Nearly everyone will experience dandruff at one time or another in their lives. And, it’s true those dry white flakes can be awkward and even embarrassing. Those big box store shampoos and treatments can help, but only to a point. For some sufferers, long-term dandruff presents an even bigger problem. Dandruff is the result of the overproduction of skins cells on the scalp and it is labeled, most commonly in two forms – dry dandruff and oily dandruff. Most individuals who have dry dandruff, also experience oily dandruff at some point. Both types are caused by similar factors – genetics or the environment – but each requires a separate treatment to combat successfully.