There are very few things that cause embarrassment like dandruff does. The white flakes on the shoulder ruin your dress and your reputation. Because the problem is extremely common, there are many myths that do the rounds that further instill fear. While there are options for dandruff treatment in Kenya and other places, you first need to be familiar with some facts. Take a look at the following pointers to know more:
What causes dandruff? Dandruff is caused by oily scalp and weather changes. It leads to the excessive growth of fungus called Malassezia. The fungus is present on everyone’s scalp but these and other conditions aggravate dandruff, leading to flakes. To control dandruff, you have to control the excessive growth of this fungus.
Frequent hair wash never treats dandruff – No matter how many times you wash your hair, you will only be able to get rid of the white flakes but unable to eliminate dandruff from the root. This means that even if you use anti-dandruff shampoos to get rid of the dandruff, it just cleanses the scalp for a short time. The dandruff will anyway return, till you opt for a regular, focused treatment.
Do people of all ages have dandruff? Usually people of a certain age are more prone to dandruff. However, newborn kids too get a form of dandruff called cradle cap. Hence, you can’t really associate it with a particular age.
Does it spread from one person to another? No, dandruff is never contagious. You can never spread or catch it. Moreover, it doesn’t mean that you are lagging behind in hygiene. Even in the worst cases, dandruff will not spread from one person to another.
Do hair products worsen dandruff? Yes, certain hair products can aggravate dandruff, especially foams and styling gels.
What are the ways to get rid of dandruff? There are several ways to get rid of dandruff temporarily. These include home remedies such as applying curd, lemon juice and others. However, these rarely help you get rid of dandruff but rather provide momentary relief. The best thing to do is go for a treatment at a wellness center near you.
What do the yellow flakes indicate? The dandruff color may vary from yellow, white to off white. The yellow flakes indicate more intense form of dandruff and need more care than any other form of dandruff.
To sum up
These are some of the common facts associated with dandruff that will help you understand it better, before you book an appointment for its treatment. For more informative pieces on skin care and beauty, keep a tab on this space as we’ll be back with more!