Since a dry flaky scalp is often confused with dandruff, it is important to understand the difference before going into the causes.
If the flakiness you feel is limited to the top of your head, and it the flakes appear like dust but white in colour, it is just dry flaky scalp and not dandruff. These patches of flaky scalp are worse at certain times of the year, particularly during change of seasons. You might have experienced that the spot of your scalp that feels flaky is where you apply shampoo or the place where hot water from the shower falls.
The above mentioned is a good way to determine that your condition is one of dry flaky scalp rather than dandruff, which is associated more with an oily skin.
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