Updated: Jan 24, 2022
Given that dandruff affects around half the adult population, there's a pretty good possiblity you've had a run-in with the flaky stuff, called dandruff.
Dandruff is a mild form of seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp, triggered by an overgrowth of fungus in the scalp that feeds off the scalp's natural oil (sebum), making it itch and flake.
Oleic acid is what causes the skin to shed skin flakes, and this can happen all over your body. This is caused by a number of reasons that are preventable with much success.
Dandruff is caused by an overgrowth of yeast, which feeds on your scalp's natural oils and causes the skin to shed, causing itchiness, dryness, redness and general irritation.
Dandruff is common. It doesn't mean you're dirty or have bad hygiene, just that some people are more sensitive to the yeast and oleic acid that it produces.
Dandruff may be caused by not washing your hair enough or by cold, dry weather. Try to sleep with a humidifier and use a deeply hydrating shampoo to combat dandruff.
Warm, wet weather can cause dandruff, but the sweat and heat can also cause dandruff and cause it to thrive. Another health condition can also cause dandruff, as well as using the wrong products.
There are several treatment options for guys who see excessive flakes of dandruff, and all are intended to banish the dandruff-causing yeast itself or the oils on which it thrives.
If you suffer from dry skin and dandruff, try to alternate anti-dandruff shampoos and scalp massages and to use products containing aloe vera or menthol. You can also try soaking your head in a warm bath spiked with baking soda.
Good bacteria found in fermented foods like yogurt, kimchi, kombucha, sauerkraut and beer, omega-3 fatty acids from fish, seeds, nuts and oils, and non-drying products can all help banish dandruff and make it look like you have a severe case.
Go on Vacation - A little leisure time and sunlight may do wonders for the health of your skin and scalp, and stress may also be related to dandruff.
The thing about dandruff is that it's different for everyone, and using the right hair care products can get you rid of the condition.
Feel free to book an appointment,sit with one of our barbers and see what products we can refer you to get rid of your dandruff