Dandruff symptoms are easy to spot: white, oily-looking flakes of dead skin that dot your hair and shoulders, and a possibly itchy, scaly scalp. The condition may worsen during the fall and winter, when indoor heating can contribute to dry skin, and improve during the summer.
A type of dandruff called cradle cap can affect babies. This disorder, which causes a scaly, crusty scalp, is most common in newborns, but it can occur anytime during infancy. Although it can be alarming for parents, cradle cap isn't dangerous and usually clears up on its own.
Dandruff can have several causes, including:
Most cases of dandruff don't require a doctor's care. Using products that soothe the scalp and have anti-fungal and anti microbial ingredients are a must. Alodia Healthy Hair Starter kit and Nourish and Grow Healthy Hair and Scalp Oilinclude ingredients such as rosemary; thyme, lavender and cedar wood which combat dandruff because they have anti-fungal properties. These products cleanse and soothe the hair and scalp leaving you with a dandruff free hair.