Five False Facts About Dandruff
Dandruff does not directly cause hair loss, however those suffering from dandruff are more likely to have issues with hair loss than those without. Studies have shown that hair growing from an unhealthy scalp produces hair that is more damaged than hair growing from a healthy scalp. This combined with the symptom of extreme irritation and itchiness causes the damaged hair to be at a higher risk of breakage. That’s why it’s super important to avoid itching your scalp and to find a product that will relieve your symptoms while simultaneously working to combat the dandruff all together.
Dandruff is not caused by poor hygiene, so increasing the amount you wash your hair won’t actually take an effect unless you are using a shampoo that is specifically designed to treat dandruff. It’s important to wash your hair regularly with a shampoo that is meant to relieve symptoms and rid of dandruff completely, and not to use other regular products at the same time. Not being consistent in the products you use to clear dandruff can interfere with the treatment and lead to poorer results.
Dandruff is caused from the combination of the microbe Malassezia Globosa and natural scalp oils, not from laying your head near someone else with dandruff. If you’re not sensitive to the combination of malassezia and scalp oils than you won’t get dandruff.
Like stated in #3, dandruff is caused from the sensitivity to the combination of the microbe Malassezia Globosa and natural scalp oils. So food doesn’t cause dandruff. However, a balanced diet full of zinc, omega-3 fatty acids, protein and iron can help you get a scalp that is stronger and healthier which can potentially minimize the symptoms of dandruff.
This goes back to #2. Regular shampoos and regular washing won’t get rid of dandruff. Dandruff shampoos and scalp lotions designed specifically for the purpose of eliminating dandruff and strengthening the scalp are the only way to make a difference. For example: Kamedis’ Dandruff Therapy Shampoo uses the ingredient, Soapberry, a natural detergent known to have anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. This is something that wouldn’t exist in regular shampoos and therefore won’t give you the results you are looking for.
Kamedis Dandruff Shampoo includes zinc pyrithione, an active ingredient used to treat dandruff and malassezia, making the shampoo an over-the-counter (OTC) product. The combination of the active ingredients and the botanicals make this shampoo the leader of all anti-dandruff shampoos.