Bald Men and Dandruff.

Something that has perplexed me for some time now: Do bald men ever get Dandruff?

I’ve never seen one. But maybe I am not looking closely enough.

Also, women can sometimes go bald too. But I am thinking more the lines of baldness caused by age and other natural causes. But what the heck, I will throw women into the discussion, for the sake of argument.

Thank you in advance to all who reply:)

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I don’t get dandruff (I did when I had hair), but then I shave my head and that kinda exfoliates as you shave which dramatically cuts down on dandruff.

If you don’t shave your head and you have dry skin, you can easily get dandruff with a bald head.

Ninja’d while typing.

Dry skin is dry skin. But a little lotion on the scalp every morning afetr shaving my head keeps any flakes at bay.

Dandruff is mainly f=small flakes of dead scalp skin. On non-bald people, it can get held in by the hair and the oils on the hair, plus any cosmetic preparations put on the hair. On bald people, such flakes of skin just fall off, and usually go unnoticed.

There’s some confusion here between dry scalp and dandruff. Dandruff is for the most part synonymous with seborrheic dermatitis. Ever seen cradle cap on a bald headed baby? That’s seborrheic dermatitis (dandruff). Dandruff flakes are typically yellowish, flat and moist where dry scalp flakes are more whitish, dry and powdery. If one has dry, powdery flakes, they probably won’t be helping their self using a dandruff shampoo.

Anyway, the depth of hair above the scalp causes dandruff, by being continuously moist and warm and soaking away the natural preservatives (salt,etc), because we keep our hair clean . the ferals like oily smelly hair because it protects their scalp with the lanolin and salts…

So with less hair above the scalp, less infections (dandruff being fungal usually, but you can get bacterial infection, and the combination of the two)
Of course the skin surface can still get dry, infected, sunburnt, rosacea (wind or cold burn) , but its back to being skin like your forehead, arm,leg, and the face is more sensitive and not far away.