Dandruff is a commonly known disorder of the scalp. Medical experts are yet to come out with the exact cause of dandruff. People with dry skin as well as oil skin experience the problem of dandruff. Research has proven that dandruff varies in types, each of them has different causes.

A common symptom of dandruff is visible flakes on the hair scalp. Seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis are skin disorders that can lead to dandruff. The common manifestation of dandruff is psoriasis, while seborrheic dermatitis is a bit critical and affects other parts of the body.

Symptoms may be dependent on the type of dandruff. Below are some common symptoms to know you have dandruff.

Symptoms of Dandruff:

1. Itchy scalp:

Itchy Scalp

This is the most common symptom of dandruff. The itching is due to the loose visible flakes on the scalp. The flakes are a result of dead cells from the scalp. This kind of dandruff is usually. Noticed during the dry season. When you experience these symptoms, you shouldn’t worry too much as it passes away with time.

2. Hair fall:

Hair fall

Falling of the hair is one sure symptom of dandruff in the hair. Regardless of the type, falling hair is usually experienced when one has a problem with the scalp. This causes the loss of about 20-50 hair daily (normal hair loss) range. Losing hair at an alarming rate is definitely a symptom of dandruff.

3. Dry and Dull Hair:

Dry and Dull Hair

Dandruff drains the whatever oil the scalp has, resulting in a dry, lifeless and dull-looking hair. Even after washing and brushing the hair will still appear dull. To remedy this you’d have to treat the hair with a lot of care.

4. Acne and Pimples:

Acne and Pimples

A sudden outbreak of acne and pimple is indicative of dandruff infection. This kind of acne and pimple usually have a reddish appearance and quite painful. Getting rid of it is tied to getting rid of dandruff.

5. Constipation and Irritable Bowel Syndrome:

Constipation and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Research has proven that irritable bowel syndrome and constipation is usually caused by dandruff. The reason for this is yet to be explained, it is a common feature of people suffering from dandruff.

Common treatments for dandruff

There are a few home-based remedies for the treatment of the common type of dandruff (psoriasis). 

1. Anti-:

Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

This works to fight off dandruff from the scalp by removing the flakes, and the restoration of lustre and natural sheen to the hair. While shopping for this, go for a very mild one.

2. Curd and Lemon:

Curd and Lemon

These form one of the best home remedies for dandruff. Applying a few drops of lemon into curd and applying the mixture on the scalp does the trick. 

Wash off the mixture after 30 mins. To get a good result, do this 3 times a week.

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The writer is Alamu Tosin. I have three strong passions in life — football, blogging and movies — in that order. I love spending time with friends talking about the important things in life and hate nothing more than ‘authority’ and hypocrisy. My personal believe in life is that once an individual sets his/her mind to achieve something, it is totally possible. And oh!, I am a strong Lannister, because I always pay my debt. For writing or fixing gigs, contact tosinalamu@gmail.com.

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