Do you suffer from itchy scalp but embarrassed to scratch in public?
Do you have
hair loss while you always have white flakes shedding on your clothes?
You are not
alone as there are millions like you who suffer from Dandruff. Understanding what
this skin disease is and how to combat it effectively is the only solution. Dandruff
is the name given to the shedding of skin on the scalp, and appears as white flakes
in the hair causing discomfort. Although our skin sheds dead cells and renews itself
every fortnight, the word dandruff refers to the unsightly shedding of dead skin
which is known to be caused by a fungus. The common symptoms are itchy scalp and
white flakes visible in the hair and surface when you scratch.
Dandruff is usually
two fungi, Malassezia Furfur and Pityrosporum ovale, that reside in the human body.
The fungus sometimes creates an imbalance, so that the renewal of skin cells leads
to an overload of dead cells being shed. Most of the dandruff shampoos which claim
to reduce dandruff contain Zinc Pyrithione and Nizoral. However, the more chemical
you apply to your skin, the more the chances of an adverse reaction increase. In
the case of an allergic reaction, consider trying out natural and herb based shampoos,
which can contain the growth of dandruff.