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Dandruff vs. Dry Scalp

It’s a common misconception to think that dandruff and a dry scalp are essentially the same problem but they are, in fact, two different conditions caused by different factors. The whole Dandruff vs. Dry Scalp debate is unsurprisingly common due to the fact they share very similar symptoms. If you do not know exactly what the cause of the flakes of skin coming off from your scalp, or falling on to your clothes,  it can make it pretty hard to treat and sort out. When it is Dandruff So, when … [Read more...]

What is Dandruff?

So, what is dandruff? Okay, so we all know that dandruff is flaky bits of skin that fall off your head and can be pretty unsightly, uncomfortable and embarrassing. But really, how much more do you know about it? Maybe you'd like to find out and more importantly find out how to treat it. What are the signs of Dandruff? Of course, white flakes of skin within the scalp and hair is probably the top sign that you are indeed suffering with dandruff. These flakes of skin may fall onto the … [Read more...]

Psoriasis on the Scalp

Psoriasis on the scalp is a relatively common skin condition that is thought to affect as many as half of the estimated 7.5 million Americans that suffer with psoriasis. Most of the time, an individual that suffers with scalp psoriasis will also suffer with the condition on other parts of their body but this is not always the case. Scalp psoriasis can affect a sufferer of any age and can range from mild irritation to severe pain, affecting day to day activities such as sleep and work and … [Read more...]

Reasons for an Itchy Scalp

There are a variety of potential Reasons for an Itchy Scalp.  The skin of the scalp is exceptionally sensitive and so can be vulnerable to irritation more so than just about anywhere else on the body. For many, an itchy can be quite embarrassing and affect their self-confidence. Scratching your head could be seen as quite socially unacceptable and even further embarrassment could be caused if flaking occurs after the scalp is scratched. Possible causes of an Itchy Scalp An itchy scalp … [Read more...]