What is Dandruff?
Humans and animals both shed (skin, hair, fur, feathers) in a natural process known as "dander", which is possibly where dandruff gets its name. While everybody naturally sheds skin, usually these tiny cells remain invisible and are whisked off into the air to become dust. Dandruff, however, is when these dead skin cells build up on the surface of the skin and cluster in large, visible white flakes. They then break off from the skin and settle along the hair fibre and on your shoulders.
What causes Dandruff?
Dandruff is not simply dry skin build-up, but is linked to many factors, including the presence of a naturally occurring fungus on the scalp surface. A scalp suffering from a skin condition is typically extra sensitive to haircare products, and can often feel tight and itchy, and in more severe cases can show patches of redness. All skin naturally sheds continuously as part of the regeneration process, but for someone suffering from dandruff, these cells can cluster and produce those tell-tale white flakes of dandruff, regardless of how often you wash your hair.
How to manage Dandruff?
To address the problem without irritating your skin you will need to use a gentle clarifying product like INSTANT CLEAR! Used on a regular basis INSTANT CLEAR will help balance the skin’s moisture levels and will help prevent visible flakes from forming. INSTANT CLEAR is available in salon so why not ask your stylist on your next visit if you are suffering from Dandruff!