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Do I have dandruff?

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Ashley Gamble Salon

I’ve recently started noticing dandruff on my shoulders and can’t figure out why, as I always rinse my hair thoroughly and don’t usually suffer from a dry scalp… What could be causing it?

 

Iain says...

 

 

Dandruff is not due to a dry scalp – it’s actually caused by a yeast called pityrosporum ovale which we all have living on our skin. On some people, the yeast starts reacting with the scalp due to sensitivity, causing the skin to shed excessively. A simple anti-dandruff shampoo will clear this up quickly and gently, but you will have to use it regularly as it only controls the dandruff and will not cure it completely.