Dry scalp or dandruff?

Dry scalp or dandruff? - Olilab

The scalp skin problems may be different. The scaly scalp and itching do not have to be dandruff related. It is possible that it is a dry scalp problem.


If you have a dry and flaky scalp, you can doubt on dandruff. However, these symptoms can also be a sign of dry scalp. Dry scalp and dandruff have the same main symptom, itching of the scalp, but they are two distinct phenomena.

In dry scalp, the skin becomes irritated and starts to fall. With dandruff condition, the reason is a scaly scalp. This excess fat causes the skin cells to grow and at the end their falling.

Causes and Symptoms

The cause of dry scalp is insufficient moisture. If your scalp is dry, the skin and other parts of the body, such as your legs and arms, may be dry too.

The environment affects the scalp, so some of the causes of dry scalp may be as follows:

  • dry and cold air,                
  • contact dermatitis caused by reaction to scalp products,
  • older age.

Skin cells on the body and scalp are constantly multiplying. They then vanish and fall away. In the event of a splash, this process takes place faster than usual. One of the more common causes of itching is seboroich dermatitis, where the skin becomes red and crusty.

In addition, the cause of dehydration may be Pityrosporum genus fungi. These fungi live on the scalp, but their excessive number can cause excessive reproduction of the skin cells. The factors that influence their duplication are:

  • age,
  • hormones,
  • stress.

You can find symptoms of dry and dry scalp in the table at the bottom of the article.

Help with treatment

OLILAB New Black Shampoo is a novelty in the class of anti-dandruff shampoo. This Croatian cosmetic product is made up of quality ingredients based on natural active substance Ichthyol. The presence of strong Ichthyol at high concentrations can provide an effective treatment against dandruff, itching and irritable scalp.

Ichthyol Plus Cream with Aloe Vera can reduce redness, irritation of the skin and scalp and remove the rash. The unique Active Plus formula of natural composition is suitable for care of damaged and red skin, and such scalp skin is common in redness and dandruff condition. The main ingredient of cream, Ichthyol, combined with the highly nutritious oils of natural origin with Aloe Vera as a reddening agent, leave the skin shiny and hydrated, long after use. The cream is suitable for children from 3 years of age, with the application instructions given.


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