Dandruff is a common chronic scalp condition marked by flaking of the skin on your scalp. Dandruff isn’t contagious or serious. But it can be embarrassing and sometimes difficult to treat. Dandruff is a common scalp disorder affecting almost half of the population at the post-pubertal age and of any sex and ethnicity. It often causes itching. Dandruff is rare before puberty, peaks in the teens and early twenties, and declines with age thereafter.
Causes of dandruff mainly including:
- Dry skin
- Seborrhoeic dermatitis
- Not cleaning/scrubbing often enough
- Shampooing too often
- Sensitivity to hair care products
- Yeast-like fungus