What causes Dandruff- know form dermatologist (Dermatocare’s hair care tips)

Written By Dr Surbhi, MD Skin

Last updated: 26/11/15
"Doctor, What causes dandruff?  Is it because of poor scalp care or nutritional deficiency? Which is best anti-dandruff shampoo?"  We dermatologist often spend hours counselling patients of dandruff; proper scalp care and regular use of anti-dandruff shampoos is needed to keep the embarrassing white flakes off your shoulders. Here, in this article we have explained "what causes dandruff?" 

 

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What is Dandruff?

In our skin, dead cells are continually replaced by new cells; however this process is imperceptible to human eyes. When this shedding of dead cells increases, they are visible as tiny white flakes called dandruff. Thus, the physiological process of scaling is aggravated in dandruff without any element of inflammation. When inflammation occurs, it is termed as Seborrheic dermatitis.

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