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What is dandruff


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Whether it is winters or summers, dandruff affects everyone all round the year. In medical terms dandruff is known as seborrheic dermatitis, which causes flaking of the skin due to various reasons.

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What is dandruff

  1. 1. What Is Dandruff?• The dandruff is actually a fungal one with symptoms that are just very similar to dry, flaky skin.• Dandruff can spread and be exacerbated by constant itching, so if you have dandruff, leave it alone.•• Thankfully, there are many great remedies available, including both commercial shampoo treatments and natural home remedies.
  2. 2. What Causes Dandruff?• Shedding of dead skin is normal but when the shedding is beyond normal or excessive in nature then it is known as dandruff, which is common among masses.• There are different factors behind it like bacterial infection, fungal infection, unhygienic condition of hair and scalp, skin infection or allergy to any hair product.• Lack of nutrients and minerals can also be a cause of dandruff occurrence.• Only a dermatologist can tell you better the exact cause of the dandruff.
  3. 3. Treatment of dandruff• Dandruff is curable to a great extent but complete removal is not possible unless the causing agent is not cured.• Chemical products help in quickly removing the dandruff like ZnPTO or Ketoconazole, but they also leave your hair and scalp dry.• Herbal treatments are made up of herbal ingredients and their extracts like black pepper oil, curd, lemon, tea tree oil, rosemary oil and neem extracts. They do not cause any harm to the scalp or the hair but can take some time to get rid of dandruff.
  4. 4. Qualities of the best dandruff shampoo• It should remove dandruff quickly.• It should be gentle and do not harm the scalp skin or the hair.• Should be moisturizing in nature so as the moisture can be replenished. Dry scalp also develops dandruff.
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