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Dandruff is a skin condition which produces white flakes andit is usually more annoying than it is serious. Dandruff occurs when thesebaceous gland, which keeps the skin properly oiled, stops working properlycausing the scalp to dry out.

Although in the majority of cases the white flakesare the only sign of dandruff, sometimes an inflammation can spread, beginningon the hairline and around the eyebrows and potentially spreading all the wayto the chest. This kind of inflammation is not necessarily serious right away,and it rather depends on how much the inflammation has spread. Finally, themost extreme and unfortunate situations can lead to hair loss, but that is veryunlikely to happen and is in not associated to dandruff directly.

Causes of dandruff

As stated, the direct cause of dandruff is a dry scalp. Theway a scalp dries out is when the circulation of the blood to it is notfunctioning as it should be, and also if the hair is not cared forsufficiently. Even if the hair type is greasy, dirty and messy hair will helpdry out the scalp and cause dandruff. As for the circulation, one of the mostbasic ways to improve it is to brush the hair regularly which not many peopledo so often nowadays. Not only will such a simple act as hair brushing improveblood circulation in the scalp, but it will also help in keeping the hair tidylonger.

Also, drying shampoos used to wash oily hair can often dry the scalpmore than they should and cause dandruff followed by itching. One of the less commonways to get dandruff is due to a fungal infection. This kind of infection iscalled psoriasis and one of its manifestations is on the skin of the lowerback, the knees or the elbows. What this infection does to the skin is itcompletely dries it out and when that happens, dandruff seldom fails to follow.

Herbs used for treating dandruff

Dandruff is caused by insufficient amounts of certainsubstances in the body or skin, and dealing with dandruff will be successfulwhen the needed substances are supplied to the body. One of the reasons fordandruff is a lack of essential fatty acids in the body.

The product which willnot fail to make up for them is the oil of the evening primrose. It is enrichedwith these valuable fatty acids and the body absorbs it without any difficulty.Besides fatty acids, dandruff may also be an indication that the body islacking in vitamin B. This is simply solved by consuming vitamin B tablets.Also, one is just as welcome to take vitamin A and E tablets as well, as theyall nurture the scalp and improve its general health.

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