Causes of Dandruff

Everyone has a type of fungus (yeast) called Malassezia on their skin. It is natural and normally harmless. However, people with dandruff appear to have more Malassezia than usual. It feeds on the natural grease of the skin, from which it produces oleic acid. The oleic acid triggers increased turnover of skin cells, resulting in dandruff. So, getting rid of the yeast should improve the dandruff.

Hormones may also be involved, because dandruff usually starts after puberty and is more common in men than women. It is important to note that dandruff is not caused by poor hygiene. Not brushing your hair regularly may lead to dandruff because the dead skin cells are not able to shed properly.

See Did You Know? for the truth and myths about dandruff.


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