8 Things That Cause Dandruff ...


What Causes Dandruff, anyways? Isnโ€™t this the question most people ask themselves? I mean, I certainly am because thereโ€™s really no way to fix something if you donโ€™t have the faintest idea about where is it broken and why did it get broken in the first place! Do you agree? Well, itโ€™s about time to deal with this issue and get a clear picture on what causes dandruff. Most commercials say it has everything to do with yeast, fungus or even skin conditions but donโ€™t worry because thatโ€™s only the worst case scenario. In fact, there are a lot of other things that will cause your scalp to flake like it never flaked before and they, believe it or not, include the weather conditions as well! So, here it is, for all of you who wondered what causes dandruff, the most complete list of all probable reasons.

1. Skin Conditions

While dandruff is a mild, easily solvable problem for some, skin conditions might be what causes dandruff for others.

And, believe it or not there are many skin conditions and even illnesses that can result in excessive flaking of the scalp.

First and the most important one is Malassezia fungus, then thereโ€™s always yeast, seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema and even such illnesses as Parkinson's disease or pests such as head lice.

That of course means that you should most definitely consult a dermatologist in case youโ€™re experiencing constant discomfort and flaking that seems to get worse.

2. Prolonged Exposure to Heat

From hairdryers to sun tanning and overly heated areas โ€“ itโ€™s not a secret that too much of everything can prove to be harmful and that, unfortunately, goes the heat too.

Frequent use of a hairdryer can dry out your scalp and cause skin cells (which should flake and fall off when they are dead) to die faster and flake more often.

Be nice to your hair, let it rest a bit, wash it in the evening to give it plenty of time to dry naturally by the morning and your scalp will certainly make it up to you for your efforts by flaking less.

Shampoo Residue
Explore more ...