Dandruff: Myths, Causes And Effects


Dandruff is simply dry white flakes of skin on your scalp. It is caused by the rapid growth and death of skin cells on one's head. There is no clear reason why this happens but on thing is for sure, it is harmless.

Dandruff seems to be excessive during stressful or sick periods.

Dandruff is often believed to be a sign of dryness of the scalp but this is not true. Rather, it can be caused by excessive oil on the scalp which encourage the harmless yeast activity that brings about dandruff.

People who experience this condition are often told not to wash their hair often since it keeps the dandruff away. This is wrong because not washing your hair encourages it.

Dandruff cannot be cured but it can be controlled. There are shampoo that can be bought that help to control dandruff. Aside from this, there are other methods.

Equal parts of lemon and vinegar combined can be applied to the scalp then rinsed off after an hour's wait. Shampoo can be applied after.

Apple cider vinegar is also a great remedy. Mix a quarter cup of water with a quarter cup of apple cider vinegar an apply to scalp. Wait for 15 minutes before rinsing of.

Takin oils into consideration, coconut oil and olive oil can be used. However, they shouldn't be allowed to stay long on the scalp as excessive oils on the scalp can induce a faster growth of dandruff.

See your doctor when dandruff appears to be yellow, greasy and does not respond to dandruff lotions and shampoos.

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