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Types of Scalp Conditions


When you have dandruff, skin cells on your scalp shed more quickly than usual. The main cause of dandruff is seborrheic dermatitis, a condition that turns the skin oily, red and scaly. often, a fungus call malassezia triggers dandruff. The fungus normally live on the scalp.


Psoriasis is a  condition in which skin cells build up and form scales  and itchy, dry patches. 

Psoriasis is thought to be an immune system problem. Triggers include infections, stress, and cold.

Seborrheic Dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin condition that mainly affects your scalp. It causes scaly patches, red skin and stubborn dandruff. Seborrheic dermatitis can also affect oily areas of the body ,such as the face, side of the nose, eyebrows, ears, eyelids and chest.

Scalp Eczema 

Scalp Eczema  is a type of eczema that causes inflamed, itchy, dry skin to form on the scalp. The most common type of eczema is known as Seborrheic Dermatitis, and its most unwelcome symptom is dandruff.

Dry Scalp

If you have a dry , flaking scalp , you may suspect dandruff. But  it could be a sign of dry scalp. Dandruff and dry scalp  have the same main symptoms, which are falling flakes and an itchy scalp.  But they are two different conditions. In dry scalp , the skin gets irritated and flakes off.
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