Causes of Dandruff
Dandruff is medically known as Seborrhoea. It is not just dryness of the skin. Actually, the word “Seborrhoea” means “too much oil.” Seborrhoea is also known as Seborrhoeic Dermatitis or common Dandruff. Skin has a natural mechanism that its cells flake off regularly. Skin contains glands called Sebaceous glands. Function of these glands is to keep our skin moist. The function of these glands is to release oily material or discharge, which is known as Sebum.
Dandruff is not a yeast infection. Simple Dandruff does not cause hair loss. Excessive flaking can also be a symptom of Seborrhoeic Dermatitis, Psoriasis, Fungal infection or excoriation associated with infestation of head lice. Dandruff is a global phenomenon and many people find that Dandruff can cause social or self-esteem problems. treatment may be important purely for sychological reasons.
1. Skin oil commonly referred to as Sebum or sebaceous secretions;
2. The metabolic by-products of skin microorganisms (most specifically Malassezia yeasts);
3. An individual susceptibility.
4. Due to stress
The above four are major causes of dandruff on which one should take care.