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What causes dandruff?

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Answered 2014-05-01 03:34:20

The cause of dandruff is fungus, a bacteria that you have to treat. It is not contageous, and can be effectively treated by some topical solutions, like Luxiq, and shampoos like Loprox.

The dry scalp is caused due to environmental factors and chemical treatments used for styling the hair. The main reason for the dryness being the depletion of moisture level.

Oily scalp is caused by the overproduction of sebum, by the oil glands in the scalp. This could also be due to the inadequate rinsing out of the hair. See related links below.

from your old shampoo or washing your hair too much

Skin on the body undergoes constant renewal. This means that each and every skin cell, once it dies, gets pushed out and replaced by newer, healthier cells underneath.

Dandruff is essentially this process. Those with dandruff have skin on their scalp that sheds quicker than those without it, making the dead skin "flakes" a lot more noticeable.

Dandruff also occurs when the scalp is exposed to extreme temperatures and cause the skin cells on the scalp to dry out and shed quicker.

To prevent it, use hair products such as "Head and Shoulders" that are designed to treat dandruff. Basically, aim for anything that will keep the scalp healthy and moisturized.

dandruf is caused by dirt that has been decayed by not washing your hair for many days
A common cause of dandruff is because of an incompatible dandruff or if the hair is not thoroughly washed.

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Does using shampoo and conditioner of different companies causes dandruff?

It removes dandruff. No they don't cause dandruff but they won't be as effective as if you use the same brand of shampoo and conditioner together.

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How dandruff come in your hair?

Dandruff is flakes of dry scalp. There are a number of causes for dry scalp, and one of the most common reasons for dry scalp and dandruff is cold, dry weather.

What causes dandruff in your hair?

Dandruff comes from the dead skins cells on your scalp being replaced. along with dirt grime and oils.

What causes dandrif?

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What causes eyebrow dandruff?

As with scalp dandruff, flaking of the skin under the eyebrows can have many causes, from fungal involvement to psoriasis. Using the same topical shampoos as the scalp could help, or a prescription skin treatment.

How do you get rid of your dandruff?

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Can children have dandruff?

Anyone can have dandruff and I'm a kid myself that has dandruff

What is the plural of dandruff?

Dandruff is used as a plural and a singular. The word is used to describe one speck of dandruff or lots of dandruff.

Why does head itch?

There can be many causes for itching of the head. The dandruff in the scalp is the most common cause for the same. There can be other causes. You need to consult the physician.

What causes head itchiness?

Sometimes head itchiness is caused by lice, sometimes by dandruff or dry scalp.

How do you get rid of beard dandruff?

The easiest way is to do the same as you would normal dandruff. Beard dandruff typically is caused by the same conditions, and many who have beard dandruff also have scalp dandruff. Try a dandruff shampoo and use as directed.

How to avoid dandruff?

To avoid dandruff, make sure the scalp is moisturized.To avoid dandruff, be sure to use shampoo that protects against dandruff.

Can dogs have dandruff?

Yes Dogs can have dandruff... :-)

Do guinea pigs have dandruff?

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How do you decrease dandruff?

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Causes of bald hair?

1.smoking,drugs and alcohols2.applying soap to your hair causing dandruff 3.

What are causes of dandruff?

There is no exact cause of dandruff. However, scientists have developed a list of factors that trigger dandruff in many people: 1) Oily skin 2) Oily scalp 3) Sweating 4) Poor hygiene 5) Weather (hot&humid or cold&dry) 6) Infrequent washing or shampooing 7) Emotional or mental stress Those are some of the many factors of dandruff. For more information you can go to this website: Hope this helped! :)

How do you determine dandruff from lice knits?

Dandruff is white , nits are transparent Nits are found attached to the hair and dandruff is on the scalp. Dandruff is flaky whereas nits are hard.

What steps should be taken to improve a dandruff situation?

To improve a dandruff sitution you should use a simple dandruff shampoo. Ex. Head and sholder dandruff control.

Is body spray good for your hair?

No, it's terrible for your hair. It causes dandruff and hair loss, and it is made for your body not your hair !

Why do your hair have dandruff?

Dandruff is dead skin So if your skin on your head becomes dry and flakey, that's when you get dandruff. its nothing to worry about though You can get anti-dandruff shampoo-i think!?!!

Is a burning sensation on the scalp normal after using an anti-dandruff shampoo?

Gosh! I get this too! I thought I was the only one and I was allergic to the shampoo! Do you know what causes it? I get in after using Head and Shoulders.I'm not sure what causes it. I was using a store brand anti-dandruff and it burned every time. I quit using the stuff.

Is there such a thing as brown dandruff?

No that's probably dirt and not dandruff