Beat Dandruff with a GIVEAWAY!

Since I'm a blogger, I get tons of information from all different sources. When I find it interesting I'll share with you guys. The latest thing I just have to share is an email I got from Design Essentials regarding Dandruff. Written by Tara Coyt, "Don't Do Dandruff." It simply explains the cause of dandruff and what can aggrevate the situation. Here is an excerpt:

Why Me?

Most adults have a certain amount of malassezia, a naturally occurring fungus that, when it grows out of control, causes dandruff. The fungus eats up natural oils secreted by hair follicles, causing scalp irritation that results in unsightly, oily white flakes (dry scalp usually produces smaller dry flakes). Dandruff plagues more men than women and is most likely to occur in both sexes from teen years through middle age.

What Makes It Worse?
A number of differing factors can worsen dandruff conditions:
· Increased oil production
· Hormonal fluctuations
· Stress
· A suppressed immune system
· Parkinson's disease
· Infrequent shampooing and
· Extra sensitivity to the malassezia fungus

Awesome information, but what I don't agree with is one of the ways to rid yourself of dandruff - shampoo often. Shampooing often sounds like a great way to beat dandruff, a clean scalp is a healthy scalp right? Yes, but if you are using the wrong type of shampoo (or one that has SLS) your shampoo might be causing the dandruff. Or even worse, you're SLS laden shampoo might be causing your dry scalp. Once I started using shampoo's without SLS in them I found that I did not have to deal with dandruff issues, it was that simple. No more Sulfur 8 for me!

More ways to beat Dandruff if you keep reading! + the GIVEAWAY!

Learn to manage stress. Stress impacts your overall health and can contribute to the onset of dandruff or intensify existing symptoms.

Eat a healthy diet. Health professionals suggest that a diet that includes enough zinc, B vitamins and essential fatty acids may help prevent dandruff.

Get a little sun. A few sunrays may also help diminish or prevent dandruff. But don’t overdo it with sunbathing; just spend a little time outside. And don’t forget the sunscreen.

Avoid styling product build up. Product buildup can increase oiliness, which contributes to dandruff, or can over-dry hair, which leads to dry scalp. Both situations can be avoided by using Design Essentials styling agents which are formulated so that even with frequent use, they won’t cause build up on your hair and scalp, like other products.

More products to help:

Design Essentials Therapeutics Rx Anti-Itch Shampoo with zinc pyrithione has helped many dandruff sufferers by reducing the fungus that causes dandruff (and seborrheic dermatitis). For severe cases, try using Therapeutics shampoo daily until your dandruff is controlled, then cut back to two or three times a week.

Hair specialists also recommend scalp treatments like Design Essentials Therapeutics Rx Anti-Itch Hair + Scalp Treatment to provide additional dandruff control in between shampooing.

Use the contest machine below to enter to win a Design Essentials Therapeutic Rx product!  There will be 2 winners and guess what there are no limits on location!