Symptoms of dandruff

Research has shown that dandruff is a very common scalp disorder that affects a large chunk of population who have achieved the age of puberty, of any gender, and ethnicity. The main problem is that your skin cells grow and die too quickly.

Symptoms of dandruff are very easy to spot for most teens and adults. Here are some of the most common symptoms of dandruff:

  1. Flaky skin:One of the major symptoms of dandruff includes flaking skin. White, oily flakes of dead skin start dripping on your shoulders making you feel possibly itchy with a scaly scalp. This condition may get worse during winter owing to increased dryness of the skin while it improves during summer.
  2. Cradle cap:It is type of dandruff that can affect new born babies. This disorder causes a scaly, crusty scalp, which can also occur during infancy. Cradle cap is a type of dandruff that can be alarming for parents. However, one must note that it is not dangerous and generally clears up on its own without any medical intervention.
  3. Fungus Development: When you develop some kind of fungus like malassezia that irritates the scalp and causes more skin cells to grow.
  4. Sensitive scalp: When your scalp is quite sensitive and might develop itchiness and flakes due to the usage of harsh products on the scalp.