Dandruff is not a good look. Luckily, we have the solution for you! The dry cold air can increase dandruff flakes and that’s why you may notice more flakes during the winter compared to other times of the year. Let’s see what we can do about this:

What Causes Dandruff in the Winter?

First off, it is best to find out what exactly is causing your winter-induced dandruff. Chances are that the dry air is the one to blame. When it’s cold outside, we like to raise the heat inside, and though it keeps us warm and toasty, the air is actually drying out your skin and scalp.

Second, if you find yourself wearing a lot of hats in the winter, this may be another suspect which is causing the unwanted flakes. If you are allergic to wool but still wearing wool hats, toss them or line them with a satin material. Other factors also include stress, diet, age and the hair products you use.

Dandruff can also be the result of conditions like psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis, though in this case, your symptoms likely persist all year round, not just in the winter.

Helpful Hints

In the case that you are bothered by your dry scalp and you want to do something about it, look into the Keranique Scalp Replenishing Shampoo and the Keranique Micro-Exfoliating Follicle Revitalizing Mask. Our shampoo is formulated to be gentle on your scalp, while also restoring vital moisture and protecting your scalp from damage.

Ingredients that you should look for in your shampoo to soothe dandruff away include salicylic acid, zinc pyrithione or ketoconazole. Similarly, the hair mask not only restores vitality to your hair, but it also gently exfoliates the scalp.

This article is not intended to treat any disease or offer a substitution for professional medical advice.

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