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Get rid of dandruff this winter, with these 10 easy hacks!

A dry, itchy scalp is the most common cause of dandruff in the winter. A number of variables contribute to this, including dry, chilly air and a high prevalence of the Malassezia fungus. If you want to reduce and treat dandruff, you’ll need to use the correct hair care products for the job. Dandruff is by far the most inconvenient and humiliating hair issue.

Dandruff can be caused by stress, a change in climate (severe heat or cold), an overabundance of fatty foods, a change in shampoo, excessive sweat, and even pollution. Dandruff flares up when Malassezia, a naturally occurring microorganism on the scalp, is worsened by any of these circumstances.

Dr Amrendra Kumar, Consultant Dermatologist and Hair Transplant Surgeon, Director of DermaClinix shares 10 tricks to drive away dandruff this winter. They are:

Avoid direct heat: One of the most common causes of a flaky scalp is excessive heat. Wet hair can cause headaches and colds, which is why hair dryers are so popular in the winter. However, direct heat exposure, such as from ironing boards and hair dryers, dries the scalp. Instead, towel-dry your hair before allowing it to air dry.

Cut down on sugar: Sugar is bad both for your skin and your hair. Excessive oily flakes are caused by high blood sugar levels, which increase dandruff in the winter. Reduce your sugar intake and replace it with honey or jaggery.

Drink more water: We often forget to drink water during the winter, which dehydrates the skin and hair, causing more dandruff. The average daily water consumption limit is set at 5 litres, but if it’s getting too cold, 4 litres will suffice.

Use biotin and zinc supplements: Biotin is a hair vitamin that can be found in a variety of foods and is also available as a supplement in pharmacies and supermarkets. Biotin has been found to be “likely effective” in the treatment of biotin deficiency and to be safe when used in the recommended amounts. Deficiency can lead to dandruff. Get checked for fungal infection, psoriasis if it is not responding to medicines.

Change your diet: Vitamin B, zinc, and omega 3 fatty acids are all good for the hair and scalp. Fruits and raw salads should be part of your daily diet. These nutrients are abundant in eggs, fish, bananas, and spinach.

Brush your hair often: It may aid in scalp stimulation and blood circulation. This will aid in the production of oils that keep the hair and scalp healthy.

Use a cotton towel: After you’ve washed your hair, wipe it dry with a cotton towel. Towels with a rough texture should be avoided because they can cause more frizz.

Visit a dermatologist: If your dandruff problem becomes out of hand; seek the advice of a reputable dermatologist. In these situations, an expert will be able to provide you with the best solution, so don’t hesitate to seek advice.

Use shampoo containing zinc pyrithione, selenium sulphide or 2 percent ketoconazole: Many anti-dandruff shampoos contain zinc pyrithione shampoo. It is antifungal, antibacterial, and antimicrobial, which means it can kill fungus, bacteria, and microorganisms that cause itchy, flaky scalp. If you’ve tried these shampoos and other home remedies and still don’t feel better, then consult a dermatologist. The contact period of shampoo should be a minimum of 5 minutes. These shampoos make the hair dry, so use conditioner as well.

Always keep your hair and scalp clean: When going out in the sun, cover your head with a scarf, hat, or cap. Keeping your hair free of pollutants will aid in its growth. Sweating is normal, but excessive sweat can cause hair buildup. After you’ve exercised or had a particularly sweaty day, always dry your hair.

In females, oily scalps and severe dandruff may be signs of hormonal imbalance, so rule out that as well. Usually, dandruff does not happen in children, but if it happens, check for lice infection or fungal infection.

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Apple iPhone 14 Pro to come with Bigger camera: Report

Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 14 series in or around September and now a new report suggests the Pro models would come with a big camera upgrade.
Current Pro iPhones ship with a 12MP camera onboard. However, iPhone 14 Pro models will feature a 48MP camera.
According to TrendForce, a 48 million pixel primary camera is expected to be introduced to the iPhone 14 Pro series (tentative name) that Apple will release this year, further reducing 12 million pixel products to a 15 per cent share in 2022.
Recently, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also claimed that the 2022 iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max would be shifting over to a hole-punch cutout for the camera.
Apple has reportedly advised major US carriers to prepare for the launch of eSIM-only smartphones by September this year.
It is possible that Apple might remove the physical SIM card slot starting with some iPhone 14 models, rather than some iPhone 15 models as originally rumoured.
It is also said that there will be support for two eSIM cards, ensuring dual SIM functionality. The removal of the SIM card slot could further improve water resistance.
The next flagship series, the iPhone 14 line-up, will come with up to 2 TB of storage.
Apple will adopt QLC flash storage for next year’s iPhone, thanks to the newer storage technology, it will increase capacity to 2 TB.

 

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WhatsApp will STOP working on THESE smartphones soon – Check full list

WhatsApp is all set to stop working on various iPhones and Androids in the year 2022. It was recently reported that the Facebook-owned messaging app would not work on the older versions of Android and iOS.

If these reports are true then you will be blocked out of WhatsApp and will not be able to send or receive messages, photos, or videos on your old phones.

Notably, the ones who will be able to use messaging app WhatsApp are those with a smartphone that support Android OS 4.1 and above and iOS 10 and above.

Before WhatsApp in your phone stops working, it is necessary to check whether the version of the software on your phone matches the requirement. Android and iOS users can check the same via accessing the mobile phone settings.

It is important to note that, WhatsApp India is yet to formally announce the same. However, WhatsApp will not support many older phones in Brazil, according to a report in Sproutweird.

Here is a complete list of smartphones that WhatsApp will stop working on in 2022.

Android Phones

Archos 53 Platinum
HTC Desire 500
Samsung galaxy trend lite
Samsung Galaxy Trend II
Mini Samsung Galaxy S3
Caterpillar Cat B15
Sony Xperia M
THL W8
ZTE grand x quad v987
ZTE Grand Memo
Samsung galaxy ace 2
LG Lucid 2
LG Optimus F7
LG Optimus L3 II Dual
LG Optimus F5
LG Optimus L5 II
LG Optimus L5 II Dual
LG Optimus L3 II
LG Optimus L7 II Dual
LG Optimus L7 II
LG Optimus F6
LG Act
LG Optimus L4 II Dual
LG Optimus F3
LG Optimus L4 II
LG Optimus L2 II
LG Optimus F3Q
Vico sync five
Vico darkknight
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2
Huawei Ascend G740
ZTE Grand S Flex
Lenovo A820
Huawei Ascend Mate
ZTE V956 – UMI X2
Huawei Ascend D2
Samsung galaxy core
Faea F1

iPhones

Apple iPhone SE (16GB)
Apple iPhone SE (32GB)
Apple iPhone 6S (64GB)
Apple iPhone 6S Plus (128 GB)
Apple iPhone 6S Plus (16GB)
Apple iPhone 6S Plus (32GB)
Apple iPhone 6S Plus (64GB)
Apple iPhone SE (64GB)
Apple iPhone 6S (128 GB) A
Apple iphone 6s (16gb)
Apple iPhone 6S (32GB)

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Bars, theatres can open with 50% capacity, why not gym?: Paresh Rawal

After the closure of many things especially gyms due to increasing covid19 cases in Maharashtra, Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal reacted to this and asked that bars, theatres etc are opened with 50% but why not the gyms?

Taking a Twitter Paresh tweeted, “Trains, theatres and bars and restaurants etc. are allowed to remain open with 50% capacity, but gyms are not !!! What is the logic behind this? Is it a crime to take care of your health? Isn’t this an essential service?”

Amid the rapid increase of the covid19 cases in Maharashtra, the state government on Saturday introduced new rules which says theatres, restaurants and bars can be opened with 50 per cent capacity. While swimming pools, gyms, spas, wellness centres will remain closed.

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