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OILY Dandruff vs. DRY Dandruff: Learn the Causes & Differences


Do you know there are two different kinds of dandruff? If not, please stay! Take a closer look at all the details that you need to know about it!

What is dandruff?

Dandruff flakes are actually dead skin cells that naturally fall off the scalp, either a dry scalp or an overly oily scalp can cause excess cells to clump and fall off, forming dandruff flakes. The faster the scalp sheds dead skin, the worse dandruff becomes. A very common fungus called Malassezia which lives on the scalp of most healthy adults without causing any problems, but overgrowth of Malassezia can stimulate the scalp and cause dandruff as well.
There are two types of Dandruff: DRY dandruff and OILY dandruff
Dandruff is a very common scalp condition that comes in two types, “OILY dandruff & DRY dandruff”. Without treating it the right way, the symptoms might become even worse!!!

DRY dandruff: Very Dry scalp with Dandruff

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Dry dandruff is caused by dry scalp without natural sebum protection which remains the moisture on the scalp.sp layer of the skin dries out, cracks and sheds as fine flakes. The best and most effective way to cure dry scalp is to increase hydration and moisturize the scalp regularly.

Symptom of DRY dandruff
  • Your scalp is dry and Itchy
  • The flakes are dry
  • The flakes are smaller in size
  • The flakes are white in color
  • Usually falls on the shoulder
Scalp care routine of DRY dandruff
  • Daily Shampoo twice in every use:
    First wash, remove the dirt and oil.
    Second wash, massage your scalp.
  •  Suggested shampoo ingredients: Myrrh, Vitamin E, Panthenol or Niacinamide etc.
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OILY dandruff: Overly Oily scalp with Dandruff

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Oily dandruff is primarily caused by the sebaceous glands secrets with excess oil and it causes Malassezia overgrowth, which stimulates the scalp and speeds up the process of shedding the dead skin cells.

The Symptom of OILY dandruff
  • Your scalp is oily and itchy
  • The flakes are sticky
  • The flakes are larger in size
  • The flakes are yellow in color
Scalp care routine of OILY dandruff
  • Choose the shampoo marks with anti-bacterial and oil balance.
  • Do not shampoo your scalp with any harsh chimerical. Such as Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)
  • Daily Care:
    Scalp deep cleansing: 1-2 times every week. ( 5α Juniper Scalp Purifying Liquid Shampoo )
    Scalp daily shampoo: once every day. (Oily dandruff scalp daily shampoo )
    Oil Balancing scalp spray: twice every day. ( For oily dandruff: herbal cooling scalp spray )
  • Daily Shampoo twice in every use:
    First wash, remove the dirt and oil.
    Second wash, massage your scalp.
  • Suggested shampoo ingredients: Ginger tincture, 5α AVOCUTA, Juniperus communis
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Quick reminder
Lot of products claim themselves as the treating dandruff or oil control solution and contain SLS which is a surfactant that doesn’t just lift away dirt and grime, it also strips away the delicate layers of natural moisturizers on your scalp! Your scalp might get even greasier later to excess more oil to protect itself!




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