What your dandruff says about you
23 July 2018
Is it just us, or has dandruff become a taboo; a topic people are too
embarrassed to discuss? It shouldn’t be! Instead of shying away from it,
it’s time to shift your focus to what the heck is causing it. You need to
listen to what your itching scalp is trying to tell you. We explore a few
common dandruff causes, some of which don’t even relate to your hair.
Overgrowth of Yeast
This is one of the common causes of dandruff and it’s often a result of
stress, a change in hormones, an oily scalp or a problem with your immune
system. The overproduction of yeast combines with the sebaceous oils, which
promotes bacteria. The result is dry flakes and a super-itchy scalp.
Using the Wrong Products
While shampoos and conditioners are not the cause of dandruff, using
products that aren’t specific to the problem could result in the flakes
building up even more. So, be sure to use products specifically designed to
get rid of dandruff. Not shampooing enough can also irritate the scalp
further, so be sure to follow the instructions on the bottle when it comes
Believe it or not, your dandruff woes could be a direct result of what
you’re consuming. If you aren’t getting enough zinc, vitamin B and certain
types of fats from the food you eat, experts suggest that could be a cause
of your flakes, so visit a nutritionist for a long-term solution.
This common condition causes oily skin, so people with it are far more
prone to dandruff than your average Joe. It’s marked by red, greasy skin
covered in flaky white or yellow scales, and while it can affect your
scalp, it can also attack other areas of the body like your eyebrows, sides
of your nose and behind your ears.
Before you go self-diagnosing yourself, it’s best to visit a professional
stylist who could get to the bottom of your flakes quicker than you could.
They’ll also be able to suggest a suitable product to use, specific to your
problem, and advise on preventative measures.
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