Dry dandruff or oily dandruff?
Let's go back to the simple dandruff conditions. There are 2 types of dandruff, depending on the nature of the scalp. A rather dry scalp will produce dry dandruff, while an oily scalp will produce oily dandruff.
Dry dandruff or Pityriasis Capitis
This dandruff consists of very fine dry particles, as the name suggests, which easily detach from a dry scalp.
This is the most common type of dandruff. Dry dandruff appears mainly between the ages of 15 and 30. For these people, there is an accelerated renewal of the scalp cells: 7 to 10 days instead of the usual 21 days.
This dandruff looks like a dry, fine, white or greyish powder. It flakes off when the scalp is lightly scratched.
Dandruff doesn’t stick to the scalp, which is dry, but it has no redness or oozing. However, it can cause irritation.
This condition can be corrected quickly with the appropriate treatment. It should be noted that, although this problem is easily resolved, it can reoccur.
It is therefore advised to use an anti-dandruff shampoo based on natural active ingredients that will not further damage the scalp. Quite the opposite, they will promote the natural rebalancing of the microbiota to achieve lasting results. The aim is to prevent recurrence.
Oily dandruff or Pityriasis Steatoides
Oily dandruff is much larger than dry dandruff because it is bound together by sebum, which acts as a glue.
Unlike dry dandruff, oily dandruff can affect the hair.
Being stuck together, they form a compact type of sludge on the surface of the scalp, which suffocates the hair roots and can lead to hair loss. The more sebum is secreted, the more the epidermis is suffocated. The more the epidermis suffocates, the more sebum it produces. This is a vicious circle that absolutely must be broken.
Oily dandruff is found on the scalp, mainly on the temples and behind the ears. It has the appearance of greasy, yellowish flakes, joined by sebum. These dandruff patches stick to the hair and are is exacerbated by scalp inflammation. They can also cause itching.
A gentle, natural shampoo with sebum-regulating action will regulate sebum production. In order to effectively combat the production of oily dandruff, the scalp must first be rebalanced.