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What Is The Differnce Between Dandruff And Dry Scalp

Glorious KE

Feb. 19, 2020

Dandruff is the term used to describe the building up of dirts on the tiny flakes of skin that has dried oil, while dry scalp that has little or no oil in it. Although there is a very thin line between the two and they are usually interchanged, the two are not the same. In some cases, dandruff flakes are simply a result of a dry scalp, which can happen due to poor scalp care.
Another cause of dandruff is a yeast overgrowth. The fungal yeast called Malassezia is the the one that causes dandruff. Malassezia feeds on the oil on the scalp and that dries out the scalp even further. This Yeast produces oleic acid, leading to the cause of dandruff to some people. If the cause of the dandruff is an overgrowth of yeast, one is likely to have a dry scalp too.
in addition to a yeast overgrowth, other conditions like weather, medications, stress levels and skin conditions such as ipsoriasis, eczema, seborrheic dermatitis (a combination of red skin, inflammation, and flakes) as well as contact dermatitis (an allergic reaction to a substance, such as hair products can cause dandruffs.
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