Let’s be honest here. Most people have experienced dandruff at one point or another in their lives. But for some reason, there’s a strange stigma associated to it, which is why a lot of people who have it prefer to secretly google how to treat it, instead of speaking to a professional about the problem.
According to PHS Hairscience’s in-house trichologist, dandruff is a scalp condition that causes flaky skin to appear. It occurs when the scalp’s renewal process shortens, leading to a rapid shedding of the scalp’s skin cells, which stick together to form visible flakes.
The main cause of dandruff is seborrheic dermatitis, a condition that turns skin oily, red and scaly. And when the white or yellow scales flake off, it creates dandruff. Some symptoms of dandruff include visible flakes, itching, redness and a greasy odour. Very often, the condition is confused with a dry scalp because they have similar traits like flaking and itchiness. However, they have two main differences.
While the best way to treat a dandruff-prone scalp is to seek treatment with a trichologist, if you’re planning to treat the problem yourself – or prevent it from re-occurring – then here are some products you can use.