5 Hidden Reasons You’re Suffering From Dandruff

Written by Chandni GhoshSep 25, 2017
You think you’ve done enough to get rid of dandruff but somehow, it keeps coming back and gives you an itchy scalp. If dandruff has been giving you too many bad hair days, it might be a wise idea to re-consider whether these sneaky, little known culprits are responsible for the problem...

Overuse of heat styling

Dry skin

Heat styling might give us that perfect hairstyle but it also dehydrates our scalp and robs our hair of moisture. This causes a considerable amount of damage, which leads to dryness and causes our skin to flake leading to dandruff. So try to limit the use of blow dryers and straighteners as much as possible.

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Product buildup

Dry skin

An abundance of incorrect hair gels and sprays or even not washing your hair regularly can cause product buildup in your scalp. Since your scalp sheds skin naturally, product buildup affects this cycle. Flakes of skin get mixed up with the excessive product in your scalp. This causes irritability and dandruff.



Dry skin

PCOS can surely be one of the reasons behind dandruff. However, this type of dandruff is called seborrheic dermatitis, which is primarily a result of hormonal imbalances. So if you’ve been noticing dandruff for a while and are facing hormonal concerns too, it might be a smart move to consult a gynecologist.


Ignoring the right shampoo

Dry skin

While washing your tresses is crucial to hair care, using the right shampoo with the right ingredients that fight dandruff is just as important. We suggest you get your hands on the Dove Dandruff Care Shampoo and Conditioner. This range contains clinically proven ZPTO formula that can cure dandruff. It also has Micro Moisture Serum that provides extensive moisturisation that can keep your scalp from getting dry.


Dry skin

Dry skin

One of the primary causes for dandruff is dry skin. Lack of moisture can lead to flaky skin that starts residing in your hair. Hence, don’t forget to hydrate your scalp by way of an oil massage or whip up hair masks every once in a while to keep your scalp healthy.

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