If you have scalp flakes and itching, then you probably have dandruff. Approximately half of all individuals have classic dandruff ranging from being on a regular basis or just occasionally according to many experts.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: If you are suffering with dandruff, then you have a fungus. Naturally, this is not a pleasant thought- but quit blaming your stylists, their assistants, and their reluctance to just dig deep in your scalp. Your scalp is imbalanced because your system is imbalanced with high levels of yeast in the body due to hormonal changes (post-partum, menopause, ovulation, etc.) and poor diet. Granted, when it comes to fungi, the scalp is not the same beast as the fungi usually attacking other body areas. Fortunately, scalp problems are probably the easiest to deal with though it’s still not particularly appealing.
Normal skin regenerates and flakes. The difference when dealing with fungal problems is that the cycle is accelerated. Instead of slowly and steadily replenishing head skin, dandruff sufferers cycle skin on average every seven (7) to twenty-one (21) days. The average person cycles on a monthly basis; the faster the cycle, the more problematic the flaking. Instead of having fine flakes that are washed away and never noticed like the average person, you’ve got a head full of turnover skin in large clumps.
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Most doctors now agree that traditional dandruff is related to a scalp yeast fungus, and medical mavericks suggest that excessive yeast may be systemic and bowel focused. If you suffer from frequent vaginal yeast infections and note a high number of health problems overall, along with dandruff, then see your doctor. Most advocate a rather radical diet makeover or some hormonal assessments.
One of the main reasons dandruff has consistently been a problem for sufferers is that the condition is often seen as a hygiene issue. Stylists get blamed for not shampooing or scratching scalps well enough. This is not the case. No amount shampooing cures dandruff, however, I control it for many of my clients with the uses of zinc and sulfur-based creams and shampoos that retard fungal production. Nizoral is a commonly used anti-fungal shampoo, but must be followed with a moisture shampoo and conditioner because of its drying effect.
Another common misconception is that true dandruff is caused by dry skin. While some individuals do have dryer skin and may have minor flaking associated with dryness, dandruff is not simply dry skin. In fact, if your skin is oily, you’re more likely to suffer with dandruff. Dandruff tends to thrive in areas where oil glands are most productive. This includes the scalp but may also involve other areas like the eyebrows and the skin between the eyes. Some people think that dandruff is contagious, but it isn’t. You’re not going to catch dandruff from other sufferers because the fungi is systemic. So, remember ladies, education and wellness is fundamental to staying beautiful!