Are you currently dealing with dandruff and are wondering how to comb dandruff out of your hair? There are many reasons why you should be combing dandruff out. One of the main reasons is that it can be quite embarrassing when other people notice it.
I usually recommend washing your hair thoroughly and regularly. Depending on the type of shampoo, you should wash your hair daily or every other day. There are many harsh chemicals in these shampoos and over-usage can often result in increased scalp irritation and inflammation.
You can rinse your hair with water and brush or comb your hair later on. Below you can find a guide on how to comb out dandruff from your hair and scalp.
Getting Rid of Dandruff Using a Comb
The first method involves using a fine-tooth comb. However, before you start your combing routine, make sure you place your head over a sink or over the shower. You want to avoid a messy floor.
Use your hands and run them through your hair. Make sure that the tips of your fingers make contact with your scalp and gently run your fingers across in several directions. This is an important step, as it loosens some of the flakes that are partially stuck on your scalp.
Now use a fine-tooth comb and run it through your hair in all directions. For combs, I recommend that you use a combination of upward combing and downward strokes.
When you place the teeth of the comb on your scalp, make sure that it gently touches your scalp. This ensures that you do not miss dandruff that is located close to your scalp. As you run the fine-tooth comb through your hair, make sure your comb all the way through the tips of your hair. You can slowly see most of the flakes falling off into the sink.
At first, it may feel a little weird, but you are just removing the dead skin layers. Repeat this step across your entire head until you see that no more dandruff flakes are falling off.
It’s also better to do this in front of a mirror, as you can use your fingers to part your hair to thoroughly check. The whole process should not take you more than 5 minutes. Just ensure that you don’t vigorously comb across your scalp and start scraping off dandruff with force. Running your comb too hard against the skin of your scalp can cause a very itchy, irritating and inflammatory reaction, which you should avoid at all times.
Getting Rid of Dandruff Using a Brush
You can also get rid of dandruff by using a brush. I recommend using a bristle brush. The finer the bristles, the better, as you want to ensure that all of the dry flakes get brushed out.
I often use both methods in combination.
First I used a fine-tooth comb, followed by a natural bristle brush. If you followed the previous instructions, you can skip the following step. If you have not, then similarly run your fingers through your hair in all directions. Make sure that you do not use your fingernails to try and scrape off dandruff with force. You don’t need to worry if you still see some dandruff attached to your scalp. Most of it will be removed when you use the bristle brush.
Now, place the bristle brush on top of your scalp and brush out the flakes. I suggest you gently press the brush against your scalp and start coming downward. It is important that you apply a little bit of pressure. The fine bristles will lightly scrape the dry flakes off your scalp.
By doing this you also naturally remove dandruff that is stuck in your hair. Remember to do this gently, as when you apply too much pressure, your scalp may become irritated or even inflamed. You must avoid this at all costs, as it can lead to your dandruff getting worse over time.
Don’t worry, the sensitivity of the brush against your scalp is a feeling that you will develop over time. The whole brushing process should not take more than 5 minutes. At this point, you should already realize that there is no more dandruff flaking off your hair into the sink.
And, voila! You now know how to comb and brush dandruff out of your hair!
Tips for After Combing and Brushing Your Hair
After you have combed and/or brushed your hair, I recommend that you apply some natural oils to your scalp. These oils are known to be home remedies for dandruff and can be very effective. Home remedies are best used just after washing your hair with an anti-dandruff shampoo.
Some good anti-dandruff hair oils include:
- Tvam neem oil
- Trichup oil
- Tea tree oil
- Sesa oil
- Khadi oil
- Coconut oil
- Jojoba oil
It’s best to apply these oils directly onto the scalp. You can even use a hairbrush to gently run through your hair. This help the oil spread evenly on your scalp. You do not need to apply much pressure here, as you are just trying to evenly distribute the oils on your scalp.
Also good to note is that synthetic bristle brushes are most commonly made of polyester or nylon and may not feel very comfortable on your scalp. Instead, I recommend that you use a natural bristle brush that is commonly made of boar bristles. These type of brushes massage the scalp due to their texture. This increases the blood flow to the epidermis.
Boar bristle brushes are also known to unclog tangled up hair follicles on your scalp, allowing for a good distribution of hair oils. I hope that this guide was useful to you and that you now know how to comb dandruff out of your hair.
If you have any further questions or would like to discuss more on combing out dandruff, please feel free to leave a comment, or share what methods you use!