Many of our customers stop experiencing dandruff once they start regular treatment with us. As the health of their scalp improve, the chance of recurrence of dandruff falls drastically. Many customers are able to eradicate their dandruff issues completely in just a few sessions.
Some common causes of Dandruff are: Long-term use of unsuitable hair products, poor & unhealthy diet or drastic change in climate.
What is Dandruff?
Dandruff (scientific term – Pityriasis Capitis) are the white skin flakes found in your hair. Sometimes on your shirt when it is excessive. Just brush your hair with your hands, if you see white flakes falling all over the place, you have dandruff. Dandruff is a common condition, which causes itchiness and it can be embarrassing when others notice your dandruff problems.
Who is affected by Dandruff
Both men and women suffers from dandruff. It can be triggered by a sudden change in weather or environment. It can also be triggered when you change shampoo to one that is not suitable for your scalp type.
You cannot get rid of Dandruff just by normal washing of hair. Even if you wash your hair frequently, you will notice flakes appearing not long after showering. If you have a dry scalp, dandruff appears to be fine and powdery. For dandruff caused by oily scalp, it will appear yellowish or translucent with a greasy texture and these flakes are slightly larger than flakes caused by dry scalp.
What causes Dandruff?
Dandruff is triggered the fungus, Malassezia globosa. The micro-organism is a cousin of the yeast and feeds on sebum. When the globosa grows too quickly, the natural renewal of cells will be disrupted.
According to a report in ACS’ Journal of Medicinal Chemistry:
Claudiu T. Supuran and colleagues explain that dandruff involves an excessive shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp. In people without dandruff, it takes about 30 days for a crop of new skin cells to mature, die and shed. In people with dandruff, it may take only 2-7 days. Irritation by the scalp-dwelling fungus Malassezia globosa (M. globosa)
Kirsty S. Hewitson, Daniela Vullo, Andrea Scozzafava, Antonio Mastrolorenzo, Claudiu T. Supuran. Molecular Cloning, Characterization, and Inhibition Studies of a β-Carbonic Anhydrase fromMalassezia globosa, a Potential Antidandruff Target. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 2012; 55 (7): 3513 DOI: 10.1021/jm300203r
Are there any complications from Dandruff?
If you have been experiencing chronic dandruff with irriation, redness and unbearable itchiness on your scalp, you could have an underlying condition that is more serious than normal dandruff. You could have a fungal infection or psoriasis. It is important that you seek treatment early before your scalp condition gets worse as it may even lead to hair loss.
Dandruff is known to cause psychological damage due to the embarrassment and lost in self-esteem is can cause to the sufferer. Do not feel embarrassed by dandruff, it is a very common condition and it can be solved with the right treatment, hair product and upkeep – give it a try at our Dandruff Treatment Salon in Singapore at Bee Choo Ladies, Bugis!