Dandruff and Psoriasis: What’s the Difference?
Medically reviewed by Allison Truong, M.D.
Plenty of people have experienced flakes of skin in their hair, otherwise referred to as dandruff. There are many hair-care lines that promise to help eliminate those pesky flakes, and research has found that roughly half the population deals with dandruff at some point in their lives.
But what if those flakes aren’t just run-of-the-mill dandruff? Here, we explain how to tell the difference between dandruff and scalp psoriasis.