Causes of Dandruff

Dandruff results due to impairment of general health, wrong food intake, constipation,dry skin, oily skin, shampooing too often or not often enough,emotional tension,general exhaustion,the use of too many fancy styling products and a low vitality due to infectious diseases.Although these factors contribute to scalp flaking however, the real cause is fat-eating, yeast-like fungus called malassezia.Its growth on the scalp of most healthy adults is normal however excessive growth of malassezia reduces oils secreted by follicles and leads to increase in cell turnover.It results in formation of large number of dead skin cells thus causing dandruff.

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