Anti-dandruff shampoos, and the threat they possess

The Conglomeratic illusion

Anti Dandruff ShampoosThe estimated value of the global shampoo industry is said to reach 25.73$ billion by 2019. Divided into the three predominant categories of shampoos, which are cosmetic, herbal and anti-dandruff, the market for more organic and herbal products, have been on an alarming rise due to the increase in toxins that pollute them which slowly poisons us.

The brands you are familiar with profess on how their products aren’t breaking any guidelines in terms of harmful chemicals, but what they don’t want you to know is that these very conspicuous chemicals are present and can and will harm you in the long run. The illusion that you succumb to is the fact that they endorse immediate results and the effectiveness of them unlike any other product.

So naturally we fall prey to their gimmicks and why won’t we, we all want the quick and easy way out without realising how damaging these toxins are for our bodies. According to A C Nielsen, a global information, data and measurement company, estimated that the Indian shampoo industry at INR 14 billion and is growing at the rate of 20% per annum, out of which the Anti-dandruff category grows at 10-20% per annum making it the fastest growing segment. Fact remains, to these conglomerates we are just numbers, a slight dip in the sales due to lack of trust in their products and you’d be bamboozled into another illusion they’d create with everything you want to hear, see and experience.

The one’s that wise up to their pranks, opt for a much logical explanation to trusting their own individual choices. A more organic and natural approach has emerged a new market for products that one can rely upon without much confusion.

The market production for anti-dandruff shampoos from well-known brands have since been diverted as per consumer demand as they attempt to take on a more organic approach to their products. However upcoming herbal and organic brands have since entered the competition making the consumer sit up and notice realise and the difference between them.

Realising their follies now allows them to contemplate to what truly solves their hair woes naturally and safely. Going to the extreme on choosing a chemical laden shampoo for many now seems as the last resort, as the consumer has wised up and would prefer to tackle the issue by grasping a more purer and healthier approach. This works simply by first knowing and understanding the facts behind what’s not good for you. In layman’s terms means, always never forget to read between the fine lines.

Read, Educate and Liberate

Read up on what you would normally disregard to be important. Many of us are attracted by the labels once we see our beloved brand and what we fail to do is to read between the fine lines of the ingredients that are polluting them. Being aware of what allergies, you are susceptible to helps. Which would propel you to instantly read the basic composition of any shampoo that you might decide on buying.

Educating yourself by identifying what chemical ails you is the key to knowing how pure are the products you grow accustomed to trusting blindly. Excessive use of Ketaconazole, the bases of every anti dandruff is the most sinister of them all. Knowing to what extent is permissible for treating oneself with this dubious chemical in imperative. Dermatologist believe temporary use of this would help in controlling dandruff and would never recommend anyone to exceed the required dose as prescribed.

Conglomerates however sing a very different tune, they assuredly promote how the chemical is within limits and should be made a mandatory commodity in tackling dandruff. Sadly, fact remains, what you are lead to believe about them is and never was the complete truth.

Liberate yourself from the illusion that’s been created by the gimmicky advertising that at some point does begin to absolve your better sense to prevail. Neglecting oneself to knowing the difference from what’s real and what’s not quite undoubtedly provokes our bodies and mind to react in a most undesirable outcome. We ourselves refuse to comprehend the obvious gibberish that clouds up our self-defined world, which we all whole heartedly endeavour to purify each and every moment. Learn to respect and honour your body by protecting it from all that attempts to destroy the sacred sanctity of it.

Happy Healing Ya’ll !!!

Recommended Read: How to get rid of dandruff without any chemicals

Defeating dandruff, naturally

Cure Dandruff Naturally with Coconut Oil and Tea Tree Oil

It’s no surprise to know that half of the world’ population is affected by this most common scalp disorder, dandruff in some form or the other ails us, considering due to the erratic lifestyle and drastic environment change that tampers with our immunity system. The Unalluring and irritating factor about Dandruff is, apart from causing a lot of discomfort it affects the way you feel about yourself.

Aesthetically very unpleasing, the Dry flakes that are strewn about, leaves most suffering with it feeling under confidant and in turn they become quite anti-social while constantly being perturbed with low self-esteem. Known to be rare to affect before puberty, however it can still can affect anyone between the ages of ten and twenty and a 40% of people above the age of thirty suffer by it most commonly. What exactly is Dandruff? What causes it and why so many are so frequently affected by it?

Distressing Dandruff

Skin cells die and a fairly small amount of flaking is normal, however over excessive shedding of dead skins cells from the scalp is categorised as dandruff which follows redness and irritation. Seasonal changes effects the severity of dandruff which does get worse during winters. Keratinocyte is the predominant cell in the outmost layer of the skin, which makes up for 90% of cells in that layer, the primary function of Keratinocytes is to form a barrier against bacteria, fungi, viruses, heat, UV radiation and dehydration.

They play a major role in the generation of immunological reactions during dandruff formation. Studies show that perhaps the reason for dandruff are three factors, Skin oil referred as sebaceous secretions, metabolic by products or skin micro – organism (Malassezia yeasts, which is kind of fungi naturally found on skin surfaces of humans and animals) Dry skin, and Allergy sensitivity. So, how does one get affected by these, even when you think you have been following a normal hair care hair routine?

The primary causes that triggers dandruff are:

Seborrheic Dermatitis (oily skin) – A most common cause for dandruff, it affects the scalp and areas of the body which are rich in oil glands. The affected area turns red and the greasy skin is covered with flaky white or yellow scales.

  • Causes – Theories suggests that the cause of this is a weakened immune system and the lack of specific nutrients like zinc, seasonal changes, stress and in some cases due to issues with the nervous system.

  • Malassezia – This fungus thrives on the scalp and irritates it causing more skin cells to grow which die and fall away. The aggravated skin by metabolites of the yeast is majorly the cause of dermatitis.

  • Causes – Humidity, sweating and oily skin.

  • Dry Skin – Dry skin causes small scaly flakes, however redness or inflammation is very unlikely.

  • Cause – Hormonal changes, stress, lack of nutrients such as fatty acids and Vitamin B, seasonal changes and even puberty.

  • Sensitivity – Reactions to certain hair dyes and products can cause red, itchy and scaly scalps.

  • Cause- known as contact dermatitis, is due to an allergic reaction after being exposed to a foreign substance.

  • Tea Tree and Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Nature’s dandruff counteract-ant

    Tea Tree Oil: Named so by the 18th century sailors, who would make tea that would emit an aroma like nutmeg from the these leave that grew on the swampy southeast Australian coast. Used topically as an antiseptic to treat cuts and abrasions, the chemical in the Tea Tree oil, kills bacteria, fungus and controls allergic skin reactions.

    Melaleuca alternifolia the Australian native plant has been used for over 100 years and it’s been documented in various medical studies and is proved to eliminate viruses, bacteria and fungi. The antiseptic and anti- inflammatory properties of Tea tree oil, has been proven extremely effective in soothing dry flaking skin, curing fungus and dandruff.

    Extra Virgin Coconut Oil: unrefined oil is termed as virgin or pure. Virgin coconut oil works wonders for skin and hair care because it contains phytonutrients and Polyphenols.

    • Phytonutrients are chemicals produced by plants that protect them from other insect attacks and radiation from UV rays and the antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties also enhance immunity.

    • Polyphenols are chemicals found in plants that have important health benefits apart from preventing cancer, heart disease and diabetes, it also works as an excellent anti-inflammatory.

    Used extensively for it’s remarkable conditioning abilities while it aides in the re-growth process for damaged hair, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is embodied with the essential proteins that is needed in rejuvenating, nourishing and healing damaged hair caused by Hygra fatigue, which is the excessive swelling of the hair cuticles when it absorbs water and the contracting of the hair cuticle dries it.

    Tried and tested the world over, regular head massages with Extra virgin coconut oil eliminates dandruff, keeps your scalp healthy and free from lice and lice eggs. Research shows that Extra virgin coconut oil works as a soothing balm and also relieves stress and mental fatigue.

    Dermatologist believe that anti-fungal treatments such as Ketoconazole based shampoos are effective however excessive use of it can lead to various serious side effects including liver failure. Not recommended as a permanent treatment against Dandruff, Natural remedies are more accepted these days.

    And why shouldn’t they be, they have ben trusted for centuries and they have transitioned years of research that never seemed to have drowned out their magical healing properties, as compared with whatever alternative medicines that allopathy has introduced till date.

    We surge through the many solutions to our various health worries that agonise our peace in our daily lives. At the end of it, all that we seek is the purity of the truth behind all that claims to help us decide on what would never corrupt the sanctity of our precious bodies and would genuinely heal us.

    Oil to get rid of DandruffNot everyone has the time to make the oil for themselves or even if you want to, where do you get pure ingredients? This is the reason why we have done the hard work for you, our anti-dandruff oil is now available for you to buy!

    Have a look at our Anti-dandruff hair oil page.

    Happy Healing Ya’ll !!!

    Dealing with itchy, dry scalp

    Benefits of Tea Tree Oil

    Lately a lot of people suffer from itchy, dry scalp which culminates in dandruff and hair loss. The reason, most of the time is quite simple and rudimentary, the scalp is not hydrated enough.

    Harsh chemicals in shampoos (parabens, sulfate and alcohol), dry out the scalp and rob it of the much needed moisture which it needs to keep the scalp healthy.

    If you take a hot shower in winters, your skin tends to dry up and you will see flakes if you scratch your skin, the same applies for the scalp too. Taking hot showers, harmful chemicals and not hydrating the skin leads to itchy and dry scalp.

    As always, the best way to solve this problem is to prevent it. Now that you know the cause of the issue, take precautions.

    1. Do not bathe with hot water, if you do then rinse with cold water.
    2. Do not use shampoos with harmful chemicals in them
    3. Do not blow dry too often, this not only removes the moisture on the hair but also the “flash heat” vaporises the moisture within the hair itself which leads to the cuticles being damaged from the inside.
    4. At the best least, us a good hair oil (’s-what-they-can-do-for-your-hair) and pamper your scalp once a week, make sure to wash off the extra oil.

    If you are suffering from this issues, do the above and try this additionally. Mix a few drops of Tea Tree oil with a extra virgin Coconut oil or Jojoba oil and massage it on your scalp a couple times a week, do this for 2–3 weeks and see the result.

    Here is a video on some of the benefits of Tea Tree Essential Oil (Melaleuca) which you will find useful.

    Get rid of stubborn dandruff with lemongrass essential oil

    Benefits of Leomongrass essential oil

    Dandruff is a sign of bad hygiene and it is bad for your scalp and the health of your hair. Aesthetically no one likes to see dandruff on their hair and on their cloths. Yet there are so many men and women, even kids who struggle with dandruff everyday.

    Let us discuss a fast way to get rid of dandruff without using any anti-dandruff shampoos or harmful chemicals which can ruin your scalp and even though reduce dandruff in the short time, they are not good for hair in the long run.

    Items required (2)

    How to use (3 simple steps)

    Step 1 – Take 2–3 teaspoons of the carrier oil of your choice.

    Step 2 – Add 3–4 drops of Lemongrass essential oil in the carrier oil

    Step 2 – Apply to scalp and massage gently.

    Things to keep in mind

    • It’s best to apply the mix at night and leave it overnight but if you do not have time, then apply 2–3 hours before you shampoo.
    • You do not need to use any anti-dandruff shampoo, try buying a shampoo which does not contain sulfate and parabens.
    • Apply 2 times a week for a month to start seeing results. (After getting the desired results) If you are using the Satthwa hair oil, you can discontinue adding lemongrass EO and just use the Satthwa oil as it contains Jojoba oil which has anti fungal properties as well.

    Final thoughts

    Lemongrass Essential Oil is also known to help with Psoriasis (Red and Itchy scalp), you can use the above technique to get relief.

    Watch our video on some of the other benefits of Lemongrass Essential Oil