Does Dandruff Cause Hair Loss?
Experiencing dandruff is quite common and is usually just dry skin. But does dandruff cause hair loss? The short answer is no, and dandruff itself usually won’t make all your hair fall out. However, dandruff can exacerbate hair loss if you suffer from androgenic alopecia, which is a condition that causes both male and female-pattern baldness. At Bioscor, we believe that a healthy scalp encourages healthy growth. Dried sebum, dead skin cells and environmental debris have the ability to block the hair follicle and impede the penetration of active ingredients.
You can manage your dandruff by consulting your doctor or one of our experts at Bioscor for a diagnosis and treatment. You might be causing the dandruff by simply washing your hair too much or too little. There could also be underlying problems that cause your dandruff including:
- Contact Dermatitis. This means you are sensitive to some of the ingredients in shampoos or hair dyes that result in inflamed, flaky skin and itchy scalp hair loss.
- Seborrheic Dermatitis. You get a red, oily and scaly rash on your scalp with white or yellow flaking skin if you suffer from this condition.
- Malassezia. Most people have this fungus on their scalps to a greater or lesser degree, but it can sometimes cause irritation and extra skin cell growth. The skin cells die off and cause dandruff.
- Dry Skin. This causes small white flakiness on your scalp, i.e. dandruff, but generally no inflammation.
Call Bioscor today for a diagnosis of your dandruff symptoms and hair loss. If you’re in Melbourne call (03) 8595 5363 or in Perth call (08) 9380 6868.