What causes dandruff? 5 common reasons behind your itchy scalp

Cold winter air when combined with overheated rooms and an abundance of the Malassezia fungus causes dandruff.

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What causes dandruff? 5 common reasons behind your itchy scalp What causes dandruff? 5 common reasons behind your itchy scalp

Dandruff is a very serious problem! It usually occurs during winters.It happens because the skin cells on our scalp are constantly replaced and shed. A fungus, Malassezia , forms in out scalp when we are exposed to both cold and warm air. The artificial heat, when produced by the heaters combined with the biting winter breeze, is extremely harsh on your scalp. Dandruff is a common cause of itchy, flaking skin. It is a very embarrassing problem! The exact cause of dandruff is still not known but there are a few reasons that cause it:

1. Dryness of your scalp

dryness of your scalpDry skin on the scalp can cause scaly flakesDryness is one of the main reasons for dandruff. Dandruff is just the skin of the scalp which comes out due to the cold winter air. The chilly winter air raids the skin and scalp of moisture, which is responsible for dandruff.

Harsh winters and not applying oil in hair can cause the scalp skin to dry resulting in dandruff, dryness, and itching.

2. Not shampooing regularly

not shampooing regularlyNot shampooing regularly leads to dandruffMostly in winter, due to the cold weather, people avoid taking a head bath. Not shampooing hair regularly leads to build a dry skin and dirt in hair causing dandruff.

Take a head bath at least twice a week to prevent dandruff.

3. Reaction of hair products

reaction of hair productsStyling products also build-up dandruff and cause greasinessNot only in winters but also throughout the year, if you buy anything for your hair, it is very important for you to choose the right products for your hair and skin. Dandruff can also be caused as a side-effect of skin products. Using of shampoo and applying too harsh conditioner can also often irritate your scalp skin.

So, pick the products wisely, as per your skin type!

4. Using excess of oil

dandruff due to excess of oilOil from the scalp causes the skin cells to clump together and appear as dandruffOiling your hair is good! You should apply oil before shampoo. Oil, penetrates beneath the epidermis, the top layer of skin and protect your scalp from further dryness and inflammation.

But, when used excessively, it causes dandruff. Oil moisturises at its core, which makes this oil appealing for dry skin conditions. This may include dandruff.

5. Diet and stress

diet and stressManaging stress: stress can trigger dandruff in some peopleSimilar to every problem of our body, dandruff too is caused by improper diet and mental stress. As per the studies it has been proven that people with less intake of vitamin B, zinc and fats can have dandruff. Apart from all these daily life reasons, there are many medical reasons and skin allergies that cause dandruff.

So, look for an effective solution to eliminate dandruff totally. You've got to use the right hair care products that are meant for it.


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