Many people are unaware of the causes of dandruff in their hair or scalps, as well as the most effective treatment options.
Since I was a child, dandruff has been my greatest secret. Before shampooing my hair on wash days, my mother would sit me in the living room, put on a Disney movie, and scratch the flakes from my scalp. However, I never truly understood what causes dandruff. Instead, my mother would ramble on about how I inherited the flakes from my father and grandfather, who have used Head & Shoulders since birth.
When I went to the hair salon, I always felt the need to justify myself. “I’m sorry about the snow! I would begin every trip to the shampoo bowl by stating, “I have a terrible scalp.” And throughout my years as a beauty editor, I’ve discovered numerous myths surrounding dandruff. It is a common scalp irritation that no one truly comprehends.
Therefore, we decided to debunk the myths surrounding the causes of dandruff, what it is, and how to soothe your itchy, flaky scalp.