Let’s face it. No one likes dandruff but hiding under a hat ain’t gonna fix anything. Get to know the different causes of dandruff and how to treat it.
To start off, did you know that there are two types of dandruff?
1. Dry dandruff
2. Oily dandruff
Let’s take a look at each one in detail.
This is one of the most common types of dandruff. When your scalp is dry, the bond that holds your skin cells together begins to weaken, thus causing dead skin cells falling off from your scalp. The dryness comes from several reasons. It could come from external factors like the winter dryness or irritation caused by your shampoo. It could also come from health diseases like thyroid disease and diabetes, as well as internal factors like lack of estrogen or vitamin A.
This type of dandruff is essentially caused by a combination of these 3 factors:
1. Accumulation of sebum oil secreted from your scalp.
A lot of times, improper or irregular shampooing habits can lead to this. If your scalp isn’t clean, the sebum combines with all the dead skin cells and dirt forming itchy flakes.
Malassezia is a fungus naturally found on your scalp. But when there’s excessive oil on your scalp, it serves as food for this fungus, thus helping them grow immensely. This in turn, produces an increased turnover of skin cells, causing unwanted flakes.
3. Lack of immunity
So, now that you know the different causes of dandruff, here are a few hair care recommendations to treat it.
Shampoo for Dry Dandruff:
INTENSE NOURISHING OIL
This is a pre-shampoo oil treatment made with shea extract which adds deep nourishment and hydration to your scalp, restoring even the driest scalp.
Photo Credit: Rene Furterer
Shampoo for Oily Dandruff:
CURBICIA REGULATING SHAMPOO
This shampoo made with Hydrolyzed Curbicia extract (Squash seed) deep cleanses the scalp while eliminating and regulating excess oil production.
Photo Credit: Renee Furterer
Hope this was a helpful hint for you! And as always, feel free to hit us up with any specific questions.