How to Get Rid of Dandruff Really Fast

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How to Get Rid of Dandruff Really Fast
Flake-free hair is a step or two away. (hair image by from

White flakes caused by dandruff are embarrassing, but you don't have to keep hiding behind light-coloured shirts. Dandruff isn't curable, but it is easily managed. And it's possible to do it in a jiffy if you know the source of your flakes. Dandruff has many causes, the most common of which is a yeast called Pityrosporum ovale. Overactive oil glands, stress and a high sugar intake also can trigger or exacerbate dandruff on your scalp.

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Things you need

  • Skin moisturiser or hair conditioner
  • Shampoo
  • Vitamins or supplements

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    Moisturise your scalp. Massage skin moisturiser or oil into your scalp a half hour before bathing and follow it with a moisturising conditioner.

  2. 2

    Change shampoos. If your scalp is oily, switch to a shampoo formulated for oily hair. Also, use cold water when shampooing your hair. It closes pores and relieves the flaking problem.

  3. 3

    Skip the sugar. High sugar intake can cause dandruff. Take a high potency B-complex to relieve the dandruff.

  4. 4

    Take fish oil supplements. Poor nutrition, especially a deficiency in zinc or omega-3 fatty acids, can cause those white flakes.

  5. 5

    Relax and get some rest. High stress and lack of sleep also can cause dandruff.

  6. 6

    Keep the blow dryer at a safe distance. Blow-drying can dry out the scalp and cause dandruff. Hold your hair dryer at least 10 inches from your scalp.

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