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Can Dandruff Really Cause Hair Loss? Here’s What We Know

"Not all shoulders are supposed to carry dandruff and fallen hair, just a few unlucky ones do."

Dandruff is a condition that makes your scalp have flaky skin. These flakes often fall off, you know the white stuff on your shoulders. Can dandruff cause hair loss? Yes, dandruff does cause temporary hair loss.

Mostly, and dandruff and hair loss are no causally-related even though they are correlated. The hair loss dandruff-caused happens when your hair floccules are damaged. Furthermore, it can accelerate the thinning of hair in people with androgenic alopecia- which causes conditions such as male– and female-pattern baldness.

Preventing Hair Loss From Dandruff

In order to prevent hair loss caused by dandruff, focusing on the elimination of an itchy scalp as much as possible is necessary. Preventing dandruff-related hair loss focuses on eradicating as much itchiness as possible. Having a less itchy scalp will aid you in reducing scratching.

Getting a Diagnosis

There is a collection of things that cause dandruff, ranging from underlying skin conditions, or even how you wash your hair. If one is unsure of what causes their dandruff, then seek medical advice. Search a website, one whose site experience is listed, including a symptom checker, in the least. Usually, dandruff is merely an issue of not washing your hair well. Aside from scalp health, your doctor can tell you whether it’s a skin condition or other symptoms. In your search for the cause, please consider these cases as well.

  • Seborrheic dermatitis. This is one of the cases that presents as red, oily, and scaly. The skin flakes tend to be either white or yellow. The pathogenesis of seborrheic dermatitis is not completely understood. There are those that conclude that this condition is a consequence of the annexation of the skin by the genus Malassezia (formerly known as Pityrosporum). A collection of treatment modalities are available, including the elimination of the fungus, diminishing or treatment care of the process of inflammation, and cutting down on the sebum production. When left untreated, it can lead to uncomfortable pain.
  • Contact dermatitis. Certain hair ingredients such as hair dye or shampoo may cause red, flaky scalp skin due to the sensitivity. Take care when use products..
  • Malassezia. this is a fungus that can be found on the scalps of most people. It can irritate, sometimes, your scalp to the point of growth of additional skin cells, which when they die, can cause dandruff.
  • Dry skin. This causes small flakes, which aren’t necessarily accompanied by inflammation or redness.

The Use of a Medicated Shampoo

Using a medical shampoo helps, specifically made for tackling dandruff. For this type of shampoo, use products that comprise these condiments:

  • pyrinthione zinc
  • selenium sulfide
  • salicylic acid
  • ketoconazole

NB: Selenium sulfide and coal tar can lead to the discoloration of hair. Seek medical care before trying any new products so that you don’t suffer any severe side effect. When using anti-dandruff products, ensure that you follow the instructions carefully. Some hair products may need to stay on the scalp for a moment so as to be effective.

For people whose scalp is allergic to chemicals, herbal shampoos that have medicinal characteristics come in handy, viz:

  • Rosemary oil
  • Mint
  • Amla
  • Aloe vera
  • Tulsi
  • Tea tree oil
  • Lemon extracts
  • Neem
  • Reetha
  • Bhringraj
  • Turmeric

A dry scalp can be one of the progenitors of dandruff. A shampoo product with salicylic acid can dry out your scalp. And as such, you have to massage your scalp with coconut oil so as to ameliorate the scalp blood circulation. This is because the oil has ingredients that promote antifungal traits.

SMP and Hair Loss

What is Scalp Micropigmentation?

Scalp micropigmentation is a procedure that deploys a stippling pattern tattoo that imitates hair filaments cut close to the scalp. As a relatively novel technique, scalp micropigmentation can substantially address the cosmetic issues that arise from the hair loss conditions mentioned at the outset, especially when it comes to scalp micropigmentation on women.

Hair transplantation is a surgical technique that extricates hair follicles from one section of the body, called the ‘donor area,’ to a thinning hair section known as the ‘recipient area.’ Primarily, the procedure treats male pattern baldness.

The two principal hair transplant methods are Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT)/strip and Follicular Unit Excision (FUE) – also known as Follicular Unit Extraction. Both are effective hair restoration techniques, with a high success rate in patients.

Benefits of Scalp Micropigmentation

  • It makes it look like you have a fuller, thicker head of hair
  • Excellent natural-looking front and side photo profiles of your hairline
  • It camouflages alopecia symptoms in perpetuity, whether they are severe or recurrent
  • It covers scars from a hair transplant or FUE surgery
  • It helps in concealing birthmarks or burn or accident-related scars
  • It combines well with a hair transplant to offer additional density
  • Lifestyle change

Bottom Line

  • As a company, Scalp Hairlines International knows everything about hair and more. Therefore, if you want to learn more, not just about hair product, but why scalp micropigmentation is crucial. So connect with us, and while at it, learn something about scalp micropigmentation myths and tackling an uneven hairline.

Frequently Asked Questions

Hair loss due to dandruff is not permanent. Once you treat dandruff, your hair follicles are restored and hair grows back.

Yes, a dry scalp can cause hair loss because hair breaks more easily, which can lead to hair loss.

You can get rid of dandruff using an anti-dandruff shampoo that is chemical-based, but if you are allergic to chemicals, then herbal dandruff shampoo will do.

No, dandruff is not good for hair growth. If you do have dandruff, whilst your hair may grow at the rate, it may be not healthy and may be susceptible to damage and breakage.

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