Dandruff is pretty much a guaranteed bad hair day. As a common annoyance that loads of us deal with during our lives, I've decided to teach you about the best natural shampoos to help control dandruff.
Seeing dandruff flakes all through your hair and even on your clothes is a horrible sight to behold. Embarrassing to the point of being self-conscious, dandruff can happen to anyone. What you may not know is that dandruff has nothing to do with hygiene or even how well you wash your hair! Staying on top of dandruff requires natural hair care, especially with mainstream dandruff treatments often containing harsh ingredients and irritants that could be doing more harm than good.
What causes Dandruff?
According to Better Health, about 50% of the population will deal with dandruff during their lifetime. Dandruff is often caused when regular skin cell turnover in the scalp becomes disrupted. This can cause skin cells to clump together rather than being shed one by one, producing what we call dandruff flakes.
How to prevent and control dandruff
The best way to prevent and control dandruff is to treat it as a skin concern. Which means a gentle touch is a must. Regular shampooing with a mild, natural dandruff shampoo can help prevent, minimise, and control dandruff by gently lifting away excess flakes. Natural shampoos address dryness (a contributor to dandruff) by nourishing the scalp with richly hydrating and moisturising ingredients.
Natural anti-dandruff shampoo
Ethique Heali Kiwi - Shampoo for Dandruff or Scalp Problems
One of my favourite, and all-time best selling, natural anti-dandruff shampoo is the Ethique Heali Kiwi - Shampoo for Dandruff or Scalp Problems. Ethique Heali Kiwi shampoo is unique as it comes in a solid form, just like an old-fashioned soap bar! You simply work it into your hair, and it lathers up just like traditional shampoo. The significant difference is that it uses gentle ingredients like Kiwifruit, Manuka Oil, Oats, Calendula, and Lavender that are powerful enough to kill the microbes which can cause inflammation, dandruff flakes and the dreaded itchy scalp. Find out more about why you need to try this shampoo bar.
Mineral Fusion Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
Another great natural option is the Mineral Fusion Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, which is formulated with 2% Salicylic Acid to help exfoliate away build-up and control dandruff flaking. Salicylic Acid is a fantastic exfoliant, which is why it is often found in our skincare products too. This nourishing formula also contains mineral-rich Clay to help absorb excess oil that causes dry, flaky skin on the scalp to stick together, while Vitamin B5 hydrates and conditions hair.
100% Pure Healthy Scalp Shampoo
The 100% Pure Healthy Scalp Shampoo is another popular choice for dandruff control as it focuses on the scalp's health, not just the hair. This natural shampoo cleanses and moisturises the scalp, thanks to refreshing ingredients specially formulated for dry and sensitive scalps like Burdock and Neem.
Black Chicken Remedies Dry Shampoo
For dandruff control in-between washes, I can't go past the Black Chicken Remedies Dry Shampoo. While it isn't technically a dandruff treatment, the natural ingredients are so nourishing, it still gets the job done! The absorbent bamboo and Diatomaceous Earth soak up excess oils, while Clary Sage works to cleanse and moisturise the scalp to help control dandruff.
Read more about how to treat dandruff naturally here!
Source: Better Health.