Does Dandruff Cause Hair Loss?

scalp with dandruff

Who hasn’t had a bad dandruff episode? Having those itchy white flakes falling from your scalp is unfortunately a very common condition. But can it make your hair fall? Read on to find out: can dandruff cause hair loss?

There is ongoing research to study the link between dandruff and hair loss. But experts from hair loss treatment clinics say that in most cases, dandruff itself doesn’t directly cause hair loss. It’s the scalp-scratching due to dandruff’s itchiness that might result in some hair loss since it might injure your hair follicles. However, if dandruff leads to repeated inflammation in the hair follicles, then this can slow or stop hair growth and cause thinning hair.

There are many factors that can trigger dandruff, such as stress, diet, and some shampoos and hair products. But research suggests that the main culprit behind dandruff is an overgrowth of Malassezia, a fungus that naturally lives in our skin and feeds off of the oils on our skin and hair. As it does this, it produces oleic acid which can irritate the skin. This triggers a response from our immune system which then results in a rapid turnover of skin cells, shedding roughly four times faster than normal. The dead skin cells build up and become those annoying white flakes.

Seborrheic Dermatitis

Is Dandruff Really the Cause of Your Hair loss? Other Issues to Look Out For

Dandruff can be embarrassing and negatively impact your self-esteem, which is why it is important to get proper treatment. The first step is understanding that, the truth is, not all flakes are dandruff. Go to the dandruff and hair loss experts at Svenson for a professional hair and scalp check to see if it’s really dandruff or other underlying issues like:

Dry scalp

Just like dry skin on the face, a dry scalp happens when it doesn’t produce or retain enough moisture. This results in small flakes; usually without redness or inflammation.

Seborrheic dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis is a condition that causes a rash that often looks red, scaly, and oily. It results in flakes too, which are either white or yellow and firmly stuck to the scalp.

Contact dermatitis

This is the skin’s reaction to an irritant or an allergen. Typically, it causes a red rash on the scalp that may itch, burn, and swell. It may also cause itchiness and dryness on the scalp, which can then lead to peeling or flaking. Sensitivity to certain ingredients in products, such as shampoo, styling products, or hair dye, can trigger this condition.

Scalp Corrective Treatment

Treating Dandruff and Hair Loss

Need help with your dandruff and hair loss? Try Svenson’s tried and tested Scalp Corrective Treatment. Formulated with a potent scalp corrective solution, it is able to penetrate deeper than any shampoo and break down embedded debris. It also has antibacterial properties that help thoroughly address your itchy and flaky scalp issue. Plus, its antiseptic and astringent properties make it a good pre-treatment for all hair and scalp conditions.

The Scalp Corrective Treatment’s ultrasound device brings out the dirt and oil buildup, while its iontophoresis device aids in the penetration of the treatments’ nutrients.

Wondering why your “anti-dandruff” shampoos are not enough? Simply put, shampoos only wash the hair. No shampoo is able to go deep enough into the hair follicles to really get to the deep-seated dirt, oil, and dead skin cell buildup that are clogging the scalp.

Healthy hair always begins with a healthy scalp. Get to the root of your dandruff, hair loss, and other hair and scalp problems by getting a free consultation with one of our certified trichologists at Svenson.  We’re the leading hair loss treatment clinic in the Philippines. Our experts can help you understand more about your scalp health and recommend the treatments that will best address your concern. Send us a message today to get started.

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