Dandruff is a scalp condition characterized by the shedding of dead cells of the scalp and common in both men and women. Every person has suffered from this problem at some point in our life. It is a scalp condition. In its mild form, one may notice loose white or yellowish flakes that shed off and may be seen on the shoulders, back or scalp. Mild dandruff may cause a itchy scalp. It is a condition which is uncomfortable, irritating, and embarrassing. Dandruff isn’t a contagious condition and control and treatment is rather easy.
There are two forms of dandruff – Oily and Dry. Dry dandruff is noticed as loose white flakes and may cause a lot of itching. The oily dandruff is sticky and yellow in color and has a smell to it and is found mostly in adolescents and adults.
Some Causes of Dandruff:
• Poor diet
• Sluggish metabolism
• A hormonal imbalance