What exactly makes a shampoo effective in treating seborrheic dermatitis? We look at the active ingredients that help fight against flakes and other symptoms.
WHAT IS SEBORRHEIC DERMATITIS?
Seborrheic dermatitis is a caused by the naturally-occurring microbe, Malassezia. The symptoms can include:
- severe flakes
- white or yellowish scales
- oily and dry patches
- redness and inflammation on the scalp
POPULAR TREATMENTS FOR SEBORRHEIC DERMATITIS
Medicated shampoos for regular use normally contain one of these 5 ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid
- Selenium Sulphide
- Zinc Pyrithione (ZPT)
- Coal Tar
HOW TO TREAT SEVERE FLAKING AND IRRITATION
Sometimes, severe flaking and irritation can simply be stubborn dandruff. To effectively treat it, you will need a shampoo that contains the right active ingredients and that doesn’t leave your hair dry or smelling medicated.
Our Clinically Proven Solutions range contains selenium sulfide, proven to be effective and safe in the long-term fight against stubborn dandruff.
It fights flakes better than shampoos with other ingredients1, targeting the root cause of stubborn dandruff, and helping prevent scalp irritation.
Within the range you’ll find a shampoo for stubborn dandruff as well as a shampoo for scalp relief - perfect for when you’re suffering from persistent scalp scratching.
1 visible flakes with regular use, vs. OTC dandruff shampoos with non-selenium sulfide actives