"What Causes Dandruff"

What causes dandruff? This can be a major hair issue among men & woman. Check out these dandruff symptoms, as well as dandruff causes and treatment. 

Causes of Dandruff

Dandruff is one of the most common hair issues we experience today.

It usually is rampant among teenagers due to the changing of hormones and their oily scalp problem.

But unfortunately it can happen to anyone one of us. 

Oh No!!!

Don´t worry though, we can get rid of the unwanted flakey issue and have beautiful hair again...

First we need to look at the causes and the symptoms of our drandruff problem and then we can determine the best way to treat it. 


What is Dandruff 

Dandruff is flaking of the scalp which can be caused by multiple underlying factors. When we see the flakes on our shoulders we shout in distress but not to worry we can treat it!

Let's now look at the symptoms...


Dandruff Symptoms

  • Itchy irritated scalp 
  • Rash on scalp
  • White flakes appearing in your hair or on your shoulders

Okay so we know now we have dandruff but what causes dandruff?


What Causes Dandruff

All of us shed dead skin cells on our scalps but some of us shed these cells faster and this is what causes the white flakes and irritated scalp.


The main causes

  • Hormones
  • Stress
  • Oily Skin
  • Infrequent Shampooing
  • Hair loss products like Minoxidil 
  • Skin disorders
  • Diet

Okay so you have dandruff and no it's not the end of the world.

Let's look at some simple treatments to get rid of those unwanted flakes...


Dandruff Treatment

Now we know some of the causes, what can we do to treat it?

Try changing your shampoo, the pharmacy sells medicated shampoos for dandruff so ask your pharmacist which would be the best to use for your unwanted scalp problem. Also, ask your hair stylist as we do tend to stock good hair treatment solutions for dandruff. I know I do...

If a simple shampoo can't help you then it would be a good idea to consult your doctor as you might require medication or special treatment.

But don't stress it might be a simple change in your diet that will fix it...

A weakened immunity system, when you run down is not a good thing for your body all round so this will definitely affect your scalp and your skin.

Always try to keep a good balance and sterilise your utensils that you use at home. Don’t borrow hair brushes or other hair utensils from others.  

I have had clients having haircuts in my chair that my black comb literally turns white from the flakes but it doesn´t happen too often.

I have found that its more prominent in men that women and is more frequent in teenagers.

My one gent had very bad dandruff but medically he was not well. You might also just be allergic to the product that you are using. Perfume in your shampoo can cause an upset in the natural balance of your scalp.

I hope this information helps you, as always if you have any questions please feel free to contact me.


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