Dandruff is the pits. It’s itchy, annoying and at times, down-right embarrassing. Dry scalp? It’s just as bad – uncomfortable and unwelcome! The good news is that both of these ailments are easily treatable with the correct diagnosis, and at Hair Clinic International we are here to offer both advice and treatment.

The most common misconception with dandruff and dry scalp is that they are thought to be the same thing, but their individual causes couldn’t be more polar opposite…


Dandruff is not actually dryness, but rather a build up of too much oil, or sebum, on your scalp, caused by an over growth of harmless yeast. This yeast begins to feed off the excess oil and dead skin cells on the scalp, causing the skin to shed more frequently.

Dry Scalp:

Dry scalp is caused by a loss of moisture or natural oil from the skin, which can be brought on by a number of external and internal factors such as strong soaps, detergents, cold weather, product build up and diet.

With dandruff and dry scalp being the most common scalp conditions that can ultimately affect the overall health of your hair, there are also a number of other conditions that affect much of the population, but are treatable with our hair restoration treatments at Hair Clinic International.

Some of these conditions include:

  • Psoriasis – an auto-immune deficiency which affects the skin
  • Folliculitis – inflammation of the hair follicle
  • Alopecia – hair loss & fragility

Specialising in treatments such as laser hair restoration, balding and hair loss treatments, hair extensions and more, at Hair Clinic International we strive provide the best solutions for you. If you are unsure of what exactly your ailment is and how it should be treated, our highly capable team would be more than happy to assist in restoring your precious locks and scalp to its original health.