DANDRUFF is the shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp. DANDRUFF is a common scalp disorder affecting almost half of the population at the post-pubertal age and of any gender and ethnicity. It often causes itching.
DANDRUFF can have several causes, including simple dry skin, Seborrhoeic Dermatitis, not cleaning/scrubbing often enough, shampooing too often, Psoriasis, Eczema, sensitivity to hair care products, or a yeast-like fungus. Dry skin is the most common cause of flaking dandruff.