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Cure for Dandruff

Hair wash twice or thrice a week might be necessary. Combs and brushes must be washed as well.

health and fitness Updated: Jun 23, 2003 17:51 IST
PTI

Dead skin on the scalp comes off in tiny flakes.

This is associated with some disturbance in the tiny glands of the skin called the sebaceous glands. They excrete oil, or sebum.

When there is too little oil the skin becomes flaky and dry. When there is too much oil also dandruff is possible. It may have a slight yellow colour.

Hair wash twice or thrice a week might be necessary. Combs and brushes must be washed as well. Hair should be brushed regularly.

A wholesome diet and overall cleanliness will help. Massage the scalp everyday to improve circulation.

A shampoo with selenium sulfide or salicylic acid helps.

(Source: Webhealthcentre.com)

First Published: Jun 23, 2003 17:51 IST