Myths VS Facts On Dandruff and Hair Loss

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If you have an itchy scalp or you’ve spotted those flakes in your hair, do some research before going to grab the nearest dandruff shampoo…

It’s important to know what causes dandruff and the facts about the condition, or any other scalp conditions, before you try to self diagnose. It’s also important to always get a professional opinion on how to treat it.

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Dandruff is not caused by dryness. If the skin on your body or face becomes scaly or itchy, your first instinct is typically to use a moisturizer. When your scalp is flaky, though, it’s usually the result of too much oil rather than too little. It’s a common misconception that dandruff is caused by dryness; in reality, it’s usually due to an overgrowth of a harmless yeast.  The yeast starts to feed on the excess oil and dead skin cells on the scalp, causing the skin cells to shed more frequently and come to the surface in the form of a flake.

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