Fight Back Against Dandruff: Customized Anti-Dandruff Formulas Tailored for Different Scalp Conditions

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Dandruff is a common scalp problem that involves multiple factors, including sebum secretion, cleaning methods, climate changes, and diet. Different scalp conditions require more targeted dandruff products for the best care results. Therefore, we will analyze the causes of dandruff in other scalp conditions and provide specific solutions so you can have design inspiration and direction when creating dandruff products for your brand!

Why do people have dandruff?

Dandruff is a rough substance formed by the oils secreted by the sebaceous glands and hair follicles on our scalp and dead skin cells. Everyone has some degree of dandruff, but when the scalp is too dry or oily, it can cause flaky dead skin like snowflakes, leading to discomfort, itching, and other issues on the scalp.

Overview of causes of dandruff: oily and dry dandruff

Since dandruff is a widespread problem, we must understand its causes to maintain scalp health. Usually, the scalp can be divided into oily and dry, and how they produce dandruff is very different. The causes of dandruff include internal factors (such as excessive sebum secretion, unstable hormones, stress, unbalanced diet, etc.) and external factors (such as over-cleaning, climate changes, air pollution, yeast infection, etc.). The table below will analyze the causes of these two types of dandruff in detail.

Causes of Oily DandruffCauses of Dry Dandruff
Internal factorsPhysical condition: Excessive sebum secretion from the scalp results in large dandruff flakes.
Emotional factors: Hormonal imbalances, high-stress levels, and unbalanced diets can cause dandruff.
Physical condition: Dry scalp causes dandruff.
Emotional factors: Hormonal imbalances, high-stress levels, and unbalanced diets can cause dandruff.
Age-related factors: Sebum secretion from the scalp decreases as we age, causing the scalp to become dry and produce dandruff.
External factorsOver-cleaning: Strong shampoos that stimulate the scalp to secrete more oil and disrupt the natural bacteria on the scalp, leading to dandruff.
External environment: Climate changes, air pollution, excessive exposure to sunlight, and other factors can affect scalp health and promote the production of oily dandruff.
Yeast infection: A yeast called Malassezia commonly exists on the scalp. It breaks down oils and keratin cells to produce chemicals like fatty acids. When these substances are excessive, they can cause the scalp to produce excessive keratin cells, leading to oily dandruff.
Over-cleaning: Using strong shampoos that disrupt the scalp’s natural oil barrier, causing the scalp to become dry and producing dry dandruff. External environment: Dry climate or exposure to air pollution can cause the scalp to dry and produce dandruff. Unbalanced diet: Poor nutrition or a lack of essential nutrients, such as fatty acids and Vitamin B, can cause the scalp to become dry and produce dry dandruff.

Creating a customized dandruff-fighting formula for the scalp

Overall, the generation of dandruff is closely related to the balance of scalp oils. When the scalp is too oily, oil buildup can cause dandruff. When the scalp is too dry, it can cause dry dandruff. Therefore, we must create formulas for different scalp conditions when designing scalp care products. Oily scalps must focus more on oil control, while dry scalps must focus on providing long-lasting hydration. Unicare has launched corresponding anti-dandruff products for various scalp characteristics. Please feel free to contact us to discuss scalp care business opportunities!