Dandruff is a mysterious topic. Mysterious from the viewpoint that there is no commonly agreed upon theories about what actually causes the condition. There is also no known published..
Dandruff is a mysterious topic. Mysterious from the viewpoint that there is no commonly agreed upon theories about what actually causes the condition. There is also no known published cure.
Even though there are estimates that as much as 97% of the population of the United States will at some point in their lives have a form of dandruff, there is still a lack of total agreement about many elements of the condition.
Dandruff can happen at any age but is most commonly found in people between the ages of 12 and above.
A form of dandruff known as cradle cap occurs in newborns and infants.
General Description of Dandruff
Dandruff (or dry flaky scalp) is an itchy, annoying and persistent skin disorder of the scalp. A dark suit and dandruff simply don't go together!
There is nothing more embarrassing than to have someone brush white scaly flakes off your beautiful black dress or navy blue jacket.
Based on ongoing research, it has been noted that in the past ten years dandruff problems in the United States have become more serious and more frequent.
Dry or Greasy Dandruff
Dandruff can cause either an overly dry scalp with itchy white flakes that may be waxy or greasy or dandruff can manifest as an oily greasy scalp with scales.
What Is Dandruff?
A person's entire body surface continuously sheds dead skin cells. The skin itself sheds every twenty-four days.
Dandruff, the shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp at an excessive rate, is the result of the normal growing process of the skin cells of the scalp.
Excessive Sloughing Of Old Cells
In a normal scalp, the process of sloughing off old cells and manufacturing of their replacements is very orderly and complete. In the dandruff scalp, there is mass disorder and often the departing cells are not dead before leaving the scalp.
Why there should be a speedup in the scalp's cell production is still a debated mystery.
There appear to be two different causes of dandruff. Internal and external.