Darker clothing and damp days, so it’s important to keep your shoulders flake-free. Looking for your scalp not only helps to encounter and control awkward problems such as flakes, but it also increases the intensity and overall actualization of your hair.
Common Problems: Flaky And/Or Itchy Scalp
There are generally two main reasons for a flaky, itchy scalp: dandruff.
There are other causes, of course, but these are the most accepted and it’s important to conclude which one is troubling you so you can follow the right hair cleansing routine.
What Is Dandruff?
Dandruff is a common scalp disorder affecting almost half of the population at the post-pubertal age and of any gender and ethnicity.
It is important not to confuse dandruff with simply having a dry scalp. Dandruff is caused by excess oil (sebum) production, meaning the flakes produced are oily and yellowish white in color. It can also cause itching and irritation (along with red patches) and usually produces scalp odor.
Basic Test For Dandruff
A simple test you can do, if you have noticed the above symptoms, is:
Wash and shampoo your hair thoroughly.
The next day, with dry hair, firmly massage your scalp with your fingertips for about thirty seconds.
Inspect your fingertips. If they have an oily residue on them and yellowish white flakes then, chances are, you have dandruff.