What Causes Hair Dandruff
Dandruff is a common scalp disorder, marked by flaking of the skin of the scalp. Even though it is not contagious, it can cause hair fall and social embarrassment, and can be difficult to treat. Often with dandruff, there is constant itching; and failure to resist scratching can worsen the problem.
Dandruff can affect people of all ages, but is predominant in males. To keep dandruff from coming back, we advise dandruff treatments for the scalp – but knowing the principal cause of dandruff is just as important. Read on to know the main causes of hair dandruff.
Seborrheic Dermatitis and other infections
Seborrheic dermatitis is a very common cause of dandruff. It is marked by a reddish, greasy scalp, covered with flaky, white scales. It affects not only the scalp, but other parts of the body that are susceptible to oils, such as eyebrows, sides of the nose, the area behind one’s ears etc.
Malassezia is a fungus that is found on most adults’ scalps. It can, however, often irritate the scalp and trigger profuse growth of skin cells, which later fall off in the form of flakes. Other infections like psoriasis and eczema are also responsible for dandruff, in some cases.
Excessive use of hair products
Conventional shampoos can be no better than harsh detergents and perfumes that can corrode the scalp. Get a medicinal, anti-dandruff shampoo, with soothing ingredients from the PHS HAIRSCIENCE ADV Purify Range that effectively combats oily scalp and dandruff by removing excess sebum and flakes.
To add, some of the gels and hair creams you are using might be too harsh for the scalp. Hair products containing chemicals, preservatives and alcohol that can dehydrate the scalp, rendering it flaky, and vulnerable to dandruff and hair breakage, so always opt for products containing botanical ingredients.
Shampooing is the core of scalp health. At PHS HAIRSCIENCE we have developed a Signature Double Cleanse routine suitable for every scalp concern:
Step 1 – use a deep cleansing shampoo – ADV Nutrition Shampoo gently cleanses your scalp without stripping it of natural oils.
Step 2 – use a correcting shampoo – For dandruff sufferers, the ADV Purify Shampoo helps to rebalance the scalp sebum production and remove excess sebum and flakes.
Washing your hair right starts your scalp care regime right and removes follicle-clogging sebum that can causes dandruff and itchiness.
Diet and lifestyle problems
To a large extent, modern lifestyle and its irregular and unhealthy eating habits are also at blame for dandruff and hair loss. According to top trichologist Stephanie Sey, what you consume could affect your hair and scalp. If you regularly consume fatty food, processed or packaged juices and junk food, your body is prone to a lot of lifestyle complications including dandruff.
Not just sugar, but excess of salt and trans-saturated fat can also cause dandruff. Instead, try to consume antioxidants, minerals like vitamin B and zinc, in addition to essential fatty acids.
People whose skin has a tendency to be dry or develop extreme dryness during winters can often develop hair dandruff. To treat this, receive an expert therapy at PHS HAIRSCIENCE, so that moisture required for healthy growth, can be restored.
A balanced approach to work and life, and regular exercise is instrumental to keeping dandruff and other health problems at bay.