Flaky scalp and dry, itchy skin. These are all common symptoms that come along with dandruff and although suffering from this scalp miss fortune isn’t infectious or harmful to others, suffering from dandruff can be embarrassing, especially so when you get dry flaky skin fall beyond the scalp and roots and onto your shoulders. Read more
The quickest and easiest way to treat dandruff is by applying treatment at the source. Taking an anti-dandruff shampoo, apply the shampoo at the roots paying extra attention to massage this into the scalp so the product comes in contact with the skin. It’s the specific ingredients within shampoo for dandruff though that act as active ingredients and work to relieve the symptoms. Look out for shampoos containing ingredients such as:
- zinc pyrithione
- salicylic acid
- coal tar
You can find these ingredients within Head & Shoulders, Nizoral and Neutrogena T/Gel hair products.
Dandruff can be influenced by a whole range of factors and so there isn’t one factor or behaviour you can change that is the cause of dandruff, however if your symptoms persist after 4 weeks of trying a single dandruff shampoo, try using an alternative product containing a different active ingredient or contact your doctor as it could be scalp psoriasis you are suffering from or a medicated shampoo which you require.