Difference between Dandruff and Psoriasis

What is dandruff?

Dandruff is a common skin problem. you may notice flakes that fall of your scalp and cling to your hair or land on your clothing. Your scalp may be itchy too.

Several things can cause dandruff:

  • Seborrheic dermatitis: this is oily, itchy, irritated skin that flakes off your scalp;
  • Contact dermatitis: hair care products, like shampoo, gel or hair dye can irritate your scalp and cause redness, itchiness and flakes.
  • Fungus called malassezia: is a yeast that thrives on the oil on your scalp.

If you don’t wash your hair often enough, oily skin can flake off.

Dandruff usually isn’t serious. you can’t catch it from anyone else or pass it on. It can be uncomfortable and embarrassing though.

What is scalp psoriasis?

Psoriasis can affect your scalp, and the red , scaly patches it causes can flake off like dandruff does.

There are a few differences though:

  • It is chronic: Psoriasis is a long lasting while dandruff may come and go:
  • It is more scaly than flaky. If it is mild, scalp psoriasis looks like scaly, silvery, or powdery patches that may come off in tiny pieces. More serious out breaks can be red and painful.
  • It may spread: Psoriasis can creep past your hair line to your forehead, the back of your neck, or the skin around your ears. You may have psoriasis patches on other parts of your body too, like your elbows, legs, feet, palms or back.
  • It’s an autoimmune disease: Psoriasis is caused by your immune system. White blood cells that should fight off the disease attack your skin cells instead.


If you have mild dandruff because your scalp is greasy and oily, you may just try a regular, gentle shampoo. If that doesn’t help, some shampoos are made to control dandruff.

Shampoos based on Tea Tree oil, Aloe Vera, Rosemary, Menthol are some of the ingredients that will helpto control both conditions.

I suggest Scalp Treatment from Tanino Therapy line as it contains all of this ingredients and more and it treats this conditions and others too. The continuous use is essential to keep the scalp conditions at bay. It also can be combined with other shampoos and hair care products.

For more information about this and other Tanino Therapy products follow the link below.


Scalp Treatment


Ingredients that help with dandruff, seborrhoea, psoriasis and other scalp conditions

Gingko Biloba – powerful antioxidant

Rosemary – Dermo purifier, detoxifier, tonic, astringent and cell activator, controls and balances sebum glands.

Witch Hazel – Astringent, control excessive oiliness.

Fennel – Soothes redness and itching from injuries or allergies

Aloe Vera – Healing, anti Inflammatory and detoxifying

Arnica – Powerful natural healing, strengthening of the hair bulb

Red Quinoa – Anti fungal, fights seborrhoea

Green Tea – Scalp Detox

Menthol – Oil control, fresh relieve from itching and possible burning of the scalp

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