Believe it or not, dandruff may be related to the hair loss you are suffering from. Dandruff, like so many other dermocapillary pathologies, affects both your hair and scalp, and can lead to various changes in your hair and scalp.
What is dandruff?
Known as dandruff, the pityriasis simplex capillitii is a condition of our scalp that consists of the formation and detachment of thin sheets of dead skin.
Indeed, you are probably thinking that it is normal for epithelial cells to die, it is something that occurs throughout our organism and hair-covered skin is no different. However, the pathology refers to an excessively high formation, accompanied by other symptoms that we will see below.
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The main symptom is the appearance of a large number of these skin flakes. These can be found either semi-attached to the skin or in the first few centimetres of the hair or even completely scattered on our clothes and on sofas, beds and areas where we lean on. They fall off easily if we scratch or even by vigorously shaking our hair. This skin is more or less translucent whitish in colour.
However, we may be seeing exactly this in our head and not have the condition. Therefore, we must also consider the other symptoms and, of course, receive a specialised diagnosis from a trichologist.
Thus, attention should also be paid to the appearance of itching, redness, irritation and/or itching. Sores, scabs and hair loss are not caused by the dandruff itself but by virulent scratching.
Causes of dandruff
The reason why dandruff appears is because the removal of dead cells from our hair skin happens very quickly, with small flakes coming together to form larger, more obvious flakes. It is estimated that these cells fall out and are replaced twice as fast when this condition occurs.
That said, what we are interested in, of course, is why it is happening to us.
- Pityrosporum ovale. The main cause attributed to this problem is the action of a fungus naturally present on our scalp. It metabolises oil and grows very fast, affecting the cell renewal process.
- Over-reactive sebaceous glands.
- Lack of nutrients, especially when we need zinc.
Circumstances such as exposure to UV rays, food allergies, alkaline soaps, stress, excessive perspiration or even a change of season can promote the onset and aggravate the symptoms.
If the problem is caused by the fungus mentioned above, ketoconazole is prescribed. Tar, selenium sulphide, zinc pyrithione and salicylic acid are also very common in anti-dandruff treatments.
Of course, knowing the cause or aggravating factors will be essential in order to treat them and thereby reduce the layer as a symptom of these problems, which are usually of a temporary nature.
What is the solution? Acting as soon as possible... Obviously, whether we want to getting rid of dandruff Whether it is baldness in itself or baldness that is the concern, action should be taken as soon as possible to reduce the condition.
The scalp is the basis of all hair pathologies and diseases. It is therefore the first place to focus on. To achieve this:
- A low chemical shampoo is essential.
- We also strongly advise you to avoid scratching, as it weakens the cuticle which opens the way for the fibres.
- As for your diet, avoid carbohydrates and fats and increase vitamin B foods.