Dandruff Prevention: Asian man with dandruff-free black hair wearing a black shirt and bomber jacket

How to Prevent Dandruff: 4 Easy Tips for Pinoy Men

As they say, prevention is better than cure. It also rings true when it comes to getting rid of dandruff. Check out these simple dandruff prevention tips so you can say bye to these flakes once and for all.

Dandruff is a common hair problem. It’s neither life-threatening nor contagious, but it can cause great discomfort and embarrassment especially when coupled with an itchy scalp. Don’t worry, though, because dandruff can be treated and prevented. In fact, you don’t need complicated methods to keep your scalp free from these pesky white flakes. Today, we let you in on some simple tips on how to prevent dandruff.

1. Use an anti-dandruff shampoo for men.

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Take care of your scalp by using an anti-dandruff shampoo for men. Credit: Hariono Halim

Male scalps are greasier than female ones and need specialized hair care to deal with their own set of hair and scalp issues. For effective dandruff prevention, use shampoos for men that are engineered to perform better* on male scalps, so stop using her stuff and take your scalp’s health into your own hands.

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2. Scalp care means skin care.

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Healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp. Credit: Dennie Ramon

So, you wash and exfoliate your face religiously. What about your scalp? The patch on your head is an extension of your face. This means that your scalp has similar issues. One way to take care of your scalp is to refrain from scratching it when it’s itchy. Scratching may irritate your scalp and can make the itch worse. If you deal with scalp itching and recurrent dandruff, switch to an anti-dandruff shampoo that matches your scalp type so it can effectively solve your hair and scalp problem.

3. Pack on the protein.

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Make sure you have enough protein in your diet to help keep your scalp nourished and healthy. Credit: Shutterstock

Hair is composed of up to 95% protein, so not having enough of it may cause hair problems. There are, of course, yummy options to get your dose of protein—beef, chicken, eggs and even soy (for the vegetarians!) all help to maintain your hair and scalp’s strength by providing nourishment. Next time you have a chicken leg in hand, remember its ability to make your hair look amazing and take each bite with greater glee.

4. Wash your hair thoroughly.

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Take your time in washing your hair. Credit: Dennie Ramon

Don’t just haphazardly put shampoo on your hair and rinse it quickly afterwards. Lather up by massaging your hair and scalp with your fingers to make sure all the dirt, grime, and excess oil that can irritate your scalp are washed away. The result? Scalp that’s clean and hair that is soft and nourished at the same time.

With these simple dandruff prevention tips, you’ll no longer have to worry about dandruff ruining your look. You can rock any hairstyle with a healthy scalp to start with.

*vs. female shampoo