Dandruff can happen to anyone. Its unsightly white flakes and itchy scalp can make you feel very self-conscious. You just want to get rid of it as quickly as possible, but there are so many myths about dandruff out there that can prevent you from treating it properly. Let’s bust the most common 4, shall we?
1. Dandruff is contagious
Don’t be afraid to hang out with friends affected by dandruff. You won’t catch it like that. Dandruff is not an infection. It is just dead skin. You’ll get it only if you are predisposed to it.
2. Styling products can cause dandruff
Some styling products use resins to keep your hair in place. These can leave a flaky residue on your scalp which looks like dandruff. But it isn’t.
3. Poor hygiene causes dandruff
Poor hygiene can’t cause dandruff, but it can make it worse. Dandruff is caused by an overproduction of sebum and a harmless yeast that feeds on it. This irritates scalp and causes skin cells to shed more frequently and clump into flakes. Washing your hair regularly with a shampoo that contains anti-dandruff ingredients, such as Clear Scalp & Hair Beauty Therapy Anti-Dandruff Shampoo (contains Zinc Pyrithione), can help keep this condition under control.
4. Dandruff only occurs on the head
Unfortunately this is false too. Dandruff can occur on your face and body too, especially on your eyebrows, around your ears and nose, and on areas that produce too much oil.
Do you have dandruff? Do you know of any more dandruff myths that need busting?