Dandruff: What It Is & How to treat it?

Dandruff: What It Is & How to treat it?

Have you ever had white flakes in your hair? Have you tried to hide or treat it? Are you ashamed of the way it looks?

What is dandruff?

Dandruff is a chronic, mildly inflammatory scalp condition that causes excessive scaling. It is a cosmetic concern with social impacts. It is a chronic scaly dermatosis disorder that affects the topmost layer of the skin (Epidermis), with scales as the major symptom.

Dandruff Causes:

It could be caused by a variety of factors, including irritated skin; oily or dry skin; a yeast-like fungus (Malassezia) that feeds on scalp oils; Other skin disorders, like psoriasis, and eczema; Sensitivity to hair products (contact dermatitis).

Treatment Choices:A girl washes her hair with shampoo on white background

  • Non-pharmacological management: Washing the hair and scalp with a non-medicated shampoo every other day or daily is usually enough to control mild-moderate dandruff.
  • Pharmacological management: Using a shampoo containing

✓ Cytostatic Agents being Pyrithione Zinc, Selenium Sulfide, or Coal Tar.
✓ Keratolytic Agents are Salicylic Acid, Ketoconazole, or Sulfur.


  1. Try Exfoliating Your Scalp.
  2. Home remedies like diluted apple cider vinegar can be really effective!
  3. Don’t be hesitant to seek medical advice; we’re here to help!