The primary sign of dandruff is flaking, which is frequently followed by itching, redness, and dryness of the scalp. Nearly half of adults are affected by it, with men being affected more frequently than women.
The majority of times, it can be controlled with the help of carefully chosen scalp care products, but in more severe cases, it may be necessary to seek medical help in dealing with it.
The main cause of dandruff is the overgrowth of the Malassezia fungus, which promotes increased desquamation of the scalp and results in the appearance of a large number of patches or lumps of dead skin that we recognize as dandruff.
In addition to the colonies of this yeast, the other causative agents are one or a combination of some of the following factors:
- hormonal (especially changes in sex hormones)
- lifestyle (stress, poor diet, exposure to unfavorable conditions)
- climatic conditions (excessively dry air, excessive cold, or heat)
- inadequate products (shampoos, etc.)
WHAT KIND OF DANDRUFF DO WE KNOW?
Dandruff can be divided into two groups: dry and oily, and apart from that, it can also be distinguished by color, which can be white or yellowish-gray in color.
Oily dandruff is usually thick, yellow and sticks to the scalp, which is oftentimes red and irritated.
These symptoms are most likely indicators of seborrheic dermatitis, an inflammatory disease of the scalp and other parts of the body rich in sebaceous glands (such as the chin, forehead, groin, area around the nose, and eyebrows).
Unlike oily dandruff, dry dandruff is white or gray, dry, and thin, and it falls from the scalp. This form is not considered a disease and can be resolved with the use of appropriate hair and scalp products.
HOW TO SOLVE IT
One of the best solutions for dealing with dandruff is to wash your hair more often with a gentle anti-dandruff shampoo, such as Skinlick Sebum Balance Root Cause Shampoo.
Skinlick Sebum Balance Shampoo is a mild shampoo that regulates sebum production on the scalp, and is suitable for daily use, considering that it does not dry out the hair shaft.
Its positive effects on the scalp and hair are multiple, and therefore it is an excellent choice for oily scalps prone to dandruff in combination with normal to dry hair because it:
- regulates sebum production
- has a soothing and anti-inflammatory effect
- hydrates the scalp
In addition to using adequate hair and scalp products, it is very important to avoid irritating factors such as aggressive and drying hair products (varnishes, sprays, etc.), washing your hair in hot water, frequent use of products for dry washing, and drying out your skin and hair with hair dryers.