Dandruff is a very common problem faced by all age groups. It has environmental factors , hormonal factors as its causes. Getting rid of it can be really helpful for boosting self confidence, comfort and health.
To start, dandruff is caused due to a fungus. But it is classified into two types, dry and wet. If the fungus feeds on oil, the dandruff is wet dandruff, and such people with oily scalp should wash their hair more frequently to keep off the fungus and dandruff.
On the other hand if the head flakes of due to lack of oil, dandruff would be caused,so such people should use oil to stay away from dandruff. Diagnosis of the type of scalp can be felt by the person himself or if any doubt, a trichologist should be contacted.
Dandruff , if not cleaned off, can cause baldness , itching and acne in the long run. So it should be avoided by frequent hair washes, application of pepper powder, fenugreek and tulsi have been common therapies recommended by ayurvedics. In general it can be stayed away from by using a good shampoo and abstaining from oiling your scalp unnecessarily.