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How many times have your friends given you advice on ways to rid yourself of dandruff? Truth be told, poor hygiene and dirty hair aren’t the culprits that cause dandruff, which by the way affects nearly 40 million Americans. The true bandit is the presence of yeast on the scalp. This common disorder, which sheds large, white, oily flakes and causes the scalp to become irritated, is related somewhat to both hormonal and seasonal changes.

You can limit the severity of dandruff by washing your hair every day with an anti-dandruff shampoo and leaving it in for at least five minutes so that the ingredients effectively penetrate the scalp. Since anti-dandruff shampoos can dry out strands and rob hair of moisture, make sure to use a conditioner to keep your hair feeling soft and looking healthy.

Experts emphasize the importance of properly and thoroughly rinsing out both the shampoo and conditioner from the hair, since improper rinsing can exacerbate dandruff.  Also,  the use of a grooming cream or scalp moisturizer after a towel-dry can help keep the scalp moist.

If you still find yourself wearing hat’s and white shirts, seek the advice of a dermatologist for a medical prescription.

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