Dandruff, although completely harmless can often cause discomfort and embarrassment. Those little dry white flakes can be a pest to get rid of and can really make people self-conscious. I’m letting you know how you can deal with the condition to keep your scalp healthy and flake-free.
What Causes Dandruff?
Dandruff is a form of condition known as Seborrheic Dermatitis. The condition is linked to increased number of Sebaceous Glands which are responsible for producing Sebum.
Normally Sebum helps to keep your skin and hair lubricated and moisturised but in individuals who suffer from Dandruff, over-production can alter the balance to make your scalp oilier. This initiates a response to reduce the production of Sebum, resulting in a scalp which then becomes too dry and flakes, causing Dandruff.
Seborrheic Dermatitis often affects babies as well and is commonly known as Cradle Cap. In most people, the symptoms improve few months after birth but others may continue to suffer into adulthood.
It may also be a result of a fungus known as Malassezia, which is found on everyone’s scalp naturally. However, a theory suggests that Dandruff may be due to an individual having an immune response against this fungus. It is thought that the over-production of sebum can also stimulate growth of Malessezia, which results in worsening of Dandruff.
Which Products to Use
Managing Dandruff can be made easy by making a few changes. Although you may not get rid of it completely, you can keep it under control.
There are also lots of options for helping Dandruff with shampoos and treatments you can buy today. Just be sure to read the instructions before using any products as some should only be used twice a week.
These are some of the shampoos and treatments I would recommend: