from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A scaly scurf formed on and shed from the scalp, sometimes caused by seborrhea.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Scaly white dead skin flakes from the human scalp; Pityriasis capitis.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A scurf which forms on the head, and comes off in small scales or particles.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a condition in which white scales of dead skin are shed by the scalp
- n. loose scales shed from the scalp
Metabolomics is well suited to analyzing dandruff, which isn't just skin flaking as a result of a dry scalp.
What it means: What most of us grew up calling dandruff is now understood to be a complicated interaction of health issues that deserve to be taken seriously.
Mrs. Woodruff was called dandruff, and Miss Tidy was called Untidy because she was.
Remember that bout of mysterious "dandruff" you had where you had to go to the dermatologist and even he couldn't figure out what was wrong?
In fact, the word "dandruff" barely did it justice.
The powder builds up in the backing until it becomes a kind of dandruff that wet-cleaning makes worse, since moisture causes it to stick to the yarns.
A method of removing dandruff which is highly recommended is that of rubbing olive oil into the scalp and later of removing this with a cleansing shampoo.
I can’t help but think my dandruff is the result of Bush's War on Iraq. posted by jann wenner at July 26, 2005 2: 14 pm
When the flaky skin loosens, it leaves the telltale "dandruff" flakes.
Learn the Ingredients in Your Skin and Hair Care Products: Artificial chemicals in personal care products can cause skin reactions such as dandruff, dryness, rashes, eczema, and acne.
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