Healthy hair starts at the scalp. Make sure you have a balanced diet with plenty of water.
Little white flakes on the scalp and hair signal a case of dandruff. It can be annoying when the flakes fall on a dark shirt. Dandruff is simply a buildup of shedding dead skin. We don’t know the cause, but it may be due to a fungus on the skin.
You can’t catch dandruff from someone else, and it isn’t dangerous, but it can be itchy. Luckily, there’s no redness or scabbing of the scalp, if so you should see a doctor.
There’s no cure, but it’s easy to control by washing your hair more often with a medicated shampoo. Pick one with one or more of these ingredients:
• Coal tar
• Salicylic acid
• Selenium sulfide
• Ketoconazole (Nizoral A-D) available as a 1% over-the-counter shampoo or a 2% prescription-strength one
Its always best to do a consultation with your stylist to see what works for your situation. Scalp Treatments can be purchased as a take home kit. If it doesn’t go away after a few weeks of using a medicated shampoo, see a doctor. You may need a prescription-strength shampoo.