A lot of factors are responsible for hair loss, can dandruff be one of them? Let’s find out.
You may spend a lot of time and money taking care of your mane but if your scalp is unhealthy you will never get the hair of your dreams. Unsightly flakes on your neck and shoulder are not only embarrassing but it has a lot of other downsides as well. While dandruff isn’t directly related to hair loss, some conditions that are responsible for causing dandruff can also cause temporary hair loss.
Hair loss treatments
Preventing hair loss can sometimes lead to dry and itchy scalp. Yes, you read that right, it’s because some hair loss treatments have alcohol as one of the ingredients. Since alcohol is known to strip away natural oils and sebum from the scalp, it can lead to flaking and discomfort resulting in dandruff. Look for an ingredient called ‘minoxidil’ in your hair loss treatment products. If you find it, blame it for causing dandruff in your scalp.
As mentioned earlier, dandruff itself isn’t responsible for hair loss. However, many underlying health conditions can damage hair follicles and lead to shedding. Seborrheic dermatitis is one such dandruff-related health issue that can cause hair loss. It is a flaky, scaly rash that usually occurs on scalp and face and cause temporary hair loss. Usually, seborrheic dermatitis can be treated using an anti-dandruff shampoo such as the Dove Dandruff Care Shampoo, made with ZPTO and Micro Moisture Serum it relieves flaky and itchy scalp.
How to get rid of dandruff
Your dandruff may or may not be the cause of hair loss but it can be quite embarrassing. Therefore apart from using a good anti-dandruff shampoo, massage your scalp with nourishing hair oil. This will keep the moisture intact and increase blood circulation and promote hair growth.