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Effect of Hair Care Products on Dandruff

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Preparations now available control dandruff satisfactorily for many people but further progress could be expected with better understanding of the condition itself. Dandruff is best described simply as excessive scaling of the scalp, readily visible to the unaided eye. Comprehensive studies were reported by Kligman et al. (1976); the parakeratotic appearance of dandruff scales had been noted earlier (Van Abbé 1964) but Kligman et al. (1976) identified them as the terminal stage in the development of small mounds of parakeratosis resulting from the presence of inflammatory microfoci immediately below the scalp epidermis. The origin of the inflammatory microfoci is not known but parakeratotic mounds also occur, with lower frequency, in nondandruff scalps.


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  • Horny Layer
  • Human Scalp
  • Seborrhoeic Dermatitis
  • Zinc Pyrithione

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Van Abbé, N.J., Baxter, P.M., Jackson, J., Bell, M.A., Dixon, H. (1981). Effect of Hair Care Products on Dandruff. In: Orfanos, C.E., Montagna, W., Stüttgen, G. (eds) Hair Research. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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