Dandruff is an issue that’s often genetically inherited but can have other causes as well. Men suffer from dandruff more often than women but both genders can be affected by it. Still, the main question is – how to fight dandruff?
Dandruff can appear because of two main reasons – the wrong choice of shampoo for your hair type or you have genetically inherited seborrheic dermatitis.
Dandruff is quite a widespread skin problem, which is especially common during the spring and autumn months. If your dandruff problems are due to your hair care products choices, then there is an easy fix – just change your shampoo or other hair care products to what is more appropriate to your hair and skin.
However, if the cause of your dandruff is seborrheic dermatitis, you will need to look into certain special medical shampoos that contain ketoconazole or zinc pyrithione, as those ingredients prevent skin flakes. After a single pack of medical shampoo is used, continue using a regular anti-dandruff shampoo. This way you can protect your scalp against relapse.
So, how can you know whether the cause of your dandruff is seborrheic dermatitis? Usually, people who suffer from seborrheic dermatitis have pink skin areas and skin flakes on sides of nose, behind ears, on the area of eyebrows. Men might have skin flakes on breasts as well.
Dandruff develops if fat glands have changed their structure. This leads to redness and then the skin starts to desquamate. On the hairy parts of the head, we can see skin flakes start to form or, in other words, dandruff, which is a favorable environment for fungal infections. If there is some fungal infection in the skin, regular anti-dandruff shampoos will likely be too weak to deal with it. Instead, focus your attention on medical products as these can cure inflammation and itch much more effectively.
Also, keep in mind that dandruff often appears during seasonal changes – in spring and autumn. Of course, stress also affects skin inflammations, but mostly as a stimulant condition and not as a root cause.
If your dandruff is caused by seborrheic dermatitis, unfortunately, you have to take into account that this problem will periodically reappear. Seborrheic dermatitis is not a curable condition – it can only be kept in check with periodic use of medical shampoos when needed, as well as by reducing stress. If the problem starts getting out of control, consult with a medical professional immediately.