

The scalp is prone to a variety of problems, including dry skin, fungal infections, skin cancer and chronic skin conditions, such as psoriasis and eczema. An unhealthy scalp can lead to thin and broken hair, dandruff or oily hair. Get your hair care routine right! 

Ever wonder why you feel so refreshed after a hair wash at a salon? Many people are missing this one important haircare tip: Scalp Care! This might be the hair's salvation for dandruff terror and smelly scalp.

Healthier scalp and hair?
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Anti-dandruff shampoos are great. Yet in the long run, the harsh chemicals will cause dryness. Imagine this, the chemicals are constantly fighting with your healthy scalp; A mini warfare on your scalp. If you understand crispy hair, you know what I'm talking about. The best shampoos for your scalp are those with pH values between 4.5 to 5.5, natural to your scalp.

Picture taken from Reader's Digest
Photo from Reader's Digest

Shampooing hair everyday does not guarantee a clean scalp/healthy hair. In reality, even the basic routine of shampoo and conditioner is not good enough. In Singapore, the air pollution and the heat of the day can cause our pores to clog and retain dirt quickly.

Scalp care is necessary and here are 5 ways to counter this flaky war!

1. DIY Scalp Care: Make A Baking Soda Hair Wash

Picture taken from oh whimsical me
Photo from ohwhimsicalme

If you have sensitive scalp that respond with dandruff no matter what products you use, DIY a less harsh alternative. Mix about 1 tbsp. baking soda with 1 cup warm water. Rinse off with diluted apple cider vinegar. This helps to remove buildup caused by dirt, pollution, shampoos, conditioners and other hair products.

DIY is often the best solution despite a smaller price tag.

2.  Exfoliating Treatment Mask For Scalp : Kiehl's Exfoliating Scalp Treatment.

Kiehl's Exfoliating Scalp Treatment
Photo from Kiehl's Exfoliating Scalp Treatment

Picture taken from plussizedkitten
Photo from plussizekitten

This is a highly raved scalp care product featured on many beauty websites. Natural ingredients such as micronized apricot and argan exfoliators are the main point of difference. Use it once or twice a week, or a month at least. Massage your scalp, leave it on for 5 minutes, wash it off and you'll feel clean and ready for a hair-flipping time.

3. Scalp Oil: SheaMoisture Organic African Black Soap Dandruff & Dry Scalp Elixir

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The African black soap is known to have antibacterial properties that help to relieve dryness, rashes and treat acne breakouts. Coupled with oil and other ingredients, this product is worth a try and gentle on your scalp. Use this on top of your usual hair routine. It will completely nourish and moisture your hair in the long run. You're well on your way to say goodbye to dry flaky scalp and finally welcome long healthy luscious locks without the subtle snow whites(pun intended) teehee.

4. Activating Scalp Shampoo

Sebamed scalp activating shampoo
Photo from Sebamed scalp activating shampoo

There are products more effective than others on the market. A reason being the presence of active ingredients. (Like live lactic acid bacteria present in yakult) This is a key to break out of certain beauty woes; Look out for active ingredients in the products that you buy! Use this Sebamed shampoo in replacement of your usual shampoo.

5. Professional Hair Exfoliation for VERY DRY SCALP
(Viewer's Discretion: It's either disgusting or very satisfying)

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"Fight fire with fire," they say. If you want to completely rid off the dirts in your scalp. Approach a salon and ask if they offer this service. If you travel often, I strongly recommend you to do this once every month to prevent long-term hair problems due to travelling.

If you want to find out more about scalp-related issues, you may read up at here .

Text by: Girlsdaily SG