Dandruff is a skin problem that affects at least 50% of the adult population in the world. It occurs when the process of scalp renewal is abridged. This results in a larger amount of skin cells that stick together and form scales. This condition can cause scalp, itching and redness. Fortunately, it is not contagious, but it causes serious discomfort to people who have it.
What factors can contribute to dandruff and hair loss?
Genetic predisposition, different climatic conditions, physical or emotional stress, hormonal changes, unhealthy eating or alcohol intake can cause dandruff.
There is still no clear evidence of a direct link between hair loss and dandruff. However, there are many cases where people with dandruff also suffer from hair loss.
Stress and cold weather can worsen the scalp and cause overproduction of dandruff. When the amount of dead cells on the scalp increases, more flakes are loosened, more hair is lost, it is thinner or greased extra. In addition, chronic scalp conditions can increase hair loss and even lead to reduced hair density, which is temporary. So if we have dandruff that has not been treated for a long time and the condition of the scalp is getting worse, we can get help from a dermatologist in order not to get more serious complications, one of which is a strong hair loss. Dehydration of the scalp is another factor causing dandruff. If you scratch the scalp with different brushes and combs that have too sharp edges, the skin will get irritated further. If we have a dry scalp, we need to think about purchasing more specialized cosmetics and taking more water during the day.
Permanent use of antifungal shampoo can also lead to dandruff and more intense hair loss. Dandruff shampoos help, but should not be used on a daily basis. They reduce the scales, but on the other hand they can cause other problems.
If we have dandruff, we can try a few home remedies before resorting to special preparations. Apple cider vinegar is one of the things that is used to reduce the annoying white scales. It stimulates blood circulation in the skin, fighting viruses and bacteria. The acid in it reduces the sebum, which favors the development of spores of dandruff, as well as fats. We can chop apple vinegar in water in a ratio of 1 to 3, then with a pad to smear from the mixture in the roots of the hair. After about 30 minutes, we need to wash the hair with lukewarm water. It is recommended to make the hair mask with vinegar up to 2 times a week, with the result visible after 3-4 attempts.