You ever wear a black T-shirt and suddenly notice white polka dots that weren’t there before? We’re sorry to say but that’s your scalp crying out for help. Dandruff is a common problem that most suffer, especially in weather conditions like dry heat. Did you know that all the scratching you do, can lead to hair fall? Yeah, most people don’t, that’s why we are here to help.

There is no gender, nor age restrictions when it comes to dandruff - it targets anyone and anytime, lucky for us. To most this is considered a cosmetic issue and leads to embarrassing moments, but let’s get a little deeper. Besides not being able to wear black and hide your hair with products, there are ways that you can truly help your scalp. It is not a cosmetic issue, it is a condition of the scalp.

Of course, you can try whatever you want to get rid of it, and people have - but just because it says ‘for dandruff’ on the label doesn’t mean it really does, they just want your money. If you really want to help your scalp, you should first understand what the culprit is behind all those white flakes - then decide the treatment.

The flakes are dead skin cells which is what leads people to start scratching and ironically it's the scratching that leads to hair fall. The truth is that in this day and age, we don’t really focus on your scalp - for your information, healthy hair is a healthy scalp. Did you know your scalp needs to be nourished and hydrated in order for your hair to look its best?

So what exactly are these flakes? It is dead skin falling off your scalp, hence the word ‘flaking’. The causes behind it include your daily hair care from washing to brushing. Not to say that dandruff is always your fault, there could be underlying causes such as psoriasis or eczema, or even hormonal changes that cause this annoying condition.

Reading about all the different ways dandruff could hurt your scalp would probably scare you into figuring out what’s causing it in the first place. Not that we’re trying to scare you, all we’re saying is explore options with people that have medical degrees rather than home remedies because it works for your BFF.