Dandruff is an inflammatory condition of the scalp which is often aggravated by an overgrowth of a yeast called Pityrosporum Ovale (P. Ovale) that lives naturally on everyone’s skin. Over growth of P.Ovale leads dead skin cells to accumulate to form thick white scales, on the scalp and shed randomly.
Itchy and dry, the scaly dead skin is unsightly and embarrassing. When you have dandruff, it is important to gently shampoo the scalp daily. Regular light conditioning is fine.
Instead of using harsh chemical based shampoos, many effective natural remedies are available to control constant itching and scaling. Dandruff is aggravated by exposure to sun, stress, neurologic conditions like strokes and Parkinson’s disease, immune suppressing illnesses or infections, using harsh chemical treatments on the hair and excessive dryness. If you can manage to keep your hair clean and nourished, dandruff can be eliminated.
Contact Dr. Heather Roberts for remedies specifically tailored to your needs.