Myth 1: A Dry Scalp Equals to Dandruff Scalp.
TRUTH: Just like dandruff, dry scalp affects a ton of people, but note that these two are not the same thing. When your scalp loses too much natural moisture, it gets tight and dry. The tiny, white flakes that fall off it is the most distinguishable symptom of dry scalp - AKA dandruff.
It’s a possible cause, but definitely not the only culprit for dandruff. The key suspect of your dandruff conundrum is Malassezia, an annoying yeast-like fungus that grows on oily areas of the scalp. The irritants it produces thrive on your scalp’s excess oil, making skin cells shed excessively quickly.