It may seem to us that flaky skin appears for no logical reason, but the reality is that there can be several factors working simultaneously in order to create this skin condition. Whatever may be the reason, flaky scalps are itchy, embarrassing and difficult to treat. Many people live with this problem throughout their lives as it keeps reappearing. Which brings us to ask the question, if the condition keeps reappearing, then it's bound to be an infection or some sort, right? Which happens to be precisely correct.