Dandruff – Those dry, white flakes of skin that you see dotted around collars or shoulders, are harmless. But it can be an itchy-headed embarrassment. Dandruff isn’t just about the nature of your hair or how often you wash it. But it has to do with the skin of your scalp.
Dandruff can have many causes, including fungus and using too much or not enough shampoo. Anti-dandruff shampoos may provide relief.
So, what is the cause of dandruff?
The hair cortex is some of the skin cells that grow and die rapidly. As for why this happened, it is still undetermined. Dandruff is caused by a very common fungus called Malassezia.
This fungus grows on the scalp of many healthy adults and does not cause any problems. In some theories, it is said that the immune system of a person with dandruff may overreact to these fungi.
Dandruff may get worse when you’re stressed or sick. Cold, dry winters can also cause dandruff or make it worse.
Dandruff is related to seborrheic dermatitis (SD), which causes itchy and flaky skin, but it only occurs on the scalp. It is so common it affects almost half of the adult population in the world.
Most people focus on the white flakes on their hair and their appearance. On the other hand, itching may be the most annoying side effect.
Most of the time, dandruff does not need medical attention. However, sometimes the flaking and itching that appears as dandruff is actually a medical condition, such as seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, fungal infections of the scalp, or eczema.
How to prevent dandruff
Here are some tips on things you can do to avoid dandruff:
Practice good health habits. Make an effort to resist the urge to touch your scalp, especially if it feels itchy. Scratching can increase irritation and lead to a vicious cycle. When you touch and scratch it, you also let the dirt in, a combination that can make dandruff worse.
Find the right shampoo balance for your scalp and apply the right amount. Shampoo alone is often enough to clean the head and keep the hair’s natural oils in place, but don’t use too much product in your hair as this can irritate your scalp.
Reduce stress. Although Malassezia fungus is not spread to your scalp by stress, it can thrive if your immune system is compromised, which is exactly what stress does to your body. Do your scalp a favor and relax. Try walking or doing yoga.
Refreshing hair. Research shows that regular exposure to air, especially when the air is fresher, can help reduce oil buildup on the scalp.
Massage your scalp. This may also help prevent dandruff symptoms.
Brush your hair when it’s only damp, not completely wet.
Taking care of maintaining healthy hair helps prevent dandruff from appearing. Use hair and scalp treatment and nutrition sessions such as mesotherapy, stem cells and plasma sessions to moisturize, strengthen and maintain hair.