What is Dandruff and What Causes Dandruff ?

What is Dandruff and What Causes Dandruff ?


In todays episode, we will look into what
is Dandruff and what causes dandruff? Understanding How dandruff is formed in really
important in dealing with and for treatment of dandruff. Plus in this episode, you will also get answers
to many other useful questions on dandruff. Before we start, make sure you have subscribed
to our channel with the bell notification clicked. Lets begin! 1.What is Dandruff? Dandruff is a non inflammatory skin condition
that mainly affects the scalp mind you its the skin not the hair. Relax! You are not alone, More than 50 percent of
the population is affected by dandruff and males are more affected than females. Simple Dandruff is harmless to the body, where
as the more severe inflammatory form of this is called seborrheic dermatitis can be bad. 2.What are the signs and symptoms of dandruff? Commonest is flaking or scaling with or without
itchiness over the scalp. This can result in low social or self-esteem. This can also involve eyebrows and even beard
and chest hair and can sometimes cause rashes over the skin. 3.What is the Actual Cause for Dandruff? Dandruff is not about your hair, or how often
you wash it. Instead, it’s about the skin on your scalp. Skin cells that grow too fast and die off
too fast and shed as flakes this is the actual mechanism which forms the dandruff flakes. This is as fast as 2 to 7 days in people with
dandruff and normally this skin cell turn over should be about 30 days in normal people. Why and How exactly this happens, is still
unknown. The best understood hypothesis for dandruff
is the Fungus theory. A fungus called malassezia is believed to
cause the dandruff. This fungus normally lives on the scalp of
most healthy adults without causing any problems. This theory says that the immune system of
people with dandruff may overreact to that fungus and resulting in too fast turn over
of skin cells resulting in flaking. Hence the treatment with antifungals in successful
in most cases. 4.Why this Commonly Affects Scalp and not
other areas? According to one study, dandruff happens in
association with Skin oil medically called as sebum thats secreted by your sebaceous
glands around the hair follicle And the fungus Malassezia is attracted to this oil and metabolizes
the tryglycerides or fats in this oil and evokes an inflammatory response in susceptible
people. Keep Watching guys, understanding these points
is very important to control dandruff. Well! 5.What Factors are thought to be responsible
for Dandruff and flaring of Dandruff? Many Factors are responsible dandruff:
a)Genetic Factors: If any concept remains unknown or unclear, we always blame this on
our genes and thats true most of the times. b)Stress: is another factor that can aggravate
dandruff. Stress impairs your immune system and can
be one of the causes of dandruff or provoking flare-ups. Also the itching may be more severe if its
due to stress. c)Not Shampooing Frequently: People say frequent
washing or shampooing can strip your hair of necessary oils. But here, as already discussed, oils are being
utilized by the organisms to create those dandruff flakes! d)Diet: certain foods may flare-up a dandruff,
like foods high in saturated and trans fats can cause your sebaceous glands to produce
more oil, which makes dandruff worse. e)Over use of Hair styling Products like certain
oils and styling gels can worsen dandruff. f)Season: Dandruff may fluctuate with seasons
and often worsens in winter season. Please Click here and Watch my episode on
5 most Important Myths on Dandruff busted including some facts on dandruff and hair
loss. Please Like, Share and comment below with
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channel. Stay Healthy!

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