What causes dandruff?

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Jul 20, 2011

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Dandruff is a common condition and affects the scalp and causes flakes of skin to appear. The skin cells continually renew themselves. When the skin-cell on the scalp renew themselves, they push the dead cells to the surface of the scalp. For a person who is prone to dandruff, more dead cells are shed, thereby making the dandruff noticeable.


Dandruff can be caused by these factors:

  • the sebaceous glands in the scalp produce too little oil.
  • stress
  • poor hygiene of scalp
  • of an underlying fungal infection of the scalp.
  • overuse of shampoos
  • chemical based hair treatments
  • weather conditions


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