Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Ever wonder what causes dandruff?? #naturalhair #curlyhair #teamnatural

There are several reasons why you have those unwanted dry flakes on your favorite black shirt. 

True Story: I was chilling with my boo one day when I noticed him staring at my hair line. I asked him what he was looking at and he said "I think it's time for a wash." LOL. I was mortified. How embarrassing.  
To avoid an embarassing situation here are some reasons why you may be experiencing dandruff:
Dry skin- Do you have dry patches on your face after you wash or need tons of lotion to make your skin look shiny and attractive? If you answered "YES" then you have dry skin. H20 is the solution to your problem.
Irritated, oily skin- Is your skin or scalp red, greasy covered with flaky white or yellow scales? If so you may be suffering from seborrheic dermatitis. This condition affects the scalp, but also other areas rich in oil glands, such as your eyebrows, the sides of your nose and the backs of your ears, your breastbone, your groin area, and sometimes your armpits. For a diagnosis see a dermatologist.
Your not washing your hair enough- Who ever said dirty hair is better is wrong. If you don't shampoo your hair regularly, this causes build up to accumulate on the scalp. Make sure you massage your scalp and rinse all of the shampoo out. 
Psoriasis- is a skin disorder that causes an accumulation of dead skin cells that form thick, silvery scales. Psoriasis commonly occurs on your knees, elbows and trunk, but it can also affect your scalp. See your dermatologist for a diagnosis. 
Eczema-If you have eczema anywhere on your body, it could also be on your scalp, possibly leading to the development of dandruff. See your dermatologist for a diagnosis. 

Allergic reaction to hair care products- If you noticed an accumulation of dandruff or itchiness when you use certain products STOP. Not all hair products or ingredients agree with our scalps. Red, itchy, or scaling scalp is a sign you need to try new products. 

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