Dandruff is widely prevalent in all societies, but predominantly known to occur more in men. Dandruff brings irritation to scalp, itching and flakiness. Contrary to popular belief, dandruff does not occur due to dry skin, or constant washing of head, or unhygienic maintenance of hair.
A fungus called Pityrosporum ovale causes dandruff. Though normally it is not problematic, when the head’s hairy portions have decreased pH balance, or hair is broken, the fungus breeds faster, resulting in hair peeling.
The cause of the fungus is due to fat secretion at a faster rate, hormonal imbalance, stress, or some sicknesses affecting nervous system. Sometimes it can also be due to allergy to hair sprays or gels, which are chemically prepared.
There are different types of dandruff, internal and external. Internal dandruff is a result of your body health, hormonal changes, poor hygiene, allergy to certain foods, marked usage of sugar, starch and fat, apart from genetic factors. In contrast, External dandruff results from excess use of applications like sprays, oils, or hair colors, hair– sprays and creams, incorrect application of coloring agents to the hair, frequent curling and straightening of hair.
Symptoms of dandruff include white, oily flakes of dead skin found in your scalp, which itches and becomes scaly. You will have too dry or too oily hair.
Since Dandruff is a chronic condition, you can control it with patience. Use a medicated shampoo, available in pharmacies, containing components, which can attack dandruff. Most of the anti-dandruff medicines contain, Salicylic acid, Sodium bicarbonate, Selenium sulfide, Tea tree oil, tar, or Zinc pyrithione. However, Ketoconazole, a.k.a. Nizoral, is the widely recommended medication for treating dandruff, and other fungus related skin condition.
If you are suffering from dandruff, shampoo your hair with medicated Ketosal, which is just any other cosmetic product containing Ketoconazole, to control dandruff by restricting fungus from breeding. When you control the fungus, you can also get rid of dandruff. The shampoo is fragrant and has a silky feeling when you put on your hands. Using Ketosal twice a week will not only get dandruff out, but also enable you to have shiny hair.