A lot has been mentioned about dandruff: causes and remedies alike. There is not one specific cause of dandruff and for sure no specific remedy that works for all cases of dandruff. But for starters, here are some facts:
Fast Facts about Dandruff:
1. Looks like flour on your scalp
2. Dandruff is more common in men than in women
3. About 50% of Africans suffer with dandruff
4. It gets better with age…
5. Diets that are too salty, sugary or spicy increase dandruff. Oh yes, excessive alcohol too!
Also known as Scurf or Pityriasis simplex capillitii, the exact cause of dandruff is not known but you can be sure that it is not bad hygiene. However, the symptoms – itchy scalp and flaking – can be observed faster with poor hygiene.
Dandruff is most common after puberty. Babies can sometimes have dandruff and yellow, greasy, scaly patches on their scalp. This is known as cradle cap. Cradle cap appears most often in babies in the first two months. It tends to last only a few weeks or months. Please check