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Dandruff in Women – How Common Is It?

Whether you’re a man or a woman, there’s a 50% chance you’ll experience dandruff at some point in your life. Find out why, and why you don’t have to compromise on great-looking hair when you treat it. 

Can women get dandruff? 

Yes, women are just as likely as men to get dandruff. It’s caused by a naturally occurring microbe on the scalp and you’ll find it in men and women. 

More about the causes of dandruff 

It’s possible that you might not see as many flakes, but this is likely down to having longer hair so they’re less visible than in men with shorter hair. 

But the damage to your scalp and the hair is still there, so it’s vital to treat dandruff as soon as it starts. 

Even if you can’t see flakes, you may still experience the other symptoms like itching and dryness. 

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Treat dandruff for healthy hair 

Dandruff damages your scalp. So, it follows that if you suffer from dandruff, your hair is likely to be less healthy as it grows from an unhealthy foundation. 

So, use an anti-dandruff shampoo regularly to help restore your scalp’s health and to give your hair the best possible start as it grows. 

A dandruff shampoo can mean great hair 

If you have the symptoms of dandruff but you’re worried about switching from your beauty shampoo, don't worry. 

Because healthy hair is important, Head & Shoulders infuses every shampoo with essential beauty shampoo elements you expect, like rich moisturizers and fantastic fragrances. 

But on top of that, we use our unique dandruff active so you can treat flakes, itching and dryness* and still get smooth, silky hair.  

Make sure to stick to your routine 

Treating dandruff should become part of your routine, not just an occasional treatment. 

That’s because dandruff is a recurring condition you develop because of your personal skin sensitivity. Clinical studies have shown time and time again that the best way to keep your scalp healthy is to keep on using your anti-dandruff shampoo regularly. 

When you switch to a beauty shampoo or conditioner, you can actually wash out some of your anti-dandruff protection. So, stick with your anti-dandruff shampoo to get the hair you want and to maintain protection against dandruff

More about dandruff 

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* Caused by dandruff