Dandruff Relief: Diet & Lifestyle Tips

Do you suffer from persistent dandruff?

Have you tried countless shampoos and creams while reaching no long-term solutions?  Dandruff is a common chronic scalp condition marked by flaking of the skin on your scalp. Although dandruff isn’t serious, it can be embarrassing and sometimes difficult to treat.

The good news is that dandruff usually can be improved through diet and natural remedies.

Check out my top 3 tips which may help reduce dandruff:

Dandruff may be a sign that circulation is blocked, so you could try massaging the scalp with sesame oil (available in most health food stores) for five to ten minutes once a week. Wash it out in the shower.

Take one to two teaspoons a day of Flaxseed oil. This can be found in health food stores and is also sold in capsule form. Flaxseed oil helps to minimize dandruff problems and maximises hair strength and shine. I would also recommend that you increase the number of good fats in your diet from oily fish, nuts, seeds and avocadoes. These good fats lubricate the skin preventing dryness and can relieve an itchy scalp.

Also, if you have a shortage of the minerals zinc, selenium, vitamin E, vitamin C or B vitamins in your diet, then that can also contribute to dandruff, so a balanced diet is essential. Take a good quality multi vitamin and mineral that contains all of the above including biotin which is a significant anti-dandruff vitamin. Food sources of Biotin (vitamin B7) include garlic, eggs and liver.