Do you really have dandruff?


This question may have you scratching your head. With all of the T.V. marketing for over the counter hair products many men are left confused and using the wrong products for their real condition.

Here at The QG our grooming staff can help identify problems and point you in the right direction of a solution- whether it’s recommending the right product to take home or meeting with a skin care specialist.

Many men use dandruff products when all they have is dry scalp, and vice versa- mostly due to confusing marketing.

Dandruff is identified as:

                    A fairly common skin condition that occurs on the scalp as a result of high oil production and excess skin cell shedding. It is usually due to an over growth of harmless yeast that feeds on excess oil causing skin to clump together and cause itching and flakes that resemble scales that can be white, brown or yellow in color. (One product we love is Anti-Dandruff Shampoo by American Crew. )

Dry scalp is identified as:

                    A loss of moisture from the scalp with the presence of small, easily removable white flakes of skin. Dry scalp can be due to hard water, harsh soaps, dry weather, dehydration or diet. This is not a serious condition that can be very easily fixed. (There are a few shampoos and conditioners we love that are moisturizing. American Crew has Daily Moisturizing Shampoo for an everyday clean. Rosemary Mint Shampoo and Conditioner from Aveda are also great choices since they are all natural and work with your natural oils.)

It is easy to mistake one for the other without professional advice regarding your hair specifically. Using the wrong products will further the cycle of poor scalp condition, even making the condition worse. For example if you have oily hair and dandruff you may think the flakes you see are dry scalp and choose to not shampoo as often to keep your natural oils or choose to use a moisturizing shampoo, which will cause more oil build up and more dandruff flakes. On the other hand if you have dry scalp flakes and choose an anti-dandruff shampoo it will dry your scalp out even further causing more flakes of dry skin.

So book your appointment today with one of our Grooming Specialists to find out your perfect hair care regimen tailored specifically for you!

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