Yogurt may be the solution of that irritating dandruff
You might have tried so many products to get rid of dandruff, but all that shampoos and conditioners are proved to be just a temporary solution of that nasty dandruff. Now and then you may have put yourself in that embarrassing situation where people keep their distance from you. But there is still a hope. Researchers have claimed that yogurt can help keeping dandruff away.
Scientists say the production of the unattractive white dots is connected with the bacteria on our heads. So, when one species of bacteria develop vigorously and another one struggles, dandruff is more common and becomes severe.
It has been long proved that Dandruff is caused by a scalp-loving fungus called Malassezia. But while the fungus was common in the samples, levels didn’t differ among those with dandruff and the clear-headed.
But the bacteria on their heads showed a different result. People who suffer from dandruff had greater amounts of Staphylococcus, and very less amount of different type of bacteria, Propionibacterium, than those who didn’t.
According to the journal Scientific Reports, The scalps of the people with dandruff condition were also drier and less oily.
Researchers on dandruff
According to the researchers, “Adjusting the balance of bacteria on the scalp, particularly by enhancing Propionibacterium and suppressing Staphylococcus, might be a potential solution to lessen dandruff.”
However, Dr. Bernie Hudson from Sydney University in Australia warned that it is not quite possible to give dandruff the brush off quite yet.
In a statement given to New Scientist magazine, he said, “Merely altering the concentration of one species of bacteria compared to another may not be therapeutic because there could be other organisms that are also important. But it’s definitely a good start.”
Researchers from Shanghai attempted to solve the dandruff condition with an unusual investigation into flaky scalps and the ecosystem of microbes that set permanently on the human head; they consume dead skin and oily secretions called sebum.
For the study, Menghui Zhang at Shanghai Jiao Tong University gathered 59 people between the ages of 18 to 60 years in the lab. Zhang collected dandruff from eight different areas on their heads. All the participants had washed their hair two days before participating in the lab.
The candidates were divided into two different groups, one with the dandruff heads and another with healthy hair, based on the visible amount of dandruff on their head. Later Zhang observed a number of scalp bacteria and fungi varied between the two groups, and with each participant’s age, sex, and body type.
The researchers noted that sebum secretions grew through the adolescents years, highest in 15 to 35 years old, and then start reducing as people got older. Meanwhile, dandruff became severe as people aged, with the over 40s having worse dandruff than the younger participants. The researchers reported in the journal Scientific Reports, “Sebum is an important food source for the growth of fungi and bacteria.”
Zhang wrote in the journal, “Adjusting the balance of the bacteria on the scalp, particularly by enhancing Propionibacterium and suppressing Staphylococcus, might be a potential solution to lessen dandruff.”
In 2013, researchers from the United States have made a yogurt that contained Propionibacterium. So, to get rid away from the dandruff condition this yogurt can definitely help.