While there are several potential causes of dandruff, some of the most common are:
While anti-dandruff shampoos can appear to temporarily relieve dandruff symptoms, their potentially harsh synthetic ingredients may actually exacerbate an irritated, dry and itchy scalp. One ingredient often found in anti-dandruff shampoo is coal tar. It is used to treat two causes of dandruff - psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis. As the name suggests, coal tar is a by-product of coal and is also used for industrial purposes. There are many side effects to the topical use of coal tar, including skin irritation and allergic reactions, sun sensitivity and skin discolouration. Other harmful chemicals commonly present in anti-dandruff shampoos include Propylene Glycol (PG) and Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) which have been reported to be skin and eye irritants. Parabens are another common ingredient known to irritate the skin.
Haircare products containing only natural ingredients derived from botanical sources don’t contain any nasty, harmful chemicals and also provide a host of benefits to the health of your hair and scalp. Not only can you reduce and control dandruff, the nourishing plant-based ingredients in natural haircare products leave your hair shining with good health and vitality. Better still - they are safe for the whole family to use on all hair types, including sensitive scalps.
The best natural treatment for dandruff is one that gets to the root of the problem! A dry scalp can lead to an abundance of dead skin cells which shed at a rapid rate, causing that unsightly snowflake effect on your hair and dark clothing. This can easily be remedied using shampoos that have ultra-moisturising, naturally-sourced, botanic ingredients which nourish and deeply hydrate the scalp and hair from root to tip.
Sensitivities to common synthetic chemicals in haircare and household products can also cause the scalp to become dry, irritated, scaly and flaky. The solution? Firstly, brushing the hair frequently and washing regularly with a natural, deeply hydrating shampoo can successfully treat dandruff without resorting to harsh anti-dandruff products containing synthetic chemicals. Natural Instinct’s truly natural Anti-Dandruff dual-action system is 100% free of over 400 harsh chemicals and delivers significant moisture, vitamins and nutrients to the hair and scalp for the effective, natural reduction and control of dandruff.
Anti-dandruff shampoos and even your every-day shampoos and conditioners contain harsh chemicals which can cause sensitive skin to become irritated, inflamed and flaky. Reducing and controlling dandruff with natural, plant-based shampoos and conditioners which are sulphate free, pH balanced, free from artificial colours and fragrances and 100% synthetically chemical-free is often the answer for people with sensitive skin. Natural Instinct’s anti-dandruff range, including Shampoo & Conditioner duo gently cleanse while infusing moisture and plant-based nutrients deep into the scalp and hair shaft. They are gentle enough to use on a daily basis and contain none of the known skin irritants present in many mass market and anti-dandruff haircare products.
Ultra-moisturising botanic ingredients such as Sweet Almond Oil and Soybean Biolipid Complex, contain natural vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids which combine with other powerful botanic sources and essential oils to nourish and hydrate the hair and scalp. The scalp is stimulated, moisturised and protected helping to prevent the accumulation of dry, dead skin cells which then flake off as dandruff. Tea Tree Oil, Thyme and a 100% natural eco-cert ingredient in the Anti-Dandruff range, thoroughly work to cleanse the scalp, reducing and controlling dandruff.
The beauty of natural treatments for dandruff is that you can continue to use them long term. The harsh synthetic chemicals in most anti-dandruff treatments are harsh and can be a further source of irritation. While they may work temporarily, the dandruff often returns once you switch back to a normal shampoo. Continued use of the nourishing ingredients in Natural Instinct’s haircare products gently cleanse and improve the health of your hair, controlling the return of dandruff. They won’t strip your hair of its natural oils so your hair will remain clean and shiny with no forecasted snowflakes.
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