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How to get rid of dandruff

Explore our tips and advice on how to get rid of dandruff from choosing the best shampoo to the perfect hair washing regime to tackle flakes. 

The comparison image: a scalp with dandruff before and the scalp without dandruff after.

My dandruff always comes back. Why does that happen and what should i do?

There is no cure for dandruff, so if you stop using your anti-dandruff shampoo then it’s likely your dandruff will come back.

Often, people use an anti-dandruff shampoo to treat the symptoms and, once they see an improvement they go back to their cosmetic shampoo again.

But dandruff is a recurring condition, so you need to treat the symptoms regularly if you want to stay flake-free.

To prevent dandruff coming back, here's what to do:

  1. Choose an anti-dandruff shampoo - and make sure it's one that works too. The unique formulas of Head & Shoulders shampoo contain active ingredients that tackle the root cause of dandruff.

  2. Wash your hair regularly – for the best results, use your anti-dandruff shampoo every time you wash your hair rather than switching between that and a beauty shampoo. Head & Shoulders uses some of the best ingredients from cosmetic shampoos so you'll still get great-looking hair.

  3. Don't forget the conditioner - many people forget to use an anti-dandruff conditioner too. These have been designed to complement anti-dandruff shampoos and lock in the dandruff-fighting power – other conditioners may wash away and reduce the amount of scalp protecting ingredients on your skin, leaving you less protected from dandruff triggers.

Find your perfect anti-dandruff shampoo and conditioner

Can you cure dandruff and prevent it recurring?

There’s no cure for dandruff, but it’s still possible to stay flake-free for life

Dandruff is what dermatologists call a 'recurring condition' so unless you treat it regularly, your symptoms will probably return.

That’s because the 3 factors that cause dandruff - naturally occurring microbe, Malassesia globosa, scalp oils, and a scalp that’s sensitive to the microbe - are nearly always present.

Fortunately, getting rid of dandruff and helping prevent it in the future, is easy with Head & Shoulders.

The active ingredients in Head & Shoulders’ anti-dandruff shampoos work not only to remove flakes, but also provides an invisible, protective barrier against scalp irritation to keep your scalp healthy.

Every time you wash your hair with Head & Shoulders you’re reinforcing your protection and helping keep flakes at bay.

So don’t just reach for Head & Shoulders when your dandruff flares up, but make sure you use it as part of your daily routine to manage your dandruff and stay flake free for life.

Top tips for getting rid of dandruff with shampoo

Once you’ve chosen the right anti-dandruff shampoo, you need to make sure you use it properly.

Here’s a few tips to make sure your shampoo regime works as well as possible:

  1. Use it every time you wash your hair – use your anti-dandruff shampoo regularly to keep dandruff in check and keep flakes at bay.

  2. Choose the right conditioner – many ordinary cosmetic conditioners can wash out the active ingredient in your anti-dandruff shampoo. So, choose Head & Shoulders anti-dandruff conditioner – it’s been designed to work hand-in-hand with our shampoos so the zinc pyrithione keeps working to help get rid of dandruff.

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