Cause 2 – Malassezia Dandruff & kin Ailment Related Dandruff
1. Malassezia Dandruff:
Excessive oil and dirt build up can bring a spurt of growth of a fungus called Malassezia which is found naturally on the skin surface. This fungus releases oleic acid which increases the turnover of skin cells causing those white and sandy flakes you see.
2. Skin Ailment Related Dandruff:
Eczema and psoriasis are serious causes of dandruff as they can cause an increased cell production leading to a scaly, dry and flaky scalp.