Growth Update!
Monday, February 08, 2010 | 6 comments

It's been two months since the last update! Sorry for the hiatus, lovelies. We'll be updating more frequently now. Anyway, I am one month away from my first year ful...

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What is dandruff?
Dandruff is dead, flaky skin cells found on the scalp.

What causes it?
Dandruff is caused by dead skin cells flaking off as the top layer of the scalp replaces itself. It is also caused by the by-products of micro-organisms (i.e bacteria or yeast), sebaceous secretions, and exposure to extreme climates.

Rarely, dandruff can be a manifestation of an allergic reaction to chemicals in head lice, hair gels, hair sprays, hair oils, or sometimes even dandruff medications like ketoconazole. (Source)

How can you treat it?
Treatments that can help control dandruff include anti-fungal/-dandruff shampoos. For those who prefer for home remedies, Tea tree oil and baking soda are great for controlling dandruff.

If dandruff is still a problem, it might be a symptom for something much more serious like eczema, seborrhoeic dermatitis, or another scalp disorder. You might need to consult a dermatologist if that's the case. Hope this helps!




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Anonymous says
May 26, 2009 at 11:39 PM

Good post. If I don't wash my hair every two weeks or so, I get flakes.

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