The internet is awash with natural remedies for treating dandruff, some passed down through the generations. Find out more about natural remedies and how they compare to the world’s number one anti-dandruff shampoo
For any remedy to treat dandruff effectively, it needs to be able to tackle the root cause – a microbe called Malassezia globosa. 1 in 2 people are sensitive to it, experiencing irritation and flaking of the scalp cells that we see as dandruff flakes.
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Find how what’s behind some of the most common natural remedies for dandruff and whether they actually work:
Apple Cider Vinegar
So do any natural remedies for dandruff work?
The short answer, is no. Regulatory bodies around the world, like the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), have assessed many different compounds’ ability to fight dandruff.So far, no commonly used home remedy has been recognized to be effective for dandruff treatment.
How anti-dandruff shampoo is different
Contrary to most natural remedies, the following compounds have all been tried, tested and recognised by various regulatory bodies around the world as an effective dandruff treatment:
- Coal tar
- Piroctone olamine
- Pyrithione zinc,
- Salicylic acid
- Selenium sulphide
These are compounds you’ll find in anti-dandruff shampoos.
Head & Shoulders shampoos use pyrithione zinc as the main active ingredient. Our formula uses a unique form of this dandruff-fighting compound, and has been clinically proven effective for dandruff. In fact, it’s been clinically tested more than 200 times, making it the most tested dandruff shampoo available.
See what ingredients are in Head & Shoulders shampoos
A shampoo should do more than just treat dandruff
Another key difference between Head & Shoulders shampoos and conditioners and some of the natural remedies you may have heard about, is that they also contain some of the best elements of beauty shampoos.
So as well as getting rid of dandruff flakes and reducing itching and redness associated with dandruff, you also get great-looking tresses too.
Plus, your hair won’t be left smelling of vodka or mouthwash – we use scent-burst technology to leave your hair smelling fresh whether it’s fresh apples, cool menthol or zesty citrus scents.