Topic: Dandruff Why do we get dandruff? Tearing of pages. No Dandruff is a condition in which our scalp
sheds skin cells in the form of white flakes. A yeast called Malassezia globosa, is one
of the mostly accepted reasons for causing dandruff. Wow. What a classy name it has. Indeed. Malassezia globosa is naturally present on our scalp. It feeds on sebum and releases oleic acid. Now, some people are sensitive to this oleic acid. When it penetrates the upper layers of their skin, it causes inflammation. Hence, in response to this inflammation, their skin sheds a large number of skin cells at a higher rate. These cells then join together forming white flakes, thus causing dandruff.