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Dandruff on the scalp - symptoms, causes and solutions

Dandruff is a normal scalp problem, affecting about half of all adults.
of adults are affected. The degree of distress is particularly high because those affected cannot hide the problem. Therefore, it is important to understand the reasons for dandruff in order to then have the possibility to control the side effects.


 

Dandruff What is it exactly?

WHAT ARE DANDRUFF?

Scalp with dandruff
The flakes on the scalp are normal with dandruff
Dandruff is a very normal scalp problem. They appear in two types. Smooth dandruff shows up as smooth and yellowish pieces or deposits that form on the scalp and stick to the head and hair. Dry dandruff is dry, white deposits that form on the scalp and fall off the head and hair. Other signs include tingling, redness and a smooth or dry scalp.

The decisive reasons 

HOW DANDRUFF DEVELOPS:

Most often, the first manifestations of dandruff are harmless. However, diseases can also be behind it. Common dandruff triggers include: 

Hormone fluctuations: Sebum production is stimulated by hormones and can be perceived as stressful during puberty, for example. The pores and skin become oily, which promotes the formation of blackheads and pimples as well as yellow, stuck dandruff on the scalp. Dry dandruff, on the other hand, is regularly a side effect of menopause in women.

Incorrect hair care: frequent washing of hair with the wrong shampoos and warm blow drying can cause dry scalp and dandruff.
Unfavorable climate: heat and dry air cause a dry scalp, which promotes itching and the formation of small, white dandruff. Oily dandruff, on the other hand, tends to multiply when the humidity is too high.

Stress: Psychological stress affects the metabolism of the cornea - dandruff is the result. Since the protective barrier of the pores and skin is also disturbed, pores and skin fungi can also settle particularly easily.

Psoriasis: Scalp psoriasis is a difficult-to-treat subtype of psoriasis. In psoriasis, the pores and skin cells of the dermis become keratinized within 3 to 5 days and also are increasingly replicated. This has an effect inside the traditional round scaly regions.

Malassezia furfur: This yeast is among the regular pores and skin plants and feeds specifically on the fatty acids in the sebaceous glands of the pores and skin. When scalp sebum production increases, its proliferation can skyrocket and cause inflammation. Itchy scalp and greasy dandruff are classic signs and symptoms of this. Bacteria can also visit the scratched pores and skin areas.

Seborrheic eczema: this non-contagious, persistent inflammatory pores and skin rash particularly affects the face and scalp. Typical signs and symptoms include itching and yellowish scales.
Contact allergies: Some people react to elements associated with hair care or beauty items with itching, scaling, scabs and crusting of the pores and skin.

Common misconceptions

A not uncommon misconception is that dandruff occurs when hair is not washed frequently enough.

  • Dandruff can cause the hair to thin or fall out.
  • When dandruff occurs, the hair and scalp are dirty.
  • Dandruff can be treated with vinegar rinses, vegetable oils or children's shampoo.


There is no concrete evidence for any of these assumptions.

Keune solution

RECOMMENDATION FOR PROBLEM SOLVING

Use CARE EXFOLIATING SHAMPOO for oily dandruff or CARE DERMA SENSITIVE SHAMPOO for dry dandruff to fight dandruff without irritating the scalp.

A dermatologically proven increase in effectiveness is achieved by combining the shampoos with CARE DERMA SENSITIVE LOTION.


 

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