What Causes Beard Dandruff and How to Treat It


Flakes in your beard? Find out what causes dandruff in your beard and what you can do to tackle it

With the growing popularity of beards, millions of men around the world are now suffering from a whole new problem beard dandruff.

Find out what it is and what you can do if youre seeing flakes or dry skin in your beard.


Much like dandruff on your hair and scalp, dandruff on your beard is your bodys response to irritation.

They have the same cause a microbe called Malassezia globosa.

This microbe feeds on natural skin oils we all produce called sebum, breaking it down into oleic acid as they go.

For half of the worlds population, thats when dandruff starts since theyre sensitive to oleic acid. It triggers an irritation response which causes redness, itching and for the skin cells to shed and appear as flakes.

Its the same whether its your beard or your hair Malassesia is found on everybodys scalp and face and under the right conditions, can cause dandruff to appear.


Keeping flakes away on your facial hair is all down to the right grooming routine and that doesnt mean choosing a specialist beard shampoo.

Much like with your hair, you need to choose an anti-dandruff shampoo thats proven to work against the root cause.

Like Head & Shoulders. In exactly the same way our shampoos fight dandruff on your head, theyll fight dandruff on your beard too.

Its all thanks to our proven active ingredient, anti-dandruff active.

So next time you wash your hair, show your beard some love and spread the suds around.