dandruff, when Scalp Flaking

Maybe some of you have dandruff on the scalp. Yes, this is indeed a matter of course. However, there are still many people who do not know the causes of dandruff and how to handle it.

Here's a complete explanation ::


Dandruff is a condition in which the scalp itch and have peeling. Although dandruff is not contagious and is not too serious, but if left unchecked, this can interfere with the appearance and embarrassing. Additionally, dandruff may also be more difficult to treat.

Dandruff is actually not about your hair or how often you wash your hair. However, this is related to the condition of your scalp. Skin cells that grow and die too quickly into the problem.

It can be worse when you are stressed. In addition, weather can affect the condition of your scalp and can make it worse. However, dandruff can usually be controlled. Dandruff is also not only be experienced by adults, newborns could also have dandruff.

Type of dandruff is referred to as cradle cap. Generally the same as dandruff, cradle cap cause dry scalp and flaking. Although alarming, this type of dandruff is not harmful and usually goes away by itself when the baby was the age of one year.

However, there are several factors that cause you more prone to dandruff, namely:


Everyone can have dandruff. However, people with young adults more vulnerable experience.


Men are more prone to have dandruff. Some researchers suggest that male hormones may play a role as a cause of dandruff. In addition, men also have glands that can produce more oil. This has contributed to bring dandruff.

     certain diseases

Adults with neurological diseases, such as Parkinson's disease, are more likely to develop seborrheic demartitis and dandruff.

     Poor diet

If you consume a lot of foods that do not contain enough vitamin B, zinc (zinc), or certain types of fat, you are more likely to have dandruff.


If your scalp itch, it became one of the signs of trouble and your scalp can cause dandruff. Over time, your scalp will flake. Another sign is the presence of flakes of dead skin that are white and there are usually at the hair and shoulders.


As mentioned previously, the condition of the scalp causes dandruff. If the condition of your scalp is dry, it can cause itching and flaking of the scalp can. As a result, comes the dandruff from your scalp. However, there are several factors that contribute to dandruff, among others:

     Oily skin (seborrheic dermatitis)

This condition is also one of the most frequent causes of dandruff. It is characterized by red scalp, oily, and covered with white or yellow scales. However, not only the seborrheic dermatitis affects the scalp, but also can affect other areas rich in oil glands, such as the eyebrows, the nose, chest, groin area, armpits, and the back of your ear.

     Not frequent shampooing

If you do not regularly wash your hair, especially for those who have oily scalp, this can lead to dandruff. However, too frequent shampooing is also not good for your scalp. Set the time to wash your hair, at least 3 to 4 times a week.


This skin disorder causes an accumulation of dead skin cells become thick silvery scales. Typically, this skin disorder occurs in the knees, elbows, and can also affect your scalp.


All the parts of your body may contain eczema, one of them on the scalp. This will trigger the growth and development of dandruff.

     Sensitivity to certain hair care products

If you are sensitive to the ingredients in skin care products, such as shampoos or hair dyes containing paraphenylene diamine (PPD), your scalp will be red, itchy, crusty, and can cause dandruff.

     Malassezia fungus

This fungus lives on the scalps of most adults and not cause problems. However, sometimes, these fungi can grow unchecked. This will irritate your scalp and cause skin cells to grow out of your head normal limits. Subsequently, the cells were dead scalp will fall off and cause dandruff.


Actually dandruff does not give effect to your health and it does not need to be handled with care physician, because the condition is manageable. However, if you frequently scratching your head, this will cause problems for your own scalp.

Therefore, you may need to do a hair care treatment that aims to reduce the oil content in the hair and reduce the buildup of skin cells that can lead to dandruff. However, this treatment requires patience and persistence.

There are several types of shampoo that might be able to overcome dandruff, namely:

     Zinc pyrithione shampoo, such as Selsun Salon and Head & Shoulders

This type of shampoo contains antibacterial and antifungal agent zinc pyrithione were able to reduce the fungus on the scalp causes dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis.

     Tar-based shampoos, such as Neutrogena T / Gel

These types of shampoos containing coal tar, a byproduct of the coal manufacturing process that can slow the growth and development of dead skin cells on your scalp. The content also reduces flaking scalp cells.

     Shampoos containing salicylic acid, such as Ionil T

This shampoo type also serves as a "scalp scrubs" were able to eliminate the crust on the scalp. However, if you use this type of shampoo, your scalp may become dry and flake off more often. To fix this, you can use a conditioner after shampooing.

     Selenium sulfide shampoo, such as Selsun Blue

This type of shampoo can slow the death of the cells of your scalp. In addition, the number of Malassezia yeasts can also be reduced. However, this type of shampoo can change the color of your hair. Therefore, use this shampoo on the part of the required course and rinse thoroughly after shampooing.

Try using one type of shampoo as mentioned above every day until your dandruff can be controlled well. If the condition of your scalp and dandruff has improved already can be controlled then you just need to wash your hair as much as 3 to 4 times a week, as needed.

Be sure to leave the shampoo attached to the scalp and hair for 5 minutes, then massage the shampoo slowly in order to be able to soak into the scalp.

In addition, you can also do alternative therapies that can reduce dandruff, using oil from the leaves of the Australian tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia). Tea tree oil has been used for centuries as an antifungal antibiotic and antiseptic agents. However, these oils can cause allergic reactions in some people

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