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GLOSSARY : Dandruff

Your scalp

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Malassezia furfur

Malassezia furfur is microscopic yeast that is naturally found on the skin’s surface. It is particularly abundant in areas rich in sebaceous glands, such as the scalp. When Malassezia proliferates, it generates inflammation that causes dandruff to form.