What are the common causes of dandruff in hair?
Dandruff may occur in the hair of men and women due to several causes, including: • Seborrheic Dermatitis: This is another term for irritated, oily skin of the scalp. The condition is one of the most widespread causes of dandruff, and normally manifests as red, greasy skin that’s covered with flaky yellow or white scales. Seborrheic dermatitis can affect your scalp along with other parts that contain numerous oil glands, including the sides of the nose, eyebrows, the breastbone, the area behind the ears, the groin, and even the armpits. • Lack of Sufficient Shampooing: If an individual does not wash his/her hair regularly, the skin cells and oil from the scalp starts to build up, leading to the development of dandruff. • Malassezia: This is a yeastlike fungus that resides in the scalps of the majority of adults. However, in some cases, it starts to irritate the scalp and leads to the development of more skin cells. The additional skin cells soon die and fall off, taking on the appearance of white flakes on your clothes or in your hair. The precise cause of malassezia irritation on some scalps is not yet known. • Dry Skin: Dry skin flakes are generally smaller and less oily than those from other dandruff causes. Plus, they hardly ever get inflamed or red. It is possible that the person may develop dry skin on other sections of the body, like their arms and legs. • Contact Dermatitis: In some instances, a person is sensitive to specific ingredients in hair dyes or hair care products, leading to the formation of itchy, red, scaly scalp formations.
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