Dandruff is a common chronic scalp condition marked by itching and flaking of the skin on your scalp. Although dandruff isn't contagious and is rarely serious, it can be embarrassing and sometimes difficult to treat.
The good news is that dandruff usually can be controlled.
Dandruff can be caused by one or a combination of factors-
A yeast-like fungus called malassezia. Malassezia lives on the scalps of most healthy adults without causing problems. But sometimes it grows out of control, feeding on the oils secreted by your hair follicles. This can irritate the skin on your scalp and cause more skin cells to grow. The extra skin cells die and fall off, clumping with oil from your hair and scalp, making them appear white and flaky in your hair or on your clothes. Most often this eruption is identical to or closely resembles seborrheic dermatitis.
Oily skin seborrheic dermatitis. This condition, one of the most frequent causes of dandruff, is marked by red, greasy skin covered with flaky white or yellow scales.
Not shampooing often enough.
Psoriasis. This skin disorder causes an accumulation of dead skin cells that form thick, silvery scales.
Sensitivity to hair care products (contact dermatitis). Sometimes sensitivities to certain ingredients in hair care products or hair dyes, can cause a red, itchy, scaling scalp. Shampooing too often or using too many styling products also may irritate your scalp, causing dandruff.
Please look at the Vinegar Rinse Cleanser Scalp Relief / Vinegar Rinse Cleanser Dandruff, the Clear Scalp Shampoo / Dandruff Shampoo and possibly the Intensive Clear Scalp Therapy / Intensive Dandruff Relief Treatment to help.
They are safe for everyday use and they are color safe.
We suggest using the vinegar rinse once each 15 days. The vinegar rinse may be used more often if desired. The Clear Scalp Shampoo / Dandruff shampoo may also be used daily if desired.
Often the Scalp Anti-Bacterial Formula / Scalp Fungus Treatment may help.