What is Dandruff?

Dandruff is a mild form of inflammatory disorder of skin in which small pieces of dry skin flake off from the scalp.

Many people believe that dandruff is caused by poor hygiene but it is not true. Researchers are still finding the cause and common triggers are oily skin, stress, cold and dry weather, infrequent washing and genetic predisposition.

There are two different varieties of dandruff: Dry and Greasy.  In dry dandruff, the scales are white, fine, greyish and fall through. In greasy type, scales are waxy, greasy, thick and yellowish.

Contrary to popular assumption, dandruff does not cause permanent hair loss.


In all cases, we try to find exact etiological factor and the treatment is mainly topical. The most efficient way to treat and control dandruff is by using anti-dandruff shampoos and oils.

Washing and shampooing with Lumina Herbal Shampoo is advised with a frequency of twice or thrice per week.

Once applied the shampoo needs to be left on 5 to 7 minutes to ensure adequate time for action.

For dry dandruff, Dano Anti-Dandruff Oil application is advised.

Dandruff can be reduced by improving general health and maintaining balanced diet. Exercise in fresh air helps to relieve stress which is one of the main trigger factors in dandruff.

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