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What are other things that can cause the skin on your head to flake and fall?

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Other things can cause the skin on your head to flake and fall, too:

  • Shampooing too often or not often enough
  • Not rinsing shampoo out well
  • Cold weather
  • Stress
  • A bad reaction to hair products
  • A skin problem called scalp psoriasis
  • A skin disease like eczema

From: Fight Flaky Scalp WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Scalp Psoriasis: Tips for Managing," "Taking Care of Your Hair."

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology: "Dandruff."

Hair Foundation: "Dandruff."

Nemours Foundation: "Dandruff."

University of Michigan: "Dandruff."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on October 10, 2017

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Scalp Psoriasis: Tips for Managing," "Taking Care of Your Hair."

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology: "Dandruff."

Hair Foundation: "Dandruff."

Nemours Foundation: "Dandruff."

University of Michigan: "Dandruff."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on October 10, 2017

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