Notice unflattering chunks of white flakes sitting on your scalp or stuck between your strands? It’s bad enough when you see them, but it’s really embarrassing when those white flakes have fallen from your hair and landed on the shoulders of your black shirt. Not to mention the constant head scratching. Surprisingly, the scratching and the flakes are symptoms of two similar but very different scalp conditions: dandruff vs dry scalp. And while they appear almost identical, the reasons and the solutions are not the same.

Luckily, there’s no need to scratch your head (we couldn’t resist!) wondering which side you fall on in the game of dandruff vs scalp. Read on to discover the difference and the easy remedies for each.