Dandruff is one of those embarrassing things which seems to have no quick and easy way to deal with. Perhaps you are having difficulty dealing with this condition because you misunderstood what causes it. Read the article below to find out just what you may have been doing wrong.

Can you cure dandruff?

Firstly, this condition is not something that can be cured. If you’re prone to getting those annoying flakes in your hair, then you need to understand that this is something you will probably have to deal with for the rest of your life. With that said, you may be wondering what causes this problem.

What causes dandruff?

Dandruff is not always aggravated by having a dry scalp as most believe. In most cases, it is the result of having too much oil on your scalp. This oil combined with a harmless yeast found on your scalp are the main culprits. The yeast feeds on the oil and dead skin cells leading to your scalp exfoliating regularly, and the residue forms into the flakes you see.

Treatment options

So how can you deal with this issue? You should shampoo often, but not every day or you end up stripping the scalp and hair of natural oils and doing more harm than good, using a medicated dandruff shampoo that can be easily purchased from your local drugstore. Combine this with a good diet, low in saturated fat, and high in fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin B and zinc.

Another unknown and often overlooked cause is medically related. If flaking continues despite one’s best efforts, there might be a need to consult with a dermatologist to determine if one is not ill with psoriasis which is a fungal infection.

Are there any other unknown causes of dandruff?

This may come as a shock to some people, but yes there is yet another cause for this condition. Studies have linked poor self-image with continued severe dandruff. Fortunately, with proper counseling and help, this too can be overcome and cured.

At Public Image, we put great emphasis on finding the best solutions for all types of scalp and hair problems. We have found that KMS Head Remedy, a deep cleansing shampoo works quite well. It removes the build-up of minerals, pollutants in hard water, and hair products. While it may not cure your dandruff problem completely, it will help to leave your hair looking clean, beautiful, and, most importantly, healthy.

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