1. Know What Causes Dandruff
Know thy enemy before you attack. Dandruff is caused by a whole array of factors, so it’s important to know where yours is coming from before treating it. The build-up of Malassezia, a yeast-like fungus that thrives on oily scalp areas, is one of the most common causes of dandruff.
When the scalp is unhealthy, it’s natural defences are compromised, and irritants produced by Malassezia penetrate the scalp barrier, causing it to produce and shed more skin cells than normal. These skin cells translate into white flakes falling from your scalp, also known as dandruff.