Dandruff vs. Dry Scalp, so what's the difference?
It is quite common to think dandruff and dry scalp are the same phenomenon. However, dandruff is just a symptom of a dry scalp, but dandruff can occur for other scalp issues as well. So in this article we discuss what is the difference between dry scalp and dandruff. What are their respective symptoms and solutions. Let’s dive right in, shall we?
Let's start with dry scalp so that we can compare with dandruff later.
Dry scalp just like excess oily scalp causes problems, while dry scalp causes redness of scalp and dandruff like flaking are some of the symptoms. Since there is some flaking involved, we get easily tricked into thinking that it is dandruff, which is not the case. Other symptoms are burning and a lot of itching. As the outer layer of scalp is damaged, it causes the moisture to escape, resulting the dryness and hence the name “Dry Scalp”
Now if we talk about the dandruff problem, most of us know what it is but not why it happens. Dermatitis ranking top at the causes list because excess oils on scalp results into excess flaking and hence those white particles on your shoulder. Another major cause is a fungus called “Malassezia”, it causes irritation and excess growth of cells which eventually fall off. And lastly, if you are sensitive to some products, that will accelerate this problem.
Well now that you can identify between dandruff and dry scalp; let us discuss some simple home remedies so that you can get rid of the problem quickly.
In Order to kill dry scalp, simple solution would be to hydrate the scalp, that being said, some quick home remedies are coconut oil, massage coconut oil before sleeping so that it stays on your scalp and do its magic over the night. In the morning, when you wash it off, you will not only have a better scalp but also your hair will be smoother. Next quick helping hand is yoghurt-egg combo. Yes, applying it for few minutes goes a long way in helping to relieve the problem.
Now moving on, let us get rid of dandruff, Aloe Vera is a nice anti-dandruff plant. Its gel like texture helps it to seep into head with maximum results. Plus, it does not have any smell, so you do not have to think about it. More importantly, stress is a big ingredient for dandruff, so cutting down on stress levels will also help a lot.
This is the part where I turn it to you guys and now it is your turn to try this and get rid of all the problems, hence moving towards to healthy scalp
and healthy hair.