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Eating fruits stops dandruff – Nutritionist
A nutritionist, Hajiya Jummai Hassan, said in
Abuja that eating fruits regularly could stop
and reduce dandruff.
Hassan told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)
on Wednesday that eating fruits for three days
and applying baby oil could eradicate dandruff.
Dandruff is a common chronic scalp condition
marked by itching and flaking of the skin on
Although dandruff is not contagious and is
rarely serious, it can be embarrassing and
sometimes difficult to treat.
According to her, the formula is from new
findings by researchers that eating vegetable
for a period of three days only, reduces it.
“For most teens and adults, dandruff
symptoms are easy to spot – white, oily
looking flakes of dead skin that dot hair and
shoulders and an itchy, scaling scalp.
“The condition may worsen during the dry
season and harmattan, when indoor heating
can contribute to dry skin and improve during
the summer. ’’
She said a type of dandruff called cradle cap
could affect babies, adding that the disorder,
which caused a scaling, crusty scalp, was most
common in newborns, but could occur anytime
“ Although it can be alarming for parents,
cradle cap is not dangerous, it usually clears
up on its own by the time a baby is a year old.
She called on people to learn how to manage
stress by eating healthy diet, shampooing hair
regularly and getting a little sun to avoid
“The good news is that dandruff usually can be
controlled. Mild cases of dandruff may need
nothing more than daily shampooing with a
gentle cleanser. ’’
NAN reports that apart from the fruit
treatment, tea tree oil, alpha hydroxyl acids,
zinc supplement and brewer’s yeast, help in
Dry skin, irritated skin, oily skin, not
shampooing often, eczema, sensitivity to hair
care products and a yeast-like fungus are part
of the causes of dandruff. (NAN)