As you’ll know shampoo bars are becoming very popular as an alternative to bottled shampoos and conditioners.
Natural shampoo bars come with so many advantages especially if you are looking to live a more sustainable life.
There are many options and varieties available when it comes to choosing the best solid shampoo bar for you.
But what if you have dandruff ?
Which shampoo bar should you choose then ?
What is Dandruff ?
Dandruff is a skin condition focused on the scalp where flakes of skin appear within the persons hair.
In addition to the flakes of skin appearing some cases can cause irritation becoming very itchy indeed.
Many people think that dandruff is caused by lack of hygiene – for example not washing your hair.
This is absolutely not the case, however if you do have dandruff, washing and brushing your hair will help to remove the flakes of skin making is much less visible.
How Common is Dandruff and what Causes it ?
Dandruff is perhaps more common than you think.
Although most cases are not serious in terms of health it can be quite embarrassing for people that suffer from the condition.
The actual cause of dandruff is not known however some people believe that some shampoos could be the cause of an itchy scalp and therefore bring on dandruff.
There are several treatments available for people with dandruff.
One of which is to make sure the shampoo you use is helping and not hindering your condition.
Enter – the shampoo bar
What are Shampoo Bars ?
Shampoo bars look very much like a bar of soap.
The bars come in various shapes and sizes and you can choose different options depending on your hair type.
There are many benefits of using solid shampoo bars, from being eco-friendly to being more cost effective than bottled alternatives.
For much more information you can read our comprehensive guide on shampoo and conditioner bars here.
Which Shampoo Bars Should I Choose for Dandruff?
When choosing a shampoo bar you should make sure it’s made from 100% natural ingredients.
Here are a just a few great brands of natural shampoo bars:
- Ethique Shampoo Bars
- Ucradle Shampoo Bars
- Friendly Soap Shampoo Bar
As mentioned above many bottled shampoos contain artificial ingredients and these are thought to cause dandruff in some cases.
Within shampoo bars there are some ingredients to look out for that could help your dandruff such as tea tree oil.
Tea tree oil is an essential oil which is produced from a native Australian plant.
The oil has antifungal and antibacterial properties.
Although little evidence exists it is believed that tea tree oil can help with the symptoms of dandruff.
As with any shampoo product, some people can be allergic to certain ingredients so please do take care when experimenting with the different options.
Whilst there are now shampoo bars available to purchase that are specifically made for people with dandruff the most important consideration is to choose a bar that is made from 100% natural ingredients.
As different bars have different ingredients it may take several attempts to get the right shampoo bar for you.
The best approach is to select a bar and then wash your hair for several days and see the results.
Do remember, the effort is worth it to help your quest to live a greener life.
Have you had success with shampoo bars and dandruff ?
If so I’d love to here from you so please do leave a comment below.