dreadlocks dandruff

How do you deal with dreadlocks dandruff and can you make it go away. Well, this is a two part answer. If you have dandruff problems now and you don’t have dreads you may want to consider holding off on them. It’s not the hairstyle that causes the itchy skin and white flakes.

There are two forms of dandruff, internal and external. Internal dandruff can be caused by hormonal imbalance, poor health, poor hygiene, allergy to dairy , chocolate, nuts or shellfish, lack of rest, emotional stress, excessive consumption of sugar, fat and starch and hereditary predisposition. External dandruff is caused by excessive use of hair sprays and gels, improper use of hair-coloring products, excessive use of hair curlers or curling irons, cold weather, dry indoor heating, stress, infrequent shampooing of the hair or inadequate rinsing of the scalp.

There is NO known cure for the problem so please be aware of this even if you have dreads right now. You can only control it but you cannot make it go completely away with a cure.

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  • Hello there,

    When some of my clients come to me with concerns about dandruff and having dreads, I ask them to try applying diluted Sea Breeze and massage the excess build up when desired and see how it work for their hair.

    It is not intended to work for everyone but you could definitely try if you already have dreads and don’t want to get rid of them.

    Best of Luck,

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