When people think they have a dry scalp it’s usually because they see white flakes. But did you know there’s virtually no such thing as a dry scalp?
This one’s easy, because 99% of the time it’s not dry skin on your scalp… it’s almost always dandruff. You see, if you’re not bald… if you have hair on your scalp… it’s almost impossible to have dry skin there. So if you see flaking on your scalp, it’s actually dandruff even if you see flaking that looks just like the flaking from dry skin. Here, it’s the result of excess oil, not on the surface of the scalp, but underneath it. That excess oil causes inflammation which results in a little bit of redness, a little bit of swelling, and then causes the skin to be shed prematurely… while on the other hand, normal skin cells fall off on time and invisibly. But when the skin cells fall off early, they don’t have a chance to separate from each other completely so they fall off in tiny mini sheets which are the flakes that you see.