Dandruff is the dry and uncomfortable flakes of the skin that grow on the scalp. It is usually a symptom of something and not a sickness in itself. Dandruff is an ailment that causes scaly skin on the scalp, which most times includes the skin falling off. It is very common to see people with dandruff also suffering from hair loss, particularly if the dandruff is severe.
Sometimes the source of the hair loss might not be dandruff, but what causes dandruff also leads to loss of the hair, so in a way balding and dandruff are somewhat related. The itchiness associated with dandruff may lead to scratching that can harm the hair follicles and scalp, thereby affecting hair growth or contributing to hair loss. A lot of things can cause dandruff, including stress, dry skin, oil buildup from a lack of washing the hair, bad hair products, loss of vital nutrients, or medical conditions. Frequent infections or soreness around the hair follicles usually leads to some sort of damage that contributes to hair loss, hair thinning, or slow hair growth. People with these issues may experience itching, scratching, or twisting of the hair, which is not ideal for healthy hair.
As earlier stated, dandruff on its own does not cause hair loss, however, some of the health issues that lead to dandruff can also cause harm to the hair follicles and lead to eventual hair loss.
The most common dandruff issue that usually leads to hair loss is a condition called Seborrheic dermatitis. It is a blistering, scaly rash that can occur on the face and scalp. If it happens on the scalp, then it causes dandruff, which might lead to hair loss. In some cases, lack of nutrients, such as vitamins, amino acid, zinc, magnesium, herbs, and many more, can cause hair loss. Standard Process supplements or Vital Nutrients are potentially ideal sources of these nutrients. Consider adding them to your daily routine if you are looking for a way to help supplement your diet.
Seborrheic dermatitis can be cured with an anti-dandruff shampoo that contains ingredients like ketoconazole, coal tar, and selenium sulfide. Due to the nature of the ailment, one might need to try different shampoos until you get the one that entirely clears Seborrheic dermatitis.
As you can see, balding and dandruff are somewhat related. While balding isn’t necessarily a result of dandruff, and dandruff isn’t a sign that you are going to go bald, you may want to pay attention to both and seek treatment as soon as possible.