What Is Wet Dandruff And How To Treat It?

Excessive sebum is produced due to hormonal changes during puberty, stress, pregnancy or insufficient cleansing of your scalp due to irregular and infrequent shampooing. There are treatments available for it.

Everyone who is suffering from dandruff problem scours every corner of the World Wide Web looking for natural therapies to treat this hair condition. But most of the time you are left stumped when you realize that the remedies don't work. There is a very big reason for that. You have been trying out remedies that are meant to treat dry dandruff when you actually have wet dandruff or vice versa.

What Is Wet Dandruff?

There are sebaceous glands under our scalp that produce the natural oil sebum. This sebum works to keep your scalp and hair moisturized enough and dehydration is prevented also it serves the purpose of anti-frizz and also prevents the signs of aging.

The issue begins when the sebaceous glands work in overdrive and produce more and more sebum. This excess sebum builds up on your scalp making the scalp stickier. It then starts attracting dirt and dead skin cells, which is called dandruff. The sebum is moist and makes a damp layer on your scalp, so this type of dandruff is called as wet dandruff or oily dandruff.

Can eyebrows and eyelashes have wet dandruff?

The sebaceous glands are present all over the face and those present near eyebrows and eyelashes can also overproduce sebum and cause wet dandruff.

Dry Dandruff versus Wet Dandruff

Dry dandruff consists of small and white flakes that generally fall off your scalp easily. On the other side, wet dandruff appears as large, yellow flakes that bunch together and adhere onto your hair shafts. They don't fall off easily.

Dry dandruff will not cause irritation or redness on the scalp and disappear during the summer days. Whereas wet dandruff is a long-lasting condition and results in severe inflammation and itching on the scalp.

You need to treat wet dandruff with natural remedies that target these problems. So, here are a few remedies that you can try out

1.Apple Cider Vinegar

Apply the apple cider vinegar on your scalp and gently massage with it. Leave it for 10 minutes. Wash off after 10 minutes with a mild shampoo and conditioner. Do it once in a week.

2.Aloe Vera Gel

Apply aloe vera gel on your scalp. Then wrap your head with a hot, damp towel and leave it for 30 minutes. Use a mild shampoo to wash off the aloe vera gel. Repeat this thrice a week.

3.Lemon Juice And Gooseberry Juice

Combine both the juices and apply them with a cotton ball all over your scalp. Leave it on for half an hour and then wash it off with a mild shampoo. Repeat this twice a week.

4.Baking Soda

Mix some water with the baking soda. Apply this all over your scalp and leave it on for 10 minutes. Wash it with water and a mild shampoo. Do it once a week.

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