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What causes Dandruff and Dry Scalp?

Dandruff and dry scalp can show up on your scalp in similar ways. Both can be itchy and uncomfortable, but in order to properly treat these conditions you need to know which one is affecting your scalp.

Dandruff is a very common condition that can lead to dry skin flaking off or an itchy scalp. It is not a harmful disease and cannot be caught from others. If you have dandruff, avoid scratching at it as that can make the condition worse.

Potential causes of dandruff include:

  • Yeast that lives on the skin

  • Stress

  • Cold Weather

  • Fungal infections of the scalp

  • Oils secreted by the scalp

  • Sensitivity to substances, such as hair products

If these symptoms occur: if the scalp feels oily, when there is intense scalp itching even when the scalp does not feel dry, and if the hair looks greasy, it is more likely to be dandruff. Some helpful remedies for dandruff using anti-dandruff shampoos that contain pyrithione, coal tar, or tea tree oil. If home treatments do not help improve your dandruff, please seek professional help

A dry scalp causes itchiness and flakes of skin on the scalp. If you have dry skin, you are more likely to have a dry scalp.

The causes of dry scalp include:

  • Natural oils are stripped from the scalp

  • Low humidity

  • Cold climates

  • Dry air

  • Excessive washing

  • Insufficient hydration

  • Skin conditions can cause a dry scalp

It may be possible to prevent dry scalp by:

  • using less irritating shampoos

  • switching to a moisturizing shampoo, like the Lemyka Gentle Shampoo & Wash

  • shampooing the hair less frequently

  • using a humidifier to keep the skin from getting dry

  • drinking more water

Here at Lemyka we want every part of your skin to feel hydrated and nourished without using harsh chemicals or steroids. All of our products are made with all-natural ingredients that are safe for children. Using our Gentle Shampoo & Wash will help naturally clear up your scalp and skin. Make your shower experience the best and pair our Gentle Shampoo with our Gentle Body Milk in our Daily Body Care Bundle!


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