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Dandruff is a common hair problem that bothers millions of people. During its early stages dandruff is not visible to the naked eye. It becomes visible as a result of the growth of bacteria and or as a result of problems with seborrhoeic dermatitis scalp condition. In the milder stage, there is scaling in which the entire scalp may be covered with loose dry scales.

Dandruff is thought to cause by over growth of yeast such as pityrosporum ovule which live on normal skin. This over growth comes local itching resulting in hyper proliferation of cell (Keratinocytes) forming the outer layer of skin. These form scales which accumulate and are shed as dandruff flakes. In later stage dandruff is visible as large pieces of dead skin and often there is grate itching as well, and scalp may be red from scratching and this should be avoided --DON”T SCRATCH!

Many people also complain that with dandruff there is an increase in hair loss as well. But there is no established relationship between dandruff and loss of hair. But it is certainly a warning about the health of your hair and may lead to eczema if not treated. One way of treating fatty dandruff is to prevent the growth of bacteria as the Malassezia fur fur bacteria are the cause of this condition.

The effective treatment for dandruff is to use a medicated shampoo specifically designed to remove dandruff. But people who suffer dry scalp should be avoided the use of shampoo daily or it can lead to eczema and in that cases you can try a simple home remedies. Also strictly avoid shampoos that contain sodium laurel sulfate, or sodium laureate sulfate.

There is no specific food habit to fight dandruff. Some studies reveled that food rich in biotin (also called vitamin H or B7) and zinc helps fight dandruff. Egg, wheat, and cereals are rich in biotin.

There is no medical evidence that stress causes dandruff. Also dandruff may not occur due to sharing of comb or pillows as the flakes that one sees on comb and pillows are dead cells.

Massage of some vinegar into your hair and scalp and wash after 15-20 minutes and repeat this process daily till the problem disappears is a useful tip. There are many useful home remedies which can be used as a first aid are depicted under heading “Hair Care Home Remedies”.

It is important and desirable that if you have a persistent problem of dandruff, you may consult a dermatologist or skin specialist.

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