Common Causes of Dandruff
Dandruff is common to a lot of people. While it is not a serious condition, it can be really embarrassing. It is characterized by whitish or grey flakes that get shed off the scalp and spread themselves in the hair. There is also itching in the scalp. At least one in ten people get dandruff.
Dandruff doesn’t just appear in the hair; there is an underlying cause.
The major factors that contribute to dandruff are:
The natural microbe, Malassezia, found on the scalp. It feeds on the sebum which protects the hair from moisture loss.
Natural oils in the scalp, and
A sensitive scalp,
Gender – males are more susceptible to dandruff,
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The most common causes of dandruff are:
1. Dry Scalp
Dry skin is usually caused as a result of a cold climate. If your scalp is dry, you will get those flakes. Dryness can also cause itching. Flakes from dry scalp are usually small and less oily.
2. Oily Scalp
Dry scalp can give you dandruff, but so does oily scalp. Too much oil in the hair is one of the many causes of dandruff.
3. Reaction to Some Hair Products
It is also possible that the dandruff is as a result of your scalp’s reaction to some ingredients in some of the hair products you use. For example, if you are someone with hair prone to dandruff, using alkaline shampoos can result in dandruff. Opt for neutral or slightly acidic pH shampoo instead. Hair creams and products that contain too much oil are also known causes of dandruff. So do styling products.
4. Heat and Sweats
When there is heat, you sweat. The sweats mix with oil in your hair and that results in dandruff. It gets worse when your hair is dirty.
5. You don’t wash your hair enough
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Article credit : Cocci Beauty