Suffering from dandruff? Here’s how to treat it and stop flakes from coming back.
A lot of people often ask, ‘is there a cure for dandruff?’ and the simple answer is ‘no’ – it’s a recurring condition so a one-time treatment won’t get rid of dandruff for good.
More about the cause of dandruff
That’s because it’s caused by a microbe that’s always present on the scalp – Malassezia globosa. So while you might get rid of flakes1 when you use Head & Shoulders, it’s likely to come back again.
But that’s not to say you can’t stop flakes coming back.
How to get rid of dandruff permanently
The answer is quite simple – just use Head & Shoulders anti-dandruff shampoo every time you wash your hair.
You’ll wash away any flakes plus, you’ll stop them coming back because you’ll keep your protection against the root cause, as well as any external factors that can damage your scalp, topped up.
Avoid ‘rotating’ your shampoo
There’s a common myth that you should switch shampoo regularly for the best effect. However, we’ve never seen any evidence to show that’s beneficial.
In fact a lot of people complain that their dandruff keeps coming back but on a lot of occasions that’s because they switched to a different, cosmetic shampoo.
Without the key anti-dandruff ingredient, zinc pyrithione, they lose their protection against Malasseizia globosa so it’s no wonder flakes return.
Occasionally you might find you need a different type of shampoo – for example, you may want to inject some life into your hair if it’sfeeling dry. That’s why we developed a whole range of shampoos from our Anti-Hairfall shampoo to our ultra-conditioning Silky Black shampoo.
They all contain zinc pyrithione, so whichever one you choose you’ll always be protected against flakes so you can help stop dandruff from coming back.
Choose the right conditioner too
Another thing many people forget is conditioner. Using an ordinary, cosmetic conditioner could reduce the efficacy of your anti-dandruff shampoo.
That’s because they can wash away the key anti-dandruff ingredients.
So choose an anti-dandruff conditioner – we have developed them to work hand-in-hand with our shampoos so they compliment the dandruff-fighting power in your shampoo while leaving your hair soft and smooth as all good conditioners should.
It means you never have to compromise on great-looking hair and you can keep dandruff from coming back.
1 Up to 100% of visible flakes at 2 feet distance with regular use