What triggers flaky scalp?
Sometimes there is an underlying condition causing the itching and flaking. The most common is called seborrheic dermatitis also known as severe dandruff. However, many people just have dry scalp that itches and flakes, perhaps due to the hair products they use, or the frequency with which they wash their hair.
What are the symptoms and signs of flaky scalp?
The typical ones are itchy scalp, which sheds flakes onto the shoulders, and which may also be visible in the hair. Seborrheic dermatitis may also have yellow crusts and an oily appearance to the scalp and hair.