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Dandruff causes frequent irritation, inflammation and itching in the scalp. Individuals that that experience this type of irritation and itching in the scalp, often tend to scratch the area to relieve itching. Scratching the scalp frequently weakens the roots of the hair. This eventually leads the hair to fall out. A person can develop dandruff due to several reasons such as, over intake of sugar and fats, excessive exposure to sunlight, perspiration, and in some case it may be due to genetic problems. If the presence of dandruff is not due to genetic reasons, it can be treated effectively. The most effective over- the- counter treatments available are the anti-dandruff shampoos and conditioners which contain chemicals such as zinc pyrithione and selenium sulfide. After washing hair with these particular products, the chemical is left on the scalp. These chemicals prevent the regrowth of the fungus causing the dandruff on the scalp, and hence the hair is protected from hair loss associated with the dandruff.