Factors that Cause Dandruff

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The naturally occurring microbe, Malassezia Globosa is found on everyone’s scalp. It feeds on the natural oils (sebum) in the scalp; sebum is present to keep your hair and the skin on your scalp well-moisturised. As the sebum breaks down, it produces a by-product known as oleic acid. It is estimated that fifty percent of people are sensitive to oleic acid, so their scalp responds by becoming irritated and inflamed. This inflammation causes the scalp to become red and itchy, leading the body to signal to the brain to shed skin cells at a faster rate. This shedding is an attempt to get rid of the irritant, and physically appears as visible white flakes that often fall onto your shoulders.

A lot of people think dandruff is a product of poor hygiene. But nothing can be further from the truth. Here are few factors that cause dandruff :

  • Hormone Imbalance…

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