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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

So Over the Flakiness

Lets talk Seborrheic Dermatitis aka Dandruff. Dandruff is a common inflammatory skin condition that causes flaky white to yellowish scales that form on oily areas such as the scalp. S/n: in infants it's called cradle cap.

CAUSE:

-Overproduction of skin
-Oil and irritation from yeast called malessizia
-Genetics
-Stress
-Fatigue
-Weather extremes
-Infrequent shampoos or skin cleaning
-Use of lotions containing alcohol
-Obesity
-HIV has also been linked

SYMPTOMS:

-Hair loss
-Redness
-Itching
-Greasy skin areas

TREATMENT:

You can buy any over-the-counter dandruff or medicated shampoo of your choice, but me personally I like the medicated shampoo n conditioner by Lock in Shine. What I do is saturate the hair in the shampoo before wetting and leave on for about 10 minutes, shampoo twice. Then I shampoo a third time with a moisturizing shampoo. Next, I put the Lock in Shine medicated conditioner on with plastic cap n put under heat for 15 minutes, then rinse with cool water.

Lock in Shine is a professional product and in most stores you need a license to purchase but there is a prodcut similar to there's made by Perfect Results that can be purchased at your local beauty supply store.

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