Most people feel embarrassed by white flakes in their hair or raining down on their shoulders. This is a symptom of a scalp condition called dandruff. It does not pose any serious danger to your health, but its visibility makes it especially annoying. It is a chronic condition, which often makes it hard to conquer without a consistent, long-term effort.

Definition

Dandruff is most commonly triggered by a skin condition called seborrheic dermatitis, which attacks the scalp. The skin becomes excessively oily, leading to redness and irritation. Eventually it develops and sheds white or yellow flakes. A yeast called malassezia can also lead to dandruff. It is usually harmless, but sometimes it feeds on excess oil and grows rapidly. This irritates the scalp and causes abnormal skin cell growth. The cells die, mix with the extra oil, and clump together into flakes. The National Institutes of Health states that dandruff often causes itching, skin lesions and hair loss. Dandruff tends to be chronic because its causes are hard to eliminate.

Considerations

Certain risk factors contribute to chronic dandruff.It is a fact that you are more prone to ongoing problems if your hair is naturally oily. Dandruff usually affects people from young adulthood through middle age, and it occurs most often in men. A diet lacking enough vitamin B or zinc can make a person more vulnerable. Dandruff also chronically affects many heart attack and stroke survivors and people recovering from highly stressful illnesses.The National Institutes of Health cites HIV infection, obesity and Parkinsons disease as other contributors.

Home Treatment

Many drug stores and other retailers sell treatments for chronic dandruff. They usually do not cure the problem completely, but they control it and reduce the visibility.

Medical Treatment

Over-the-counter shampoos do not always control chronic dandruff well enough. It is adviced that relief should be given within weeks. Otherwise, the condition might need medical treatment. Doctors can provide prescription-strength shampoos or steroid lotions.

Management

Several at-home steps can help to manage chronic dandruff. Stress & Anxiety makes you more vulnerable. Wash oily hair frequently Don't use gels, mousse, hair spray other other heavy styling products. Eat foods rich in vitamin B and zinc to ward off dandruff-causing deficiencies.

With an appropriate ‘Segals Solutions Program’, you will notice a drastic reduction in hair loss within 8 to 10 weeks with simultaneous total relief from dandruff and sebum. New hair growth will emerge thicker, stronger and healthier thereafter. Time period for new hair growth varies widely, ranging from 4 months to 1 year. Most people find that their hair loss has been drastically reduced within 5 to 8 weeks and the new hair growth appears within 4 to 6 months.

The ‘Segals Solutions Program’ will normally result in the following exciting improvements to the hair:First Week:The hair instantly feels silkier and more manageable. The scalp tingles as blood flow increases.Third Week:Dead hair in the Telogen phase will be shed to create conditions for new hair growth by vacating the hair follicle.

After 1 month:Hair continues to improve in texture, a reduction in hair loss may be seen in a few cases.

After 2 months:Hair loss shows a sharp decline. This may take a bit longer in prolonged and chronic hair loss cases where hair loss has been for more than 2 years or where Minoxidil had been used earlier.

After 3 months:Reduction in hair loss becomes more apparent. Results start stabilizing.

After 4 months:Conditions created for new hair growth.

Month 6 and beyond:New hair growth and/or thickening of fine (vellus) hair may be seen. This period may extend upto a year and in rare cases, even beyond.

The results vary with each individual. The best results seem to be with people who have been experiencing hair loss for less than 3 years. People who have had hair loss for a longer time still notice positive results. So, the sooner you start using ‘Segals Solutions Program’ the better and faster the results.