What Causes Dandruff?

What Causes Dandruff

When you experience an itchy scalp or flakes in your hair, your scalp is certainly infected with Dandruff. This has become the most common allergies or skin infection in youngsters and adults. Some studies claim that Dandruff is a foreign substance which doesn’t have any specific form of origin. However, it is very uncertain to understand the root cause of dandruff.

In this blog, we’re going to be precise with this widespread issue.

What is Dandruff?

Dandruff is a common form of skin eczema which occurs in parts of body containing high oil (sebum) production. Common body areas which are affected include; scalp, ears, face, chest, and folds of skin. The exact cause of seborrhea is not known as of now. Though a yeast called Malassezia furfur, might play role.

Causes of Dandruff

Below-mentioned are the causes of Dandruff:

Dry skin

Dry skin is the most common cause of dandruff giving rise to white flakes which appear on Hair follicles and shoulders.

Oily skin

Another common cause of dandruff which makes skin read greasy followed by flaky white or yellow scales.

Not cleaning your hair

If you don’t frequently wash your hair, oils, pollution and dead cells could cause dandruff.

Fungal Infection

Malassezia not only breeds on the scalps of most adults but also, it irritates it.

Sensitivity to Hair-Care Products

Sometimes sensitivities to certain ingredients in hair care products might cause irritation and dandruff.


The foreign substance entering your scalp which settles down for long period of time also gives rise to bacterial infections thus, causing dandruff.

Symptoms for Dandruff

The signs and symptoms of dandruff include:

· White flakes on hairs and shoulders

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·  Itchy scalp

·  Rough facial skin

·  Regular ear eczema

·  Rash near skin containing hair follicle

·  Oily scalp and face containing dry flakes

Dandruff could be found in areas of the body containing any hair follicles. It is found on scalp, ears, face, and middle of the chest.

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This post was last modified on November 22, 2022 3:16 am

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