This is a common problem that everyone can get dandruff. The skin all over your body, including your scalp, sheds dead cells all the time. Dead skin cells on the scalp may stick together and become visible white flakes.
Dandruff is not contagious and is a very common problem. It affects men and women alike. It is, however, fairly easy to control.
Gently brush hair before each washing.
Wash hair every day, which may be enough to keep mild dandruff under control.
Use antidandruff shampoos if the scalp is red and scales are obvious.
Follow shampoo directions: most say to lather and let it sit for at least 5 minutes before rinsing.
If a dandruff shampoo seems to lose its effectiveness after several weeks, try another.
Try not to scratch or brush the scalp hard. Too much scratching may cause more dandruff.
Signs that needs proper action
No improvement after several weeks of self-care.
Constant irritation or itchiness.
Thick scales, yellowish crusts, or red patches.