Hi Dr. Troot, what is dandruff and how do I get rid of it?

Hey, superstar! So, dandruff is like your scalp's way of saying, "I'm not happy!" It's when dead skin cells on your scalp shed more than usual, creating those little white flakes we all want to avoid. It can be due to dry skin, not shampooing enough, or even a tiny fungus that likes to hang out on everyone's scalp (yep, it's as gross as it sounds).

Now, for the vanishing act:

  1. Use a Dandruff Shampoo: Start with a gentle, natural dandruff shampoo. A sulphate and paraben free one would be great for your tween scalp!
  2. Shampoo More Often: If you're not washing your hair enough, stepping up your game can help keep the flakes at bay.
  3. Be Cool with Your Scalp: Hot water can irritate your scalp more, so go for lukewarm showers.
  4. Chill Out: Believe it or not, stress can make dandruff worse. Find your zen zone to help your scalp stay chill.

If you've tried all this and those flakes are still crashing your party, it might be time to consult a dermatologist. They can get to the root of the issue and prescribe something stronger if needed.

Keep your head up and your flakes down, and you'll be dandruff-free in no time!

Catch ya on the flip side!

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