Can following a good diet make you dandruff free?
Dandruff is a scalp condition characterized by the shedding of dead cells of the scalp and common in both men and women. Every person has suffered from this problem at some point in our life. It is a scalp condition. In its mild form, one may notice loose white or yellowish flakes that shed off and may be seen on the shoulders, back or scalp. Mild dandruff may cause a itchy scalp. It is a condition which is uncomfortable, irritating, and embarrassing. Dandruff isn’t a contagious condition and control and treatment is rather easy.
There are two forms of dandruff – Oily and Dry. Dry dandruff is noticed as loose white flakes and may cause a lot of itching. The oily dandruff is sticky and yellow in color and has a smell to it and is found mostly in adolescents and adults.
Some Causes of Dandruff
- poor diet
- sluggish metabolism
- a hormonal imbalance
Diet for Dandruff
It has been proved that a faulty diet can start dandruff or even cause it to flare up. Follow the suggestions given below:
• Make sure you eat at least one fruit and raw salad everyday (cabbage, cuccumber, tomato, radish, etc.).
• Eat one leafy green vegetable everyday which contains a lot of vitamins and minerals especially vitamin A which is excellent for the scalp.
• Yogurt is a great food for your hair.
• Include whole grain cereals like wheat flour, millets and legumes like kidney beans, etc. in the diet as these are high in micro nutrients and proteins.