Dandruff consists of small white scales that usually appear in the scalp and hair. The medical term for dandruff is PITYRIASIS. If neglected for long, excessive dandruff can lead to baldness. The nature of dandruff is not clearly defined my medical authorities. Associated causes of dandruff are: a sluggish condition of the scalp, possibly due to poor circulation, infection, injury, lack of nerve stimulation, improper and uncleanness. Contributing causes are: the use of strong shampoos and insufficient rinsing of the hair after a shampoo.
There are two types of dandruff:
First – dry type and
Second – greasy or waxy type.
Just as the skin is continuously being shed & replaced, the upper most layer of the scalp is also being cast off all the time. These scales loosen and fall off freely. The natural shedding of the scales should not be mistaken as dandruff.
To avoid any type of dandruff, we recommend to use anti-dandruff shampoos, for example Selson Blue. If dandruff persists, we would suggest to see a dermatologist.