Dandruff can pose a problem for you in many ways. First you may not wear your favorite black dress or black suit out of fear that someone will see all of those flakes sitting on your shoulders.
Secondly it can irritate you like crazy because it will cause itching that can seem impossible to stop. Can it also cause your hair to fall out?
Often times dandruff is linked to thinning hair and general hair loss in men and women. It does however seem to plague men the most. To suffer with a loss of hair and dandruff at the same time can appear like a nightmare.
It's important that you choose the right steps to combat both problems in order to lessen the damage and get on the road to restored hair growth. Actually what you use on your hair to treat baldness could be the problem.
Take for example hair loss products like minoxidil. It is a strong chemical and is very much full of alcohol. Any hair care product whether it's hair spray, gel or some other styling product can irritate your scalp if it contains alcohol.
Be very careful of the products you use and check the ingredient labels to steer clear of alcohol.
What about washing your hair everyday to combat dandruff? Or do you simply avoid washing your hair out of fear that all of it will fall out?
It's a total myth that if you wash your hair every day your hair will fall out faster. How often do you do this makes little difference in the amount of hair you lose. It's downright important to shampoo daily when you are dealing with dandruff because the condition will get worse if you do not.
Dandruff can indirectly affect hair loss if it is so severe that it blocks your follicles, but this is rarely the case. Often times mechanical hair loss occurs when a person scratches so much and so hard that they weakened the follicles.
Dandruff Cures For Added Hair Growth
If you must use a shampoo to fight off dandruff, make sure that it is infused with zinc. At the same time be weary of those that contain sodium laureth sulfate which is linked to thinning hair.
What I recommend is the use of coconut oil as a scalp massaging stimulant. Massage it into all areas of your scalp where dandruff is prevalent. Leave it on overnight and then wash away the next morning using an organic type shampoo.