What are anti-dandruff hair oils?

Anti-dandruff hair oils

Anti-dandruff hair oils

We all have faced dandruff at least once in our lives and we know how bad it can get not only for our hair but also for our self-confidence. Dandruff can make the scalp flaky, itchy, and oily which can make us feel anxious and underconfident. 

After trying everything in your power for dandruff do you still feel that it has become a part of your life? Then worry not as we are here to give you some tips and tricks that are going to change your life forever. 

Your hair care routine plays a very important role in controlling your dandruff and we will give you some ways you can amp up your hair care routine to save your hair from dandruff. 

Is oiling appropriate for dandruff?  

Dandruff can be referred to as the tiny white flakes on your scalp that can fall of on your clothes and make you uncomfortable. These white flakes are mere dead skin cells that fall off because the scalp is dry, itchy, and red at times.

Dandruff does not also happen due to bad hair care or poor hair quality it can also be a result of dry weather conditions, hair colors, or chemically infused hair care products that have reacted on your scalp. It is advised not to skip hair washes as this can increase the flakes in your scalp and can increase the buildup. Dandruff can be seen at its peak during the winter months, it can also be triggered under high levels of stress. 

A lot of people who suffer from dandruff try to avoid oiling their hair while others like to oil their hair to keep it nourished and hydrated at all times. The natural oil or the sebum produced in your hair attracts dirt and gets mixed with existing dandruff which is a major cause of itching. If you do not oil the scalp then it can also make it dry and alleviate the flakes.

The best way to oil your hair if you have dandruff is to come to a common ground, oiling your hair once every week and washing it off with a gentle shampoo will do the trick for you. Oiling every once a week keeps your helps in boosting blood circulation to the scalp and keep the hair follicles nourished and hydrated at all times. 

Oils alone can not help you in combatting dandruff, you need to 

Use an anti-dandruff shampoo as well. A lot of oils in the market may carry ingredients that can inflate dandruff so be very careful in choosing the right oil for your scalp. 

The ideal oil for dandruff prone hair 

Well, finding the ideal oil for dandruff-prone hair is an issue, however, worry not we have the perfect list that will help you in finding just the right fit. 

  • Should be able to balance oil or sebum production on the scalp
  • Should be able to maintain the balance of the pH levels of the scalp
  • Should have a moisturizing and cooling effect on the scalp
  • Should contain antimicrobial ingredients that will help in fighting dandruff
  • You must look for oils that are light-textured, non-sticky, and chemical-free, heavy oils may clog the scalp pores.

Natural oils are the best when dealing with dandruff you can always rely on coconut, eucalyptus, lemon oil, sunflower, and almond oil as they not only help in fighting dandruff but also keep the scalp nourished. 

You can also use a combination of mustard, sesame, and tea tree oil, or a combination of argan oil and apricot oil, all of them help in controlling dandruff and reducing it over time. 

While buying oil for your dandruff-prone scalp make sure that all the oils are authentic and do not have any synthetic product in them, oils with fragrance may also be a thing to keep in mind. Avoid buying oils without reading their description and how they are extracted.

Let us now see how you can apply the oil to your scalp.

  • Start by taking a few drops of your oil in your palms
  • Massage the oil gently into your scalp with your fingertips in a circular motion, give a good massage for about 10-15 minutes so all the oil is absorbed by the scalp. 
  • For best results, you can either leave it on for three hours or if you have time then we would recommend overnight.
  • Wash it off with a mild shampoo.
  • You can follow up with a nourishing conditioner

Things to avoid after oiling your hair:

  • It is always suggested that you avoid combing your hair right after oiling as your hair is more prone to breakage.
  • Do not make tight hairstyles after oiling your scalp as they are prone to breakage
  • Avoid layering your scalp with more products after oiling 
  • Stay away from heat styling your hair after oiling and let them absorb all the goodness of oil.

Take Away 

Oiling is a very important part of our tradition. Oiling can make any situation better may it be dandruff, hair fall, or anything that you are suffering from, we hope you like all the information we shared above. Make sure you oil your scalp at least once a week to get all the benefits. 

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