The cold winter months in New York City are upon us. This is the time of year to break out all of your favorite black coats and sweaters, but there is one small problem. The little white specks peppering your clothes are not snowflakes. The cold weather dries your scalp, causing dandruff to build up in your hair. Dandruff can be a psychological burden for those who strive to maintain a clean, hygienic appearance. Below are five tips to help you cope this winter:
1. Add more color to your wardrobe. Wearing less black this winter may help prevent unwanted dandruff from creating an embarrassing moment for you.
2. Change your shampoo. If sacrificing your closet full of black clothes is not an option, consider using Dr. Marder’s two-step Total Relief Shampoo and Conditioner TM. Dr. Marder’s product uses only clinically proven ingredients that help minimize dandruff, rather than the harsh chemicals in other shampoos that can make dandruff worse.
3. Wash your hair less often. When it comes to washing your hair, less is actually more. Many shampoos will strip your hair of its natural oils and dry out your scalp if you wash your hair daily.
4. Limit your use of styling products. Avoid using harsh chemicals found in hair gels, hair sprays and other hair products that can make your scalp itch.
5. Nutrition is key. Eating vitamin healthy foods and getting plenty of sleep can help heal your skin. Studies show that eating a diet rich in zinc can help prevent and resolve dandruff. Add more animal proteins, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, quinoa, cashews and garbanzo beans in your diet for a boost in zinc.
6. Hats are your friend. Wearing a warm beanie keeps your head warm and protects your scalp from the harsh winter winds. It also helps hide any stubborn dandruff flakes.
Do not let dandruff be a burden for you this winter. Find quality care in Dr. Marder’s Total Relief Shampoo and Conditioner.
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