Head & Shoulders shampoos have active ingredients that help fight dandruff and keep your hair silky and smooth. But if you use a normal conditioner afterwards, you could be decreasing your dandruff protection. Here’s why you should swap it for a hair and scalp anti-dandruff conditioner.
For lots of us, shampoo and conditioner perform two totally different jobs. Shampoo is your functional friend, there to wash your hair of the excess oils and product build-up so it feels squeaky clean.
Conditioner, meanwhile, is shampoo’s luxury-loving sister. Its job is all about moisturizing your hair and make it look shiny and feel soft and touchable. It’s a step that lots of people don’t think they need, although it can have great benefits for your hair, helping to keep it in tip top shape.
If you suffer from dandruff, itchy or dry scalp though, the rules aren’t quite as clear-cut.
When you use a dandruff shampoo, you’re not only cleaning your hair and scalp, but you are also caring for them by applying an active ingredient, that protects your scalp around the clock, until the next wash. Using the shampoo regularly, you can help prevent even the early signs of dandruff.
But combining your dandruff shampoo with an ordinary conditioner could be stopping your dandruff shampoo from doing its job as well as it could.
In fact, ordinary conditioners remove up to 70% of dandruff-fighting ingredients from your skin, leaving you much less protected in-between washes.
That’s why you should invest in a conditioner with an anti-dandruff ingredient.
Will a hair and scalp conditioner work as well as a normal one?
There’s a myth that shampoos and conditioners that treat dandruff must be harsh to get the flakes out of your hair. It’s not true – our shampoos and conditioners don’t try to ‘strip out’ your dandruff with harsh chemicals.
In fact, our research has revealed that dandruff is caused by a microbe that lives on everyone’s scalps. It produces irritants which aggravate your scalp and can cause flaking in some people. We treat dandruff by using an active ingredient which protects your scalp from the irritants. No need for harshness.
What’s more, we’re the first shampoo that’s clinically proven to improve hair quality, because if you sort out your scalp first, your hair will grow through stronger. That’s because your scalp is the foundation for great hair- when the scalp isn’t in good shape, it’s less effective at caring for your growing hair, so it’s “born” with more damage.
When it comes to conditioners, our DERMA&PURE range contains the same active ingredient as in our shampoos, to make sure your protection stays high, but in all other ways it’s designed just like a regular conditioner. It contains lots of moisturizing ingredients that will keep your hair smooth and soft. So, both your hair and scalp will be better off - bonus!
What makes a good hair and scalp conditioner?
Look for conditioners that blend restoring hair and scalp moisturizers with a clinically proven active ingredient to lock in dandruff-fighting power.
Our DERMA&PURE conditioners fit the bill. Plus, unlike ordinary conditioners, the dual-action formulas are infused with micronutrients, lipids, and antioxidants to beautifully moisturise both your hair and scalp, while giving you lasting dandruff protection.
By now we hope we’ve convinced you that if you want flake-free*, gorgeous hair, a hair and scalp -dandruff conditioner is your new best friend. Head over to our DERMA&PURE conditioners page to make some pals.
*visible flakes from 2 ft. with regular use