2 doctors weighed in:

Can chronic systemic fungal infection (itchy scalp) like candida albican cause pin straight hair to become dry and wavy, or is there no correlation here?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No correlation.

First of all, itchy scalp (seborrheic dermatitis) is not a chronic systemic fungal infection, nor is it due to Candida albicans.
It is mostly due to a different yeast called Malassezia. It is only a surface condition, not systemic, and it has no effect on hair shaft texture or moisture content.

In brief: No correlation.

First of all, itchy scalp (seborrheic dermatitis) is not a chronic systemic fungal infection, nor is it due to Candida albicans.
It is mostly due to a different yeast called Malassezia. It is only a surface condition, not systemic, and it has no effect on hair shaft texture or moisture content.
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
15 years in practice
107K people helped
Continue
100,000 doctors available