How to tackle dandruff

What’s the worst thing that accompanies dandruff? Consciously avoiding wearing anything black. Looking like you just witnessed a snowfall. Or that whatever you do, dandruff always finds its way back. Our obvious guess is all three! So, if your search history resembles, ‘How to reduce dandruff?’ or ‘How to treat itchy scalp?’, you’re in tremendous luck. Because what you’ll read ahead, not only helps you reduce but also prevents these terrible twos from compromising your hair and scalp health

What Causes Dandruff?

When something is so persistent, one can get curious as to why it is caused in the first place. Itchy scalp and flakiness can be the result of either of these factors - irritated/oily/dry scalp, or due to the buildup of a yeastlike fungus called Malassezia. A concoction of these can anger the scalp, which then leads to visible white flakes and that constant, annoying itch. 

What Ingredients Can Help With Dandruff Prevention? 

No matter what problem at hand, nature always has the answer. And this one calls for two very specific ones - tea tree oil and vetiver. Starting with the latter, vetiver also called ‘khus’ is packed with anti-microbial properties. This fragrant essential oil easily seeps into hair follicles to reduce dryness, soothe scalp irritation and offer moisturization.

Tea tree oil, on the other hand, has always been at the forefront of the battle against dandruff. Its high amount of anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory elements, curb greasiness as well as the growth of dandruff-causing fungus. 

4-Step Scalp-Purifying Hair Care Routine

Now that your scalp is angry and under attack, it needs a ton of TLC to undo the damage. Giving it a thorough and meticulous ‘scalp detox’ will nip the issue at roots (pun intended). For this, we’d trust our 4-step scalp purifying regime. 

Step 1: Anti-Dandruff Serum

It’s not every day that 100% users backup a scalp serum that prevents the re-occurrence of dandruff and soothed itchy scalp in 14 days! But then, they aren’t our Tea Tree & Rosemary Scalp Serum. While you catch your precious Zzz, the potent plant extracts work extra hard to rid you of those pesky white flakes.

Tea tree oil anti dandruff scalp serum

How To Use

Take 5-7 drops of the scalp serum and massage it well into the scalp. For optimum results, leave it overnight. 

Step 2: Anti-Dandruff Scalp Scrub

Just like your skin, your scalp too needs a deep exfoliation from time to time. And what better than our Tea Tree Oil & Peppermint Scalp Scrub to get the job done! The super tiny walnut shell powder offers unmatched exfoliation by ridding the scalp of dead skin cells, dirt and impurities. With the added benefits of tea tree and peppermint oil, the dandruff prevention benefits of this scalp scrub are applaud-worthy!

Tea tree oil anti dandruff scalp scrub

How To Use

Neatly section your hair and apply a sufficient quantity of the scrub to your roots. Massage well and rinse off with lukewarm water. 

Step 3: Scalp Purifying Shampoo

Take a sprint towards a cleaner, healthier scalp with our Tea Tree, Peppermint & Vetiver Sulfate Free Purifying Shampoo. Packed with ultra-refreshing and anti-flake ingredients, this shampoo hits the reset button on your scalp, each time you use it. Free of parabens, dyes and sulphates, this beauty is ideal for all hair types. Oh, did we mention that it has a very calming fragrance? An ideal add-on for your shampoo day.

Tea tree sulphate free shampoo

How To Use

Take enough quantity of the shampoo and apply it evenly on your damp scalp. Massage it well for 1-2 minutes and rinse off. Repeat if required.

Step 4: Hydrating Conditioner

Our Tea Tree, Peppermint & Vetiver Paraben Free Purifying Conditioner is the answer to parched, damaged and troubled hair. All you gotta do is sit back and watch the magic of coconut oil, tea tree oil and fresh Haitian vetiver unfold! Just 5 minutes later, you’ll notice your hair to be dramatically softer and shinier.

Tea tree conditioner

How To Use

Squeeze out excess water from your hair using a microfiber towel. Take enough quantity of the conditioner and apply it only on the lengths, focusing on the ends. Let it sit for 3-5 minutes and then rinse well. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q.1: How can I permanently get rid of dandruff?

A. Maintaining and following an anti-dandruff routine is of utmost importance. Incorporating ingredients like tea tree oil and vetiver will help visibly reduce and prevent pesky white flakes as well as control itchiness. Along with that, one must also ensure to protect their scalp and hair from pollution and UV damage.

Q.2: How and when to use a scalp scrub?

A. Scalp scrubs offer a deeper and thorough cleanse, and thus must be used once every 5-10 hair washes. Saturate your hair with water, section them neatly and then apply the scrub to the roots. Massage well and then rinse off. You should then follow it up with an anti-dandruff shampoo. 

Q.3: What is the difference between dry scalp and dandruff?

A. Those with dry skin tend to have dry scalp, where one may notice dry flakes shedding from their scalp. These are smaller, whiter and can cause itching. Dandruff flakes, on the other hand, can be oily and slightly yellow-tinged.




Written by Rhea Shah on Nov 02, 2023