Where you find beards, you’ll find beard dandruff. Find out the US hotspots for beard dandruff and how to fight back and reclaim your facial hair.
Across the US, the rising popularity of beards has led to a nearly equal rise in beard dandruff. In beard dandruff hotspots like Oregon and Vermont, online searches for the term have skyrocketed, as men look for relief.
The fact is, half of all men will suffer from beard dandruff – so what is it, and what can be done about it?
The cause of beard dandruff is essentially the same as the dandruff that affects the top of your head.
A microbe called malassezia globosa makes its home on our bodies. For many, this is no problem, but about half the population is sensitive to a by-product of malassezia, a substance called oleic acid.
This sensitivity to oleic acid causes the classic symptoms of dandruff: itchy skin and flakes on your scalp – and on your beard. Luckily, there is a solution. A good dandruff shampoo will help tackle both the cause of dandruff, and its symptoms. Used properly, you can look forward to hair that’s itch free, and a totally rocking beard.