The Possible Connection Between Dandruff and Hair Loss

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dandruffAre you struggling with dandruff? The good news is it doesn’t necessarily mean hair loss will be the end result. Although, it is possible for the scratching and itching to lead to hair loss. Additionally, conditions like dermatitis can cause dandruff and hair loss.

Dandruff Can Indirectly Cause Hair Loss

When suffering from dandruff — those white skin flakes— you’ll be scratching your head quite often. That scratching can weaken your roots making your hair more vulnerable to falling out.

Furthermore, washing your hair vigorously, and scrubbing too hard, you can cause root breakage. Actually, shampooing your hair is a prime time to do some of the scratching that may cause hair loss. So, if itching is a problem for you, ask your hair loss specialist for tips to reduce the scratching. Treating your dandruff will help you to deal with your hair loss.

If Itching Isn’t the Issue You Are in Good Shape

In case you’re considering skipping a few showers so you won’t scratch your scalp in there, think again. It is better to wash your hair on a daily basis or at least every other day if you have dandruff. The reason is due to the fact that hair accumulates if you don’t shampoo it, and will all fall out at once when you do shower, making the loss more obvious. Don’t skip too many showers, however do figure out ways to be gentler to your scalp.

Dermatitis Causes Both Dandruff and Hair Loss

When you have seborrheic dermatitis, it’s likely you are experiencing both dandruff and hair loss, as well as different signs and symptoms like redness and lesions. In this situation, dandruff isn’t the cause of the hair loss, it is the actual condition of seborrheic dermatitis. Of course, it’s common for many people to associate the presence of dandruff with their hair falling out. See a specialist if you think you may have dermatitis, and the two of you can explore your options for treatment.

If you are experiencing dandruff, there’s no reason to immediately panic about possible hair loss. In many instances, resolving dandruff to limit itching problems prevents hair loss and often times the hair grows back. If you’re concerned you have seborrheic dermatitis, a hair loss expert can help you. At Custom Hair Tampa Bay, our staff is technically trained in the latest state-of-the-art hair replacement systems and hair loss treatment that are undetectable to others and only use the finest human hair. To schedule a free consultation at one of our three locations click here.

 

 

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Sources:

http://www.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/seborrheic-dermatitis/overview.html

https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/features/thinning-hair#1