Many of us suffer from dandruff to some extent. This very common skin condition can be quite persistent, and always seems to be worse when you wear that dark jacket to an important meeting. It is important to understand the causes of dandruff in order to combat it. Let us what causes dandruff and how to get rid of it.
What Causes Dandruff?
Dandruff does not have a single major cause, and in some cases no clear underlying condition is found. The following conditions can give rise to dandruff:
Seborrheic dermatitis. This condition can give reddish spots and rashes on the face and body. When it occurs on the scalp, it gives rise to dandruff. It’s associated with the excess proliferation of skin yeasts (Malassezia species), but further research is needed into the exact underlying causes. Seborrheic dermatitis is the major cause of dandruff.
Psoriasis. This condition is caused by over-. When it occurs on the scalp it gives rise to dandruff. Home remedies for dandruff tend not to work against this type of dandruff. Specially formulated coal tar shampoos are often effective.
Atopic eczema (atopic dermatitis). This condition can give rise to dandruff if it occurs on the scalp.
Dandruff can have several causes including;
1. NOT WASHING HAIR REGULARLY/POOR HYGIENE
For healthy hair, you should at least thrice per week using a mild shampoo. Buildup of dirt and oil is what contributes to the growth of dandruff.
2. IRRITATED SKIN/SCALP
Commonly caused by hair products, having this kind of skin could make this condition even worse. Although the shedding of skin is a normal process, an irritated skin could produce mass amounts of white flakes commonly known as dandruff. This is a reason why you should only use mild hair products especially if you have sensitive skin.
3. PRODUCT BUILDUP
This is the most common cause of dandruff today. This happens when people with healthy scalps pile in too many layers of hair products, layering gel on top of shine serum on top of hairspray on top of wrap lotion on top of scalp oil on top of heat-protecting serum, and so on. The result is a type of dandruff which looks less like flakes but more of tiny balls of dirt. Themay have a brownish color since most hair products attract dust.
Dandruff could also be caused by infections in the scalp. A condition like psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis, make the scalp produce excessive cells which in turn combine with hair oils and dirt to form dandruff. On the other hand eczema, can make the scalp itchy, dry and flaky. If this is your case, you should always visit a dermatologist for treatment.
5. LOW IMMUNITY
Your hair is the most precious part of your body and its health and survival greatly depends on your diet.
So, make sure you for healthy hair all round.