Most people don’t know how to determine if dandruff is seborrheic or not. The term seborrhea refers to excessive scalp oils and sebum.
It is simply inflammation. Seborrheic Dermatitis is characterized by oily hair, excessive flakes and inflammation. It is impossible to get a diagnosis from a doctor or test you can do yourself. It is usually based on the observation of a dermatologist, and sometimes a family physician.
Dandruff, on the other side, can be caused by dry or oily hair or scalp.
It is important to remember that almost every time there is persistent itching or flaking, there is usually a fungus/bacterium causing it.
Malassezia, a fungus that has been growing out of control, is likely to cause dandruff. It can also be eczema, which is more based on dry skin on the scalp or elsewhere on the body.
What can you do for dry scalp and dandruff?
A mineral salt scrub is one of the best. A mineral salt scrub is a great option. Problems can be caused by years of buildup from shampoo residue, hair gels, and hair products.
ZINCPLEX’s mineral Salt Scrub uses fine salt crystals made from dead sea salts. It will remove excess hair oils and harden sebum, as well as excess product residue.
This allows hair to breathe, and the zinc- or herbal-based shampoos can be used more effectively. This results in long-lasting, healthy hair growth. Also, the overall health of your scalp is greatly improved.
What can you do for Seborrheic Dermatitis? Is there a lasting treatment or remedy?
Excessive sebum production, or scalp oils, can mix with bacteria, fungus and yeast on your scalp to create a white waxy buildup. This can lead to a crusty scalp.
These will only cause more scalp congestion and plugs. The condition of dermatitis and eczema can be made worse if the scalp is oily. The scalp oils can be considered food for the fungus.
Zincplex is a product line that can open hair follicles, remove sebum plugs, and prevent as much sebum from being produced.
For those suffering from seborrhea, it is important to wash your hair and scalp every day. Be aware of the products you use. Shampoos that are too harsh, not herbal or mineral-based, or that strip the skin of its natural oils will cause it to produce more oil.