Tuesday, February 21, 2012
No More Snowflakes...
Nothing worse than someone having 'snowflakes' that are NOT snowflakes on their shoulders, right? The 'snowflakes' that are NOT snowflakes are dandruff. Dandruff is defined as the flakiness on the scalp, a symptom of a condition called seborrheic dermatitis, an inflammation of the scalp. Dandruff occurs when a kind of yeast feeds off the natural oils in our skin, especially in areas that produce a lot of sebum (oil secretions) like the scalp. The yeast breaks down the oil and leaves behind 'snowflakes' that are NOT really snowflakes.
To prevent 'snowflakes' that are NOT snowflakes from taking over your life, follow the simple tips below. I promise, you'll be glad you did.
Enjoy and see you at the TOP!
Tip 1: Do not overload on products that contain alcohol, like gel or hair spray. They will only exacerbate the dryness.
Tip 2: Do not apply oil directly to the scalp. Oils cover the scales but they do not treat them. Only use oil on your ends.
Tip 3: Do not use a rat tail comb to part and scratch. Parting and scratching irritates the scalp and damages your hair.