How to prevent dandruff coming back
Suffering from dandruff? Here’s how to treat it and stop flakes from coming back.
A lot of people often ask, ‘is there a cure for dandruff?’ and the simple answer is ‘no’ – it’s a recurring condition so a one-off treatment won’t get rid of dandruff permanently.
That’s because it’s caused by a microbe that’s always present on the scalp – Malassezia globosa. So while you might get rid of flakes when you use Head & Shoulders, it’s likely to come back again.
But that’s not to say you can’t stop flakes coming back.
How to get rid of dandruff permanently
The answer is quite simple – just use Head & Shoulders anti-dandruff shampoo every time you wash your hair.
You’ll wash away any flakes plus, you’ll stop them coming back because you’ll fortify your protection against the root cause, as well as any external factors that can damage your scalp.
Avoid ‘rotating’ your shampoo
There’s a common myth that you should switch shampoo regularly for the best effect. However, we’ve never seen any evidence to show that’s beneficial.
In fact a lot of people complain that their dandruff keeps coming back but on many occasions that’s because they switched to a different, cosmetic shampoo.
Without the key anti-dandruff ingredient, zinc pyrithione, they lose their protection against Malasseizia globosa so it’s not surprising flakes return.
Occasionally you might find you need a different type of shampoo – for example, you may want to inject some life into your hair if it’s feeling dry. That’s why we developed a whole range of shampoos from our Damage Rescue shampoo to our ultra-conditioning Smooth and Silky.
They all contain zinc pyrithione, so whichever one you choose you’ll remain protected against flakes and you can help stop dandruff from coming back.
Choose the right conditioner too
Another thing many people forget is conditioner. Using an ordinary, cosmetic conditioner could reduce the effectiveness of your anti-dandruff shampoo.
That’s because they can wash away the key anti-dandruff ingredients.
So choose an anti-dandruff conditioner – we have developed them to work hand-in-hand with our shampoos so they compliment the dandruff-fighting power in your shampoo while leaving your hair soft and smooth as all good conditioners should.
It means you never have to compromise on great-looking hair and you can keep dandruff from coming back.