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Bacteria, not fungus, behind dandruff: study

Dandruff is the most common scalp disorder on the planet.

Dandruff is not caused by a fungus, as many believe, but by an imbalance between two competing bacteria that naturally colonise the human scalp, according to a study released Thursday. Think of Propionibacterium and Staphylococcus as the yin and yang of healthy hair: when they hold each other in check, …

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