Is dandruff causing hair fall?
Here’s the deal with dandruff. If left unchecked, it multiplies, causes a terribly itchy scalp and a lot of embarrassing dandruff flakes.
‘Can dandruff cause hair fall?’ is a very commonly posed question.
Science says that it depends. If you’re losing more than 100 strands of hair each day, you need to get to the root of the problem.
A lot of times, this hair fall can be dandruff induced.
Read on to know if dandruff and hair fall are related, how dandruff amounts to hair fall!
Does dandruff cause hair fall?
One of the common questions related to dandruff is whether or not it causes hair fall.
Dandruff, as we know, affects the scalp, while hair fall affects hair follicles. These are two different conditions.
How does dandruff cause hair fall?
As mentioned above, dandruff alone does not cause hair fall but some conditions that cause dandruff also cause hair to fall.
According to a study in the Indian Journal of Dermatology, people suffering from dandruff experience a significantly higher rate of hair fall (around 100-300 strands) as compared to normal 50-100 strands.
The study also noted that dandruff could worsen alopecia- hair fall that eventually leads to balding.
What is Seborrheic Dermatitis? Does it cause hair fall?
Seborrheic Dermatitis, also known as seborrheic eczema is an extremely common dandruff-related skin condition that can result in hair fall. It is a condition that most often affects the scalp but can also occur on oily areas of the body.
The hair fall caused by this condition is temporary and can be reversed once the condition is treated. One of the most common ways to treat it is with the help of a good anti-dandruff shampoo. These shampoos are usually ketoconazole based. Ketoconazole shampoos help fight the dandruff-causing bacteria so that the dandruff flakes and itching reduces.
In doing so, ketoconazole shampoos eventually get rid of the bacteria altogether, so that you don’t see any recurrence of dandruff.
Dandruff can damage hair follicles
People suffering from dandruff are often prone to scratching their heads, which can damage hair follicles and result in hair fall. Even though dandruff only affects the scalp, scratching can weaken hair follicles, break roots, and cause further hair fall.
Two major symptoms attached to dandruff are irritation and inflammation, and both weaken hair follicles resulting in hair fall.
Hair fall-related to dandruff is temporary and you need to get rid of dandruff to stop it.
One of the best ways to get rid of your existing dandruff problem is to use a good quality ketoconazole-infused, anti-dandruff shampoo.
There are many shampoos available in the market that claim to treat dandruff. You can also consult a dermatologist and use the shampoo suggested by them. Treating dandruff would put a stop to your dandruff related hair fall.
Dandruff, a seemingly harmless condition, can lead to hair fall and other hair related issues. It is best to not ignore it, and get it treated as soon as possible.