Most of us know dandruff as that flaky white stuff found on the scalp, or more embarrassingly, on the shoulders of your nice black sweater. But how to get rid of dandruff? That’s something that most of us, frustratingly, do not know.
Dandruff is more common than you may think, as most of us have had it at some point in our life. Dandruff is the result of the overproduction of dead skin, but it can also be caused by numerous other factors — such as winter air that produces dry skin, a vitamin deficient diet, and harsh chemicals found in unhealthy shampoos, even dandruff shampoos that are supposed to reduce the flakes!
Dandruff is a skin disorder affecting 50 percent of the world population and is linked with proliferation of lipophilic yeasts of the genus Malassezia. American Osteopathic College of Dermatology tells us that dandruff is the shedding of excessive amounts of dead skin flakes from the scalp. There also may be a bit of itching, but typically no redness or scabbing.