What is Dandruff and What Causes Dandruff ?


We will look into what important in dealing with and for treatmentof dandruff.Plus in this episode, you will also get answers to many other useful questions on dandruff.Before we start, make sure you have subscribed that mainly affects the scalp mind you itsthe skin not the hair.Relax! You are not alone, More than 50 percent of the population is affected by dandruff andmales are more affected than females.

Simple Dandruff is harmless to the body, where as the more severe inflammatory form of thisis called seborrheic dermatitis can be bad.

2.What are the signs and symptoms of dandruff? Commonest is flaking or scaling with or without itchiness over the scalp.This can result in low social or self-esteem.This can also involve eyebrows and even beard and chest hair and can sometimes cause rashesover the skin.

3.What is the Actual Cause for Dandruff? Dandruff is not about your hair, or how often you wash it.Instead, it’s about the skin on your scalp.Skin cells that grow too fast and die off too fast and shed as flakes this is the actualmechanism which forms the dandruff flakes.This is as fast as 2 to 7 days in people with dandruff and normally this skin cell turnover should be about 30 days in normal people.Why and How exactly this happens, is still is the Fungus theory.A fungus called malassezia is believed to cause the dandruff.This fungus normally lives on the scalp of most healthy adults without causing any problems.This theory says that the immune system of people with dandruff may overreact to thatfungus and resulting in too fast turn over of skin cells resulting in flaking.Hence the treatment with antifungals in successful in most cases.

4.Why this Commonly Affects Scalp and not association with Skin oil medically calledas sebum thats secreted by your sebaceous glands around the hair follicle And the fungusMalassezia is attracted to this oil and metabolizes the tryglycerides or fats in this oil andevokes an inflammatory response in susceptible a)Genetic Factors: If any concept remainsunknown or unclear, we always blame this on our genes and thats true most of the times.b)Stress: is another factor that can aggravate be one of the causes of dandruff or provokingflare-ups.Also the itching may be more severe if its due to stress.c)Not Shampooing Frequently: People say frequent washing or shampooing can strip your hereof necessary oils.But here, as already discussed, oils are being like foods high in saturated and trans fatscan cause your sebaceous glands to produce more oil, which makes dandruff worse.e)Over use of Hair styling Products like certain oils and styling gels can worsen dandruff.f)Season: Dandruff may fluctuate with seasons and often worsens in winter season.