Why Do I Have Yellow Dandruff?
For many of the people that suffer with dandruff they never fully realize the causes of the itching and flaking. So we are going to give you a quick run down. First thing you need to know is that the yellow part is the sebum.
What Is Sebum and What Does It Have To Do With Dandruff?
Inside of the hair follicle is where the hair growth occurs. This is the medulla center or bulb of the hair. The center of the hair follicle has the matrix cells. These reproduce over and over again by multiplying and dividing to grow up and out of the scalp. Also inside the follicle is the sebaceous gland. This is where the sebum or scalp oils are produced. Once it is produced the oil is pushed out of the follicle distribute out onto the scalp's skin. It is important to note that sebum has a bit of golden or yellow color to it. It is also one of the defenses of the follicle to push out bacteria and fungus from inside the follicle. This is important since many different fungi naturally live on the scalp. This sebum is the reason that the and the flakes turn yellow which in turn causes yellow dandruff but the real question how do you get rid of the symptoms including the flakes, redness, raised scabs, redness and more.
What Does It Have To Do With Dandruff, Itching, Flaking?
The short answer is that the hair oils also carry the bodies sugars and a food supply for the fungus that can live inside the follicle. So if you are overproducing the fungus food source it too will multiply. This means that many people that have oily scalp also have what we term dandruff as well as an extreme version called seborrheic dermatitis. The real problem comes in when sebum gets trapped down inside the hair follicles because the follicle opening at the scalp gets covered up and plugged. This can be done with sebum that is not cleansed away or with a combination of dirt and debris as well as sticky hair products like hair gels, hair sprays and even shampoos that leave residues.
What Can Help With This Yellow Scabbing, Flakes and Similar Problems?
Remember that dandruff is malasezzia furfur fungus. This fungus will feed off excess scalp oils and what is inside the oils that is carried by the body's nutrient delivery system. So if you are having problems with seborrhea and symptoms of dandruff or seb derm then limit the amount of sugars, and wash your hair more. That will give you short term relief from symptoms. However if you want longer relief and to rebalance the scalp back to healthy again you need to do a little more.
What Has To Be Done For A Healthy Scalp?
The 1st thing that you have to do with eliminate the excess fungus that is trapped inside the follicles. The second is get the scalp's ph balance back to normal. The 3rd is you need to cut the production of scalp oils. The products that we created were formulated for this very problem.
Zincplex Shampoo Conditioner and Scalp Lotion use an ingredient called zinc pca. This amazing form of zinc is nature's way of handling fungus and bacteria at the same time. That is important because anti fungal agents can allow bacteria levels to rise and vice versa. Zinc pca (we have all heard of zinc) is anti both bacteria and fungus. But more amazing is its ability to regulate sebum production from the sebaceous glands. That is huge in the fight to normalize your scalp and hair.