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Is dandruff shampoo bad for my hair?

Let’s bust a myth: Dandruff shampoo is not bad for your hair. In fact, research has found that having dandruff is bad for your hair.

So, if you don’t regularly or even occasionally help your scalp fight against dandruff, your hair could suffer.

Hair that grows from a dandruff-irritated scalp has more surface damage and a weaker protein structure. Increased scratching due to dandruff can also increase hair cuticle damage and dullness.

Essentially, as it works to eliminate dandruff, Head & Shoulders keeps your hair looking beautiful by helping prevent dandruff-related damage.


For maximum dandruff control, you should use dandruff shampoo every time you wash your hair.

That’s because dermatologists agree that dandruff is a chronic condition, which, without treatment, will return. So if you are asking yourself, “Should I use dandruff shampoo every day?” rest assured that Head & Shoulders shampoo eliminates dandruff and is also gentle on your hair.

Some people think only harsh products can combat dandruff, but nothing is further from the truth. We’ve spent 50 years perfecting Head & Shoulders for everyday use.

Head & Shoulders combines advanced scalp care with the best ingredients of beauty shampoos: cleansers, conditioners and delightful fragrances. That’s why Head & Shoulders is the #1 selling shampoo in the world.*

* P&G Calculation based on Nielsen sales information 2022.