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Can Dandruff Cause Hair Loss In Men?


Can Dandruff Cause Hair Loss In Men?

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Can dandruff cause hair loss in men?

Dandruff and hair loss often occur simultaneously, so it makes sense that men who suffer from both wonder whether these two conditions are related or whether one causes the other. One of the questions we get asked a lot is does dandruff cause hair loss in men? The link is overlooked and often the information is misleading. The team at Advanced Hair Studio UAE is often required to provide clarity on the matter, so we decided to put together a handy reference for our readers.

Dandruff & hair loss in men

First off, let’s look at a proper medical definition of dandruff. Dandruff, according to Medi-Lexicon, is “the presence, in varying amounts, of white or grey scales in the hair of the scalp, due to excessive or normal branny exfoliation of the epidermis.” As such, we can surmise that dandruff is a condition associated with the scalp, rather than the hair itself. So while hair loss and dandruff often occur concurrently, dandruff does not cause hair loss.

However, quite interestingly, the way in which many men choose to treat their hair loss actually has the potential to cause dandruff, which is why it is often assumed that the scalp condition contributed to hair thinning.

The casual link between hair loss treatment & dandruff

In the many years we have been treating hair loss in men and women from around the globe, we have had the opportunity to learn a lot about lifestyle choices and how it can contribute to hair loss and unwanted scalp conditions. Here are a few causal links that we have established between hair thinning and dandruff throughout the years:

  • To wash or not to wash: When men first notice hair fall they normally do so in the shower, and there is nothing quite as disheartening as watching your prized tresses making their way down the drain. This often leads to what many men assume is a practical solution – stop washing your hair so much. While this notion makes sense at first glance, it is actually not a great idea at all. While a veto on hair washing might safeguard you from actually seeing the amount of hair you lose in one go, it will continue to happen. The one thing it will do, however, is make you more susceptible to dandruff if you already have a genetic propensity to suffer from dry scalp conditions. Individuals who suffer from dandruff should actually wash their hair once a day to ensure that their scalp is cleansed of any sebum or residue that could further irritate and inflame the dermis.

  • Hair loss medications can irritate the scalp: Certain prescription hair loss medications contain ingredients like alcohol that can dry out the scalp and eventually lead to flaking. It is recommended that you speak to one of our trained hair loss experts if you suspect that any medication you have previously been prescribed may be impacting on the health of your scalp or skin in general. They may be able to recommend a better course of action.

  • Untreated dandruff can lead to manual hair loss: Untreated dandruff leads to an itchy, swollen, uncomfortable scalp which causes many sufferers to scratch incessantly, which could potentially result in hair loss as they unwittingly damage their hair follicles. Dandruff sufferers also tend to wear hats in order to avoid embarrassment. Read our recent article on the causal link between hat and hair loss here. The short of the long is that prolonged and sustained hat wearing has the potential to contribute to hair loss due to a restriction of blood flow and nutrients to the scalp, as well as sweat and sebum build-up associated with exposure to unwashed fabrics.

What to do when your hair falls

So what can you do about it? At Advanced Hair Studio UAE, we offer a range of hair loss solutions, including the extremely popular Strand-by-Strand Cosmetic® treatment. Successfully performed on more than 1 million patients to date, this option is ideal for individuals who are in the advanced stages of hair loss and is considered to be world’s most sophisticated non-clinical hair replacement procedure.

Two major research and development department departments and three state-of-the-art labs in Australia, UK and America, work continuously to upgrade our technology and product range. As a matter of fact, Strand-by-Strand Cosmetic® has given thousands of people better hair texture and density than that which they were born with. It also provides our patients with the option to style their hair to suit your unique lifestyle and personal preferences.

Keep in touch & stay informed

Do you feel that there is anything more we could add to this article about the casual link between hair loss and dandruff? We value your feedback – please leave a comment in our comment section and we will happily update our information.

Would you like to learn more about hair loss causes, solutions and hair fall treatments? Keep an eye on the Advanced Hair Studio UAE blog to stay abreast of the latest developments in the hair restoration field. We have a team of experts standing to by to keep you in the know.

Mr. Mones, Head- Hair expert @AHS UAE

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Mr. Mones Jbour, Regional Head of Strand-by-Strand CosmeticTM

Mones Jbour stands as a testament to the artistry of hair and beauty. Though his academic roots lie in electrical engineering, his heart has always been captivated by the transformative power of hair. Embracing this passion, he embarked on a journey with Advanced Hair Studio, becoming a luminary in the Strand-by-Strand Cosmetic™ realm—a unique, patented non-surgical hair restoration solution that emphasizes artistry and individual style.

Launching his career in 2002, Mones pursued an in-depth education in hair and beauty. By 2004, his name was synonymous with excellence in the industry. His distinctive artistry earned him the title of 'Top Hairstylist' at the esteemed Yas Island brand in Abu Dhabi. His pursuit of perfection led him to the L'Oréal Academy, where he specialized in color and later took on roles as a trainer and branch manager.

In 2015, Mones brought his unique flair to Advanced Hair Studio. After intensive training at the AHS headquarters in Melbourne, Australia, he quickly ascended to become the regional trainer and technical head for the Middle East and Subcontinent. His dedication to continuous growth and innovation saw him attending numerous workshops and seminars, ensuring that Advanced Hair Studio remained at the forefront of hair artistry and style.

After further refining his expertise in quality control during a 2017 training session at AHS headquarters, Mones embraced roles as QC Manager and Head of Product Development. His ethos? To always push boundaries, refine skills, and remain at the pinnacle of hair replacement artistry.

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