I’ve met hundreds of people both men and women who face a huge dandruff problem… And constantly talk about hair loss in the same breath. On its own there is no link between the two .. Facing hair fall doesn’t necessarily mean you have dandruff … rather constant and aggressive scratching is the actual culprit behind it. As you often scratch your scalp to relieve itching, it weakens your hair roots causing your hair to fall out. That’s the only link. Dandruff is a chronic and most common scalp condition presented in the form of white flakes which appear on the scalp. These flakes result in itching. This is dry dandruff..when the flakes mix with oil it becomes oily dandruff. Vigorous scratching ultimately leads to hair fall.
However Dermatitis is a scalp skin condition which causes both dandruff and hair loss and it is believed that most people, who suffer from hair loss problems, also suffer from some version or the other of dermatitis!
Symptoms of dermatitis include inflammation, swelling, itching, burning sensation and redness. Severe dermatitis can also produce blisters, crusting and scaling of skin.
Some of the common causes are an allergic reaction, certain environmental conditions, irritants, accumulation of toxins in the body, nutritional deficiencies, and genetics. People who have thin or dry skin are more prone to dermatitis.
Coconut Oil: The amazing antimicrobial and moisturising properties of coconut oil can greatly help deal with the problem of dermatitis. It can significantly reduce redness, scaling and dryness within a few days.
Gently apply some warm coconut oil on the affected area to soften the skin. For best results, use virgin coconut oil.
Apple Cider Vinegar: Another effective ingredient that can be used for treating dermatitis is apple cider vinegar. It will relieve inflammation and itchiness.
Mix equal parts of apple cider vinegar and water. Use a cotton ball to apply this solution on the affected skin. Allow it to sit for about 30 minutes, and then rinse off.
Another option is to consume two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar mixed in a glass of water two or three times daily.
Aloe Vera: Aloe vera is widely used in the treatment of inflammatory skin conditions like dermatitis. This will help to restore the pH balance of your skin and relieve the itching sensation and skin irritation.
Apply fresh aloe vera gel several times a day for a few months to get rid of dermatitis.
You can also drink a few ounces of aloe vera juice to enjoy healthy and glowing skin.
Vitamin E: One of the best and easiest remedies for dermatitis is vitamin E oil. This oil promotes healing and provides relief from itching and inflammation.
So, apply vitamin E oil on your skin, especially at night before going to bed. You can also try lotions and creams containing vitamin E.
Regular consumption of foods rich in vitamin E, such as sunflower seeds, wheat germ oil, peanut butter and corn, can also help prevent eczema.
Honey: Honey is a very commonly used ingredient that can help reduce the inflammatory condition of the skin. It also has antiseptic and antibacterial properties.
Mix equal parts of raw honey, beeswax and olive oil. Heat the mixture in a double-boiler to make an ointment. When it cools, apply it to your skin and leave it on for several hours. Do this daily for several weeks to notice positive improvement in your skin condition.