Last night my girlfriend noticed little white dots in my hair and I'm trying to figure out whats going on. She said there were like a few hundred of them and they were in the the thicker regions of my hair (back and sides). They were kind of deep inside the hair (but not actually on the scalp) and more noticeable when my hair was wet after shower.
My first thought was dandruff, but it didn't look like flakes of skin; they were smaller and circular; more dense. So then i thought of lice; but in my magnifying glass it didnt look like that, and my hair isn't really itchy. Plus, I regularly use nizoral which is actually prescribed to kill lice (among other things). In fact I had just used nizoral right before my girlfriend noticed the dots.
What it actually looks the most like to me is the white club-like root that you see at the end of telogen phase hairs that have fallen out. I even took one such hair and separated the root from it to compare with the white dots; and they looked the same. I suppose another option could be some kind of build up from the stuff I use (regular shampoo, nizoral thrice weekly, tricomin spray everyday).
Does anyone have any idea what this could be? Thank you very much in advance.