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Surprising causes of dandruff you should be aware of


No matter how great your hair looks, having dandruff can be hard to hide and quite embarrassing for you. This is especially so because every time you scratch your scalp the dandruff becomes visible in your hair.

Dandruff is a condition of the scalp that causes flakes of skin to appear.

Seborrheic dermatitis is another condition that can cause dandruff and flaking of the scalp. Seborrheic dermatitis usually appears as thick, sticky, yellow-colored flakes which can also be itchy and inflammatory.

Having dandruff is a condition that is quite common with about 50% of the population suffering from it at some point. Knowing what causes you to have dandruff can help you avoid it.

Here are six causes of dandruff you should be aware of:

Dry skin

If you have a dry skin type, you are more likely to get dandruff. This is because your scalp will also suffer from dryness. This is especially likely to happen during the cold season when the skin usually gets drier than usual.

Lack of proper hair care

One of the ways to avoid dandruff is to make sure you have a proper hair regiment. If you are brushing your hair improperly, over time you will experience dandruff. Each time you comb your hair you remove dead skin cells from your scalp. When you do not comb your hair over a long period of time the dead skin cells accumulate and eventually develop into dandruff.

Yeast allergy

Having a yeast allergy can cause you to frequently get dandruff. Yeast is a fungi or spore that is usually in the atmosphere. This is a different yeast from the one used for cooking.

Lack of shampooing

Shampooing is an effective way to get rid of dead skin cells as well as oils that accumulate on the scalp over time. If you do not shampoo your hair regularly the dead skin cells and oils accumulate causing dandruff occur.


Being constantly stressed causes quite a number of skin problems. One such negative effective is that stress encourages the growth of dandruff.

Certain diseases

There are certain health conditions that will cause you to develop dandruff. Of these conditions include strokes, heart diseases, poor immunity and Parkinson’s disease. 


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